How to Type Into a PDF File

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.

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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.

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Open Nitro PDF Professional.

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

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

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

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Click the “Insert” button found under “Insert and Edit.”

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

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

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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.

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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.