I recently created a website for a client who sends out hundreds of bids a year in the form of a PDF. They are interested in designing an editable template and I'm at a loss.
Certain areas need to be changed for each bid (bids are around 100 pages each with details about each project). Do any of you know if there is a way to set up a PDF template that can be edited - with pages being added and removed - like a word document?
Will they need a copy of Acrobat, or can I create an editable, stand-alone document that can be saved and resaved as needed?
Otherwise the only thing I can think to do would be to create a nice template and force it into a Word doc as best as I can so he can make changes for each different bid...
I would really appreciate some guidance on this one. I'm not sure how to proceed.
The easiest way is to create the main template in Word or WordPerfect and the text can be changed on the fly before creating PDF files. Less than 5 minutes job each time some additions and deletions is required.
While Acrobat can do minor touchups (correcting a typo, shifting the position of something on a page, etc.) it cannot perform major rework and doesn't understand the idea of document-level reflow.
PDF files are not designed to be editable like a word processor document. It's an end-destination format; you make changes in the original application and re-export a new PDF.