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Edit PDF Text on Mac with PDF Editor for Mac

PDF Editor for Mac is an efficient tool for editing PDF text on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion included). This article tells you how to add, correct, insert, move, and delete PDF text with it.

Add PDF Text
Choose Add Text in the toolbar, and then click on a blank area on the page, you can add text to the PDF file.

Add PDF Text

Move PDF Text

Choose Touchup Tool in the toolbar, and click on the text you want to move, then you can drag the text block to move it to other place on the page. Press and hold Shift key and click on different text areas or images, you can select multiple elements and reposition them together.

Move PDF Text

Correct, Insert, and Delete PDF Text

Click the Touchup Tool in the toolbar, and double click on the text, when the text is in an editable block and the cursor becomes I-beam pointer, you can correct, insert, or delete the text.

Correct PDF Text

Edit Embedded Font Text

If you can't edit some text in unrestricted PDF files, you may encountered the embedded fonts, in this case, you can auto-match or select an available system font for the selected text, and then edit the text.

Edit Embedded Fonts

Note: By default, the pop-up window above will be shown every time when you want to edit the embedded font text. If you want PDF Editor for Mac match a similar system font automatically for editing embedded font text each time, you can customize the settings in the General Window by choosing PDF Editor > Preferences… in the menu bar.

Auto-match Embedded Fonts

Edit Text Font and Color

Select the text with Touchup Tool in the toolbar, and then: if you want to change text color, just click the Inspector button in the toolbar, and choose your favorite color for the text; and if you need to change text font, choose Format > Fonts > Show Fonts in the menu bar, then select a new font to replace the current text font.

Edit Text in restricted PDF files

To the PDF files restricted from editing, you can't edit them directly if you don't know the password, even with Adobe Acrobat. Also you can't edit them directly with PDF Editor for Mac, but you can convert PDF to Word with this PDF Editor and then edit the PDF text in Microsoft Word.