The PDF file format was never intended to be a “source” type of document, subject to editing. It was intended to be just like a printed page. Something everyone could look at, but could not change without marking it up and having those annotations be obvious markups that are not a part of the original document. PDF editing software is more specialized and if you think about it, you are actually “hacking” the original author’s publication by making edits to it. Some reasons for editing a PDF are legitimate. Maybe you generated a PDF with many pages and you had to merge other pages with it and you spent a lot of time making the PDF right, and you notice that you made a spelling error. It’s so much easier to make a quick edit to a misspelled word than to go back to the original document and start all over again. What other reasons are there? In my mind, most of them are to make changes to someone else’s content. As someone who has made many documents and published them on PDF, I like that this is not so easy to do. It’s ok if someone annotates my document and sends it around for review, but I don’t always like the idea that t make edits to my document because others might think those edits were mine. So, I say one should always ask themselves why t want to edit a PDF. T for sure should not complain that it is not easy to do this for free. And that’s the way it should be.
That is for the better. This is why I do not want to charge other people, but instead, encourage them to come to me and get the job done by themselves or by working on their own project. That way, I can leave when I am done. What is the best way to use the software? It varies a lot, but for now, I tend to use the following 3 ways.