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Can't edit a scanned pdf document




  • Official comment

    Hi Edwin,

    Thank you for your post. I will be happy to help.

    There are lots of reasons why you cannot edit PDF files, some of them are simple and straightforward, meaning you will have a solution in no time and others may be difficult and not very easy to solve. The following are the top 5 reasons why most people can't edit a PDF file and what you can do to remedy the situation.

    1. The PDF document was created without the necessary administrative rights
    Sometimes you may be unable to open the PDF file because the creator of the document turned off the editing capability. Working around this problem is really easy. all you need to do is use a PDF reader that allows editing.

    2. The PDF document may be protected
    Some people protect PDF documents from being edited or tampered with. So if you can't edit PDF documents check to see if they are protected.

    3. Using the wrong PDF software package
    There are some PDF readers that don't allow you to edit the document because the OCR option is not activated or used. 

    Click the "OCR" tab button and the software will recognize the text

    How to use OCR?

    Once OCR is complete, you will be able to edit the PDF file accordingly. Open the "Edit" tab to see the range of edits you can do to your scanned PDF file.

    Modify the text on your PDF by clicking the "Edit" icon on the top-right toolbar. Click anywhere on the document to add, delete, or change the existing text. Add a new set of texts by clicking on the "Add Text" button.

    Click any object in the PDF file to edit images and diagrams. You can delete the object by right-clicking it and choosing the "Delete" option. You can also cut or copy objects using this step. Select the object to reposition it around your document. To add a new image file to the document, click the "Add Image" button.

    In case you face an issue with the particular file, please contact technical support directly.


  • chuck

    I still can NOT edit previously scanned doc I was able to edit prior to the install of PDF Suit Pro w/ OCR


    Please advise.



  • Lola

    Hi Chuck,

    thank you for your follow-up.

    I will create a support case for you so our technical agent will help to resolve the issue.


  • chuck

    TIK TOK TIK TOK waiting for response from your agents 

    Still cannot edit within body that I previous edited!


    Chuck Emich

  • Lola

    Hi Chuck,

    I have reviewed your support case #3772137 and I see that our technical agent has asked you to send the PDF file you are having issues with, so that we could test it from our side and provide you with the best possible solution.

    The privacy of your documents will be respected and they will be deleted after being tested.


  • chuck

    Lola / PDF Support

    You were sent requested doc' (PDF) and I'm hearing crickets!

    PLEASE check you emails & make an assessment!


  • Megan

    Hello Chuck,

    Thank you for following up. Please be informed that we have not received the email with the PDF yet. Could you please resend it for our agent to test it and help you accordingly? 

    Thank you for your cooperation. 

    PDF Suite team 


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