How to Add Text to a PDF on a Mac? (A Guide With 5 Easy Ways)

Are you a beginner in editing PDF documents on a Mac? Or maybe you're looking for more ways of how to add text to your PDF files on Mac? Either way, this guide that was prepared by our expert UPDF team will be for you. Today, we will talk about how to add text to a PDF on a Mac in 5 easy ways.

We will talk you through all different UPDF tools that can make your life easier and save you time. As a bonus, we will also look at adding text to a PDF with Preview. After you are done with the guide, you should be confident about editing your future PDFs.

To get as much as possible from this guide, we strongly recommend downloading a free trial version of UPDF. This way, you will be able to practice and familiarise yourself with all of the essential tools. You can download UPDF by clicking the button below.

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Part 1. How to Add Text to a PDF on a Mac with UPDF (4 Ways)

So, what exactly is UPDF? UPDF is a PDF editing software that was designed to be as intuitive and easy to use as possible. The goal of UPDF is to help users effortlessly edit, convert and password-protect PDF documents. Why would you want to use UPDF over other PDF editing tools? The answer is simple. UPDF allows you to add text to a PDF on a Mac with 4 different methods, which can fulfill all of your text-adding requirements. Moreover, UPDF has AI implementation. This feature will help you improve your working efficiency as you will be able to generate ideas and content quicker.

UPDF is available not only on Mac devices, but also on Windows, Android, and IOS. The software is a great cost-effective option for PDF editors as the lifetime license is cheap.  Currently, UPDF Pro is discounted. You can upgrade or check the price here. To learn more about UPDF, we encourage you to watch this video:

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So now, without further ado, open your UPDF and let's get into the 4 ways of how to add text to a PDF on a Mac!

Way 1. Add Text to a PDF on a Mac by Editing PDF

The first way of adding text to a PDF on a Mac is to use "Edit PDF" option. This can be used if you would like to add text to existing content.

Launch UPDF on your Mac. Open your chosen PDF document by dragging it to the "Open File" area in the UPDF interface. Now navigate to the menu on the left and click the "Edit PDF" icon. Then, hover over the existing text. You will see the text box and you can add more content to the existing text by clicking and typing in. You can add your text in any chosen place, either before, after, or anywhere in the middle. Just make sure to click the text area.

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Way 2. Add Text to a PDF on a Mac by Adding Text

If you would like to create a new paragraph instead of adding text to an existing paragraph, you can also do it with the "Text" feature. Launch UPDF on your Mac. Open your chosen PDF document by dragging it to the "Open File" area in the UPDF interface. Choose "Edit PDF" icon from the menu on the left side. Now, you will see three tools at the top. Create a new text box by clicking the "Text" tool and click where you would like to place it. Then make the box big enough by dragging it and start typing your text in it.

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Way 3. Add Text to a PDF on a Mac by Adding Text Box

Another way of adding text to a PDF with UPDF is using the "Text Box" feature.

If you need to insert a text box to your document and add more text, just follow these simple steps. Launch UPDF on your Mac. Open your chosen PDF document by dragging it to the "Open File" area in the UPDF interface. Navigate to the menu on the left side and click the "Comment" icon. Pick the "Text Box" tool from the tool menu at the top. Click anywhere you want on your document and drag to make the text box your preferred size. Now you can type in the text box.

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Way 4. Add Text to a PDF on a Mac by Adding a Text Comment

If you would like to add a text comment to your PDF, for example, when checking someone's work, or for your own reference, you can easily do this with UPDF.

Launch UPDF on your Mac. Open your chosen PDF document by dragging it to the "Open File" area in the UPDF interface. Navigate to the menu on the left side and click the "Comment" icon. Pick the "Text Comment" tool from the tool menu at the top. Click anywhere you want in the document and then type your comment in the box.

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Part 2. How to Add Text to a PDF on a Mac with Preview?

In this section, we will show you how to add text to a PDF on a Mac with the Preview app. Preview is a default application that opens documents and images on Macs, including PDFs. However, Preview is not as advanced as UPDF and it doesn't have as many editing options.

To add text with Preview, just follow these steps:

If you never changed your default PDF viewer to any other software, your document will open in Preview straight away. However, if your default is different, you need to left click on a PDF, select "Open With" and then "Preview".

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Now your document will open in Preview. To open the tools, click the "Show Markup Toolbar" icon that looks like a pencil.

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This will open various tools. Select the middle icon "Text" (A in a rectangle) and click anywhere on a document to create a text box.

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Drag it to make it your preferred size. Now you will be able to type in it.

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If you are looking for something more than just adding text, using a professional PDF editor such as UPDF will be a better option for you.

Final Thoughts

We hope that this comprehensive guide gave you more understanding of how to add text to a PDF on a Mac in various ways. However, if you think that you need a bit more practice, feel free to open your UPDF and go over the steps again!

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