One of the most common questions that people ask is how they can edit text in a PDF file. For someone who has not explored PDF files a lot, this may seem like a big challenge. The need to edit the text in a PDF file can arise in a number of scenarios, such as:
- – When you want to make corrections to the document;
- – You want to add/edit a particular section of the document;
- – You want to highlight or change the format of a part of the document.
These are just a few of the scenarios where a PDF document could require some modification. This is not impossible- and there are many ways to accomplish that. Let us go ahead and see two of the simplest ways that you can use to change your PDF file into an editable text document.
Convert PDF to Text Using Zamzar
Zamzar is an online utility that you can use to convert your PDF documents into an editable text file. Since it is accessible online, you do not have to download/install anything with this. The steps to use Zamzar for converting your PDF file into an editable text document are highlighted ahead.
Step 1. Go to the Zamzar website by logging on to http://www.zamzar.com/convert/pdf-to-txt/.
Step 2. At the Zamzar website, the first column with ‘Step 1’ will ask you to select a particular file or the URL of the file that you want to convert. You can also drag and drop the particular file that you want to convert into an editable text document. As the file is uploaded, you will be able to keep a track of its status. In the 2nd box, select the appropriate format (doc or docx) to which you want to convert the file.
Step 3. Enter the email address at which you want the file to be sent and click on convert. Once the conversion is done, you will get an email from Zamzar telling you that your PDF has been converted and you can download it from the link included in that message.
One major downside of this method is that now you have to again change the editable text file back to PDF. To do that, follow the same steps as above, but only with the following changes:
– Select the editable text file to upload in the first box.
– From the 2nd box, select the format as ‘PDF’ instead of doc/docx.
However- we have an easier method for you- you can make the edits using Acethinker PDF writer!
Convert PDF to Text with AceThinker PDF Writer
Acethinker PDF writer is one of the easiest and most effective methods to make the PDF files similar to editable text and make changes. The biggest advantage of this method is that you do not have to perform repeated conversions- you can directly open and edit the PDF file! To turn your PDF into an editable text document, you just need to follow three simple steps.
Step 1. Visit the Acethinker website to download the PDF writer steup at www.acethinker.com/pdf-writer. Once that is done, double click to open and install the steup.
Step 2. After completion of the installation, start the PDF writer utility. In the home screen, click on File, then on open and then browse to the particular file that you want to change. Double click on the file to open it. You also have the option to drag and drop the PDF document.
Step 3. Now click on the Content Editing tab, and then select the Edit Text and Images option. You can then click on the particular text that you want to edit or delete, or add new text at the specified location.
That is not all- with PDF writer, you can also:
- – Add and edit images in PDF files;
- – Add, remove and change order of the pages in a document;
- – Add/remove security measures like encryptions and passwords;
- – Remove, change or add a background or watermark
Thus, with all these features, PDF writer is your easy to use one-stop shop for PDF editing. With two of the best methods now known to you, PDF files should not be a hassle anymore. Pick the one that does the job in the easiest manner and use PDF files to their fullest potential!