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How to Type on a PDF File

To learn how to type on a PDF file, try Wondershare PDFelement. It lets you type on a PDF file easily and accurately.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: May 15,2015 15:10 pm / Updated: May 15,2015 15:14 pm

To correct an error, need to type in a PDF file? Generally speaking, people like to type on the source file for a PDF document. However, to increase the efficiency in correcting minor error in text, sometimes it is better to type in the PDF file directly. In the following, we're going to talk about how to type on a PDF file.


Well, to type on a PDF file, a PDF editing tool is needed, like Adobe Acrobat or any other such kind of tools. If you haven't had such a tool, I would like to recommend you Wondershare PDFelement, which enables you to type on PDF files easily and conveniently. Only in 2 steps, you'll successfully type on a PDF file.


Step 1: Download Wondershare PDFelement

If you're a Windows PC user, download the Windows version. It is fully compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The following we'll take Wondershare PDFelement(for Windows) as an example to show how to type on a PDF file. If you're using iMac, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, try Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and read its guide to learn how to type in PDF files in Mac.


Step 2: Type on a PDF file

After you download the installer, double-click to install it on your computer. And after the installing, launch it right away.

  • If you want to type on a PDF file where text exists, click Open menu to open the PDF file that you want to type on. Click the Edit tool in the Home menu. Move your mouse over the PDF file and double-click the text block where you want to type text.
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  • If you want to type text in a blank area, click text in the Insert menu. And then move your mouse to the blank area and click. The moment you click, a text box will appear with a cursor. Type in your wanted text. If you want to switch to another line, press the Enter key.
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This is how to type on a PDF file. It is very easy, isn't it? Typing directly on a PDF file is suitable for correcting minor errors. For massive editing, I suggest you convert the PDF files to editable Word documents. You can do both with Wondershare PDFelement. Download a trial version to learn how to manage PDF files.

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