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How to Edit a PDF in Different Ways for Free

How to do PDF edits for free? That's an interesting question we often come across because the bulk of so-called PDF editors can only be used as annotation tools that can add text, images, etc. to a PDF but CAN NOT edit PDF text and other content that's already there in the file.

So, where do you find a tool to edit PDF documents on Windows and Mac for free? Introducing UPDF, the world's first "free premium" PDF editor with amazing PDF editing capabilities that you don't have to pay a single cent to use! Let's look at some of its current and upcoming features and how to edit PDF in different ways using the free UPDF PDF editor.

How to Edit a PDF Document for Free (3 Methods)

The PDF editing process is very simple. All you need to do is follow the steps shown here for editing various types of PDF content. In these showcase tutorials, we'll show you how to edit text and images in UPDF.

1. How Do I Edit a PDF Text Block?

  • Launch UPDF and open any PDF containing text elements or blocks.
  • Click the "Edit Text & Images" icon at the left toolbar to enter the editing mode and reveal a secondary PDF editing toolbar.
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  • Select a block of text that you want to edit and click inside to see the text editing cursor.
  • You can now select a portion of text and replace it with new text by typing it in or pasting it from your clipboard.
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Simple and elegant, right? You can also edit an image with different actions in UPDF. That's the next tutorial.


2. How Do I Edit PDF Images?

  • Launch UPDF and open a document containing at least one editable image.
  • Click the "Edit Text & Images" icon and select the image to see the image editing toolbar.
  • Choose one of the options to apply to the image: rotate, crop, extract, or replace.
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For each specific PDF edit, perform the required action. For example, when selecting "Replace", choose another image from your local drive to add in place of the current image. Similarly, to crop an image, drag the crop handles to resize the image, and so on.

Alternatively, you can right-click the image and choose the options to edit the PDF image.

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3. How Do I Edit PDF Pages?

  • If you want to edit the pages in a PDF document, you need to click the "Organize Pages" icon to reveal the page management tools.
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  • In the page management toolbar, choose the action to be performed, such as inserting a blank page, rotating pages right or left, extracting and replacing pages, etc.
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Simply follow the on-screen process flow to finish the task.

When working with a document or PDF, how to edit text is an important question to answer because PDF documents are static by design. In other words, only a true PDF editor such as UPDF can edit existing content, as we saw. But modifying the content might be crucial to the workflow, which makes it a super-important feature of any PDF tool.

Video Guide on How to Edit a PDF


Why UPDF is the Best Free Tool to Edit PDF

UPDF is a free PDF tool with a load of advanced features such as editing, annotating, converting, encrypting, reading, and organizing PDF documents. 

  • Add text to PDF and edit text on the PDF documents.
  • Change the font, font size, alignment, color, etc. of the text on the PDF documents.
  • Add comments, notes, text boxes, and shapes to PDF documents.
  • Manage the pages in PDF documents (add, rotate, extract, delete pages).
  • Convert PDFs to other formats with a few clicks.

The edit PDF function is of special note because most PDF editors on the market can merely add on top of a PDF a new layer. They can't actually be used to edit existing PDF content but they pass as PDF editors anyway. On the other hand, UPDF gives you full control over any PDF content, which includes text, images, objects, pages, and so on.

As a "free premium" PDF editor, UPDF is the first of its kind in the world of PDFs. The introductory features such as the ability to edit PDF in Windows and Mac are just the beginning. In subsequent iterations, new and powerful features will be included in this utility, but you still pay nothing to update your product. Get more out of your PDF editor by opting for UPDF and saving hundreds or thousands of dollars in monthly and annual subscription fees or perpetual licenses. This is the last PDF editor you will ever need for any kind of PDF workflow scenario across multiple industries and professions.