You can view a Portable Document Format (PDF) file on Adobe Acrobat Reader. However, you do not have the option to edit a file converted into PDF on Adobe Reader. To edit it, you will need to acquire a third-party software application. You have various choices in this regard. Some editors are available online, while others can be downloaded for free or purchased and downloaded from the Internet.
1. Go online to find PDF editors on websites such as Touch PDF, Nitro PDF and I Love PDF. On these websites, you can upload the PDF file you wish to edit, then rearrange and delete its pages. The websites also let you combine various PDF files into one, and allow you to change metadata.
2. Find a free standalone PDF editing application to download to your computer, on websites such as PDF24, Free PDF Editor and Brothersoft. These applications have features similar to the online editing applications noted in Step 1. They are useful for people who prefer to work offline or who have an unstable Internet connection. Click the “Download” button on the website you choose, and install the application on your computer. Launch the application, and select the PDF file you wish to edit.
3. Go online and search for a free trial of a retail PDF editing application, for a short-term solution. Options include Foxit PDF Editor, Very PDF, Bluebeam PDF and Micro Adobe PDF Editor. Install the trial version, then uninstall it when you are done. If you like the software’s features and think you might need it again, you can purchase the entire package from the website.
These are professional programs that offer functions such as hyperlink insertion, font editing, picture adding/removal, background changing and format conversion.