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How to Edit Protected PDF

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2023-04-13 17:06:35 • Filed to: How-To-Windows • Proven solutions

How do I edit a password-protected PDF file? You may receive a PDF document say a policy that you need to edit, sign or fill out. But it is protected with a password the current PDF tool that you are using may not be able to edit a password-protected PDF file. As a result, you will need to use a PDF tool that can edit password-protected PDF files such as PDFelement. In this article, we show you how to edit protected PDF.

How To Edit Protected PDF

Before starting the steps, it's important to introduce the key features of Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor. With it, you can view PDF files, edit PDFs and PDF forms, modify texts, pages, links, headers, footers, and numbering. Moreover, you can also create, convert, protect, OCR, share, print, and annotate PDF files easily. To edit a password-protected PDF file with PDFelement, you need to install the program on your computer.

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Step 1. Open PDF File

After installing the PDFelement, you can now open it. Click on “Open Files” to upload the password-protected PDF file from your computer. Choose the right PDF file and open it with the program.

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Step 2. Enter Permission Password

When the PDF files open up on PDFelement, you will be prompted to enter the password. Click the box and enter the password of the document and then click on the “OK” button. By entering the password, you will be able to access the document and edit it.

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Step 3. Edit PDF

Now, you can scroll through the document and edit the text fields, images, or pages that you want to modify. Go to the main menu and click on the “Edit” button. A formatting bar will appear and at the end of the menu, you will see the edit mode activated. Next, scroll to the paragraph that you want and click on it. From there you can delete, type, or add texts just the way you do it on Word. You can also change the font, font style, headings among others.

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Step 4. Save PDF

Once you have edited the PDF file, head to the main menu and click on the “File” button. From the drop-down menu, click on “Save” and the changes will be saved on the PDF file. It is that easy.

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