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Hi -I have a problem that I am sure someone here had encountered and solved. I have made some changes to an amplifier and want to modify the schematic. It is in the .pdf format, and I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader. It says to select the graphic and you can then retrieve it from the clipboard in another program and go to town. I can only get text to appear in the clipboard. I suspected I needed the full version of Adobe Acrobat -found it at Fry's for only $249! That's more than I have into my amplifier -yet! Any other shareware programs you folks use or am I missing something in Acrobat Reader? Thanks! Kirk :Hi -I have a problem that I am sure someone here had encountered and solved. I have made some changes to an amplifier and want to modify the schematic. It is in the .pdf format, You will generally need to get the schematic in another format other than PDF, which is mostly a read-only format unless you spend the ridiculous price of the full product. I've used Mayura Draw with pretty good success. Most of the schems on this site were done in the OrCAD schematic capture program, though. Thanks Chris! I was hoping to avoid that rather large expense. I'll look around this weekend and see if I can find those programs you mentioned. Thanks also for hosting this great site -I have learned a lot from you and the others, had a great deal of fun in the process. Kirk I haven't actually tried this with .pdf files, but I recently had to edit small parts of a file made with a drawing program demo which has now expired - In other words, I could still display it, but I couldn't change it. I scaled it to put the whole diagram on-screen with a little margin to spare all around, then grabbed it from the screen with WinCopy ( free 30 day trial d/load ) and saved it to another format - in this case the easiest was a bitmap file, and the simple 'paint' prog in Win 95 to change a few lines and numbers. Then used WinCopy again to save the edited screen as a gif. Surprisingly, there is very little difference in definition - displayed full-screen- between the original drawing and the grabbed/edited/converted gif. (See Moonlight Ver3.0 Schematic, linked from the 'news' section on AX84 home page.) This route should work ok with any diagram, as long as you can read it when displayed full screen, or are willing to edit and store it as enlarged sections. BTW.... WinCopy's free trial offer got them a sale. Its not expensive, I learned to use it in 5 minutes flat, and it has already got me out of two tight corners and saved me hours of redrawing. This one's a keeper. Thanks, Stephen. I am finding there is more than one way to 'skin a cat', and am glad I didn't jump at the $249 full version of Adobe Acrobat. I was following up on Chris' suggested programs and noticed that none of them specifically mentioned .pdf files... hmm... I tried loading a .pdf file directly into Corel Draw and Corel Photo Paint -both took them without complaint! I had wrongly reasoned that .pdf was special and propriatory, never even thought of Corel. These are programs I am somewhat familiar with so I guess my search is over -after looking right under my nose! Thanks again. Kirk : I haven't actually tried this with .pdf files, but I recently had to edit small parts of a file made with a drawing program demo which has now expired - In other words, I could still display it, but I couldn't change it. : I scaled it to put the whole diagram on-screen with a little margin to spare all around, then grabbed it from the screen with WinCopy ( free 30 day trial d/load ) and saved it to another format - in this case the easiest was a bitmap file, and the simple 'paint' prog in Win 95 to change a few lines and numbers. Then used WinCopy again to save the edited screen as a gif. If you're using MS Windows 95, you can use the alt/printscreen key combination to capture the schematic to the clipboard, then, paste it into a vector-drawing program, and save as a gif file. I just tried this, to be sure, and it worked with Micrografx Windows Draw. It crashed the paint program, though, so vector graphics software, only. Monty -Hey, thanks for the tip, I wish I could remember all the windows keyboard commands, especially when I need them! I tried capturing a schematic from Adobe Acrobat Reader using that key combination, opened either Corel Draw or Corel Photo Paint, used paste and presto! the graphic did appear. It did not have sufficient detail to contain any lettering, however, only grey bars for text and pretty coarse schematic symbols. I will keep with loading directly into these programs, but that command will come in handy someday -thanks again! Kirk I draw schematics with OrCAD V9 then print them to Acrobat Exchange which creates the .pdf file. I still haven't figured out how to modify a .pdf once it is created. Source.


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