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Working with PDF documents can be faster than editing in Word


What made the Portable Document Format the most popular standard for documents in the world? Simply put, mass customer demand combined with smart marketing decisions allowed PDF to pave its way toward a document format monopoly. Users needed a format to view the file exactly the same in any application on a 5-, 13- or 27-inch screen.

Making documents layout adjustable to any device causes pain and frustration every time you have to edit a PDF file. Whether that means signing a contract or changing the terms of your lease for the next year, it seems like the most cumbersome format in the world. So why can’t we just deal with the whole thing in Google Docs or Word?

The logic of a PDF structure doesn’t just serve the omnitude of various apps and layouts. It has been specifically designed to decrease the risk of any unauthorized changes to the original file. Yes, it imposes a certain level of inconvenience for editing purposes, yet the majority of users are willing to overlook that discomfort for the sake of enhanced security.

Imagine a clear well-structured PDF document with tables and text. It might be somewhere around the deadline to send this contract for signature/ email an invoice/ do the presentation and you want to make a quick edit. There is absolutely no website where you can open your clear and well-structured PDF for edits. If you try converting a PDF to DOC or PPT, the whole document structure can crash any minute, pages would be lost, paragraphs ruined. In the end, you’d have to go over the design and export a new PDF again.

PDFfiller was among the first SaaS-providers who responded to the challenge of keeping the structure secure whereas making the edits user-friendly. We’ve enabled workflow management on the web helping businesses move their offices into the cloud. It brought us 300,000 paying customers since 2007. And then the new challenge arose.


True Editing

The era of full digital workflows puts a new challenge at stake: the ability to process confidential information online with the highest possible security must go hand-in-hand with a user interface that is easy to navigate, allowing users to retrieve sensitive documents in seconds.

PDFfiller responded with Rewrite PDF: the only online PDF editor so far capable of making changes in the original document. To describe how Rewrite PDF can save you money and revolutionize the way you handle document operations, we’ll introduce the term TRUE EDITING.

*True editing allows users to make changes in the original PDF whereas simple PDF editors provide an additional layout on top of the original file for the sake of faster edits with limited access.

What You Can Do Inside PDF Documents Online with REWRITE PDF



fonts, colors, shapes, tables, graphics, dates, signatures



highlight any part of the PDF and copy it to any other part of your document or into a new file



any element without messing up the surrounding of the document layout



recognized objects in your document can be easily dragged anywhere in one click



any object (Excel table, JPEG or PNG file, the whole page or just a paragraph from another PDF, company branding, fillable fields to collect customer data)

How True Editing Changes the Way You Handle a Workflow

Hi! I'm Mark

Meet Mark, junior assistant at Awesome Lawyers and Associates. He just received a draft of a contract from his boss with annotated remarks. His task for the next hour is to turn these notes into a contract draft 2.0. The second iteration in PDF will be sent to his boss’s client and signed online, if everyone’s happy with new conditions.

Mark’s Usual Workflow:

Download the PDF

Download the PDF

Convert it to Word

Convert it to Word

Open in Editor

Open it in the editor

Make changes

Make changes


Save as a new
PDF (create a second PDF)


Upload it back (attach to an email) once again

Get it Signed

Get it Signed

Sure, Mark may use a popular PDF editing software, such as Adobe Acrobat, and skip having to convert the contract to DOCX format. But this kind of software is offered at a premium price, often more for brand name recognition than for anything else. In fact, all its features are available on the web at a much more comfortable pricing.

With Rewrite PDF Mark doesn’t have to download and upload anything. He can open the PDF in the next tab in his browser, make all the edits, save them and send them back with no additional apps whatsoever. So, now his document routine looks like this:

Mark’s New Workflow:

Download the PDF

Open the PDF

Make changes

Make changes


Save as a new PDF

Get it Signed

Get it Signed

PDFfiller has already armed customers with the highest level of encryption, combined password protection with photo and social media verification. Their records are processed and stored in compliance with international online security standards for digital documents and electronic signatures such as HIPAA and SOC II Type Certification. Now, when the security has been taken care of, double- and triple-checked, Rewrite PDF comes to the stage and eliminates all the inconvenience and redundancy in paperwork. With Rewrite PDF our customers can finally edit original PDFs on the go. No more downloads, Word duplicates or third-party applications.

Edit original PDFs on the go. No more downloads, Word duplicates or third-party applications.

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