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The Magic of Editable PDFs

Mar 28, 2012, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

"Some people will need to edit the document you are sending. Did you know you can send a final document as a PDF attachment that everyone will be able to open and view, but which people who need to will also be able to open and edit?

The document that can do this magic is called a "Hybrid PDF", and anyone can make one using open source software. LibreOffice (and related packages like OpenOffice.org) have been able to make these editable PDFs for quite some time.

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