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You may be reading a PDF document that is highly involving and you want to make notes so as to you can edit it later. What you may not know is that you can write on PDF files easily. If you are wondering how to write on PDF, we should let you know that you can only do it with the right program. If you don’t know where to start or which program you can make use of to write on PDF files, this article will guide you. We will provide you with the right program to help you make notes and comments on a PDF document as well as show you how to write on a PDF using this program.

Part 1The Program You Need to Write on PDF Documents Efficiently

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The best program to use when you want to write on a PDF file is Wondershare PDFelement. This program is the ultimate solution to help you manage any aspect of your PDF document. It is versatile and easy to use in spite of all the highly effective features it comes with. Some of the features that you will find useful when using PDFelement include the following.

  • It can be used to easily make any changes you want to the document. You can edit text by changing the font size, font color and the style and even add or delete the text. You can also easily edit the images and graphics on the document by resizing, rotating and even removing and adding images.
  • The OCR feature allows you edit scanned or image-rich PDF files that were long believed to be unalterable.
  • You can annotate the document any way you want, adding comments, notes and even custom stamps to the document. You can also highlight and strike-through text.
  • It also allows you to create fillable PDF forms with your own custom options including buttons, text fields, drop down menus and many more.

Part 2How to Write on a PDF File in Windows

The following is a step by step guide to help you write in PDF files. We are going to go through various options to choose from. But before we begin, download and install the program to your computer and then launch the program. For Mac users, check the tutorial on how to write on a PDF for Mac here.

Step 1: How to Write Text on PDF

Begin by opening the PDF document you want to write on. You can do this by simply dragging and dropping the PDF file to the main window of the program.

To write on the PDF document, click on "Edit" in the main toolbar and then click on "Add Text". Click on the area you want to write and a text box will appear allowing you to write whatever you want.

Step 2: How to Write Notes on a PDF File

If you want to add a comment to the document, letting your collaborators know what you think of a certain aspect of the page, you can do so easily. Simply click on "Comment" in the main toolbar and then click on "Note". You will see a comment icon appear, click on the area you want to add the comment and then double click on the icon to open a sticky note section.

The sticky note will automatically have your name (or the name of the computer you are using) as well as the time and date. You can just type your message into the sticky note. When you're done click on the "–" at the top corner of the sticky note to minimize it. You can view the comment again by clicking on the icon again.

Step 3: How to Write in PDF Forms

If there are any forms on your PDF file you can write on them by clicking on "Forms" and then click on "Form Edit". This allows you to write on the form fields easily. When you are done editing the document you can just click on "Close Form Editing".

You will also see a bunch of other options for your document. You can "Add Forms", Add "Check Box", Add "Buttons" and even Add a "Digital Signature". Don't forget to save the document once you are done with it.

Part 3PDFelement vs Adobe® PDF Writer

Adobe® PDF Writer is one of the best PDF programs in the market. Here we'll help you find the comparison of PDFelement and Adobe PDF Writer, and it might help you get the right choice.

Items Wondershare PDFelement    PDFelement for Mac Adobe Acrobat
Edit PDF

Edit, add or remove texts, images and pages on your PDF file with ease. You can split or merge your PDF documents too.

Edit PDF with text, images and pages.

Annotate PDF

You can add annotations to your PDF, like comments, highlights et cetera.

Make comments on PDF, but buttons are difficult to find.

Online Help Service

Professional online help center is available.

Simple to Use
Reasonable Price

However, according to the blog of Adobe, Acrobat XI will be end of support on October 15, 2017, which means there will be no more security updates, product updates, and no more customer support. You can though keep using the program then, but you'll have to face the fact that it'll cost more money and time if something goes wrong with the program. It's better if you check here to find out the best alternatives to Adobe Acrobat.

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