How to edit PDF documents
with ABBYY FineReader PDF

Follow the simple steps in this video:

  1. Open a PDF document in the PDF Editor, or create a blank PDF by pressing Ctrl+N in the “New Task” window.
  2. Click the "PDF Tools" button, then click the "Edit" button. Within moments, FineReader PDF will prepare the PDF for editing.
  3. Click on a paragraph or table cell text and start editing as you would in a regular text editor. The text will reflow automatically.
  4. Select the text in the paragraph or cell and use the text formatting tools and buttons to adjust the formatting.
  5. Drag the square marks on the borders or corners of a paragraph, table cell, or picture to resize it.
  6. To rotate pictures, move the mouse near a square mark on a border or corner into two-sided bent arrow, then drag clockwise or counterclockwise.
  7. Click the border of a paragraph or a picture and drag to move it across the page. Use purple alignment assistance lines that appear to align the element being moved with the other elements on the page.

Edit entire paragraphs

You can edit entire paragraphs in a PDF, keeping the text flowing smoothly from line to line as you add, change, or delete the text. When the amount of text exceeds the paragraph limits, FineReader automatically expands them.

Add new paragraphs of text

Add more text to a PDF document by creating new paragraphs. Type in or copy and paste text into the document.

Change text formatting

Set the text formatting for single words, sentences, or whole paragraphs. Change fonts, font styles, size and color, typeface, text alignment, and line spacing.

Edit table cells

Edit content of PDF table cells as easily as you would edit any other text in the document.

Arrange pictures

Add, change, and delete pictures in PDF documents. Move them around the page, resize, and rotate them as needed.

Rearrange page layout

By moving paragraphs, table cells, and pictures around a PDF page, you can change its layout entirely.

Create PDF documents from a blank page

Using FineReader PDF's editing tools, you can create a new PDF document completely from scratch.

Edit any type of PDF

The same tools and capabilities are used for editing both digital and scanned PDFs — just start editing.

Work with documents faster

Fix typos or even make major modifications to a PDF without recreating it in layout and design software. What used to take hours or days to complete — and may have required involving other people — can be completed in minutes in FineReader PDF.