Microsoft Powerpoint - Editable notes - Asked By Rory Heppard on 17-Jan-12 08:25 PM

I am trying to save a powerpoint as a PDF but keep the notes that go along with the slides in a editable fomat. The idea being that people can view the slides (but not edit them) on a tablet or laptop and take notes underneath in the editable area.

Is this possible?
[)ia6l0 iii replied to Rory Heppard on 17-Jan-12 09:50 PM
I don't think so. 

The native pdf export option only can export slides + notes. But it can't edit pdf as an edit form. You may have to use third party softwares either to export pdf in that way or to later allow editing of certain sections in the pdf. 
D Company replied to Rory Heppard on 17-Jan-12 11:20 PM
Hello Rory,

It is not possible , the way you want things to happen.
but you can use so many available third party tolls to do so.

Rory Heppard replied to D Company on 17-Jan-12 11:23 PM
Bummer, thanks anyway.

What tools do you suggest?
smr replied to Rory Heppard on 17-Jan-12 11:39 PM

To edit a PDF file using the PDF Import Extension follow the below steps.

  1. If you don't already have OpenOffice installed on your computer. Download and install OpenOffice. This is a complete suite of Office products including OpenOffice Draw.
  2. After installing OpenOffice run the PDF Import Extension.
  3. Next, Open OpenOffice Draw.
  4. Once open, browse to the PDF file you want to edit and open the file.
  5. After the PDF file has been open, edit any text field by double-click the text. If you wish to add new text, click the Text link at the bottom of the Window, and then click the cursor on where you want to add text.
  6. Finally, after you have finished editing the file click the PDF link to export the file as a PDF.

Below are the steps to edit and otherwise manipulate a PDF file using PDFill.

  1. Download and install PDFill.
  2. Open the PDFill PDF Editor if you wish to edit a PDF file or the PDFill PDF Tools if you want to encrypt, decrypt, merge, add headers, add PDF, or perform other quick tasks to a PDF file.
  3. If you are editing a file, after PDFill PDF Editor is open click File, select Open New PDF Project, and browse to the PDF file you wish to edit.
D Company replied to Rory Heppard on 17-Jan-12 11:53 PM

Hello Rory,

Here browse below links, to find tool
1. Formatting Options for PowerPoint 2007PDF
2.Extrcting tool
3.PPT to PDF Converter

Hope these links will help you!


Rory Heppard replied to smr on 18-Jan-12 01:19 AM
Thankyou very much.
Rory Heppard replied to Rory Heppard on 19-Jan-12 06:20 PM
Hi I found a compromise. Using forms you can use texts boxes in Adobe Reader.