Editing PDF files…

Posted on 10 August, 2009

So I just wanted to register our app Timr for a competition on the Apps & Co magazine. Just fill out a pdf form and that’s it..

Turns out that editing pdf files with onboard Mac tools is a no go. Here is my workflow so far:

1. Download Skim and open the pdf file.

2. Open it’s preferences, klick on “Notes” in the tab bar and set the color to white and line width to 0

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3. Add text notes and fill your values in for the formular fields

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4. Print the file and “Save as PDF”

5. Download Formulate Pro open the new pdf file and select File -> Place Image. I had to do this because the formular needed to be signed. So I signed on a piece of paper, snapped a shot with Photo Booth and edited the snapshot with Pixelmator. Obviously you’d use your image editor of choice here – if you need to.

That’s it. Phew! Wasn’t exactly the Mac way but worked nontheless.

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