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How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Looking for free ways to edit PDF files? This article introduces you some tools to edit PDF files for free.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: May 19,2015 16:45 pm / Updated: Jun 04,2015 14:42 pm

Though it is easy for you to find needed PDF files on the Internet, it is really hard to modify PDF content. Only with professional PDF tools, you are able to edit certain elements of a PDF file, say rearranging PDF content. Here in the following, we’re going to introduce you some free, but useful tools to edit PDF files.


Note: We’ll focus on tools that enable you to add comments, edit text, images on a PDF file. If you’re looking for a tool to change the structure of a PDF file, say inserting, cropping or removing PDF pages, please try the shareware - Wondershare PDFelement.

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Free PDF Editor to edit PDF files for free

There are quite a lot of ways to edit PDF free and we are going to list some of them. You can choose the one you like.

Solution 01 Through Free Online PDF Editing Tools

Now some online PDF tools really helps when you just want to insert text and images to a PDF file. PDFescape is an example. By uploading your PDF file to it, you are able to insert text and images into a PDF file. However, the drawback is that you cannot delete text (correct typos) or images. It also lets users hide sensitive info by applying the whiteout tool.

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Solution 02 Through Google Docs

Another free way to free edit PDF file is using Google Docs. Whether you have an image-based or native PDF file, you can upload it to Google Docs. Open it as a Google Document to edit. Insert, revised or delete text, just edit text for free. After free editing the PDF file, go to File > Download As> PDF. This way is a free way to edit PDF. It is so easy. When you editing a PDF file with Google Docs, it feels like you’re editing text in a Word processor. The only thing I don’t like it is that after you download your last PDF file, all the original images might have been lost.

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Solution 03 Through Adobe Reader

Sometimes you might need to participate in team work. In this case, it is needed to add comments on a PDF file or markup text. When doing this task, Adobe Reader is a good choice. To some extent, it is a free PDF Editor as well. In the toolbar, you’ll see the comment tools: sticky note and highlight text. Select one of them, click on the PDF file to add sticky note or highlight text. It is so easy!

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If you just need to make minor changes to a PDF file, the above mentioned free PDF Editors are enough for you to use. If you do not are willing to risk by uploading your file to the internet to edit with an online free PDF Editor or you need to change PDF pages & convert PDF files to Microsoft Word for repurpose the content, try the full-featured desktop tool – Wondershare PDFelement.


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