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How to Add Text to a PDF

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Adding text to a Word or Rich Text document is pretty much easy as compared to PDF file. All you have to do is to open the document in the Microsoft Word and you can edit it instantly. In the case of PDF file, you will need to have a good PDF editor to add text to your PDF files. Normally, the built-in PDF readers in Mac OS X, Windows, iOS or Android OS will only let you read the PDF file, highlight the text in it. In this article, I will explain you how to add text to a PDF file with ease.

Part 1The Program for Adding Text to PDF

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Wondershare PDFelement (PDFelement for Mac) is all-in-one program that will let you create, edit, combine, convert, annotate and even save the PDF files in the perfect manner. With it, you can easily edit the text, add new text or can remove all the previous text from both standard and scanned PDF files.

In addition, you can easily convert PDF files from or to different images or documents and can combine different files into one PDF within one second. It is also a perfect form filling software, you can either use the preset forms from PDFelement or can create your own PDF forms within few minutes.

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Part 2How to Add Text to PDF

Before you continue, you will have to download and install Wondershare PDFelement on your computer. Here's a step by step guide to add texts to a PDF file on Windows using Wondershare PDFelement.

Step 1. Import PDF into PDFelement

Run Wondershare PDFelement which you recently installed on your computer. If you already have the PDF file, click on the "Open File" button. For all those users who want to make a new PDF file, click on the "Create PDF" button.

Step 2. Add Text Box to PDF

As you want to add a text field to PDF file, click on the "Edit" tab. Now, click on the "Add Text" button and draw a text box on your PDF. Then enter the content as per your needs. Once you have written the text, you can adjust the size and position of the text box.

Step 3. Edit Text in PDF (Optional)

You can also edit the text in PDF using PDFelement. Click on the "Edit" tab. Now, go to the PDF file and click to select the text that you want to edit. After modifying the text, you can change the font, size and alignment of the text in the Wondershare PDFelement. Moreover, you can also change the color of the text using the whole box under the "Edit" tab.

Step 4. Save PDF file

After editing or adding text in PDF file, don't forget to save it on your computer. You can either "Save" or "Save As" to complete the PDF editing. If the location of the file is same, click on the "File" tab in the top left corner and select the "Save" button, otherwise, click on the "Save As" button and select a location you prefer.

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Published: Apr 20,2016 13:48 pm / Updated: Jul 06,2017 19:31 pm

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