Does this help:
I use Adobe Products very rarely, to create anything that is. As a student we are e-mailed or assigned online PDF documents on a regular basis for review etc...
I usually use a copy of Adobe Reader but here's my problem; from what I understand (and please correct me where I'm wrong) you can't edit PDF documents with the stylus with the reader version only. You have to purchase the full version. However I don't feel like pouring the $129.99 (student discount price) into the full version of Acrobat.
My question is this: is there a conversion program or a way to convert PDF documents into Office/Word document format so I can edit them with my stylus and mark them up?
I know this topic isn't Lenovo Specific, but my IBM tablet just shipped today so as a new X41 tablet owner its close enough.
I believe that you're right about the reader version and ink. You may want to look at PDF Annotator.
It: lets the user open any PDF file and add annotations, using the Tablet PC pen, directly on the PDF file's pages. The annotated documents can then be saved directly back to PDF format. In this way, anyone can read or print the annotated PDF documents. Annotated documents can also be easily attached to emails.
There's also a thread/s here somewhere on PDF Annotator. It won't convert to Word doc format, but there are many products out there that (claim) to do it well, like http://www.verypdf.com/pdf2word/pdf-...-document.html
Here's an idea. The new Microsoft Education Pack was released, and it contains a print to One Note feature. You could print this to One Note and then annotate away. This is how I plan to do it when I get my tablet. Plus it is a free solution... You could then print it from One Note to PDF, and what you will get is a PDF with your changes made to it, without buying the full on copy of Acrobat, when it is not necessary...
Good suggestions everyone. I was planning on grabbing the education pack so I will try that solution first bit.
Worst case scenario elee and J, thanks for bringing my attention to the existence of the Annotator program. It is only like $30 bucks. Sounds reasonable to me.
Again thanks for the info guys.
I downloaded the trial version of pdf annotator and when I opened a pdf in the app, all I got were the pics from the original document. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?
You can import a .pdf document into Windows journal and annotate it from there. You cannot change the core text, but you can highlight, underline and the like.
I still don't have my first tablet yet and have been lurking here for some time. This thread has prompted me to get a tabletpcbuzz id so that I can post my 2 cents.
You may want to try printing the pdf file to the 'Microsoft Office Document Image Writer' printer in XP. I'm not sure if this virtual printer is part of xp or part of Office 2003. But I tried this on my laptop and it works pretty good.
1) Print the PDF from Adobe reader to the MS Image Writer virtual printer.
2) The document will print and open in the MS Office Document Imaging application for editing.
There is an OCR funtion in the imaging app that works halfway decent for typwritten docs.