When you need to edit a PDF, you really need to edit a PDF.
The free Preview app that comes with Mac OS X can annotate and do some simple operations on PDF files, but does not have a feature to edit the actual text.
I tried the following free or trial PDF editors on Mac OS X 8.5 for editing text on a 30-page Firefox “print to PDF.”
|Libre Office for Mac (Open Source)||Recommended||Does a great job of editing text|
|Inkscape (Open Source)||Not Recommended||Can only edit first page “due to SVG spec” unless you install plugin|
|Mac OSX Preview (Manual)||Not Recommended||Can remove PDF pages, copy text and add text.|
|iSkysoft PDF Editor Trial||Not Recommended||Can edit text, but inserts large yellow watermark on save|