Typing on PDFs is a great way to edit or annotate documents, leave comments, add markup, fill out PDF forms, sign documents, and create blank PDFs from scratch.
Typing on PDFs can be confusing and frustrating. Fortunately, with the right tools, typing on PDFs is easy.
Note: The only difference between typing on a PDF and a text box is the border surrounding the text. Most PDF programs that allow you to type on PDFs will also let you add a box around the text.
Using PDF Writer is one of the most convenient ways to type on a PDF. It offers a powerful set of tools to type, write, and more, directly onto PDF documents. PDF Writer is also more affordable than Adobe Acrobat Pro, and has no subscription required.
Adobe Reader DC has limited capabilities compared to its premium (Adobe Acrobat Pro) version, but it can still be used to type on a PDF.
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC helps you type on PDF documents effectively. However, it has an expensive annual subscription of US$179.99. The features and expensive cost may be overkill for those that just need a program to want to type and do simple edits on PDFs.
There are also some free ways to type on a PDF. These methods are less reliable; spacing and formatting issues are common. These methods also include more steps, and thus are less efficient than using a PDF program such as PDF Writer.
Note: format & spacing issues are common using this method.
Note: this method requires access to Microsoft Word. Format & spacing issues are common with this method.
If you want to type on a PDF in Windows 10, you’ll be happy to know you can do so without needing additional software. Microsoft Edge (which comes default in modern Windows computers) has limited tools to help you type on a PDF.
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC lets you type on PDFs, but the expensive yearly subscription means you’re often paying for more features and tools than you really need. There are a few free ways to type on PDFs, but these either have their own limitations, restrictions, or potential formatting issues.
Fortunately, PDF Writer makes it easy to type, write, and more on PDFs. It has everything you need to type on PDFs easily, and features a lifetime license – no subscription required! Pay once, and it’s yours forever.
PDF Writer makes typing on PDFs faster, and has other tools to increase productivity and improve efficiency, when working with PDFs. Below are some of the features that make PDF Writer so great:
Features of the program: