We recently discussed why PDF files are used for legal documents. As a refresher, since PDFs are “read only” documents, they can’t be modified without leaving an electronic footprint — so this file format meets the requirements for legal documents in court. In a word, PDFs are very secure.
But what if you’re using PDFs for other purposes and need to be able to edit the content that’s on a PDF? Are you stuck rekeying the entire document into an editable file before you can use it?
Fortunately, the answer to the latter question is no. It is possible to convert PDF files that contain locked content into editable documents — even on a mobile device — if you use the right tool.
WPS Office for Android offers a PDF conversion tool that can be invaluable if you need to be able to convert your PDF files quickly and easily. With this tool, you can change PDFs into other types of files for easy editing in any of the three applications within WPS Office: Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets.
Once you’ve used the PDF converter, you’re free to modify the files in whichever app you need. If you’re working in Writer, you can turn the PDF into a modifiable Word file. Likewise, if you want to convert a PDF into a PowerPoint file, you can do so directly into Presentation. You can even turn a PDF file into an Excel file in Spreadsheets using the PDF converter.