PDF files are useful for sharing documents across various platforms, but they don’t always offer the flexibility you need. Whether you want to edit a PDF file or add pages to it, you can use a free PDF editor tool that can help do it. Here’s how to get started:
Launch the PDF Editor and Open the File
The PDF Editor is the main program for modifying PDF files. Once you have launched it, you can open a file by going to File and selecting Open. You will then be prompted to select a PDF file from your computer’s hard drive.
Once you open the file File, all its text will get highlighted in blue, and all the images will get highlighted in red.
Edit Text in your PDF file
To edit the text in your PDF file:
- Use the Text tool to edit existing text.
- Use the Text tool to add new text.
- Use the Text tool to delete existing text in a file that cannot be opened or modified by using Acrobat DC (or earlier versions). If you want to modify a PDF file, use Preview instead of Acrobat DC (or earlier versions).
- Change any aspect of an entire block of selected text—for example, font size, color, and alignment—with just one click using commands on a contextual menu that appears when you click directly on the selected area with this tool highlighted on the screen. This method works even if all other tools are inactive in Toolbar!
Sometimes, converting documents into a PDF can rotate pages and mess up the final outcome of the File. Therefore, you also get the PDF rotate feature that you can put to use to rotate individual or multiple pages in a PDF as per your preference.
Insert, Delete and Modify Images
You can insert an image into your PDF by clicking on the Insert Image tool. You can then drag and drop the image you want to insert into your document or select it from a list of recently used images.
You can delete an existing image by simply selecting it and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard. This will remove both its text box area and any associated links from your document.
Add or Remove Pages to a PDF
You can add pages to a PDF file by inserting a new page. You can insert the new page before or after the current page, before or after another page, or at the end of the document.
To insert a new blank page:
Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat DC Pro Classic on Windows 7 or later versions of Windows OS. For example, if you are using Mac OS X version 10.8 Mountain Lion or later versions of Mac OS X, then use Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Classic, which is available as part of your installed software package in the Applications/Utilities folder on your Mac computer’s hard drive.
Removing pages from a PDF file can be done in several ways, but what you’ll need depends on the type of scanned document you’re working with. For example, if you have an image of a hard copy document and have already scanned it, you can use OCR software to extract the text. You can then edit this text and save it as a new file without any images or formatting.
There are several ways to modify a PDF document. The first step is to open the document in a PDF editing program like Adobe Acrobat Pro or Foxit Reader. From there, you can make changes to the text and format of your File before exporting it as a new PDF document or saving it as an editable word file.