How to Edit a PDF on Windows and Mac in 2018

Free Way to Edit a PDF on Windows and Mac in 2018

June 5, 2017 11:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Files & Database
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PDF format is getting popular day by day and it has been used for years by some of the biggest companies in the world for their documents. The reason people prefer PDF over any other document format is because the format is portable and the user just needs to have a PDF reader installed on their computer to be able to view a PDF file.

You have probably come across PDF files many times in your life and you might have even wondered how you can create one for yourself. Not only that, you might have also wanted to edit a PDF file that you already have. If that is the case, then fortunately there is an app that lets you edit a PDF file on your computer.

In fact, there are a number of apps on the Internet that help you edit PDF files on your computer. But for the sake of simplicity, we will see the most used and simple app that helps you edit a PDF file on your computer.

The app that we are talking about is called Adobe Reader. It is the app that lets you view as well as midfy PDF files on your computer.

Here’s how:

How to Edit a PDF File in Adobe Reader on Your Computer

1. Head over to the Adobe Reader website and download and install the Adobe Reader app on your computer. Whether you run Windows or Mac, you can get the app for your computer as it is available for both of the operating systems.

2. Find the PDF you wish to edit on your computer and right-click on it and select Open With followed by Adobe Acrobat Reader. This will open the file in the Adobe Reader app on your computer.

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3. Once the file opens in the app, you should see a number of options for manipulating the file in the right-panel. The option that you need to click on to edit the PDF is called Edit PDF which is self-explanatory. Click on it and it should let you edit your PDF file.

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4. You should then see all of the tools you can use to edit the file.

So, that was how you could edit a PDF file on your computer.

Extra Tip: How to Edit a Password Protected PDF File?

While it is not always the case, often times you get PDFs that are password protected and you cannot view them let alone editing them. If that is the case, you need to first get the correct password before you can open the file.

If you have forgotten the password, you will need to use an app that can help you recover the password for it. Fortunately, there are a number of apps that can help you do that and one of those apps is called PDF Password Recovery.

You just need to download and install the app from the PDF Password Recovery page and then you can add the password protected file to the app and it will do the needful to help you recover the password.

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Once you have gotten the password, you can use it to open the PDF file and begin editing it as shown above.

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