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Why can't I edit my document converted from PDF?

Answer

If the original PDF was created from an image or scan, you will not be able to modify the text.

Background

Things to be aware of ...

  • PDF documents can be created from typing. This type of PDF can be edited after conversion.
  • PDF documents can be created from a scanned image or a "print to PDF" utility. Neither of these formats can be edited after conversion.
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