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Free program to turn PDF into flipping pages?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Draeger, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Draeger


    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,510

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    I've put together a PDF evaluation report for a course I've been running at work. It's worked out fine (used Canva to draft it up) and I'd like to now turn it into a PDF which flips pages. I'd also like to embed a YouTube video clip. That's about all I need it to do, nothing fancy. All of the ones I've tried so far are limited versions of a full price product or leave a watermark on the pages unless you pay to upgrade.

    Before I go ahead and pick a decent one to purchase is there a free version anywhere which will do the basics without watermarks being applied etc?

  2. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 10,538

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I don't see this working out. PDF isn't a good format for dynamic content.
  3. touch


    Joined: Oct 28, 2006

    Posts: 10,869

    Location: Sufferlandria

    I doubt you'll find any free software you can legally use. Most will exclude commercial use in their free licence. If you're running a course at work (even if it's internal for employees of your company only) it counts as commercial use.
  4. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,420

    Location: Surrey and London

    A quick Google suggests that it is possible to embed video and YouTube in a PDF (that surprised me quite a bit). I would take a look at some of the free alternatives for PDF editing and see whether they support what you need

    LibreOffice Draw
    Qoppa PDF Studio (Linux only)
  5. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

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    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

  6. Ginger-Menace

    Wise Guy

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  7. Draeger


    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,510

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    Cheers guys, will have a look at those.