The following article contains all the information about PDF files and how to make them editable. Along with that, the writer also answers some frequently asked questions.
What is a pdf?
The full form of pdf is a portable document format. Pdf is used to store files, documents, important works, information, photos, graphics and much more. The concept of pdf was developed by the Adobe software company. The specialty of pdf is that images, diagrams, graphics can be saved in various shapes, sizes, fonts. In today’s world, PDF files are the most common files used to store data.
There are several reasons why PDF files worked so successfully it is because they can be used by everyone. In addition, they are independent of hardware, software, paper and devices. They work on all mobiles and devices.
To use them, the user only needs to know how to open, edit, delete and store the pdf. These are the basic functions that can be performed on the data found within the pdf. All data can also be printed.
The language used to make these PDF files is the post script language. The publish script is also called PS and is used to describe pages. These languages are concatenative languages and are created by Adobe software systems.
The pdf cannot be opened on all platforms and the user will need the adobe opener to use the pdf.
Why did pdf become so popular?
PDF is preferred over all other file storage systems. This is due to only one reason, which is when the PDF is sent and received multiple times, the template, data positioning, and images are not changed. The layout remains the same even if the user edits the file 1000 times.
This feature makes it much easier for the user to use the file and handle the data. Another feature of the pdf that made it so successful is the size and capacity of the file. The creator has allowed the user to store a large number of files in the pdf. In addition, there are several layers of protection that the pdf provides to the data it contains. This makes it difficult for the thief or hacker to steal the data.
The next feature that makes pdf so popular is the password protected feature. If the user wants to protect the data found within the pdf, they can assign a password to the file. This password will not allow any other person to have access to the data it contains.
The next reason PDF files should be preferred is that PDF files are independent of software versions, operating system, and much more. The pdf can be opened on any platform, device, software and therefore can be used without any problems. PDF files can also be used from mobile devices.
Also, the format of the pdf is such that any form of file like word, ppt, excel sheet, everything can be converted into a pdf. To convert it, the user can download any application that is available in the play store. Also, the user can convert it online through various online websites that are made just for that purpose.
How to use a pdf?
Since pdf only works in adobe reader, the user would have to download the latest version of adobe. To download the latest version, the user must visit the official adobe website. Before downloading adobe, the user should check the software version of the device they are using. After downloading and installing the software, the user must open an account in the software. Registration in the software is mandatory if the user wants to save and edit the pdf.
How to convert a .pdf file to a .docx file and vice versa?
To convert a pdf file to a Word file, the user has to search Google to find websites that perform these operations. There are some websites that do these conversions without charging money. Once the user finds a suitable website, they need to upload the pdf to the website. Once the pdf is uploaded to the website, the user needs to click the convert button. The converted file will be sent by email or to the user via a social media platform. Along with that, the user could also download the file directly through the website. To convert any file to pdf or a pdf file to any other file, the user must follow the same steps. The only crucial instruction is that the user should choose the website carefully, as if the file contains sensitive and important information and the site is not legitimate, it could lead to spoofing, hacking or editing of the content within the pdf.
How to make a PDF editable?
There are several ways to make a pdf editable and one of them is by downloading adobe reader. Adobe Reader is an application / software that is used to correctly read a pdf. Along with that, the user can also use online websites to make the PDF editable.
How to choose a website to edit the pdf?
The website that the user chooses must perform the work for free. While there are some websites that charge money to edit a pdf, there are websites that charge money for part work. There are also websites that do not charge money to edit the pdf. The user must choose these websites.
The website should be free, but also legitimate. The user must choose the legitimacy of the website. This step is important for people who are hiding important and confidential files. The legitimacy of the website can be verified using the popularity of the website and also the monthly traffic of the website.
The website must accurately perform all the features and functions mentioned. The content within the file should not be modified at any cost.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism