How to Allow Typing in a PDF

By Lee Prangnell

Adobe PDF files are used extensively for documents, including brochures, legal documents and academic journals. In Adobe Acrobat Professional, you can enable typing and enter characters in a PDF file by using the "Typewriter Tool." This tool can be accessed through the menu included with the program.

Things You'll Need

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" button, then click "All Programs," then click the "Adobe Acrobat Professional" icon. This will launch Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2

Click the "File" menu, then click "Open." Browse for the PDF file and click "Open."

Step 3

Click the "Tools" menu, click "Content," click "Add or edit text," then click the "Typewriter" button.

Step 4

Point your cursor to an area on the page in which you want to start typing text. Click on the mouse button after which a cursor will appear. Start typing the text using your keyboard.

Step 5

Click the "File" menu, then click "Save" to save the PDF file.