Make easy, efficient changes with editable PDFs.

Learn how to turn your image files, Word documents, and web pages into editable PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

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A file format for everyone. 


PDFs are a universal file type. That means people can view and edit them on almost any device, from Windows operating systems to Mac computers, and from Android to iOS phones. Since they’re so versatile, PDFs are ideal for business agreements, official forms, resumes, and so much more.


While it used to be a challenge to change the text and layout of an existing PDF, the tools in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC make it much quicker — and a whole lot easier.

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Explore different editable formats.


There’s more than one way to make editable PDF documents. The method you choose will depend on your timeline and the needs of your project.



Export from Creative Cloud.


It’s easy to export and save your Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator file as an editable file. If you’ve designed a brochure or form in Creative Cloud, it’s easy to make quick edits (like fixing a typo or swapping out an image) in PDFs in Acrobat Pro DC.



Convert files into editable documents.


You can also convert a Google Doc into Microsoft Word document (DOCX file), Excel sheet, or PowerPoint presentation as a PDF. This makes working across platforms easier, and with Acrobat Pro DC, you can also edit the text and images.     



 Scan your documents.


Take a photo or make a scan of your hard-copy documents with Adobe Scan and save the file as a PDF. Then open and edit them in Acrobat to adjust text.



Make a fillable PDF form.


Create a new PDF from scratch with a blank document in Acrobat Pro DC. From there, use the PDF editor tools to add text and custom formatting. You can add form fields in the Tools menu in Acrobat with Prepare Form.



Easy tools for fast edits.


With Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, Acrobat Pro DC recognizes and extracts the words in an image or scanned document and transforms them into an editable text field. This text converter lets you edit paragraphs, change the formatting, adjust bulleted lists, and spell-check. You can also use the Find and Replace function to quickly search words, phrases, or dates in a long document, and make edits accordingly.



Adjust the images.


With the Edit PDF features, you can quickly adjust the photos or graphics in your PDFs using the Flip, Crop, Align, Rotate, or Arrange Images tools in Acrobat. You can also easily import a new PNG or JPG image into your PDF file. This lets you easily resize the logo at the top of your business letters or quickly replace the photos in your brochure.



Reformat your document.


You can make more robust changes to your PDFs as well. With the Combine Files, Organize Pages, and Merge tools, you can delete, reorder, or rotate individual PDF pages, merge original PDF documents into a new file, or remove sections to create a new, smaller PDF. If you’re dealing with paperwork or long legal documents, these format tools can help you streamline your workflow.

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How to edit PDF files with Acrobat.


It’s easy to make quick changes in Acrobat Pro DC.





Open your PDF file in Acrobat Pro DC.





Click the Edit PDF tool on the right-hand panel. This creates a bounding box around all the editable items in the PDF file.





Use editing tools to add new text, edit text, or update fonts using selections from the Format drop-down list.




Move, add, replace, or resize images using the tools in the Objects list.





If needed, add a watermark, Using Comment tools, you can annotate your PDF with additional notes.





Name your file and save as a PDF.



Improve your workflow from any device in any location.


Not only can you streamline work with the tools in Adobe Acrobat, but you can also do that work from anywhere with the Acrobat app. It lets you edit PDFs from your tablet or mobile phone and keeps you connected to your files in Document Cloud.


Quickly convert files into PDFs and work with them on any web browser with online PDF editor tools. You can also go the other way, and convert PDFs back into PowerPoint slides and Word documents. Whatever your process, you can work smarter — not harder — with versatile tools.

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