Editing line drawings from PDF

Asked by Adolfo A Garcia on 2010-08-26

I want to re-use existing line drawings lifted from PDF and revise with new content using Inkscape. Using Adobe Acrobat's Snapshot Tool, I can copy desired line drawing(s) and paste into Inkscape on layers of my choosing.

How do I convert image into objects that I can manipulate or edit (including text)? In using Inkscape, I can rotate, resize, or skew; however, I am not able (or figures out how) to crop or edit text or line segments.

Thanks in advance...

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jazzynico
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2010-08-27
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Best jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #1

Hello,

There's no need to use the snapshot tool, and you can import (File>Import) your PDF file directly in Inkscape. Then text can be manipulated and lines edited as vector objects.
For a reason or an other you really need to import a bitmap snapshot, you can trace it to vector (Path>Trace Bitmap), but it"s not as easy as importing the PDF.

Regards.

Roger that, JazzyNico - thank you...now on to exporting experiments into MS Word and Visio (maybe)...