Blogging Computer Skills – Different Ways to Edit PDF Files

Blogging Skills - Different Ways to Edit PDF Files A Mum Reviews

Blogging Skills – Different Ways to Edit PDF Files

PDF files have become a mainstay in most industries’ business dealings. Documents in this format are easy to read, portable, and versatile, allowing for easy reading across many different platforms. No other document format preserves the integrity of the original document better than a PDF. The trouble is this: PDFs are, by their very nature, non-editable. Although this makes for a secure document format, there are no doubt going to be times when the document is going to need to be edited and that’s when comes in handy. Blogging Skills - Different Ways to Edit PDF Files A Mum Reviews

Here’s the thing about PDFs they exist independent of the software or hardware installed on the device used to view them. What does that mean? Think of it this way, PDFs are essentially an image, just like a digital photograph. And, just like a digital photograph, to edit a PDF you will need a separate program that is designed just for this purpose. There are several ways to edit a PDF, each with its own pros and cons:

  • Gmail

If you have a Gmail account, you already have a PDF conversion tool at your disposal. When you receive an email with a PDF attachment, you can open the document in Microsoft Word as a .doc file. From inside Word, you can edit the read-only PDF file as a Word document. The upside of this method is that it’s free, requiring no additional software or service fees. However, it’s not an elegant process and you can only do a single PDF file conversion.

  • Free online file conversion

There are some online PDF converters that are designed to do exactly that: to convert a PDF file to an editable format. All you have to do is upload the PDF you want to convert, provide your email address and wait for the converted file (usually converted to Word) to arrive in your mailbox, usually within just a few minutes. From there, you can edit the document like you would any other Word document. On the pro side, this is a free service, but it’s clumsy and not instant, which can slow down productivity.

  • Specialty PDF to word conversion services/apps

There are some services available that, for a fee, will allow you to convert PDFs to Word. These programs allow you to convert one file, batch files, or parts of files while preserving the original layout after the conversion is free. Although these services are not free of charge (which could be considered a con by some) for that fee you are getting sophisticated, feature-packed conversion that results in true editability for your documents.

PDFs have many benefits. Until now, their one flaw was that they were essentially a read-only document that could not be easily and effectively edited. Thanks to changing technologies and new editing services and apps, however, it’s now possible to use PDFs in a more dynamic and highly functional way, expanding their use and benefits even further than ever before.

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