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How to Add Text to PDF on Mac (Updated in 2019)

Oct 15,2019 • Filed to: PDFelement for Mac How-Tos • Proven solutions

Do you have a PDF document on your Mac 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 PDFelement .

Steps for Adding Text to 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".

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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

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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 on 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 left 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.

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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 document for instance.

Step 1: Once the PDF document is open, click on "Form" in the main menu on left 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.

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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

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