How to Change Text on a PDF File

How to Change Text on a PDF File

Last updated on May 27, 2019 by

PDF files are accepted universally because they can be opened with various OS systems or devices such as iPads, iPhones and computers. Some of the advantages of using PDF files include the following:

  • Compared to the original files which may be Word documents converted into PDF, they are smaller in size. Once a file is converted into PDF, there is no change in the format used.
  • PDF files provide safety and security because the creator can add passwords to prevent other people from manipulating his/her document in any way. Therefore, it is difficult to change text in PDF file, which also prevents crimes such as plagiarism etc.
  • Free software has been invented to aid in reading PDF files since they are universally accepted. Once the owner downloads and installs any of the PDF readers, he/she can access PDF files from any devices such as computers, iPads or smartphones.

As what mentioned above, modifying a PDF is not easy. Are you also looking for a way to change the content in PDF file without any hassles? Don’t worry! Below is a guide to help you choose the best software or application to aid in the task.

Three Programs to Change Text in PDF File


Apowersoft PDF Editor provides many simple and advanced functions for editing PDF files. Apart from editing texts, you can also use the editor to add images and text. And you can insert, move, modify, delete, change text font in PDF and many more. If you want to emphasize the importance of any text in the PDF you can easily add strikethroughs and underlines to any text.


Other features of the ApowerPDF you can use to modify your PDF file include the following:

  • Provides security by allowing the user to sign the PDF file, providing a password to protect the document etc. You can add or create approval stamps on the document or use digital signatures.
  • Converts documents into other editable formats such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

To change the text in PDF file with ApowerPDF, you can go to “Edit” > click the content in the text box to delete or modify the content. If you want to change the font, you can select the text and then change the font size, color and more.

ApowerPDF Change Text

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat is renowned for the best PDF reader or editor. Although Adobe product may be a little expensive for common PDF users, it is one of the best on the market. Adobe Acrobat DC is a new version upgraded from the previous Adobe PDF products and improves in function and interface. Now let’s use this program to change the text in PDF file.

  1. Launch Adobe Acrobat after installation. Open the PDF document you want to edit with the application.
  2. Go to Tools and click “Edit PDF”.
  3. Add the text or modify the content in a PDF according to your need. Also, you can change the font of the words.

Adobe Acrobat Change Text

Open Office

Using Oracle PDF Import Extension in Open Office, you can easily change PDF text for free. Using this program you can convert all PDF files, edit objects in PDF format and also convert images in the PDF document to vector images. This free program is also available for multiple OS including Mac, Windows etc. Use the steps below to change text on PDF using Import Extension in Open Office.

Open Office

  1. Download and install the Open Office application in your computer. Launch the PDF Import Extension.
  2. Go to Open Office Draw and open the application. Next, open the PDF file you want to edit or modify.
  3. Double click the preferred text for edit and change it accordingly. If you want to add new text to the PDF file, choose the text link found at the bottom side of the window and click where you want to add new text on the PDF document.
  4. Export the file as a PDF by clicking the PDF link after you have completed editing the PDF file.

In conclusion, there are various reasons why anyone may want to change text in PDF file. For instance, you may want to edit, modify, delete or insert new text to make your document better. Thanks to the software and applications listed above, you can easily manipulate any text in PDF documents accordingly.

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Posted by:Ada Reed on toEdit PDF, PDF Solution and Tips, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on May 27, 2019

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