PDFChef by Movavi
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How to add a text box to a PDF and insert text
Step 1. Download and install the program
Download and run PDFChef executable on your PC or Mac and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Import a PDF file
Start PDFChef, click Open File in the middle of the program window, and select the PDF document you want to type into. You can also use drag-and-drop to add files to the workspace.
Step 3. Add a text box to a PDF and enter your text
Click Edit on the left side of the toolbar to switch to the Edit mode. Choose the Text option from the drop-down. Move the insertion point to the location in the document where you want to place the added text field to the PDF.
Step 4. Save your edits
Once the edits are complete, save the document by clicking the Save As command from the File menu. In the Save As dialog box, you can enter the file name and choose the destination folder. Click Save and enjoy the results!
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Step 1. Go to Smallpdf.com
Step 2. Upload your PDF file
Drag and drop the PDF document into the Smallpdf editor or select the PDF file you want to edit by clicking on Choose File at the top of the screen. Click on the PDF you want to edit and click Open.
Step 3. Start adding text
Scroll to the part of the PDF where you want to add text and click the Add Text icon that looks like a T on the left side of the toolbar.
Step 4. Click the mouse to place the text box
Drag the text box to the desired location and start adding text to the document.
Step 5. Download the changes
When you insert text into the file, you can save the changes by saving to the device, Smallpdf, Dropbox, or Google Drive. You can even download the changed document, print it, or share the file with others through a link generated by Smallpdf.
Step 1. Open the PDF with Preview
Right-click on the PDF file that you need to edit, choose Open With, and select Preview.
Step 2. Choose the editing option
Select the pen icon on the top right-hand side of the screen to open the toolbar. Click on the A icon that presents a text box on the PDF document.
Step 3. Start adding the text
Start inserting the text that you want to add in the text box. You can even choose the font, color, size, or anything else you need when you click on the A option.
Step 4. Save the edited PDF document
After making all the necessary edits, save the PDF yourself. Or Preview will do that for you once you close the document.
Step 1. Download and install PDFChef by Movavi
Head over to the tool’s website and download PDFChef on your Mac. When the download is complete, run the software and follow the screen's instructions to complete the installation.
Step 2. Open the PDF file in PDFChef
Open the software and click on the Open File option in the middle of the window. Choose the PDF document you want to insert text in. You can also drag and drop the file into the program window.
Step 3. Insert a text box and start adding text
After opening the document, click Edit present on the left side of the toolbar. Select the Text option from the drop-down that appears on the top middle of the screen.
A text box is displayed on the screen that you can then drag to the document's location where you want to add text. You can also change the text's fonts after selecting the Font option from the panel's right side.
Step 4. Save your edited PDF document
Once you are done with all the edits, save the document through the Save As option in the File menu. When the Save As dialog box appears, enter the desired file name, select the folder where you want to save it, and click Save.
Step 1. Open Adobe® Acrobat® Pro
Start the Adobe® Acrobat® Pro program and select the Tools tab present on the screen's top left side. Click on the Edit PDF option.
Step 2. Create a text box to add the text
Choose the Add Text option from the toolbar.
There are two types of text boxes that you can create to add the text: scalable and fixed-width text boxes. The scalable text boxes are aligned with the right margin and the bottom margin of the page. To create this box, place the cursor on the screen and write or paste the document's text. The fixed-width text boxes come with their original width, and you can only customize them lengthwise to accommodate the text. To create this box, move your cursor and create the box and write or paste the text in the box. You can also choose the text format such as the font size, color, text alignment, and much more.
Step 3. Save the document
Once you have added the text, go to the File tab and select Save As.
Launch PDFChef by Movavi → Import and fill out the template → Save the result
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How to edit a PDF:
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To change text in a PDF file, you can use PDFChef. Download and install the program, then, add the PDF-file you want to edit. Click Edit, then select the line you want to edit the text in. Type the needed text and then click Save to preserve the changes in the PDF.