How to Edit a Pdf File

There is no point in continuing to browse through the menus. With the program you usually use to view PDF documents, you will never be able to fill out the form you just downloaded from the Internet. If you want edit a PDF file, you need to turn to other solutions. How do you say? In fact, you had already thought about it but don't have the faintest idea of ​​which tools to use to succeed "in the business"? Well, but you have absolutely no reason to worry ... I can provide you with all the explanations you need. Therefore, dedicate a few minutes of your precious free time to reading this tutorial and you will see that in the end you will have much clearer ideas on what to do.

As we said, to be able to modify a PDF file it is essential to resort to the use of special tools. If you usually act as a computer, you can turn to some special programs for Windows, OS X e Linux at no cost or to some online services usable directly from a web browser, without having to download and install anything. If, on the other hand, you are used to operating on the move, from a smartphone or tablet, just download specific apps for iOS, Android e device mobile Windows and that's it, trust me. In all cases these are fairly simple tools to use even for those who, a bit like you, do not consider themselves exactly a computer genius.

Having said that, if you are therefore really interested in finding out what you can do to edit a PDF file, I suggest you get comfortable and focus on the information I will provide you in the following lines. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to explain to your friends eager to receive similar tips how to edit a PDF file in a nutshell. So let's ban the chatter, roll up our sleeves and start immediately to get busy!

Edit a PDF File from a Computer

Nitro PDF Reader

If you use a PC with Windows installed and you are looking for a tool that allows you to edit a PDF file, I invite you to contact Nitro PDF Reader. It is a program that allows you to edit PDF files for free and so quickly and easily that you will be surprised. Moreover, with it you can create PDF files compatible with all programs to read this type of documents starting from any file, including those of Office and images. Here's how it works.

To edit a PDF file with Nitro PDF Reader just to start, connect to the software website by clicking here and then fill in the fields attached to the form visible on the screen by typing your name, your surname and your e-mail address and click on orange button Download Free. Then indicate whether you want to download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the program depending on the operating system in use on your computer by clicking on the relevant button.

When the download is complete, double-click on it, open the file you have just downloaded and, in the window that opens, put a check mark next to the item I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click on the button install. Then click on Si and then on the button Finish then wait for the program window to be visible on the screen.

At this point, close the window where you are asked if you intend to set Nitro DF Reader as the default program for managing PDF files by clicking on the x then click on the button in the shape of folder located at the top left and select the PDF file you want to edit in Nitro PDF Reader. Then click on the button Type Text and click anywhere in the open document to add a text to it. You can adjust the properties of the text typed in the PDF document, using the tools that appear in the program toolbar.

Then use the drop-down menu located at the top left to select the writing character, the one located below it to set its size, the section buttons Alignment to select the type of alignment, and so on. You can also move the text by clicking on it and moving it with the mouse. When you are done writing, click on Click to finish per salvare i Cambiomenti.

To create PDF documents from Office files, images or simple text files, all you have to do is click on the button Create from file, found in the program toolbar. In the window that opens, click on the button KATEGORIEN to select the document to be transformed into PDF, put the check mark next to the item Open PDF file after creation click her cousin Create and then Save to create your PDF and open it in Nitro PDF Reader. At this point, you can freely edit your PDF as seen above.

When you have completed your changes and are satisfied with the result, you can save the PDF file by selecting the item Save As from the menu Fillet.


Do you have a Mac? In this case you can edit a PDF file using Preview, the default application of OS X for viewing photos and, in fact, documents in PDF format.

Its operation is extremely simple. After opening the document to be modified by simply clicking on it twice consecutively, click on the icon carrying case which is located at the top right and a toolbar will appear with all the tools to edit PDFs. By clicking on the button Aa | you can select the text in the document by clicking on you can add custom text by clicking on the icon with the square and circle you can insert geometric shapes and arrows to the document and so on.

By default, changes are saved directly to the original file. If you want to save a different copy of the document, select the item Export as PDF ... from the menu Fillet Preview.


Did the solutions for editing a PDF that I have already indicated to you have not been able to attract your attention in a particular way? No? Well then I suggest you turn to LibreOffice. If you've never heard of it, it's a no-cost productivity suite that's usually used as a Microsoft Office alternative. LibreOffice can be used without problems on all operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (it is included as standard in numerous distros, starting from Ubuntu) and, among the many operations it allows to perform, there is no lack of the possibility to act on PDF file.

