How Do I… Edit Text in Any PDF File?

by Document Cloud Team

posted on 04-07-2017

These days it seems like everyone is talking about the digital transformation — some sort of ideal future workplace focused on productivity and flexibility. Some companies are sprinting toward this Utopia by remodeling at the speed of light, favoring open floorplans to the enclosed offices of old. They’re encouraging employees to explore and pursue their preferred working style, whether in a desk chair, at home, or in a nebulous third space. We’ve entered the era of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” office.

So what do you do if your organization isn’t quite there yet? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. A whopping 83% of professionals surveyed said outdated ways of working has negatively impacted their ability to be productive. The good news? You may already have access to productivity-boosting tools that can help propel you into the future workplace.

Let’s talk PDFs. Have you ever been asked to update the information on an existing document? If you don’t have the original file, you may be dreading tracking it down, making the updates, and recreating the PDF. With Acrobat DC, the Edit tool is your friend. Whether you’re on your desktop or iPad, you can simply and instantly edit text in the document. On desktop, you can use the Format panel in the right-hand pane to apply advanced formatting options. On your iPad, editing has never been easier with the Acrobat Reader mobile app.

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