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PDFs aren't a one-way street. With our PDF Editor, you can edit text in your PDFs and add images, shapes, highlights, and annotations. Unlike other services, it's free and you don't need to create an account or provide an email address to access the PDF Editor. Only the text editing feature is limited to Pro users—get a 7-day free trial to test it!

  • Edit PDFs without limits with Smallpdf
  • Freely organize your document online
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Edit Your PDFs Online—The Easy Way

We believe that working with PDFs should be easy and uncomplicated. That includes editing a PDF. That’s why we simplified it and intentionally left away the hefty price tag. Our PDF Editor lets you make changes to PDF files any way you want—for free, right in your browser, without needing any software.

Easy & Efficient Online PDF Editing

Our PDF Editor isn't just another means to sparsely highlight text in documents. When we say edit,” we really mean edit.” Your PDF becomes a canvas, much like a Word document, that you can add new text to as well as use tools to highlight, draw, insert shapes and images with. With a Smallpdf Pro account, you can also change existing text in your PDF. An intuitive user interface rounds up the experience to make things simple for you.

Document management tools available with Smallpdf’s Edit PDF

PDF Organization at the Click of a Button

The PDF Editor also offers a special mode to organize your file with functions to rearrange, merge, extract, split, and more. Plus, you have direct access to a wide range of converters to export your PDF in formats like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or JPG. You can even compress or flatten your PDF—your document, your way.

Editing capabilities available with Smallpdf’s edit tool

Quick to Save, Easy to Share

Once you're done making magic and editing your PDF, you can save it to your local drive immediately; no paywall, no registration, no watermarks. We also offer options to store your edited PDF with Smallpdf or directly transfer it to your Dropbox or Google Drive storage. If you need to share your PDF with someone, you can create a download link directly from the PDF Editor.

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5-step instructions on how to edit a PDF online for free with Smallpdf

How To Edit a PDF File Online for Free

  1. Import or drag & drop your PDF file to our editor.
  2. Add text, images, shapes, markups, and e-signatures as desired.
  3. Organize document pages if needed.
  4. Click to “Export” your file as a PDF or other file type.
  5. Download your edited PDF when ready—that’s it!

Edit PDF Online—Quick, Easy, Secure

  • Tools so easy to use—no training needed

    Simple Yet Powerful PDF Editor

    Editing a PDF is actually easy—with the right tools at your disposal. Smallpdf offers an intuitive and simple user interface you'll instinctively know how to use to edit a PDF.

  • Work with Edit PDF on any device and operating system

    Direct Access to 20+ PDF Tools

    All of Smallpdf's tools are connected. Right from the PDF Editor, you can access 20+ other tools to compress the PDF, export it to Word, Excel, PPT, or JPG, or even e-sign it.

  • The various formats that can be used with Smallpdf’s edit tool

    Edit PDF Files Anywhere, Anytime

    The Smallpdf Mobile App, available for iOS and Android, removes the shackles tying you to your desk. Edit your PDFs anywhere, anytime, with your smartphone.

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    GDPR Compliance

    Visiting a website inevitably means sharing data. To ensure your data is handled safely, we comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • ISO/IEC 27001 compliance stamp

    ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

    We are audited annually for our ISO/IEC 27001 certification. Conformity with it means that we have systems in place to ensure the safety and security of your information.

  • Secure file encryption for safe downloads

    File Transfer Encryption

    Advanced TLS encryption protects your files while you’re compressing, converting, or editing them. Your PDFs are safe from theft or abuse thanks to cryptographic processes.

PDF Editing FAQs

  • Is the Edit PDF tool free to use?

    Absolutely. You can add text, images, highlight, draw, and organize your documents for free. Editing existing text needs a Pro subscription, but you can sign up for a 7-day free trial to try it out! You can cancel your trial anytime.


  • Can I get licenses for my whole team?

    Smallpdf is perfect for anyone looking to simplify their document work. Teams and businesses are always looking for ways to work better, close deals faster, and be more productive. That’s why we offer Smallpdf for Teams and Smallpdf for Business, so teams of different sizes can find a plan that works best for them.


  • Can I e-sign my file once I’m done editing?

    Edit PDF is just one of Smallpdf’s many useful tools in the suite, which includes other nifty tools to compress, convert, and e-sign documents and contracts. Once you’re done editing your PDF, all you need to do is select our eSign PDF tool from the Tools dropdown and you’ll move seamlessly into e-signing mode.


  • Can I edit the text in a PDF?

    Editing existing text using our Edit PDF tool is simple. Upload your document and navigate to the Edit tab. Click on the text you’d like to edit and make your changes. You may need to sign up for a 7-day free trial to access this feature, but you can cancel anytime.


  • Can I add password protection to my edited file?

    Sometimes documents need a little extra protection and security. That’s why we created our Protect PDF tool. Once you’re done editing your document, you can select the tool from the Tools dropdown. You’ll be redirected to create and repeat a password to encrypt your file.


Document Work—Your Way

Editing PDFs doesn’t have to be tricky. Try out Smallpdf Pro for 7 days’ free access to 20+ tools for simplifying your work—and life.

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