“Do you want to save changes to PDF before closing?”
“The document could not be saved.”
“The file may be read-only or another user may have been using it.”
“An error was encountered when saving the document”.
“Can’t save PDF files after editing.”
Do any of these sound familiar?
Getting one of these messages can be extremely frustrating, especially if you’ve already spent time and effort editing and changing the PDF. All to find out that you can’t even save the changes that you’ve made.
Fortunately, we’ve gathered the best methods to save changes to PDFs and fillable PDF forms. We’ve gathered general and popular methods so they’ll be applicable to most modern computers.
Find the way that works best for you!
There are countless reasons as to why you may not be able to save changes made to a PDF. Common reasons may include:
While similar, Save and Save As actually do different things.
Save means that the original file is updated and overwritten with all the changes that have been made to it.
Save As means that a new file is created, that includes all the changes made to the original. But the original file is left as is, so you’re left with the original file and a new file with the changes.
If you need to keep the original or “master” copy of the file, use Save As. If having an original copy doesn’t matter, you can use Save to overwrite the original file.
Fillable PDF forms are PDFs that are interactive. You can often fill them out and save the changes without the need for special software.
You’ll need a premium subscription to Adobe to be able to make edits. However if you’re a subscriber, or you have a fillable PDF, then you can save changes made to the PDF with Adobe.
Here are a few helpful tips to help you save changes to PDF.
There are countless ways to edit your PDFs. Below you’ll find other helpful guides about common things you can do to PDF documents: