PDF files are by definition documents that cannot be intervened: generally, this format is chosen to avoid modifications being made later.
However, in some cases you may need to edit a PDF: if you see a mistake on a document that has been sent to you, for example, but also if you need to sign the received document. All this is possible with Adobe Reader software.
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Through these different tutorials, we simply explain how to modify a PDF, sign it or even annotate it.
Add a handwritten signature to a PDF
If you use Adobe Reader software to view a PDF document, you can add a manual signature to it very easily. To start with, you need to sign on loose paper and scan your signature with a scanner, or more simply photograph it.
Then, you must go to the “Fill and sign” part of your Adobe Reader software. You can even save your signature, to quickly reuse it whenever you need it.
When you have imported your signature, you just have to shift it on the document to place it in the right place.
Use your stamp on a PDF document
Adobe Reader software also allows you to add a stamp to a document. Here you can create your personalized stamp without having to leave the software, with a few simple operations.
If you wish, you can also use pre-existing buffers, already configured in the software (“Approved”, “Not approved”, “Confidential”, “Canceled”, etc.).
As every time you work on a PDF document, do not forget to save the changes so that a new version of the file with your stamp is created.
Edit PDF with Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader software allows you to edit PDF files with different functionalities: comments, modifications or additions of elements. You can use comments to easily annotate all the documents you process in this format.
In addition, you also have the option of adding shapes to it, for example to draw attention to an area of the text. Finally, there is a feature to simply correct mistakes or errors, by eliminating what is not suitable and offering your alternative.
If you prefer, you can also do “free additions” in the form of freehand drawings or text.
As you can see, despite its “final” appearance, a PDF document can be edited quite simply through the software that is often used to read these files, Adobe Reader, a practical and versatile program.
Note that there is also alternative software and methods to edit PDF even when they are protected documents. Do not hesitate to ask for help on these manipulations in the software section of the support forum.