How to Edit a PDF

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How to edit text in a PDF with Movavi PDF Editor

Edit PDF Text and Other Content with Movavi PDF Editor

There are many times when you might need to edit a PDF document – for instance, if you have to amend a business contract, update a resume, or insert an illustration into a report.

Movavi PDF Editor is a powerful, easy-to-use app for editing PDF files of any size. You can use the program to add or edit text in a PDF, apply different text styles, and insert shapes, images, and other objects into a PDF document.

Keep reading to discover how to open and edit a PDF using Movavi’s PDF text editor.

How to Edit Existing Text in a PDF Document

  • Step 1. Download the Software

    Download the latest version of Movavi PDF Editor from this page. Once the distribution file is downloaded, double-click it and follow the instructions on your screen.

  • Step 2. Import a PDF File

    Launch the program, click Edit in the tools list, and select the PDF file that you wish to edit. The program automatically switches to the Edit mode.

  • Step 3. Edit Your Text

    From the drop-down menu, choose the Text option. The program automatically highlights editable text lines so that they are easy to locate in the document. Select the text block that you want to update by clicking on it and make the required changes to the text.

  • Step 4. Apply Changes

    To save the modified document with a new name, drop the File menu and choose Save As. To save the edits back into the source file, use the Save command from the File menu.

How to Change the Font Size or Style

  • Step 1. Get the App

    Click the Download for Free button. The installer will be automatically saved in your Downloads folder. Once the file has downloaded, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Add a File to the Editor

    Open the program, click Edit, and select the file you want to modify. The program automatically switches to the Edit mode.

  • Step 3. Customize the Text

    In the Edit mode, hit the Text button. Select the text you want to format. In the right-hand panel, choose the font, point size, or style that you want to apply.

  • Step 4. Save Your Changes

    To save your changes to the document, use the Save As or Save command on the File menu.

Understanding the PDF Format

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format invented by Adobe Systems in the 1990s. PDF files pick up formatting information from different types of desktop publishing software, allowing users to send formatted documents and have them reproduced on the recipient's monitor as they were intended, even when the recipient does not have access to the application used to create the original documents. The PDF is intended to preserve the layout, format, and image quality of the original document.

How to Edit Other Content within a PDF

  • Step 1. Install Movavi PDF Editor

    Download the program installation file, then run it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Step 2. Import Your PDF for Editing

    Launch the application and click Edit in the tools list. In the dialog box that opens, select the PDF you want to edit and click Open. The PDF document will be opened in a new tab.

  • Step 3. Edit Images

    The program will automatically highlight editable objects when you hover over them. Just select the desired image and start working with it. To resize the image in the document, drag any of the frame handles around the border. To remove or rotate the image, right-click to open the context menu.

    Resize and move images on a PDF page
  • Step 4. Save a PDF with a New Title

    To save the PDF as a separate file, choose Save As from the File menu and type a new name for the modified file. If you don’t need to save a copy, you can apply the changes to the current file using the Save option.

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