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How to type on a PDF file

Nowadays, PDF file has been a dominant electronic way for personal or commercial interaction across web. Thus order sheet, credit card authorization form, registration, travel visa, etc are frequently in form of PDF.  

You can easily view it with a PDF reader then add annotation to it with the tag tool. But directly type on PDF file will be a hassle, for it once created, you are no longer able to edit text or any other content. So before converting to PDF file, people are lean to finally check it.

However, in many cases, to type on PDF document can’t be avoided. For example, you are hunting job and then need to fill out the job application from employer or you need to do some typo correction in an existing PDF file. Then how to type on a PDF file will be an urgent problem to be solved.

Hence, some people enlist some help on forum about how to type on a PDF file no matter what the kind of file is.

The Adobe Acrobat is a good answer if you are a licensed user. It allows you to make changes to text of your file in it. But it is not good enough to properly type on a PDF form or moreover edit any other content, such as image, tables.

So the PDF editor will be the best answer to type on PDF file, accurately say, edit PDF file.

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Then you don’t need to print out PDF file then handwrite on it, you will edit text like you do in a word processor.

If you get the file which has an interactive field, thus it’s very convenient to type on a PDF form and usually the reader allows you to print it out with the input info rather than directly store with them. If you just get a plain one, you may need to print it out and write by hand or with a typewriter. But the process is cumbersome and the handwriting is not better than neat typing.

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Let’s cut to the chase here, below is the tutorial of how to type on a PDF file with PDF editor:

Free download PDF editor then install and run it.

There are 3 modes you can choose from-professional, standard, form-filling. Actually any of them allow you to type on PDF document. Next I’ll take “Professional mode” for example.

Note if your PDF file is encrypted, you can use the PDF Password Remover to decrypt it for further editing.

Step one: Click the “File” in the navigation then “Open” to browse PC to import files.

Step two: When you click on the file, it has been converted into an editable condition and it will detect the text area then create dotted box to surround them.

Then you can locate the cursor in the desired place and it will detect the font type for you, thus you will type on PDF file with same typeface.

You can also use the “T” tool (text tool) in the toolbar to add, delete or modify all the existing text of PDF file with the editor.

Step three: After inputting all the necessary info, click “ctrl + s” or the save icon to save the modified PDF file.

Now you’ve got your new filled file ready for sending or printing or archiving. It’s very easy with the PDF editor, isn’t it? Besides, you are able to thoroughly modify the file with many other tools as you need.

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