If you have a long PDF document with tens or hundreds of pages, adding page numbers to PDF makes it much easier to organize and locate the pages, the page numbering even saves you from troubles when a printed file is rendered out of order.
Adobe Acrobat is always recommended to handle PDF files but put users off with its high price. In fact, there are multiple solutions to add page numbers to PDF on mac without Adobe Acrobat. Surely, Mac Preview is one of them, also we have extra 2 options on this topic.
For a long time, PDF editors like Adobe Acrobat are considered to be the only solution to handle PDFs, but the high price is always the deal breaker. In fact, not all of us require a PDF tool as powerful as Adobe Acrobat, a PDF toolkit containing all necessary and basic features would be more practically helpful for us, for example PDFMaster.
Cisdem PDFMaster is a useful PDF toolkit integrating 8 PDF tools in one kit: Convert, Create, Compress, Merge, Split, Decrypt, Encrypt and Edit (Annotate & Markup). It uses a simple but visually pleasing interface, you can process different PDF tasks under different tabs but in one place. With the PDF Edit feature, you can annotate, markup, add text/numbers to any position in your PDF.
Mac Preview is the free tool to manage PDF and image on mac. Though there is no such an exclusive toolbar built in Preview to add pages numbers directly, we can add by inputting numbers in blank text boxes, quite similar to the way of adding text to PDF in Preview.
Adobe is powerful, but it is not the only tool to solve PDF-related issues. For users who work with PDFs occasionally, Preview and online free PDF tool can work best for you, but if you work on PDFs very often, you'd better resort to PDFMaster, it allows creating PDF, converting PDF, OCR PDF, locking and unlocking PDF, splitting and merging PDF, compressing PDF in one place.
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