How to Type on a PDF on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

If you’re a Mac user and need to type on a PDF, you’re in luck! macOS provides built-in tools that allow you to easily add text to a PDF document. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of typing on a PDF on Mac.

Step 1: Open the PDF in Preview

The first thing you need to do is open the PDF file in Preview, which is the default app for viewing images and documents on macOS.

  • Locate the PDF file on your Mac.
  • Right-click on the file and select “Open With”.
  • Choose “Preview” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Enable Text Annotation

In order to type on the PDF, you need to enable text annotation mode in Preview.

  1. With the PDF open in Preview, click on the “Markup Toolbar” button. It looks like a toolbox and can be found at the top of the window.
  2. Select the “Text Tool” from the toolbar.

    It’s represented by an uppercase “T”.

  3. Your cursor will now change into a crosshair. Click on the area of the document where you want to start typing.

Step 3: Type on the PDF

You are now ready to start typing on your PDF document!

  • Bold Text: To make your text bold, select it and click on Edit > Format > Font > Bold.
  • Underlined Text: To underline your text, select it and click on Edit > Format > Font > Underline.
  • Subheaders: To create subheaders, use the appropriate heading tags such as


    . For example: <h3>Step 4: Save the Edited PDF</h3>.

Step 4: Save the Edited PDF

Once you’ve finished typing on the PDF, it’s important to save your changes.

  1. Go to File > Save, or simply press Command + S.
  2. Your edited PDF will now be saved with your changes intact.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully typed on a PDF using Preview on your Mac.

Now you can easily add text, bold or underline important information, and organize your document with subheaders. Preview provides a user-friendly interface for editing PDFs without the need for any additional software.

Note: Keep in mind that some PDF documents may be password-protected or have restrictions that prevent editing. In such cases, you may need to obtain the necessary permissions or use third-party software to modify the file.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Happy editing!

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