A Step-by-Step Guide to Using a PDF Editor

At some point in your life, you will likely need to edit a PDF document. Whether you’re filling out a form or adding comments to a work document, being able to edit PDFs can be extremely helpful.

But if you’ve never edited a PDF before, it can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to using a PDF editor. By the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert at editing PDFs!

How to Edit a PDF in 5 Steps

Step 1: Open the PDF in Acrobat DC

Go to File > Open… and select the PDF you want to edit. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the PDF into the Acrobat DC window.

Step 2: Use the Edit Text & Images Tool

Click on the “Edit” tab in the top menu bar, then select “Edit Text & Images” from the dropdown menu. If you don’t see the “Edit” tab, make sure that you’re in line view mode by clicking on the “View” tab and selecting “Line View” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Click on the text or image you want to edit

Once you’ve selected the “Edit Text & Images” tool, you can click on any text or image in the document to edit it. For example, if you want to change some text, simply click on the text box and start typing. To move an image, click on it and drag it to where you want it to go. You can also resize images by clicking on them and dragging one of the corner handles inward or outward.

If you want to delete an element entirely, just click on it and hit the “Delete” key on your keyboard. Want to add something new? Just click anywhere in the document and start typing or inserting an image.

Step 4: Save your changes

Go to File > Save As… and select where you want to save your edited PDF. Make sure that you select “PDF” from the dropdown menu next to “Save as type” so that your document doesn’t get converted into another file type when you save it.

Step 5: (Optional) Print your edited PDF

If you need to print or share your edited PDF, go to File > Print… or File respectively. Alternatively, you can use the icons in the top right corner of Acrobat DC for these options.

Share your edited PDF

Once you’ve saved your edited PDF, you can share it with anyone you need to. If you’re emailing the document, you can just attach it like you would any other file.

And that’s all there is to editing a PDF! Now that you know how easy it is, there’s no reason not to give it a try next time you need to make changes to a document.


With this step-by-step guide, editing a PDF is easy! In just five steps, you can make changes to any text or images in a document using Acrobat DC. So next time you need to fill out a form or add comments to a work document, don’t hesitate to give PDF editing a try!