How to edit a PDF file online

Do you need to highlight certain passages in a PDF file that was sent to you via email? Do you wanna add annotations but do not you know which program to use? There’s a really good news for you: you can do all this online!

By now there are several online services, all free and extremely easy to use, allowing you to freely modify the documents in PDF format by adding them text, images, notes, highlights and much more. Work on any browser and operating system without the need for special plugins.


If you are looking for a solution on how to edit a PDF file online , the first service that you should try is PDF Zen. Connect to its home page and click first the Open file button (located at the bottom right), then click Choose File to select the document you want to edit from your PC.

When the file upload is completed (it takes a few seconds), you can edit the PDF using the buttons located at the top of the page. Clicking on the Type tool you can add custom written to the document by clicking on Highlight can highlight the contents of the file, with the Draw tool you can draw on the sheets while with the Comment button you can add comments to the file.

When you have finished your work on the document, you can save the edited PDF with PDF Zen by clicking first on the Actions button (located at the top right) and then on the Download in the sidebar that appears on the right side of the screen.


Another great service to modify a PDF file online is PDFescape. To use it, connect to its main page and loads the document by first clicking on the Edit your PDF now button to edit your PDF  and then on Upload PDF to PDFescape, Browse/Choose File and Upload.

The toolbar PDFescape is divided into three tabs . In the main (Insert) there are buttons to add text, images, drawings and other custom elements within the document. In Annotate you find the highlighter (Highlight) and annotations (sticky notes) while in Page edit pages of the PDF rotating, cutting and deleting them.

When you’re satisfied with the result, click on the green arrow located in the left sidebar to download the PDF changed on your computer.


Don’t you want to modify the contents of a PDF directly, but convert it to a file format more “flexible” as the Word DOCX? Not a problem. Contact your local free online service DocsPal and you can turn your PDFs into Word documents, RTF, ODT, web pages and more in just a few clicks.

To use it, click on the Browse button and select the PDF document you want to convert, then select the target format (example, DOCX) to convert from the dropdown menu and click on the Convert button to complete the operation. To download the converted document, simply click on its name placed in the bottom of the page.