PDF is a Portable Document Format that allows a viewer to be able to see a document or compilation of documents within one convenient file. This format is used for e-books, reports, datasheets, and exchange of documents via the Internet. A PDF editor allows for the editing of the Portable Document Format. The user is able to edit text in both text and Rich Text Format documents. PDF's are thought to be the most popular form for the exchange of documents over the Internet.
Simple PDF Editor
The Simple PDF Editor is less complex in nature, but it allows the user to place pictures, tables, and text all in a document whil also formatting fonts. Bullet and numbering are able to be placed with the RTF document as well. RTF documents can be edited easily through the PDF editor even though they are a less compliant document than text documents.
Mechanics of the PDF Editor
Several objects can be highlighted to be changed all at one time. A pallette with multiple colors allows the user to refine the color of text and line objects. Also, it is possible to add, delete, extract pages, move, resize, and rotate. Page numbers and headers with footers can be placed into the document as well. Shapes are easily placed within the document such as circles, rectangles, lines, and other graphic objects.
A toolbar at the upper portion of the page allows the user to add in items such as author, compression, header and footer, page size, orientation, title, viewer preferences, and security.
Security Measures of the PDF Editor
There are some security measures that come with the PDF Editor. One of the main purposes of a PDF editor is to have a secure document that noone without proper jurisdiction can edit. The PDF Editor allows the user to make up a password to ensure they are the only user who will be able to gain access to the document for editing purposes.
Other Features of the PDF Editor
Some additional features of the PDF Editor are the capability of editing pictures and/or scanned files. There is a grid available to align objects as needed in the document. There is a ruler for measuring items in the document to give it the appropriate measurements.