How to Add Text to PDF on Mac with/without Preview?

Connie Wisley
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Adding text to PDF on mac becomes easier these days, Adobe Acrobat is not the only way out to solve this, you can add text to PDF on mac with free Preview, online PDF Editor, even buying an affordable PDF tool to add text anywhere in the PDF.

Add Text to PDF on Mac with Preview

Mac Preview comes with each version of MacOS, it is the free mac tool to manage PDFs and images, you can view, edit, annotate, sign, print... To add text to PDF with Preview, you just need to find the right toolbar.

Follow the easy steps to add text to PDF on mac with Preview:

  1. Open PDF with Preview
  2. Click “Show Markup Toolbar” and choose the Text Toolbar as marked as followingadd text to pdf preview01
  3. Add text box where you prefer to place and input needed text, you can also utilize the toolbars to adjust font size and color.add text to pdf preview02

Cons:

You cannot add text at place where there is no room for added text. You can only add text in blank area of the PDF file. Otherwise, you will need to erase the original text with white color (choose the “Sketch” toolbar, then choose the “Border Color” as White) and replace with your preferred one.

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Add Text to PDF on Mac with OCR PDF Converter (Scanned PDF Included)

If you want to add text to PDF as freely as possible, like inserting text to a phrase it sentence, modify text or punctuation, adjust layout or format, you may need to make the PDF fully editable.

With a PDF OCR Software for Mac, you will be able to convert your PDF to fully editable Word, Excel, HTML or other formats, then you can add text to PDF on mac anywhere and any style. Let’s say Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, a tool helping users to export native, scanned, even images into editable formats, then you can add text to PDF on mac without any limitations in your preferred file editor.

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Let’s add text to PDF on mac with PDF OCR Software for Mac

  1. After you have run the program on your mac, go to "Converter", then drag and drop PDF that you want to add text into the program. It supports batch conversion.add text to pdf on mac 01
  2. Make PDF editable in Word or other format to add text to PDF on mac. Select the page range and output before clicking “Convert”. add text to pdf on mac 02
  3. Open the PDF in editable format and add text to PDF on mac in Microsoft Word or other preferred file editor.

Cons: 

You cannot directly add text to PDF mac with PDF OCR Software for Mac.

Add Text to PDF on Mac with Adobe Acrobat

But if you have already installed Adobe Acrobat on your mac, you can definitely add any text to PDF on mac. Here we take Adobe Acrobat DC as the example to add text to PDF on mac.

  1. Open PDF with Adobe Acrobat DC
  2. Go to Tools>Edit PDF, choose the text toolbars to add text as neededhow to add text to pdf on mac with adobe

Cons:

High cost

Final Thoughts

To add text to PDF on mac, you can absolutely utilize mac Preview, though it is not perfect for coping with adding text as freely as possible, there is no software installation and cost required. Yet, PDF OCR Software for Mac is a good choice if you want to add text to a PDF on mac after you have converted the PDF into fully editable format.

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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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