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Am I going nuts (or just ga-ga)?

Post by ef37a »

Nothing to do with music but, I have downloaded 2 .pdf blood pressure logs as my doctor has suggested I monitor my BP. I have bought a machine. 20 quid from a local pharmacy and that works fine.
However, when I open the .pdf charts with Acrobat reader I find I cannot enter any text.

I was doing this for Blackstar some ten years ago with amp test data and I even tried the same W7 laptop I used then after giving up with W10.

So, what is the daft old fekker getting wrong?

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Post by Random Guitarist »

Are they definitely editable pdfs, or just standard pdfs you're supposed to print out?
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Random Guitarist wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:58 am Are they definitely editable pdfs, or just standard pdfs you're supposed to print out?

Wow! That's quick. How can I tell Random? I thought a .pdf was just a .pdf! The whole point of which being you could enter data?

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Post by Arpangel »

This is doing your blood pressure no good at all :)
We have to do the same thing Dave, but I use good old fashioned pen and paper, and show the doctor in person, "when" I can get an appointment :(
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Arpangel wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 9:07 am This is doing your blood pressure no good at all :)
We have to do the same thing Dave, but I use good old fashioned pen and paper, and show the doctor in person, "when" I can get an appointment :(

Av' of 2 at 06:45 today 147/76. I actually did see a doctor face to covered face yesterday. She seemed quite anxious to be shot of me!

But yes, getting in is a bind that is why I thought a .pdf log and then I could email it in periodically. Have to find out how to do that though. I use 'systemonline' to get my drugs, probably a way in that.

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Post by IAA »

but I use good old fashioned pen and paper,

This is what I do. Painless and fail safe.
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Sometimes I just write stuff down and send it as an Open Office/Word compatible document.
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Post by BillB »

If it is anything liike this one
https://bihsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2 ... _diary.pdf

There is nothing editable about it. I could convert yours to Word format if that would help.
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Post by Mike Stranks »

Hi Dave

What version of Word do you have - assuming you have it? As has been said, later versions have a PDF-Word converter built in...

On my new Win 11 laptop I have opted-out of 'Office' and am using this:

https://www.wps.com/

Comes with various PDF manipulation options... Works well and is compatible with Win 7...

I'm just a 'bread and butter' user and haven't explored if it can do some of the more esoteric functions that Excel, f'r instance, provides...
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Post by BJG145 »

BillB wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 10:17 am If it is anything liike this one

https://bihsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2 ... _diary.pdf

There is nothing editable about it. I could convert yours to Word format if that would help.

I've always found Acrobat Reader quite confusing and annoying. However, by clicking on the icon for "Sign document by typing or drawing a signature" in the toolbar (Acrobat Reader DC v2022), I was able to fill in the fields on that document and save it.

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Post by resistorman »

I use Microsoft Edge as my PDF wrangler, and you can mark up PDFs with it. That's all it's good for these days, which is sad as it had a promising start when it went to chromium.
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Post by ef37a »

Thanks chaps.
Resistorman, I did get Edge to work but tis very fiddly and I cannot change the typeface or density.

I shall print out a form and do it by hand as advised, if I can get my scanner working I could still email it in.

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