Edit PDF Files

April 2018

You may, at one point or another, find yourself needing to edit a PDF file, especially when you don't have the source file from which the PDF document was created. We have compiled a list of some of the best freeware to help you edit your PDF files.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a software that allows you to print, view, and annotate PDF documents. You can open PDF files and modify their content, including manipulating diagrams, spreadsheets, videos, emails, and more. The latest version of the software allows you to add comments to a PDF document and share this comment with other potential users. Guest users have access to several tools, allowing them to take notes, highlight text, add signatures, and more.


LibreOffice is a complete office suite with the following features: vector graphics, word processing, spreadsheets, mathematical formulas, and more. Once your file is saved in the correct format, you can open it with any LibreOffice application. You will have access to drawing tools, text, printing, and many more. This software suite is based on the OpenOffice.org suite.

Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader allows you to add comments or notes to your PDF files.
As with Adobe Acrobat Reader, you have several tools at your disposal, including underlining, highlighting, comment insertion, and note taking. Foxit Reader also allows you to add media, like videos, photos, and links, to your PDF documents.


InkScape is a vector drawing software (freehand, CAD). InkScape allows you to save your project in the following formats: CSS, XML, or SVG. It is also possible to create web pages. The software can import images to EPS, JPEG, PostScript, PNG, and TIFF.

InkScape also allows you to modify other type of files.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on April 8, 2018 at 05:16 PM by owilson.
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