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Add text, images, shapes, highlights, and freehand annotations to your documents with this online PDF editor. The simplest way to edit your work and do more in less time, so you can get down to business.

  • Add text to a PDF and fill in forms
  • Edit PDF files anywhere, on any device
  • Secure software with advanced high-tech TLS encryption

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Edit a PDF—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

Enjoy powerful editing capabilities on all your documents and PDFs. Multiple easy-to-use functions, seamless workflows across various tools, and a host of file type export options.

Document management tools available with Smallpdf’s Edit PDF

A PDF Editor Anyone Can Use

Simple tools that don’t require any complicated setups, or onboarding for individuals or teams to work with and edit documents. No expensive software, heavy downloads, or clumsy hardware. Get started right away.

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.

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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 images, shapes, or text, and edit the size, font, or color
  3. Continue to work on your document with other PDF tools
  4. Finally, print, share, or download your edited PDF file
  5. Or, export your document as a 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.

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PDF Editing FAQs

  • Is it free to edit and add text to PDFs with this tool?

    Absolutely. You can edit and add text to your documents for free with the Edit PDF tool from Smallpdf. You don’t need to register for an account to use the tool, but you may enjoy extra benefits, such as increased daily usage when you register for a free account.


  • 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 highlight text freehand?

    When you use the Edit PDF tool, you’ll have two different options for highlighting text. One of these options is to select and highlight text with your cursor; neat and tidy and perfect for redacting text. The other option is to highlight freehand, which is great for studying and taking notes. And don’t worry about any squiggly lines! Our software will automatically iron those out for you.


  • 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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