How Do I Edit an Adobe PDF Form?by Andrew Smith
Most files that are scanned onto a computer for either personal or business use will be saved as a PDF document. Adobe Acrobat is the software program that is usually associated with these PDF forms. You don't need to purchase Adobe, however, in order to edit an Adobe PDF. You can easily edit any Adobe PDF form by downloading the trial versions of the programs listed below. Best of all, both of these programs are free to download.
Using Nitro PDF
Visit the Nitro PDF Professional website.
Download and install the trial version of Nitro PDF. Nitro PDF is the program you will use to edit the Adobe PDF form.
Open Nitro PDF.
Click the "N" logo in the top left corner of the program. A drop box will appear. Click the "Open" option. Search for the PDF form you want to edit and open that file.
Click the "Edit" option found on the left side of the Nitro toolbar at the top of the program. You can also click the arrow next to the "Edit" option and then select "Edit text and images."
Browse through the PDF form until you find a portion that you want to edit.
Click on that portion of the PDF and a box will surround that sentence or paragraph.
Right-click the box and a separate drop box with options will appear. You can choose to delete the selected text, edit the text (add or subtract words) or move the location of the text. Do this for any portion of text that you want to edit.
Click the "Insert and edit" tab found on the Nitro toolbar to add items to the PDF. Once you do, the toolbar will expand, allowing you to make other changes to the PDF form. You will be able to change the font of any text found on the PDF, insert a chart or picture or even add a watermark to the document. To make these changes, click on one of the icons located in the toolbar (such as "Image," "Watermark" or "Insert"). From there, you will be able to choose what you add to the PDF.
Click on the "N" in the top left of the program when you have finished editing the PDF. From there, you will be able to save the file that you have just edited.
Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
Go to the Adobe Acrobat Pro website.
Click the "Download now" link to download a free trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro. You will need to create an online account with Adobe in order to download the program. Creating the account is free.
Download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Open Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Click "File" and then "Open." Search for the PDF form you want to edit and open that file.
Use the "Typewriter" option to add text to the Adobe PDF form. Click the "Tools" option at the top of the program. Then, select "Typewriter" and "Typewriter" again. Scroll down on the PDF form and click the spot where you'd like to add the text.
Remove or edit entire sections of text by using the "Advanced editing" option. Click "Tools" and then "Advanced editing." From there, select "Touch up text tool." Once you've done this, scroll down and highlight the section of text you want to edit or delete. After you've selected the text, you can begin either typing or you can hit the "Delete" key to remove that text.
Click "File" and then "Save" to save the PDF form once you've finished editing.
- check You will be able to use the full version of Nitro PDF for 14 days. After that, you can still edit PDF files for free using the stripped down trial version of Nitro PDF. The trial version of Adobe Acrobat Pro is free to use for 30 days. After that, you must purchase the program in order to continue using it.