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					How to Edit PDF Files without Adobe
Acrobat
The PDF file format was originally created by Adobe in the early ’90s and there
are now over 700+ million PDF documents on the Internet according to Google
(search for filetype:pdf). There are several reasons why the PDF file format is
still so popular for exchanging all sorts of documents including presentations,
portfolios, CAD Drawings, invoices and even legal forms.


   PDF files are generally more compact (smaller in size) than the source document and they
    preserve the original formatting.
   Unlike Word and other popular document formats, the content of a PDF file cannot be modified
    easily. You can also prevent other users from printing or copying text from PDF documents.
   You can open a PDF file on any computer or mobile device with free software like Adobe Acrobat
    Reader. Google Chrome can read PDFs without requiring plugins and it cancreate PDFs.


Edit PDF Files using Free Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat
While PDF Files are “read only” by default, there are ways by which you can edit certain elements* of
a PDF document for free without requiring the source files or any of the commercial PDF editing
tools like Adobe Acrobat.


We will primarily focus on tools that let you alter the actual contents of a PDF file>. If you are
looking to manipulate the PDF file structure itself like rearranging pages or merging multiple PDFs
into one, please refer to this detailed Adobe PDF Guide.

An Online PDF Editor for Basic Tasks
Sometimes you need to make minor changes to a PDF file. For instance, you may want to hide your
personal phone number from a PDF file before uploading it online or may want to annotate a page
with notes and freehand drawings.

				
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