How to Add Text to PDF on Mac (2023)
Do you have a PDF document on your Mac including macOS 11 that is incomplete and you need to add more information to? PDFs can be difficult to edit once all data has been entered and without the right tool, it seems nearly impossible to add text to PDF on Mac. No worries, in this article, we are going to share with you how to add text to PDF on Mac with Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor .
How to Add Text to a PDF on Mac
With PDFelement, you can think Mac add text to PDF is very easy. The first thing you need to do is download and install PDFelement to your computer and when you're ready, follow these very simple steps to add text anywhere on the PDF document.
Step 1. Click "Text" > "Add Text"
The first step is to open the PDF document. Doing that is very easy. Just click "Open File" in the main window. You can then browse for the file you would like to open.
Once the document is open, click on the "Text" button and then select the option "Add Text".
Step 2. Add Text to PDF on Mac
Now click on the area within the document you would like to add text and a blue box will appear where you can begin adding your text to PDF on Mac
Step 3. Set Preference to the Adding Text
If you want to you can select the font, size, layout and color of the text to match the rest of the document. Simply select the text you've just added and from the right, select your preferred formatting.
How to Add Text Box to PDF on Mac for Annotation
If instead, you would like to add an annotation like a comment to the PDF document as a way to give the document owner some feedback, PDFelement allows you to do that as well. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1: On the main menu in the blue area on the top of the document, select "Markup" and then select "Text Box" from the resultant menu.
Step 2: Click within the document where you would like the text box to appear and then go ahead and click inside the box to enter the text.
How to Add Text Fields to PDF Forms on Mac
If the PDF document you are working on is a form, PDFelement can also come in quite handy in helping you edit both the fields and the text on the PDF form. Here's how to add text fields to PDF documents for instance.
Step 1: Once the PDF document is open, click on "Form" in the main menu above and then click on the "Text Field" button from the resultant menu.
Step 2: On the form, click on the location you would like to add a new text field and the text field will be added. You can edit is accordingly.
While there are many out there that will allow you to minimally edit your PDF document online or from your Mac, only PDFelement is specifically designed to work on your Mac no matter the version of Mac OS you are running. The following are just some of the features that you'll get once you begin using it.
- Adding text to PDF on Mac is as easy as just typing in the text
- You can also use it to annotate and edit PDF documents
- It will also come in handy when you need to sign PDF contracts
- It can also be used to create and fill forms
- It is fully compatible with all versions of macOS including 10.15 Catalina
Add Text to PDF in Preview on Mac
Do you need to add text to a PDF document on Mac for free? Fortunately, if you're using a Mac, you can use Preview to add text to your PDFs. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Step 1. Open the PDF Document in Preview
First, open the PDF document that you want to add text to in Preview. You can do this by double-clicking the PDF file, right-clicking on it and selecting "Open With," then choosing Preview, or dragging the file to the Preview icon in your Dock.
Step 2. Add Text to PDF in Preview
In Preview, click on the "Tools" menu and select "Show Markup Tool" then click on "Text." Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + T.
Click where you want to add text to the PDF document and start typing. You can change the font, font size, and color of the text by selecting the text and then clicking on the "Show Markup Toolbar" button in the top right corner of the Preview window. From here, you can adjust the text settings to your liking.
Step 3. Move and Resize the Text Box in Preview
To move the text box, click on the border of the box and drag it to the desired location. You can also resize the text box by clicking and dragging one of the small squares on the edges or corners of the box.
Step 4. Save Your Changes
Once you've added your text, click on "File" and then "Save" to save your changes to the PDF document.
1. How do I make a PDF editable on a Mac?
There are various ways to make a PDF editable on a Mac, from simple edits in Preview to advanced editing in a PDF editor like PDFelement, which allows you to edit text, images, and links in PDF on Mac. However, working with scanned PDFs can be difficult, especially when you need to make edits. To make scanned PDFs editable, first, you need to perform OCR on PDFs, which can make a scanned PDF editable, then you can edit the document with a PDF editor.
2. How do I add text to an existing PDF on Mac?
You can add or insert new text to an existing PDF on Mac using different software programs such as PDFelement, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, or online PDF editors. To add new text to an existing PDF with PDFelement, open your PDF file in the program, click Edit on the toolbar and all the text on your PDF will become editable. PDFelement can automatically detect the font, size, and color of the existing text and let you add new text in the same style. In this way, you can edit the PDF file without altering the original formatting and layout,
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