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Did you ever need to edit scanned PDF documents, like a registration or application form that you wanted to complete online?

In the past, for editing a scanned document you probably had to print it and fill fields in by hand. Then, you would either scan it or send a hard copy to wherever it needed to go. Besides needing a printer and a scanner, the process probably took you far too much time to complete.

Now there is a far easier way to edit scanned documents. You can simply use PDFfiller as a scanned document editor!

To get started, you should upload a scanned form to your account or open a document that’s already there. When you open the document, you will see the "Edit" toolbar along the top like this:


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Choose the "Text" button and start typing on your scanned document. You can move text by dragging the text box. You can also change the font type or size by clicking the corresponding dropdown in the toolbar. To underline your text, to make it bold or italic, use the "U", "B", and "I" icons.


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Click the black square to change the color of your text box, and click the tree icons to resize the text. Click the "Signature" or "Picture" button to sign your document or insert an image. You can also edit the document by highlighting, blacking out or erasing any text by or image by clicking the respective button in the "Edit" tab.

To edit your document further, click the "Pages" tab on the left or the "Watermark" and the "Versions" tabs on the right.


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To learn more about editing a scanned document online, please watch the following video:


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When you use PDFfiller for editing a scanned document online, you get a legible, professional­looking document. And even better, you can skip manual filling and save yourself a lot of time!

If you like being able to edit scanned documents online, you might be interested in a whole lot of other great features that PDFfiller has to offer. Some of these include adding sticky notes, text boxes, fillable fields and checkboxes, creating templates, and converting PDF documents to Word, Excel or PowerPoint formats. Check out these tutorials to see the other great things that PDFfiller can do for you!


How to Edit a Scanned PDF Online?

  1. To edit a scanned PDF online, upload your document using PDFfiller's uploader.
  2. PDFfiller's online editor instantly converts any scanned document to an editable format online. You can edit with our various tools and features.
  3. Choose the 'Text' button in the 'Edit' tab and start typing. You can place text by moving the text box.
  4. To annotate your document, Click the 'Tools' tab and edit the document by highlighting, redacting or erasing any text or image.
  5. To edit your scanned document further, click the 'Watermark' and the 'Versions' tabs on the right or the 'Pages' tab on the left.

  6. When you're done with editing, click the 'Done' button and email, print or save your document.

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  • Can I upload a document from my computer?
    PDFfiller enables you to upload any PDF document in PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Text formats from your device. You can also add files from online locations by entering their url.
  • Can I upload a scanned document?
    You can easily uploaded a scanned document from any Internet-connected device. Make sure it's in PDF, Word, PPT or TXT format. All these extensions are supported by the PDFfiller editor.
  • How do I fill out a document or form?
    Open the document in the editor, choose the 'Text' tool from the toolbar. Start filling out your document. You can drag text fields and change their location easily.
  • How do I access my documents?
    Your documents are stored in the Mybox folder on the Dashboard. You can easily access them from any Internet-connected device.
  • How do I write on a document?
    To start writing on a document use either 'Text', 'Text Block' or 'Sticky Note' instrument from the upper toolbar and click on a specific place on a page.
  • Can I type multiple lines when I have a lot of text?
    You can have as many lines of text as you want. Just press 'Enter' to start a new line. you can always edit text blocks, rearrange and delete them at any time.
  • Can I paste text to the document?
    Sure! All you have to do in order to insert text to the document is create a text field, then right click and choose 'Paste' from the menu.
  • How do I enter data into spaced cells?
    It's simple. Just use spacebar to place the data you enter into the desired location on a page.
  • How do I adjust the view size in the Editor?
    You can zoom your document in and out and adjust the view size easily by simply applying the zoom tool from the upper toolbar.
  • How do I zoom in & out in the Editor?
    Use the zooming tool from the toolbar to zoom your pages in and out.
  • How do I change font settings?
    You can find all the necessary font editing tools in the special toolbar that appears as soon as you choose one of the text block tools from the upper menu.
  • How do I change font types/size or text color?
    Editing text color is a simple procedure. Do it via the text toolbar which is activated every time you insert a text block and stat typing.
  • How do I change my text to Bold, Italic, or Underline?
    Activate the font attribute panel easily. Use the 'Text' or 'Text box' tool, or add a sticky note, then just customize your text and make it bold, italic or underline according to your needs.
  • How do I insert (add) check (circle or cross) icons (images) to my documents?
    You are able to add check marks in just a few clicks. Choose the cross or check button from the upper menu and place them to a desired location on a page. You can also change the size of the added object or delete it if something isn't right.