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PDF Editor

An all-in-one online PDF editor to edit text and add images, shapes, highlights, and freehand annotations to your documents. The simplest way to edit your work and do more in less time, so you can get down to business.

  • Edit text in a PDF and fill in forms
  • Organize your document, any way you like
  • Work securely with state-of-the-art software

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  • Facebook
  • Columbia University
  • Unileve
  • Hilton
  • Fleet Plus
  • The And Partnership
  • Verizon
  • Taxfix

Edit Your PDFs—The Easy Way

Document work shouldn’t be hard. That’s why we’ve simplified PDF editing, so you can have the freedom and flexibility to do anything you want with your professional documents.

Powerful PDF Editing—Totally Simple

When we say ‘edit,’ we really mean ‘edit.’ Add new text, edit existing text, highlight, draw, insert shapes and images—whatever you need, we’ve got it. So simple to use, no setup or onboarding needed. Get started right away.

Document management tools available with Smallpdf’s Edit PDF

Document Organization at a Glance

Use the Organize mode to rearrange, merge, extract, split, and more. With a host of file-type export options, save your document in any format you like. 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

Done making magic and editing your PDF? Simply save your edited file to Smallpdf, your device, or any of our connected apps, such as Dropbox or G Suite, or share it with a quick download link.

Smallpdf’s easy to use sharing tool
5-step instructions on how to edit a PDF online for free with Smallpdf

How To Edit PDF Online for Free

  1. Upload or drop your PDF document into the PDF Editor
  2. Add text, images, and annotations from the Mark up tab
  3. Edit existing text from the Edit tab—this is a pro feature
  4. Rearrange, extract, and split pages from the Organize tab
  5. Download or export your edited PDF in Word, Excel, JPG, or PPT

Edit PDF Online—Quick & Easy

  • Tools so easy to use—no training needed

    Powerful Tools—Zero Training

    Tools so simple, you and your team won’t need to read or learn anything to get started. Just upload your file and start editing.

  • Work with Edit PDF on any device and operating system

    Easily Switch Tools & File Types

    Quickly navigate between 20+ other PDF tools, compress or export your file into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or JPG.

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

    Edit Files on the Move

    Never work at a desk again. Edit your files on the move with the Smallpdf Mobile App, available for Android and iOS.

  • GDPR compliance stamp

    GDPR Compliance

    We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ensuring we manage your personal data correctly.

  • ISO/IEC 27001 compliance stamp

    ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

    We are audited annually for our ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a mark that assures the safety and security of your information.

  • Secure file encryption for safe downloads

    File Transfer Encryption

    We even keep your files secure while you’re editing, compressing, or converting them, with high-tech TLS encryption.

Free for 7 Days

Unlock text editing with a Smallpdf Pro 7-day free trial. You get to try out all 20+ tools as an added bonus!

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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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