How to Type on PDF Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you struggling to type on a PDF document on your Mac? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of typing on a PDF using different methods and tools available on your Mac.

Method 1: Using Preview

If you don’t already have Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF editing software installed, you can use Preview, the default PDF viewer on Mac, to type on a PDF. Here’s how:

  1. Open the PDF in Preview: Right-click on the PDF file and select “Open With” and then choose “Preview”.
  2. Click on the Text icon: In the toolbar at the top, click on the “Text” icon. It looks like a capital ‘T’ inside a square.
  3. Select the area to type: Click anywhere on the PDF where you want to add text.

    A text box will appear.

  4. Type your text: Start typing in the text box. You can resize and reposition the text box as needed.
  5. Customize font and formatting: Use the formatting options in the toolbar to change font style, size, color, etc.

If you need to add more text in different areas of the document, repeat steps 3-5 as necessary.

Method 2: Using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader DC installed on your Mac, it provides additional features for editing and typing on PDFs. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC: Right-click on the PDF file and select “Open With” and then choose “Adobe Acrobat Reader DC”.
  2. Select the Typewriter tool: In the toolbar at the top, click on “Comment” and then choose “Typewriter Tool”.
  3. Click anywhere to type: Click anywhere on the PDF where you want to add text. A text box will appear.
  4. Type your text: Start typing in the text box.
  5. Customize font and formatting: Use the formatting options in the toolbar to change font style, size, color, etc.

You can repeat steps 3-5 to add more text in different areas of the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC also allows you to save your changes directly in the PDF document.

Tips for Typing on PDFs

1. Use a clear and legible font:

If you’re filling out a form or adding important information to a PDF, make sure to use a font that is easy to read.

2. Proofread your text before finalizing:

It’s always a good idea to double-check your typed text for any spelling or grammatical errors before saving or sending out the PDF document.

3. Save a backup copy of your original PDF:

Prior to making any edits or typing on a PDF, it’s recommended to create a backup copy of the original document. This way, if anything goes wrong during editing, you can always revert back to the original file.

With these methods and tips, you can easily type on PDFs using your Mac. Whether you choose to use Preview or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, the process is simple and allows you to add text to your PDF documents effortlessly.

Remember, always save your changes and make sure to keep a backup of the original PDF file, just in case. Happy typing on PDFs!

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