Edit or make changes to a PDF file

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a common format for sharing final versions of files.

  • To add or edit text in a PDF that was made in an Office program like Excel or Publisher, start with the original Office file. Open that file in your Office program, make your changes, and then save the file in PDF format again.

  • To convert a PDF and edit it in Word 2013 or Word 2016, check out Edit PDF content in Word.

  • Or use a third-party PDF converter tool to import your PDF into an Office file format, make your changes, and then save the file in PDF format again. You can purchase a PDF converter through the Office Store.

    You can also use Adobe Acrobat. For more information, see Adobe Acrobat.

    Note: The third-party products discussed in this article are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

More Information

To learn about saving files as PDFs in Office programs, see Save as PDF. To create and save PDF files when you use most Office 2007 programs, see 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS.

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