To edit a PDF file in Good Docs, you have to convert PDF to Google Documents first. Only after that, you can edit the PDF content like in a Word processor. Later you can save the edited Google docs as a PDF file. Here are the steps: Click "Upload" on left side of the Google Docs main interface to upload your PDF file > Check the option "Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents" > Edit PDF in Google Docs > Save Google Docs as PDF.
It is totally free to use the Google Docs to extract text from PDF files for further editing on Google Docs. This way is especailly suitable for people who need to edit PDF fileswhich contain only text. As for editing scanned PDF or a PDF file on which there are some pictures, you should try a professional PDF editing tool because Google Docs will lose the original PDF file formatting and layout.
Google Docs Alternatives to Edit a PDF File
Yes, it is free to edit a PDF in Google Documents. I do appreciate what Google has done for Internet users. However, Google Documents doesn't allow me to export a satisfying PDF. During the process, the formatting, layout of the PDF are lost. I do not blame it. After all, Google Docs is more of a Word processor than a PDF Editor. To export a more satisfying PDF, we have to turn to a professional PDF editor - Wondershare PDF Editor.
Try Wondershare PDF Editor to Edit PDF files!
- To insert text or modify text, click the Home menu, and then click “Edit Text”. Move mouse to the PDF file where you’re going to insert text, double-click the text block to enter the newly text.
- To add blank pages, images, bookmark, link, or watermark to a PDF file, click the Insert menu to select the corresponding tools to carry out the editing.
- To manage PDF pages, Wondershare PDF Editor offers you several options: Delete Page, Extract Page, Crop Page, Merge Document, Split Documents, etc.