To download LibreOffice, connect to the suite's website by clicking here and then press the green button Download now. Then, press the button Scaricate la versione xxx placed under the heading Master installer and wait for the suite download to start automatically.

If you are using a Mac, remember to also click on the button Translated user interface to download the Italian language pack which in the version for OS X is not included in the basic installation package as it happens for Windows.

When the download is complete, if you are using a Windows PC, double-click on it to open the installation package called LibreOffice_x.x.x_Win_x86.msi click her cousin forward twice in a row and then on InstallSi e end to complete the setup.

If you're using OS X instead, open the package in .dmg LibreOffice you just got and drag the software icon into the folder Applications then open the package with the language pack and run the file LibreOffice Language Pack by right clicking on the latter and selecting the item apri from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, click the button Install twice in a row and the LibreOffice interface will be automatically translated into Italian.

Now you can finally take action and get started and start editing a PDF file from your computer! To do this, start LibreOffice by double clicking on the suite icon, wait for the program window to be shown to you then click on the item Open file located at the top left and select the PDF document saved on your computer that you want to edit.

At this point the application will open Draw of LibreOffice through which you can modify the content of the PDF to your liking by simply selecting the elements on which to act with the mouse and then pressing the appropriate buttons located on the toolbar.

After making all the necessary changes to the PDF document, you can save the edited file by selecting the item Export in PDF format from the menu Fillet and then clicking on the button Export in the window that will open. Easier than that?

I Will Modify a PDF File Online


Do you want to edit a PDF file but don't want to install additional software on your computer? Then I suggest you use PDFescape. It is in fact a free online service that allows you to edit PDF documents directly from the Web browser and in an extremely simple and intuitive way. You do not believe me? Well, try it and you'll see that you'll agree with me right away!

To edit a PDF file with PDFescape, to begin with, click here so that you can connect to the main page of the service and then drag the file on which you want to act in the box with written on it Drop PDF Here. Alternatively, press the button Choose file, select the PDF file stored on your computer that you want to edit and then click the button Upload.

Then wait a few moments for the file upload to start and complete, after which you will find yourself in front of an editor divided into three tabs through which to make changes to the PDF. In the section Insertion find the buttons to insert texts, images, drawings and other customized elements within the document, in the section Annotate find the highlighter and annotations while using the section Page you can edit the pages of the document by rotating them, cutting them and deleting them.

After making all the necessary changes to the document, click on the green icon on the left side of the editor in order to download the modified file directly to your computer.


As an alternative to what I have already proposed, you can also edit a PDF file with DocHub. It is a completely free Web service through which it is possible to edit documents in PDF format by adding texts, highlights, notes and much more.

To edit a PDF file with DocHub, click here to connect to the home page of the service and create a new account using your email address or your Google or Dropbox account by choosing one of the appropriate items located at the top right. When the operation is complete, log in to DocHub and press the button + which is located at the top right.

At this point, select the item Import new document from the menu that appears, press the button computer, select the PDF you want to edit and click on the button Create document to access the online editor offered by the service.

Once this is done you just have to select the tools at your disposal by clicking on the icons at the top to make the desired changes to the PDF and save the final result by first clicking on thehamburger icon top right and then on the items Download e download PDF in the menu that opens. Very easy, right?

Edit a PDF File on Smartphones and Tablets

To conclude, I would like to point out some apps thanks to which you can edit a PDF file even on smartphones and tablets. There are for all tastes and for all platforms (iOS, Android and Windows). You choose the ones that you think can do the most for you.

  • PDF Expert on Readdle - It is one of the best PDF editors for iPhone and iPad. The application provides users with functions to add text, highlights, notes, geometric shapes and other customizations to documents. The possibility to export annotations separately is certainly noteworthy. The application is only available for iOS and costs 9,99 euros.
  • Notability - This is a great application for annotating PDF documents. It is ideal for taking notes because in addition to allowing you to type texts in a "standard" way, it also supports handwriting. The application is only available for iOS and costs 7,99 euros.
  • Exodus PDF - It is a renowned and widely used app to edit a PDF file from mobile. Modo PDF allows you to add writings, highlights, notes, arrows and signatures to documents and supports the main cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The application is available for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices and is free.
  • Foxit Mobile PDF - It is an excellent reader for PDF files that offers its users various and interesting editing functions. The app allows you to add writings, highlights, notes and various other elements to PDF documents. The application is available for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices and is free.