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Sometimes, your PDF files are actually writable. However, your operating system marks it as only readable. To make PDF writable in this situation, all you need is right-click on the PDF file, choose "Properties", uncheck the "Read-only" box and click "Apply". And sometimes your PDF is not writable, that's because they are secured with passwords or they are scanned PDF files. To make PDF writable, you need a powerful PDF tool - PDFelement to convert PDF to writable file formats.

PDFelement is a cost-effective tool which enables you to convert PDF to writable formats. If your PDF files are protected from copying and printing, you can use it to convert them to Microsoft Word, Excel, Images, PowerPoint, EPUB, TEXT and HTML.

If your PDF is "Read-Only" format, or you want to make image writable, you can enable OCR feature of Wondershare PDFelement. It can convert any scanned PDF to writable and searchable formats as requirements. The tool can also help you to create PDF, create fillable forms and annotate PDFs and so on.


How to Make PDF to Writable Formats

Step 1. Upload PDFs to Make it Writable

Upload the PDF files you want to make it writable to Wondershare PDFelement. You can simply drag it to the program. or you can click on the "Open..." button on the main interface.

If your PDF is scanned PDF or image PDF, you should enable OCR feature first. You can click on the "OCR" button on the "Edit" tab and follow the instruction to perform OCR for your PDF.

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Step 2. Select the Writable File Format

Click on the "Home" tab, you will see there are many options for conversion. You can either choose "To Word" "To Excel" "To Powerpoint" "To Text" "To Image" or "To Other". They are all writable formats and you can choose based on your personal use.

Writable PDF

Step 3. Convert PDF to Writable File

After you have clicked on the "To Word" button, a window will appear and you can set options here. And finally, click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process.

Writable PDF

This is how to convert readable only PDF to writable files. Wondershare PDFelement is a nice app to deal with the task. Of course, you're able to select Adobe Acrobat X to do the task as well. However, when converting a password protected PDF file, you are demanded to enter the right password on Acrobat.

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Published: Nov 13,2017 14:40 pm / Updated: Nov 13,2017 14:40 pm

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