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Portable Document Format is one of the document formats that are used by most academics and business if not most of the offices. With PDF document format you may want to add content to it or delete some text. It is clear that not all document applications on your Mac will allow you to modify text on your PDF. So how to edit PDF text on Mac? Here's a solution - PDFelement for Mac.

3 Steps to Edit PDF Text on Mac

PDFelement for Mac is compatible with macOS X 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.10 (Yosemite). Download and install this application to get started.

Step 1. Open a PDF File to Edit

Once you have downloaded and installed PDFelement on your Mac. Launch it to add files to the program. Just click on the "Edit PDF" button, which is boldly indicated under the blue area. The very PDF file will then be opened on the program.

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Alternatively you can add files to the program by clicking on "Open File" button on the "Home" tab. The program will then direct you to the finder where you will have to search and open the PDF file as you need.

Step 2. Start Editing Text in PDF

At the top tool bar, click the "Edit" button to enable the editing mode. You can then click the text block to modify, insert or delete text. To easily and smoothly edit text, you can also choose between "Paragraph Mode" and "Line Mode". Then you can edit text in line or paragraph bounding box.

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To add new text block, you can click "Edit > Add Text". Use your mouse to draw a text block anywhere on your document and then type in text inside it. To remove unwanted text, you can select the text and press the "Delete" key on your keyboard.

Step 3. Save PDF after Editing Text

To apply the changes made permanently, you need to save your work. Go to "File" and click on the "Save" option to save the changes.

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Video on Editing Text in PDF on Mac

PDFelement for Mac is an all-in-one PDF solution, which can also help you convert PDF to Excel, Word, EPUB, PPT, Pages, HTML, RTF, text, images and more, and create industry-standard PDFs from various source files. You can not only add password to protect PDFs from being viewed, copied, edited and printed, but also hide sensitive content with redaction tools.

  • Edit, add and delete text smoothly like what you did in Microsoft Word.
  • when entering new content, text and lines automaticlly match with original styles.
  • Make any change on your document without messing up original document formatting.
  • In addition to text, images and pages can be also easily edited with powerful tools.
  • Directly edit image PDF or scanned PDF with advanced multi-lingual OCR feature.

How to Edit PDF on macOS by Preview

Preview is another solution to edit PDF text on Mac. Here we'll also show you how to make changes to text on PDF using Preview.

Step 1. Edit PDF Text with Mac Preview

Open PDF files in Preview, and then click on the "T" icon on the menu tab. After a new text box appear in the PDF, you can put text on the box to add PDF text to the file. You can also go to "Tools" and click on "Text Selection". There you can select the text of the PDF and right click to copy them out.

how to edit pdf text on mac

Step 2. Add Annotation to PDF with Preview

After editing PDF text, you can also insert annotations to PDF file for your own use. Click the "Note" icon on the menu bar. Then click on the location within the PDF where a note must appear. Here you can insert comments in the text box for annatation. You can also drag your mouse to create the required annotation.

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Shapes and signature are also available on Preview. Click on "Tools" and then select "Annotate". There you can see all of the annotation tools on the menu. Choose the one you needed to put in the PDF document.

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Published: Oct 17,2017 17:46 pm / Updated: Jun 07,2018 15:09 pm

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