• Posted March 17, 2015, 3:53 p.m. - 5 years, 10 months ago

3 Tips for Using a PDF editor on Documents Downloaded from the Cloud

Man accessing the cloud

You’ve been added as a collaborator to a PDF document that currently sits on the cloud, such as on Google Drive or via a program such as Dropbox, but it needs editing or translating and you don’t have access to the original source file. It is possible to download the file, but then you’re stuck because it’s in a PDF format, rendering it unable for editing – or is it! This is where using a fast, reliable and relatively simple-to-use PDF editing program comes in!

Cautious collaboration

One of the beautiful things about working on the cloud is the ability to collaborate with others who may be working remotely. This does mean, however, that any changes you make will be applied across the board and may not always go down well with your fellow editors. To avoid handbags at dawn, make sure you save a version of the original file in the cloud, to be referred back to if things don’t go as planned.

Consider your needs

If you are looking to edit a document downloaded from a cloud based location, it could be for many reasons – graphics may need aligning, translation, text redaction and font colour/size changes are just a few. It is important to ensure you look for a PDF editing program that can handle these requirements, and one that can then also save your edited PDF document clearly to be re-uploaded to the cloud for other collaborators to view and access.

Do your research

Whatever your reason for needing to edit PDF files accessed via the cloud, make sure you do your research and invest in an editing program that has good reviews and is trusted – the last thing you want to do is re-upload your edited file complete with bugs or spend a lot of time working on it only to find it cannot save or crashes on you at a crucial moment