I suspect Gillian meant "Comment and annotate in a PDF" not "edit" in
the sense that a word-worker edits.


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On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at adobe.com> wrote:
> Editable PDF? Are you kidding? PDF is a final form file format. Any edits
> that you can do in PDF should be restricted to emergency situations only.
> PDF does not maintain any of the context of the original source document.
> The concepts of words, sentences, paragraphs, etc. is limited at best
> (if the document is fully tagged) and nonexistent at worst!
> The real problem of the OP is that the client just "doesn't get it" with
> regards to the fact that the document model of almost any two layout or
> word processing programs are usually not even close. There simply no
> 1 to 1 conversions of FrameMaker to Word or vice versa. Something is going
> to get lost in such conversions either in terms of content, functionality,
> formatting, quality, or some combination of same. This is discounting the
> issues of the inherent instability of Word with longer documents and its
> apparent inability to maintain document format from one release to another
> or even one "current printer driver instance" to the next.
>        - Dov
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Flato, Gillian
>> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 9:35 AM
>> Why does he want it in Word? Rather than converting to Word, which will
>> be time-consuming and result in a document that has problems, find out
>> what his goal is. For example, an Engineer recently said that he wanted
>> a document in Word. When I asked him why, he said it was because he
>> wanted to edit it. He didn't know that one can make PDFs editable. Once
>> I explained that to him and showed him how to add edits to the PDF, he
>> was happy. So find out what his reasons are and you may be able to
>> address them with Frame and PDF.
>> -Gillian
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