How to Type on an Adobe Document

By Cooper Temple

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a commonly used file type for scanned documents or documents posted online. The wide usage of PDF files is attributed to their small size, portability and ability to be read across various systems using PDF reading software. If you plan to share PDF files in order to be edited by your friends or associates, you can type additional text on them with the appropriate software.

Things You'll Need

  • PDF writing software such as Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • PDF document

Step 1

Open your PDF writing program, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Step 2

Open the PDF file on which you want to type additional text.

Step 3

Click once on the "Tools" drop down menu, once on "Advanced Editing" and select the "TouchUp Text Tool" option.

Step 4

Place the cursor in the area of the PDF document where you want to type and click once to position it.

Step 5

Begin typing any text that you want to add to the PDF document. Any new text will match the existing text, so long as the original font is a "true type" font. Please note that any new text that is typed into the PDF document will not wrap. It will continue to the right and off of the page. Be aware of the space that you have available.

Step 6

Make cosmetic changes to the newly typed text, if necessary. Highlight the text, right click once on it and select the "Properties" option. From the "Properties" window, you can change the font, font size and color of the text.

Step 7

Save the PDF file after you have completed typing the new text. If you want to preserve the original document, be sure to give the file a new name.