How to Type on a PDF Document With the Hand Tool

By Contributing Writer

PDFs are a like a digital photograph of a document. As a result, they are not usually editable. You can copy and paste text and images out of any PDF, but you cannot type in a PDF unless it has been set up as a form.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • PDF

Step 1

Open the PDF form.

Step 2

Select the "Hand Tool" from the toolbar.

Step 3

Click in the first box of the form. The cursor appears in the box.

Step 4

Complete the form field.

Step 5

Press "Tab" to move to the next field on the form.

Step 6

After you complete the form, click "File" and "Save a Copy" to save the form on your PC.

Step 7

Click "File" and "Print" to print a copy of the form.