I'm sure someone will come along with more information -- but, have them contact Adobe for a "non-profit" copy of InDesign.
Editable PDF is a contradiction in terms.
While some editing is possible what you're looking to do here is not.
Either they need to buy InDesign (and learn how to use it) or pay you to
make the changes.
Or do the job in Word. (Ugh).
Or look into cheaper alternatives such as Serif Plus or the opensource
You guys are just confirming what I thought. I will direct them to TechSoup and see about getting them a copy of InDesign.
I refuse on principle to EVER design something in word. Blek.
BTW, That would be Serif PagePlus...
One can purchase one version back (in this case PagePlus X5 as X6 is current) for 50% or more off the current version, often off of Amazon or by calling Serif.
I use PP for anything I don't need to do in ID. It is quite capable.
But I would like to add something. One can use the purchased PagePlus to design something and the client use the free version to edit anything in that file. However, if one uses OpenType features available in PPX6, for instance, they will not be avialable in the free version.
So depending on what features are used, having the paid-for version used by the designer and the free version used by the non-profit might work out. Just need to be aware of what can and cannot be done. I know of several non-profits that do this.
But with the price of X5, it would behoove both to use the sane version. And if features like OpenType features are important, X6 really can be squeezed into any non-profit's budget.
Take care, Mike
I see that the latest version of Serif PagePlus is $99.99. A non-profit license for InDesign CS6 is $199.99.
Depending on the PDF (ID's are the most variable) it can open for editing (yeah, bad practice) most all PDFs as well. Which is cheaper than a well-known plug-in. Caveats apply, of course. I just had to do this for a small contract. Person created a catalog in PP, exported a PDF and accidentally delete all copies of the native files. Worse part was reconstructing the tables because of how they hit a PDF. Once I created and saved the table style in use, it was a matter of copying individual frames of text that use to be in cells into the new tables. Everything else was easy.
Now, there are missing features in PP that makes some things far better in ID (which I do really like). Running heads/feet is one of them. While one can have as many paster pages as one wants in PP, it is still a PITA. Some people have issues with the Book facility, I never have even with a near 600 page book. ePub is OK as far as it goes. Still cleanup in most cases in Sigil or whatnot.
I look at PP as I use to PageMaker. I used Ventura for any and all long documents up until X number of years ago. But if I had something to do that was more "free-wheeling" I would use PM. That's how I look at ID versus PP.
Sorry to turn this into an infomercial. Won't happen again.