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How to Change PDF Text Color

Change PDF text color? Why would anyone want to do that? Well, there are several reasons why you may want to know how to change text color in PDF. The first is to highlight a portion of the text to make it stand out from the neighboring text. A different color is more eye-catching than simply bolding the text. Of course, you can also use an annotation tool to highlight the text in question, but changing the color is a more effective way to draw attention. Let's learn how to change font color in PDF with UPDF, and also how to do this in a couple of different ways.

Method 1. How to Change PDF Text Color

The tool we'll be using today to change PDF text color is UPDF, a relatively new product on the market. The unique aspect of this PDF editor is that it's 100% free to use for any purpose. But that's not even the best part!

What's truly amazing is that it is one of the very few PDF editors that brings a fun element to the PDF experience. The design itself speaks volumes about this quality, which is further enhanced by the easy usability of the controls, making navigation a breeze and ensuring a zero-learning curve as you explore its functions.

So, without any further delay, let's jump right into the process of how to take a PDF and change the color of the text in the document.

Just follow the steps shown here to change the color of a text box in a PDF file.

Step 1: Import the File

Bring the PDF file into UPDF by dragging it into the UI or using the "Open File" icon on the welcome page.

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Step 2: Go to Edit Mode and Select Text

Click the "Edit" tab to enter editing mode in UPDF.

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Click on a text element to highlight it with a border. Double-click inside and select the required text with a click-and-drag motion.

Step 3: Change Text Color In PDF

You should now be able to see a floating toolbar near the text that you selected inside the text box element.

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Choose an appropriate color and see the live preview as you select different color options.

Once you're happy with the chosen color, click outside the box to apply the change.

That's it! You have successfully learned how to change text color in a PDF text box.


Method 2. How to Change Text Color in PDF (as a Note)

In case you've added text annotations to a PDF document or get a document that already has such markups, you can easily use UPDF to change the color of the text. Since annotations are different from text edits, the method also differs, as you can observe from the steps shown below:

Step 1: Open the File

Open the PDF file the same way - drag and drop or use the icon.

Step 2: Enter Commenting Mode

To change the text color of an annotation or text box, click the "Comment" tab at the top.

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Once you're in commenting mode, you'll be able to see all annotations in the right sidebar panel under the Comments tab.

Step 3: Change PDF Text Color

Once you spot the correct annotation or text box, right-click on it.

This will bring up the contextual menu, where you can click on "Properties".

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In the Properties panel, you can choose a different color from the corresponding toolbar options.

Click outside the text box to apply the change, and then save the file with a different name to indicate that you've made changes.


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