5 Must Have Functions in an Ideal PDF Editing Software for Windows

There are plenty of options around when it comes to a simple PDF reader. But when you need to create a PDF file from scratch, convert to and from other file formats (like Word Documents, Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint Presentation etc.) or edit an existing PDF file, there are hardly any quality programs available. Adobe´s own Acrobat Professional can perform these tasks but at a very high price which makes it unsuitable for home and small business users. An ideal PDF editing software should be able to perform the following five functions:

1 — Create PDF

It should be able to create PDF files from scratch or transform any printable file format to PDF flawlessly while making the PDF creation process very easy. The files created with the help of such a PDF editor should be fully compatible with other PDF software such as; Adobe Acrobat, Foxit and Nitro, etc.

2 — Edit PDF

Smooth editing of PDF files has long been an unfulfilled dream for PDF users. A fine PDF editor should enable the user to add and modify text in a PDF file by a single click. Moreover, the user should be able to insert, move, resize images and play around with the page(s) in the PDF document.

3 — Convert PDF

Another important functionality that an ideal PDF editor must have is that it ought to allow the user to easily convert MS Word document to PDF, MS Excel spreadsheet to PDF, MS PowerPoint presentation to PDF, PDF to MS Word document, and PDF to an image seamlessly for professional results. The more printable file formats it can convert to PDF, the better. The editor should also be able to combine multiple documents to a PDF document.

4 — Review and Annotate PDF

With the help of an efficient editor, the user should be able to to refine the document, make annotations, add titles and attach files for new adjustments. Annotations are the quickest and easiest comments to add to a PDF document and work well because they really stand out. It should also allow the user to add headers and footers, page numbers, time and date to the PDF file and manage multiple attachments in the PDF document.

5 — Optical Character Recognition

Finally, the PDF editor ought to allow the user to make use of the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. OCR is a technology that enables a user to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera into editable and searchable data, thus enabling the user to access and edit the content of the original document.

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