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From Hagar Delest <>
Subject Re: Software assistance needed
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:50:22 GMT

AOO is not designed to edit PDF. It has some capabilities but the results are not always satisfying.
PDF is not a format to be edited. Either copy and paste its content into a new file and redo
it, or ask the author to send you the original file.

If there are only some pages to be removed, you can use a PDF utility like PDF Toolkit together
with GUI for PDF Toolkit.

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> Hi.  I have a Mac OS X  version 10.7.4 and I just successfully downloaded OpenOffice
thru my web browser Safari.  (I need to edit a PDF file, that is why I downloaded OpenOffice)).
> My problem:  I can't get it to work.  When I attempt to open my PDF file in OpenOffice
the text shows up as gobbledygook!  Not sure what I am doing wrong.  I am not a "techie" so
I need patient hand holding.  I am following a specific How To edit a PDF file (found off
internet) with OpenOffice and here are the steps and my status:
> 	1.  "After installing OpenOffice run the PDF Import Extension"   not sure I did that
> 	2.  "Next, open OpenOffice Draw"     I could do that OK
> 	3.  "Once open, browse to the PDF file you want to edit and open the file"  I did this
but the document was gobbledygook.
> I basically need to delete sections of my current PDF file, so it should be simple huh?
 Any advice you can give me would be appreciated.  Thanks,   Nancy in Seattle

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