Tech Tip: Edit PDFs

People are always coming to the Help Desk or calling us at Ext. 3333 and asking how to edit a PDF. Well, there are several factors that influence if you can edit a PDF. First, the computer must have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro; if the computer does not, then it cannot edit a PDF. Second, the PDF must be able to be edited. If the creator of the PDF locked the document for editing, then it cannot be edited.

If your computer does have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and the pdf is editable, then start by opening Adobe. Click Edit PDF under Select a Task and select the PDF you wish to edit. Do not open the PDF directly from your folder. The PDF will have squares around the ‘images’ indicating text that can be edited. Select what you would like to edit, and proceed normally. You can edit text, and add images or pages. For more information about editing PDFs such as adding text or images, read the Knowledgebase article on Editing PDF Files.

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