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Is there any way to edit, ex. (Erase and rewrite words ) a

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Is there any way to edit, ex. (Erase and rewrite words ) a pdf file using a android device?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mac_Martin replied 4 months ago.

Hi Shawn, welcome.

There are a few apps that do that, providing the PDF does not have read-only security or is password *****

You can obtain it here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xodo.pdf.reader&hl=en

If you have any doubts or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Regards,
Martin

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I downloaded the app but it won't erase and rewrite words
Expert:  Mac_Martin replied 4 months ago.

Not all PDFs are editable - the author can choose for it to be editable or not

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I scanned a document into a cloud and I can't even erase anything. So it isn't working
Expert:  Mac_Martin replied 4 months ago.

Scanned documents are not editable as they require the use of a powerful OCR (optical character recognition) - the only files that are editable are ones written from a computer in the first place

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
there is nothing I can use to edit a scanned document at all?
Expert:  Mac_Martin replied 4 months ago.

On a computer you can use Acrobat Pro which is paid software but to tell you the truth the OCR can only read so much - it's not perfect and it depends on how well the document has been scanned

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
On a android tablet I can't?
Expert:  Mac_Martin replied 4 months ago.

They've only got the Reader version, not Pro which is the one that lets you edit PDF documents.

The best one is the one I linked you to earlier - if that's not detecting it you most probably can't from your Android device