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How to Edit Text in PDF on Mac

With PDFelement for Mac, you can edit, add, and remove texts, as well as change text properties.

1. Edit Text

  • Click the "Text" button on the Secondary Toolbar, then select the text you want to edit. Type new text to replace the selected text, or press Delete to remove it.
  • Modify the font, size, layout, color, or other formatting options on the right-side panel.
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Edit text
If you experience a failure in editing the PDF, please run the OCR process to make the text editable. If this is the case, you will see a blue highlighted notice informing you that it needs to run this operation on the file. Please refer to the chapter of " OCR PDF on Mac" for more instructions on how to perform OCR before editing a scanned PDF file.

2. Add Text

  • You can add or insert new text into a PDF using the Text feature.
  • Select the "Text" tool, and click the location where you wish to place the new text. An input box will appear for adding text.
  • You can change the font name, size, color, alignment, and other text properties in the right panel.
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Add text