Portable Document Format or PDF format is used to ensure that the formatting of the document stays the same when viewed and when printed. A PDF viewer is needed in order to view PDF files. The PDF file is not editable unless you use a PDF editor. So if you want to add text to PDF or edit its content, you need to use the appropriate application for it.
There are various reasons why people would like to insert text on PDF documents. It could be that there are missing information that need to be added on the PDF file. There may also be some errors that need to be corrected. Whatever your reason is for wanting to insert text on a PDF file, Apowersoft PDF Editor and Foxit Reader are two of the best programs that you can use.
Add Additional Text to PDF by Using Apowersoft PDF Editor
Apowersoft PDF Editor is a program that lets you view, as well as edit and add text in existing PDF file. Its user interface is somewhat similar to Microsoft Office programs like Word, so you will not have a difficult time learning how to use it even if it is your first time to try so. You can download the program by going to this following link. Once done with the download and installation, you can start using it immediately on your PDF files.
Insert Text Directly to PDF File
There are two ways on how to add text on your PDF files with this program. The first method is by opening the PDF file, inserting the text directly on the document and saving it. To do this, launch the application, click “File”, choose “Open” and select the PDF file you wish to add text to. Once the PDF file loads click the “Insert” menu and click “Text”. Click on the area where you wish to insert the text and type the words that you wish to add. Double clicking on any of the words in the file, will let you edit them. Click the save button once done.
Converting to Word and Saving Back to PDF
Another way on how to add text to a PDF file with Apowersoft PDF Editor is by converting PDF to Word, editing it, then saving it back to PDF. To do this, open the file that you wish to edit, click the “Convert” menu and click “Word”. Choose if you wish to save on Word 2003 or with .docx extension and save it to the location you want. You can now open the Word file and add the text needed. If you are more comfortable editing in Word, then this method would be a good option for you. Save the changes made and open the edited Word file with Apowersoft PDF Editor. Click the “Save” button to save it in PDF. Aside from the new edited PDF file, you also have a Word copy, which you can edit or use if needed.
Add Text to PDF Document with Foxit Reader
Foxit Reader is a free and portable PDF reader that also allows annotation, as well as inserting text. The file size is small so it does not take much space. It is also user friendly as the menus, buttons and options are straightforward. To insert text to your PDF file, launch the application and click “File”. Select “Open” and choose the PDF file you wish to add text to. Click the “Comment” menu and click “Typewriter”. Click on the area where you wish to add the text and type it in. You may also move it to another place by clicking on text you typed and dragging it to its new position. However, it does not allow editing of the existing texts and conversion of file to another format like Word.
Both programs will let you easily insert text into PDF. However, Apowersoft PDF Editor offers more methods of doing this including inserting the text directly and converting it first to Word. Furthermore, it allows editing of existing texts and inserting letters or words that need to be added, which is not possible with Foxit Reader.