How to Edit a PDF with EasePDF

Updated on 31/5/2021

Instead of converting formats between PDF and other document types, EasePDF brings online PDF editing tools for those who need to edit PDF without installing software easily. There are 5 main types of PDF editors that will be introduced to you in this guide. You can access them under the "All PDF Tools" menu on the navigation bar after turning to EasePDF. In the following, you can learn how to edit a PDF with EasePDF.

EasePDF Edit PDF Tools

Steps to Edit PDF

Step 1. Upload A PDF Document
After opening the "Edit PDF" tool in EasePDF, you need to upload the PDF file you want to edit to the editor. Press the "Add File(s)" button for adding or import from GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and OneDrive (EasePDF will let you log in to your account and access the library for selecting the PDF document to import to the editor). Using a URL to add an online PDF file is also supported.

EasePDF Edit PDF Add File

Step 2. Edit PDF
When you turn to the converter, click the "Add File(s)" button for adding the PDF documents from the local folder on your device to the converter.
Start to edit the PDF using provided tools now.
Add texts: By clicking the "A" icon, you can add texts to the PDF document. The layout of the text can be adjusted using the tools on the provided toolkit.

EasePDF Edit PDF Add Texts

Add a signature: You can add a handwritten signature to the PDF document by clicking the second editing icon. Changing the color and size of the signature is available.

EasePDF Edit PDF Create Signature

Add images: Pressing the image icon on the toolkit bar, you can select the images from your computer for adding to the PDF if you need to. By dragging the borders of the images, you can change their size easily.

EasePDF Edit PDF Add Images

Add shapes: By clicking the square icon, you can add a shape to the PDF document. After adding a shape, you can adjust its layout such as the color and thickness of the lines.

EasePDF Edit PDF Add Shape

Step 3. Save PDF
When you finish the editing step, press the "Save PDF" button and you can save the changes to the edited PDF file. And EasePDF will prepare the well-edited document for you to download.

EasePDF Edit PDF Save PDF

Step 4. Download Edited PDF
When the "Download" button is showed, click it and the PDF can be saved to your device. You can also choose to save the document to cloud platforms such as GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

EasePDF Edit PDF Save Edited PDF

Sharing the edited PDF with your friends through URL, email, and QR code is also available.

EasePDF Edit PDF Share File

Steps to Rotate PDF

Step 1. Upload A PDF Document
When open the "Rotate PDF" tool, press the button for adding the PDF file you need to rotate from your local folder. You can log in to GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts to access the cloud library, or click the URL icon to add an online document to the "Rotate PDF" tool.

EasePDF Rotate PDF Add File

Step 2. Rotate the PDF Pages
You can select to rotate all pages contained in this PDF document or any of them freely according to your need.

Rotate a single page: By clicking the rotate icon provided above a single page, you can rotate it solely.

EasePDF Rotate PDF Rotate A Single Page

Rotate all pages: If you need to rotate all the pages of the PDF document at once, just press the "Turn Left" or "Turn Right" button below.

EasePDF Rotate PDF Rotate All Pages

Step 3. Save the Rotated PDF
After rotating the PDF pages, click the "Rotate PDF" button and EasePDF will bring you the "Download" button for saving the document.

EasePDF Rotate PDF Download File

Tip:You have more ways to save the rotated PDF file: 1. Back up the PDF file to cloud platforms such as GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and OneDrive; 2. Transfer the document through URL, email, or QR code (the link is only available for 24 hours).

Steps to eSign PDF

Step 1. Upload A PDF Document
Press the "Add File(s)" button after going to the "eSign PDF" tool in EasePDF. EasePDF also allows people to add a PDF file from other platforms such as GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

EasePDF eSign PDF Add File

Also, copying and pasting the URL of an online PDF document for adding to the tool is available.
Step 2. Add Signature to the PDF File
After adding the PDF file, you have two ways to add the signature to its pages.

Add texts: You can choose to type your signature in an electronic way for adding it directly.

EasePDF eSign PDF Add Text Signature

Create a signature: You can also create a signature on EasePDF directly. You can use the provided functions to adjust the signature to make it unique. For example, you can change its type. draw your signature in a handwritten way, or even add a signature image you have created before directly.

EasePDF eSign PDF Create A Signature

Step 3. Save the PDF
After adding the signature now, you should click "Save PDF" and EasePDF will prepare the well-signed one for you to download. Press the "Download" button to get it.
Or you can save the signed PDF through other ways like saving to the cloud platforms (GoogleDrive, OneDrive, and Dropbox), saving the URL, QR code, or sending through emails.

EasePDF eSign PDF Download PDF

Tip: You can only edit one PDF document each time. What's more, the URL, email, and QR code are only available for 24 hours. So remember to save it before the document becomes invalid.

Steps to Add Watermark to PDF

Step 1. Upload A PDF Document
When you go to the "Add Watermark" tool on EasePDF, add a PDF document to the tool through the ways you need (add from your device, cloud platforms like GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, or through a URL). You can only add one PDF file each time.

EasePDF Add Watermark Add PDF

Step 2. Add Watermark to PDF
You can add two types of the watermark to the PDF document based on your needs.

Add texts: By adding a text watermark to the document, press the "A" icon and enter the texts as your watermark. You can adjust the layout of it using the toolbar. Also, you can choose the page range that you need the watermark to be presented.

EasePDF Add Watermark Add Text Watermark

Add images: By clicking the image icon, you can add the watermark in the form of an image. After adding the image, you can adjust the transparency of it or rotate the image. Besides, choose the page range for adding the watermark.

EasePDF Add Watermark Add Image Watermark

Step 3. Download the PDF
Finally, when the watermark is added, click "Save PDF" and you can download the document with the watermark added. You can also choose to save a copy of it to platforms like GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and OneDrive by login into your account, or save it to other devices using a URL, QR code, or sending an email.

EasePDF Add Watermark Download PDF

Steps to Add Page Numbers to PDF

Step 1. Upload A PDF Document
EasePDF can only number one PDF document at once, so you can only import one file to the tool after going to the "Add Page Numbers" tool. Choosing files from GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and OneDrive is also available.

EasePDF Add Page Numbers Add File

Step 2. Add Numbers to the File
When the PDF document is added to the tool, select the page range for adding numbers. You can edit the page numbers using the provided tools:

Position: Select a place on the page to set the page numbers such as "Top Left", "Top Center", "Top Right", "Bottom Left", "Bottom Center", and "Bottom Right".
Pages: Enter a number for the first page you want to add. For example, if you enter "1" on the "First" column, the page numbers will start from "1". If you enter "2", the page numbers will start from "2".
Format: You have free formats for setting the page numbers, such as "1,2,3...", "Page {N}", and "Page {N} of {M}".
Numbering: Set the page range that you want to add page numbers. For example, if you choose to "Start from 2 to 7", the page numbers will be added from page 2 to page 7 of your file.
After the settings are completed, click "Add Pages Numbers" to apply the changes.

EasePDF Add Page Numbers to PDF

Step 3. Download the PDF
When EasePDF prepared the numbered PDF document for you, only click the "Download" icon for getting it saved to your device. Otherwise, you can save it to your cloud platforms such as GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or OneDrive so you can access them also on your other devices.

EasePDF Add Page Numbers Download File

If you want to download the PDF later, saving the URL or QR code is also available. You can come back to download the file within 24 hours.
Tip: When you have added a PDF document but find that EasePDF fails to edit it, it may because the document is encrypted or converted into the read-only mode. You can unlock the PDF document before editing them. If this document is saved in a read-only mode, EasePDF can even help you unlock it mandatorily.

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