How to Type on a PDF : Methods and Steps Simplified

How to type on a PDF or add the required text to a PDF document can be understood and followed by going through the given article. It gives an illustration of each and every step to be taken to get a required text on to the PDF document.

Let’s start understanding the set of actions to be taken without any further delay.

Before starting, in case you don’t already have Adobe Reader, it’s available for free from get.adobe.com/reader and can be used with Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems.

There are three different ways to add text to the PDF. They are:-

  • Using Adobe Reader DC
  • Using Adobe Reader XI
  • Using Preview on Mac

Method 1: Using Adobe Reader DC

Open a PDF document in Adobe Reader by clicking on the red Adobe Reader app having an A which is a stylized white icon.

  • Press on File in the menu bar at the top of the screen
  • Tap on Open to select the PDF document you want to type on
  • Press on Tools placed on the upper-left corner of the window.
  • Tap on Fill & Sign, a pencil icon in the upper-left part of the window.
  • Tap on the “Ab” icon in the top-middle of the window.
  • Press on the place in the document where you wish to add the text.
  • Adjustment to the text size can be done by tapping on the small “A” to decrease the text size.
  • Click on the larger “A” to enhance the text size.
  • Press on “Type text here” in the dialog box.
  • Tap the text you’d like to add to the PDF document.
  • Press on the document outside the dialog box.
  • Tap on File in the menu bar to press Save in the drop-down menu.

Text additions created by you are now saved in the PDF document.

Method 2 : Using Adobe Reader XI

Open a PDF document in Adobe Reader by clicking the red Adobe Reader app which is a stylized white A icon.

  • Press the File in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Tap on Open to select the PDF document you wish to type on to it.
  • Tap on Fill & Sign in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • Press on Add Text next to the T icon in the “Fill & Sign Tools” menu.
  • Tap on the small triangle next to “Fill & Sign Tools” to expand the menu, in case you are unable to see the option.
  • To add the text, tap on the place in the document where you wish to type or add the text. A dialog box will open with a cursor appearing where you pressed on the document.
  • Select a font from the drop-down menu in the dialog box.
  • Select a font size you wish to use in the box to the right of the font name.
  • Tap on the “T” overlapped with a square to change the text color.
    • Press on the document next to the blinking cursor.
    • Write the text you would like to add to the PDF document.
    • Tap on x in the upper-left corner of the dialog box.
  • Saving the Document can be done by clicking on File in the menu bar and Save in the drop-down menu.

Text additions are now saved in the PDF document.

Method 3 : Using Preview on Mac

Open a PDF document in the Preview app by double-clicking on the blue Preview icon that looks like overlapping snapshots,

  • Open by tapping on File in the menu bar for a drop-down menu to appear. Preview is Apple’s native image viewer app that’s automatically included with most versions of Mac OS.
  • Tap on Tools in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Press on Annotate in the middle of the drop-down menu.
  • Tap on Text in the middle of the drop-down menu for a text box with the word “Text” to appear in the middle of the document.
  • Press on and drag the text to position it where you wish it on the document.
  • Tap on A on the right side of the toolbar just above the document for a dialog box to open.
  • Tap on the font drop-down to change fonts.
  • Press on the colored-rectangle to change the color of the text.
  • Tap on the font-size to change the size of the text.
  • Press on B to make the text bold, I to make the text italic, or U to underline the text.
  • Buttons at the bottom of the dialog box will help to select an alignment for the text.
  • Double tap on the word “Text” to add text to the PDF document.
  • Tap on File in the menu bar and Save in the drop-down menu.

The text additions made by you are now saved in the PDF document.

Hope you must have got all the above steps right and will now be able to act accordingly to type on a PDF.

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