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PDF: How to Edit? A Step-by-Step Guide
Online PDF editor is a versatile instrument for quick work with PDF documents online. From now on, you don’t need a printer, a scanner or a black fountain pen to make urgent changes in your files. Simply choose a PDF for editing and use this program.
1. The first thing you need to do to work with a PDF editor is to upload the document of your choice. There are three ways for doing it.
1.1. Click on the “Upload Document” tab on our main page and click on the upload button. Then choose the file from your computer.
1.2. To paste the link to the file you’d like to edit, choose the tab “Type Document URL”, insert the link and click on the “Fill Now!” button.
1.3. Choose one of the files in our database. Choose the “Search for Document” tab, enter the document name in our search bar and click on the “Search” button.
2. After the upload, you will be immediately redirected to the dashboard with various instruments you can use for changing your document. Let us guide you through them.
2.1. Text is the most basic instrument, so let’s start with it.
Click on the button in the upper left corner with the letter ‘T’ on it. Then move the cursor to a place in the document where you want to type in additional text. If you change your mind about the placing of the text, you can always drag the textbox where needed.
PDF editor also gives you the ability to change the font, size and color of your text, as well as to make it bold, italic or highlighted.
2.2. Signing is another highly important instrument this editor offers. With it, you can sign any document without wasting paper and ink.
- There’s a ‘Sign’ icon among the instruments in the upper left corner. Click on it!
- Decide on a place where you need to sign your file.
- Click the “Sign Field” button.
- Now click “Add New Signature”.
- Choose the way of adding the signature.
- Now add your signature.
2.3. To make your document even more concise, you can use such instruments as image adding.
To add an image to your document, click on an “Image” on your dashboard.
Then, you’ll be given a choice of our database images, but you will also be able to upload one of your images or even make a quick capture right here right now.
Add a picture where you want it.
2.4. Highlight, blackout and erase instruments are the key to changing how your document looks.
If you need to get rid of some information in the document or change its outlook, use the ‘Erase’ and ‘Blackout’ instruments. The former leaves the white field instead of the text while the latter changes the color into black, making the text underneath unreadable.
- Click on the “Erase” or “Blackout” button. Your choice depends on the color of the field you need.
- Stretch the field in place of the text you want to hide.
There’s also a “Highlight” instrument that acts a lot like a marker pen and lets you underline the most crucial parts of the document.
- Click on the “Highlight” button.
- Stretch the yellow field on the text you want to highlight.
2.5. Another great finding of this PDF client is the “Date” instrument: with it. There are two ways of entering the date.
If there is a “Date” field in the document, simply click on it and choose the date you need.
If there is no “Date” field:
- Click on the “Date” button on your dashboard;
- Place the cursor in the spot where the date is needed;
- The instrument is automatically set to today’s date, so you may change it to any date you need.
2.6. There’s a “Pages” box where you can quickly switch between the pages of the document by clicking on the one you need. In this box, you can alternate the order of the pages in the document and add the extra ones.
2.7. The “Add Fields” function is super useful when you work with standard PDF forms like the ones we offer on our website.
Click on the “Add Fields” button on the dashboard.
Now you’ve opened its own dashboard where you can choose to create a text, date, number and other types of fields that can be included in the document. Here you can also sign the documents in a specialized field or simply add your initials to them.
When Your File Is Ready
Sure there’s nothing else to do to improve your PDF document? Then click on the ‘Save’ button to keep the changes. This way, the edited document will be saved to your profile and ready for further action.
Maybe you want to learn other ways of how to redact a PDF? Browse through our guides to find them all!
The Benefits of PDF Editor
PDF Editor is a free simple service the basics of which you can get with our simple instruction. Apart from editing the PDFs, you can make quick edits in the documents, create new documents on the basis of the old and outdated ones, add your signature, date, or even an image to the file.
All of this can be made in just a couple of clicks and won’t take more than a few minutes. And don’t forget about our database of PDF forms that you can change in a way that is most convenient for you.
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