How to Type on A PDF


Nowadays, PDF files become more and more popular. It is a non-editable format. In our daily work, when you receive a PDF contract from your colleague and find that there are several terms that need to be added, what should you do next? Some people said that we can rewrite a new contract directly. But this method is very time-consuming.

Therefore, we can type on the PDF with some online or offline PDF editors. We've tested five PDF editors here to find the best one for you to type on a PDF. We hope you can type on a PDF easily after reading this article.

1. EasePDF

EasePDF is a professional online PDF converter with more than 20 tools including Word to PDF Converter, Excel to PDF Converter, eSign PDF, Split PDF, Merge PDF, Unlock PDF, Edit PDF and so on.

With the "Edit PDF" tool in EasePDF, you can easily add texts, images or adjust the color and size settings of these texts without changing PDF to Word document for several times. EasePDF will ensure the security of your personal information, files, and the changes you make. The system will delete all the files in 24 hours and make sure they won't be used by others.

Step 1. Navigate to the EasePDF website then click the "All PDF Tools" > "Edit" to type on your PDF.

EasePDF Homepage All PDF Tools Edit PDF

Step 2. Click the "Add File(s)" button to upload PDF files from the computer or click the corresponding button to upload your file from cloud accounts. Uploading file by pasting the URL link is also supported in EasePDF.

Step 3. Click the "Add texts" button to type on a PDF. Then it will show up an editing toolbar. You can drag the text box anywhere you want. In the toolbar, you can change the text style like bold, italics, underlined the text, and so on. Click the corresponding button as you need.

EasePDF Edit PDF Add Texts

Step 4. When you finished, click the "Save" button to save the new PDF file then download the file by clicking the "Download" button.

2. Soda PDF

Soda PDF is a reliable, intuitive, and portable PDF editor you can use at home and on the go. It can create PDF files from 300+ file formats, convert PDF files to and from an array of file types, edit the content of your PDFs with easy-to-use tools, annotate your files, and so on. The Soda PDF ensures peace of mind with professional-grade data protection. It adds a 256-bit AES password. So you don't need to worry about the security of your file.

Step 1. Click the "PDF Editor" which shows under the "Popular Tools" list.

Soda PDF Free Online PDF Tools PDF Editor

Step 2. Click the "CHOOSE FILE" button to upload the PDF or upload it from your cloud accounts like Google Drive or Dropbox.

Step 3. Then you will go to an editing page. Click the "Edit" button then double click anywhere on an empty part of the document. Type the text you like in the blue text box. Click anywhere outside the box and you'll close the text box. The border will disappear.

Soda PDF Edit Type Text

Step 4. When you finished, click the "Download" button which shows in the upper left corner of the page.

3. Sejda

Sejda is an easy, pleasant, and productive PDF editor. This server can work in the browser and process the files for you. Your files will stay secure in Sejda. After processing, they are permanently deleted.

Step 1. Open a file in the Online PDF editor.

Step 2. Drag or drop files anywhere on the page to upload the PDF file or click the "Upload PDF file" and select files from your local computer. You can pick PDF files from cloud accounts too.

Step 3. Click on the "Text" tool in the top menu then click anywhere on the PDF page to add text. Changing font size, font family, and text color are also supported in this tool.

Sejda PDF Editor Text

Step 4. Click the green "Apply changes" button to apply the changes and then click the "Download" button to download your edited PDF document.

4. Wondershare PDFelement

Wondershare PDFelement is the easiest way to create, edit, convert, and sign PDF documents on Windows and Mac. With Wondershare PDFelement, you can not only transform PDF to and from Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint without losing fonts and formatting but also can edit PDF documents quickly and easily, including scans without going back to the source files.

Step 1. Download and install the software on the website.

Step 2. Open a PDF file by clicking the "Open File…" button.

Step 3. Click the "Edit" > "Add Text" button to type texts on the PDF. You can also change the font type, size, and color from the text editing bar.

Wondershare PDFelement Edit Add Text

Step 4. Click the "Save" icon which shows in the upper left corner of the page to save your file.

5. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC is a desktop PDF editor which can not only convert images, web pages, and Microsoft Office files to PDF files but also can add text, insert images and update tables easily. With Adobe Acrobat Pro DC you can easily share PDFs to be viewed, reviewed, and signed, and even track their progress from any device and any location.

Step 1. Download the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC from the website first. Then open the PDF file that you need to type on.

Step 2. Click the "Edit PDF" which shows on the right toolbar. Click in a text box to type the text with the built-in PDF editor. You can also change the format of the text by clicking the formatting toolbar which shows on the right on the page.

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Edit PDF

Step 3. Select the "File" > "Save or File" > "Save As" to save your edited file.


We have listed 5 kinds of PDF editor to help you type on the PDF. With these editors we provided in the post, whether you are a Mac user or Windows user, you can type on the PDF easily and quickly. If you have better ideas, please contact us.

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