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How to Make PDF Writable

"How can I edit texts and make some correction and addition on PDF file"—Dorothy 

That is common in daily life. You find blank on a PDF page and you want to add a form to it or annotations, but only to find that the PDF is readable only. What a pity! If you really need to make PDF writable, you can try the following ways.

Ensure PDF is not marked ad Read-only

The first thing you need to know is whether the PDF is marked as read-only or not by your computer. That’s because some computers are set to mark PDF to read-only automatically. To do that, just right-click the PDF, go to "Properties" to see the "Read-only" check-box is ticked or not. If it is ticked, uncheck it.

Use PDF Converter Pro to make PDF writable

Some PDF files are not writable, that’s because they are either protected by user passwords or they are scanned PDF files. Though you cannot edit on them directly, you can convert them to writable document format, like word and text. To do the task, Wondersahre PDF Converter Pro is a good choice. It has the OCR function, which could recognize text from scanned PDFs and convert them to Word, TEXT, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel. Here are the brief steps to use it.

Free download PDF Converter Pro

If you’re a Mac user, you can make PDF writable by using AnyBizSoft PDF Editor Pro

1. Download and install the app. Then run it.

2. Click the "Add files" button on the main interface to import PDF files. And if your PDF files are scanned ones, ensure the OCR sliding button is on the right, which means you’ve enabled the OCR feature.

3. Choose 1 of the 6 document files as the output format and click the "Convert" button.

That’s it! In a few minutes, you could see your target files on the folder you’ve set for them. You can do batch conversion, implying you can convert up to 200 files at one time.

Besides PDF Converter Pro, you can also use Adobe Acrobat to make PDF writable. You need to choose the "No Security" under the "Security" tab in the "Properties". However, during the process, you must type in the password it the PDF is protected by password. What’s more, the price of Adobe Acrobat is quite high. It is not worth.

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