Edit PDF Text Free

Free to Add, Change, and Format Text in PDFs

Directly Select and Edit Text in PDFs for Free

Unlike premium PDF editing software, PDFgear charges nothing to make 'edit text in PDFs' happen. You can easily replace, add, delete, and format text in a PDF file as you can in a Microsoft Word document. 

To edit a PDF form, rotate, extract, or renumber PDF pages had made easy. Annotating or signing PDFs can be done very well, too.

Select and Change PDF Text

Instantly select text in PDF and make edits as if working with Microsoft Word, without inserting text boxes. You can freely replace text, insert text, delete text, move text, rearrange letter orders, change fonts/typefaces, and more.

Flexible Formatting Options

During the editing, you get to freely customize text formatting such as fonts, styles, sizes, symbols, etc., highlight text, and underline/strikethrough annotations. Otherwise, the original formatting is retained.

Recreate a PDF

Other than text editing, extensive PDF editing features are also offered for you to create PDF files: resize/reposition inserted images, fill out PDF forms, insert signatures, add comments, remove/add watermarks, highlight text, etc.

Versatile Page Numbering

Inserting page numbers in a PDF document facilitates the citation of a particular page. PDFgear helps add page numbers to headers or footers on specified pages, with customizable page ranges, alignment, and margin.

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FAQs on
Editing PDF Text

FAQs on Editing PDF Text

Why is PDFgear free?

While instant PDF text editing and OCR are usually paid features in most PDF editors like Adobe Acrobat, we decide to bring them to our users at zero cost. The reason that PDFgear is free is that we aim to bring accessible PDF solutions to the masses.

What’s the accuracy of the text recognition?

PDFgear uses extremely accurate OCR technology with a 98.6% accuracy rate. It helps precisely recognize and extract text in PDF documents, and transform them into selectable and editable text areas.

Can I edit the text in PDF without changing the formatting?

With PDFgear PDF editor, you get to freely select and edit PDF text with the same font, text formatting won’t change after the editing. On the other hand, extensive font options are also offered if you want to make changes.

Does PDFgear have any restrictions on the size of PDF files?

No, PDFgear Desktop doesn’t have limitations on the size of imported PDF files. You can edit however large PDF documents as you want. Meanwhile, PDFgear also provides a powerful PDF compressor tool to help reduce PDF file size offline.

Can I edit images and tables in PDF?

Yes, aside from text, you’re also allowed to reposition and edit tables, pages, shapes, forms, inserted images, etc. in PDF documents.

Can I edit scanned PDF documents?

Yes, by converting scanned PDF documents to Word using the PDFgear free OCR PDF converter, you can get an editable Microsoft Word document in seconds.