If you’re a Mac user, then you might be more inclined to use Preview rather than Adobe Reader, as the former is more user-friendly on Mac devices than the latter. We’d recommend trying both tools to see which one works best for you.
Firstly, right-click the PDF file on which you’d like to type. Then, choose the ‘Open With’ option and proceed with Preview.
Once you’ve opened the file with Preview, there are three approaches that you can take to type on the PDF, which are:
The most thorough approach is to start from the top toolbar. There, you’ll find the ‘View’ tab. Click on it and then choose the ‘Show Markup Toolbar’ option.
Another way you can access the Markup Toolbar is by clicking on the pencil icon at the top of the page, right next to the search bar.
If the option is available, you can easily click on the space on which you’d like to type. This will show if your PDF has lines or boxes ready to be filled. If not, then proceed with steps (a) or (b).
After accessing the Markup Tool, click the ‘T’ icon near the upper left part of the page.
Similar to Adobe Reader’s ‘Ab’ icon, you should now be able to choose the space where you want to include your text box. You’ll also be able to move the text box around as you see fit.
Now, all you have to do is type in the text box. Make sure it fits in with the rest of the text on the PDF.
While Adobe Reader offers you the option to change the size of the font you’re using, as mentioned earlier, Preview can give you more format options to make it snazzy. Click on the ‘A’ icon in the Markup Toolbar. You’ll be prompted with various fonts, text colors, and text alignment formatting for you to choose from.
Lastly, don’t forget to save your work! Wouldn’t want all your hard work to go away.
Pro-tip: if you also want to sign a PDF document via Preview, all you have to do is click on the cursive writing icon at the top of the Markup Tool. Next, simply sign your name on the trackpad, click on ‘Done,’ and voila!