How to Use a PDF Editor

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Despite PDF files being around for over 20 years, there are still numerous issues that make creating or editing a PDF quite the hassle. But, the good news is that several PDF editors make using PDF files a breeze.

But, do you know how to use a PDF editor? If not, then we invite you to keep reading as we’re going to explain everything you need to know about how to edit PDF documents.

Upload the PDF Document

Once you decide which PDF editing software you’ll use, the next step is uploading the document. You can do this by either dragging and dropping the file into a “dropzone” or going to “File” and then selecting “Upload.” Keep in mind that most free PDF editors have a file size limit, and if you want to upload something larger, you’ll need to pay a fee.

Additionally, there are ways to edit PDF files without using a PDF editor. If that’s something that interests you, be sure to check out the following article about PDF in C#.

Adding Comments

One useful feature of a PDF editor is adding comments to a PDF. Learning how to do this is great if you work with several people since they can leave comments on your PDF file without changing anything. So how can you leave a comment?

For the most part, you’ll only need to right-click on an area of the file and click “Leave Comment.” But, some more advanced editors allow you to select an area with a selection tool and then leave a comment. Additionally, some editors like Adobe Acrobat Reader don’t have a traditional comment box but rather a sticky note.

Adding Text

Even though adding a comment may seem the same as adding text, but in reality, they serve two different purposes. When you add text to a PDF document, it can be to complete a form or even sign a document. And adding text is quite simple as you only need to right-click and select “Add Text.”

If you want to add your signature, you can do it at the moment by adding text, or you can create a permanent one by going to “File” then “Add Signature” section.

Adding Drawings

The final step in understanding how to use a PDF editor is learning how to add drawings. In most PDF editors, you can add a free-style drawing by right-clicking and selecting “Add Free-Style Drawing,” then, you’ll have the freedom of drawing with your stylus or mouse. But, if there are also shape templates that you can use, so don’t feel disheartened if you can’t draw a perfect circle!

Learn How to Use a PDF Editor the Easy Way

Hopefully, you know how to use a PDF editor with this comprehensive guide. But, of course, it takes time and patience to learn how to use it, so don’t feel upset if you can’t seem to get it right. And, don’t forget to bookmark this post, as it can be useful if you ever get stuck!

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