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How to Write on a PDF on Mac OS X (Sierra Included)

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Sometimes we need to add important information on the PDF file, add some sticky notes on it, so that we can recognize the particular text in the future. This is called writing on PDF and it is one of the annotating features which are not present in the "Preview" application on Mac OS X. So, in order to write on PDF on Mac OS X, you will need a third party program. This third party program should give different options to change the size, style and alignment of the recently written text in the PDF file. Here's the detailed guide on how to write on PDF on Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra included) using the best software.

Part 1Ultimate Tool to Write on PDF for Mac OS X

Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is a complete reader, annotator and the editor for PDF files on Mac OS X. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and will support the upcoming macOS High Sierra. With the simplest yet user-friendly interface and the professional feature, this amazing tool will make it really easy for anyone to write on the PDF file either on Mac OS X. While reading a PDF file, you can use from plenty of annotating tools available in the program which will let you highlight any text, strike through the text or add new text to the PDF file, while adding new text on the PDF file, you can change the color, size, font and even the opacity of the new text or the image. The best thing while writing on the PDF file is that you can even modify the author who is writing in the PDF file.

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This tool can also be used to add new text in the simple PDF files or the PDF forms and just like the notes; the styling of the text can also be changed. Moreover, it can also be change the text with the new text using “Editing” Feature which also works for all the images present in PDF file.

  • Annotate PDF file in the best possible way
  • Add text as the notes on PDF file
  • Add new text on the PDF file
  • Edit Images of the PDF file
  • Change the transparency of the text
  • Add different Stamps to the PDF File
  • Change Author for the new Changes
  • Lock PDF file with a strong password

Part 2How to Write on a PDF File in Mac OS X

Step 1. How to Write Text on PDF

This step is useful for those users who want to add new text on the PDF file. Launch Wondershare PDFelement for Mac and open the PDF file in the program. Now, click on the "Edit" button and when you move the cursor, you will find blue boxes around text.

In order to add new text on the document, click on the "Add Text" icon and click on the PDF file where you want to add the text. It will draw a small box; you can also adjust the length of the box. Before writing down, change the style, font and size of the text from the box present on the right menu.

Step 2.How to Write Notes on PDF

After opening the PDF File, click on the "Comment" button, this will change the bar into several new buttons. If you want to highlight a particular point in the PDF file, you can use "Highlight" button to add highlight area to anywhere on the PDF file.

Now, click on the "Sticky Note" button in this bar. Move your cursor on the screen and click anywhere which will draw a small box on the screen. Double click on this button and you will see the sticky notes pad. Here, you can write down any notes that you want.

Step3. How to Write in PDF Forms

Just like the normal PDF files, PDFelement for Mac will also let you write in the PDF forms. You can either write in the interactive box or can add your new boxes on the form. Once you open the PDF form, you will see a green bar on the screen which will show all the interactive fields in the PDF form.

Alternatively, you can click on the "Form" button and it will highlight all the fields. Now, you can move the mouse to a particular field and can write down the text in that field. Similarly, you can fill all the fields on the screen.

If you are Windows users, you can check this tutorial on how to write on PDF in Windows.

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Published: Sep 08,2016 11:51 am / Updated: Sep 01,2017 16:21 pm

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