In this article, we’ve collated four of the most basic edits that you can do on a PDF online. Yes, you’ve read that right – online PDF editing! This is where connectivity and availability of the Internet around the glove afford us – better convenience. Think that PDF editing is only exclusive with software directly installed in your system? Well, think again!
Rotating a PDF file may seem mundane and straightforward, but you can’t easily do it without the software installed that focuses on PDF reading and editing. But fret not, as browser-based PDF editors come to the fray, and have been dominating the world of PDF edits for quite some time now, you don’t need to have that software installed first to rotate a PDF simply.
Web applications like PDF Bear, which have a collection of specific applications that can edit PDF, make simple edits like rotating accessible and convenient. With PDF Bear’s PDF rotate application, the only thing you need to do is to upload it into the system. When that’s done, choose the position where to rotate the PDF file. Landscape and portrait are the common choices, and they’re all well and good, but if you want the content of the PDF itself to be rotated, you can do that as well.
PDF repairs always involve corrupted files, as well as broken ones. You can also repair good files in order to prevent it from corrupting when shared over a messaging platform or uploaded to a less than stellar server. Repairing PDF files used to be a task reserved for feature-rich and powerful PDF documents, but that’s a thing of the past now.
You can repair any PDF file online, provided you have a fast Internet connection and the right file. PDF Bear has a specific application for this as well. With repairs, expect that the file will preserve its original formatting and set-up – that means if the file can’t load specific pages, repairing it won’t change anything. When all else fails, you’ll need to ask for the file to be shared once again in order to get a better version of the document.
Protecting a PDF is another basic edit that you can now do through online web-based applications. Most PDFs don’t have password-protection in them, but that’s because these PDFs usually only carry generic information that’s shared person to person. When a PDF file contains sensitive and personal information, password protection is key to ensure that the right person will have access to the file.
Protecting PDFs with a password is usually done from the creator’s side of the PDF itself. So when you find yourself creating a PDF that needs to be shared over the Internet and find that the information within the PDF needs to be protected, setting password-protection on it should be the first order of business. Luckily, you can just upload the file online and immediately set parameters for it.
Converting PDFs into a more editable format is one of the most common edits that a PDF file undergoes in its lifetime. There are many types of conversion – PDF to MS Office file formats and vice-versa. The former is easier to do and can be done on MS Office applications easily, but the latter needs a specific PDF converter tool.
Not to worry, though, as these tools can also be accessed online. Now, you don’t have to worry about converting PDF files to Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, even when you are away from your computer. With web-based PDF applications, conversion processes are more accessible than ever. That’s precious time saved! And when you run a business, time is of the essence!
Basic PDF edits are better done online today than at any other time in history. In fact, although it is bold to say that you don’t need a standalone software for PDF reading anymore, the truth of the matter is that, with simple edits like the ones listed above, you actually don’t! Applications take space on your device, and when you’re running out of it, it’s better to keep your PDF editing exclusively online!