How to Type Into a PDF File

By Andrew Smith

From time to time, you may need to add or remove portions of text found in a PDF file. Those using a PDF reader program, such as Adobe Reader, cannot type into a PDF file using those programs. Fortunately, purchasing an expensive PDF-editing software program is not the only option for those wishing to type into a PDF file. Downloading the proper software program will allow you to edit any PDF file on your computer and do so for free.

Step 1

Download and install the software program Nitro PDF Professional (see Resources). You will be able to use this program to type into a PDF file even after the 14-day trial ends.

Step 2

Open Nitro PDF Professional.

Step 3

Click on the "N" icon that is located at the top of the software program.

Step 4

Select "Open." Search for the PDF that you want to type into and then double-click that file to open it.

Step 5

Click on the "Insert and Edit" tab. This is at the top of Nitro PDF.

Step 6

Click the "Insert" button found under "Insert and Edit."

Step 7

Scroll down through the PDF file until you find the spot that you want to type into and then click on that spot.

Step 8

Enter the text in the spot you selected in the previous step.

Step 9

Select a part of text on the PDF file you would like to edit. Once you've clicked on that text, a box will surround the text.

Step 10

Right-click the box around the selected text and select "Edit Text." Once you do, you will be able to delete or add letters and words to that portion of text.