The PDF is effective and quick for both work and study. And it is convenient for information transmission such as the e-mails, e-books. You can use it on the computer running on the Windows, the Mac OS or the Linux. But there are many people reflect that it is troublesome to Type on a PDF file by themselves. In fact, you can edit every character, color, and picture of it if you know the basics.

In general, it is much easier to edit & type directly on the PDF file itself instead of typing on the source file for a PDF file. To type on a PDF file, you need a third-party PDF Editor tool for PDF file editing. You may have learned of the Adobe Acrobat. But the one I highly recommend is the PDFelement, which is versatile. It can help you with text edit as well as adjust the size of it and split one PDF file into several smaller one.

Here is a tutorial for you, on how to edit & type on the PDF file.

Part 1. The Best PDF Editor

Wondershare PDFelement is the best PDF Editor, which not only lets you create a custom PDF files but also enables you to type on a PDF form effortlessly. Besides, the best PDF Editor is able to convert, edit and create PDF files. With it, it's a piece of cake to transfer PDF files from or to other file formats without any data loss, such as PDF to PNG transfer, TXT to PDF Converting, Pages to PDF, DOCX to PDF, PDF to PPTX, and the like.

Part 2. How to Type on a PDF File Simply

Step 1. Download & install the PDFelement

It is a treat that both the Windows users and the Mac users can use the best PDF Editor on their computer. If you have a Windows computer, you can choose the version for Windows, and it is compatible with the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8/10. And if you are a Mac user, you can download the version for Mac, which supports the iMac, Mac Book Pro, and Mac Book Air. It is almost the same to edit on the Windows or the Mac, so I will just take an example on the version for Windows. After you install the PDFelement on your computer, you can go on to the next step.

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Step 2. Open a PDF file for editing

Double click on the start icon of this application to launch it on your computer. Then from the menu bar, click on “Open…” to open the PDF file that you want to edit.


Note: The best PDF Editor supports for both kinds of PDF forms with or without interactive files.

Step 3. Start to edit & type on a PDF file with interactive fields

You will see that all the interactive files are highlighted after you opening the PDF form. Now, you are allowed to type on PDF form accordingly. If you also like to type text beside the interactive files, then, just tap on the “Edit” button and then select “Add Text”. After that, please move your mouse to the PDF file, and click on the area you wish to type on.

Step 4. Type on a PDF form with Non-Interactive Fileds

For PDF form with no Interactive Files, you only need to tip on “Add Text” button and then click on “Edit”. After that, click on the blank area to type on a PDF form. You are also allowed to remove the original content by clicking the “Edit Text”.

Tip: If you want to do a lot of editing on the PDF file, it is advisable to convert it to the format of Word document with PDFelement.
It is easy to use PDFelement to type on a PDF file once you have used it. Just give it a shot!

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