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How to Add Text to PDF Easily and Quickly - Updated

2020-09-09 17:42:26 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

After creating your PDF file, you might notice important points missing from your document that need to be added in. This may be difficult if you don't have the appropriate software for editing and inserting text into an existing PDF file. This article outlines how to add text to PDF with PDFelement. After opening PDFelement, click the Open File button to open a PDF document, click the Edit button, you can start to type, either edit text or add new text as you need.

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Step 1. Import PDF into the Program

Before doing anything else, you need to download PDFelement on your computer and install it. Once installed, you can launch the program. With its easy-to-use interface, you can simply drag your document into the program or click on "Open File...". You will be directed to a document folder so that you can search for and select the PDF file that you want to edit. After choosing it, click on "Open."

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Step 2. Insert Text into PDF

Once you have opened the PDF file, click on the "Edit" tab. From there, move the cursor to the field in which you want to insert text. Click on that field, and it will be selected. Once you double-click, you will now be able to insert text in PDF documents.

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Step 3. Insert Text Box in PDF

If you want to add a new text box to a PDF, you need to click the "Add Text" button. Then click anywhere on your document to insert the text box and type in the content. Once you are done, you can save the changes.

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Step 4. Further Edit Your PDF (Optional)

Go to "Edit" and change the font size, text color, and font style. You will also find the "Edit" button that allows you to add or delete images on PDF.

To highlight PDF, annotate, and draw markups, you can go to the "Comment" tab and select text box, sticky note, and annotations to apply these to your PDF. Save your document to apply the changes.

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PDFelement is built with an easy-to-use interface that allows you to edit, create, and convert your PDF files. It comes with a variety of editing tools allowing you to add text, delete text, modify images, annotate, highlight, and more. Learn more how-to tutorial here.

PDFelement has a cutting edge OCR technology that digitizes your scanned files and makes them editable. It converts your PDFs files faster and retains the quality and layout of your original document. A wide range of input and output formats are supported.

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