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Windows 7: Open Office

01 May 2016   #1
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Open Office

I wanted to get a program that can work with PDF's - filling out forms and editing PDF files. The latest version of Adobe Reader DC allows you to fill out a form, but then you have to subscribe to get a version that allows editing. I don't need a monthly fee for something that I only use occasionally. So, I downloaded Open Office. I can open Word and Excel files fine, but if I open a PDF, I get garbage in the upper left corner and a one page document is over 1300 pages long!!!!!! What am I not doing correctly? I am using the "OPEN" icon since it is not a Word document. BTW, I get the same garbage if I do try to treat it as a Word document.
I know recent versions of Word will do this for me, but I don't use it often enough to buy a newer version of Office. Thanks.


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03 May 2016   #2
cflusflwfl

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

Uninstall Open Office and try out LibreOffice. You can get it at libreoffice.org
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03 May 2016   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I use Tracker Software Products :: PDF-XChange Viewer, Free PDF Reader for filling out forms on PDFs is free for private use.

Jerry
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03 May 2016   #4
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cflusflwfl View Post
Uninstall Open Office and try out LibreOffice. You can get it at libreoffice.org
I found I needed an extension so it would open documents properly, but it still won't let me edit as advertised. I keep hearing that this will work and that woll work, but they don't.
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03 May 2016   #5
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
I use Tracker Software Products :: PDF-XChange Viewer, Free PDF Reader for filling out forms on PDFs is free for private use.

Jerry
Adobe Acrobat is a reader. I want to edit a document.
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