PDF editing overview

Power PDF provides three ways to modify PDF documents:

  1. Edit from Power PDF in Review mode, the normal mode for the program. See Edit from Power PDF in Review mode for details.

  2. Edit from Power PDF in Advanced Edit mode, which is accessible from the Edit menu. See Edit from Power PDF in Advanced Edit mode for details.

  3. Export to a program such as Word or Excel, make edits and then recreate a PDF. See Export to Word or Excel and recreate a modified PDF for detailed steps.

Edit from Power PDF in Review mode

Use Review mode for any of the following modifications:


Edit from Power PDF in Advanced Edit mode

Advanced Edit mode makes a document more freely editable with a tool set similar to that in Microsoft Word. For details, see Home tab in Advanced Edit mode.

  • Modify text color, font, size and styles.

  • Change text attributes (bold, italic, underline), apply bullets or numbering

  • Change paragraph attributes: spacing, alignment, borders and shading.

  • Add pictures and tables with repagination to create the space they need.

  • Insert, remove or modify columns and work with rulers and grids

  • Use Find and Replace. (Review Mode has Find but not Replace)

  • Modify tables already located in the PDF document.

  • Insert symbols, headers and footers and page numbering.

Tip We strongly encourage you to always recheck conversion results.

Using Advanced Edit Mode in Power PDF and also saving the PDF to an editable format require a document conversion that in some cases may alter the appearance of the document. With well laid-out documents with a standard structure, the results should be successful; but on pages with complex layouts (multiple columns, many pictures, tables or other elements) the results may be less predictable. It pays to quickly check document appearance before starting the editing.