How to Add Text Box to a PDF

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How to add text to a PDF with Movavi PDF Editor

Best Solution for Adding Text to a PDF

We all need to add text to a PDF sometimes – for example, when you want to add a translation below the main text, place a caption next to an image, or just fill out an application form. It is also helpful if all the text elements can be formatted in your own desired style. If you are looking for an advanced way to add and edit text in PDF documents, we recommend Movavi PDF Editor.

Movavi PDF Editor is an all-in-one solution that has everything you need to interact with PDF content. This lightweight, portable application lets you add, edit, and format text directly in a PDF document.

How to Insert Text into a PDF File with Movavi PDF Editor

  • Step 1. Download and Install the Program

    Download and run the PDF Editor executable on your PC or Mac and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Import a PDF File

    Start Movavi PDF Editor, click Open File in the middle of the program window, and select the PDF document you want to type into. You can also use drag-and-drop to add files to the workspace.

  • Step 3. Add a Text Box to a PDF and Enter Your Text

    Click Edit on the left side of the toolbar to switch to the Edit mode. Choose the Text option from the drop-down. Move the insertion point to the location in the document where you want to place the added text field to the PDF.

    In the fillable text box in your PDF, enter the desired text. Newly inserted text is editable. You can change the text and font properties using the options under Font in the right-hand panel. The program currently supports three popular fonts – Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New.

  • Step 4. Save Your Edits

    Once the edits are complete, save the document by clicking the Save As command from the File menu. In the Save As dialog box, you can enter the file name and choose the destination folder. Click Save and enjoy the results!

If adding text to a PDF is not supported in your current software, you might have better luck with Movavi PDF Editor! Try it now and you won’t be disappointed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Open your PDF in Movavi PDF Editor for Windows.
  2. Click Edit in the toolbar, then click Text.
  3. Specify the font and text size.
  4. Click where you want to add the text. Paste or type the text.
  5. Save the PDF.

How to add text to a PDF on a Mac:

  1. Open your PDF in Movavi PDF Editor for Mac.
  2. Click Edit in the toolbar, then click Text.
  3. Choose the font and text size.
  4. Click where you want to add the text. Paste or type the text.
  5. Save the result.

Launch Movavi PDF Editor → Import and fill out the template → Save the result

Read the full article on how to fill out forms:
How to fill out PDF forms

How to edit a PDF:

  1. Open a PDF in Movavi PDF Editor.
  2. Click Edit in the toolbar, then click Text.
  3. Click on the line you want to edit and start typing.
  4. To change the font or size, choose the appropriate options in the right-hand pane.

Read the full guide: How to edit PDFs

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