How to Edit in PDF

While a document is already published and is in the pre-press stage, as the recipient or the creator, you may be asked to make changes to it. You may, for example, be asked to do a bit of PDF text editing, or image editing.

Unfortunately, making changes to PDF content does not come as easily as they do in a Word document. Same goes for the flexibility you have with image editing. Some secured PDFs actually prevent it. However, if you have a PDF that allows it, there are a couple of editing options available.


How can I edit a PDF file with PDF Converter Elite?

  • 1Start PDF Converter Elite and click on the Edit button in the Toolbar.
  • 2On the right side of the program, click on Add button and then click on the document exactly where you want to add text and start typing.
  • 3If you want to delete some parts of the text, click on Delete button and then on the part of the document you want to delete.
PDF Converter Elite PDF Editing

How can I edit a PDF file with Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro?

  • 1Open your PDF in Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro.
  • 2Go to View > Tools > Content Editing.
Acrobat Content Editing
  • 3In the Content Editing section of the Tools Pane, click on Edit Text & Images.
  • Acrobat will then set up your PDF content to be edited by placing text boxes around the text and images in your file.
Acrobat Edit Text Images
  • 4Click on the text box area of the paragraph or text you wish to edit. You can then add, edit or delete PDF text.
Editing PDF Text

To edit PDF images using Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro and an image editor on your computer, you must first set up the image editing application to work with Acrobat.

  • 1Go to Edit > Preferences.
Acrobat Preferences
  • 2Go to Content Editing and click on the Image Editor… (for bitmap images) button or Page/Object Editor (for vector images).
Content Editing Image Editor
  • 3Select the application on your hard drive for either option and click on Open.
Image Editing Application
  • 4Click on OK in the Preferences dialog.
  • Once that is set, go back to your PDF.
  • 5Select the image you wish to edit. You can then perform simple image editing tasks such as flipping, rotating, or replacing the image from directly within the Tools pane.
Image Editing Application
  • 6To edit the image in more detail outside of Acrobat, click on the Edit Using… button and select the application you set up in the previous step from the list of options. Just save your changes from your editing application to update them in your PDF.
  • Try these steps out and see how they work for you.