Apple’s built-in Preview application is not only a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader, but also has some editing features in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Open a PDF file in Preview, click “Tools” in the top menu, choose “Mark Up” then you can see “Highlight Text”, “Underline Text” and “Strike Through Text” options. However, Preview is not powerful enough for you to edit the PDF text in Mac OS X, such as changing the content, deleting or adding new words, images or paragraphs. If you need to change the content of a PDF file, you’d better select a professional tool to do the task. Here in this article, we’re going to talk about how to edit PDF text in Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included) with Firstarsoft PDF Editor for Mac Mountain Lion/Lion.
PDF Editor for Mac enables you to add text quickly and accurately. With a few drags and drops, everything is done perfectly. The following is the detailed information for how to edit text in Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion. Here we go.
Step 1. Launch PDF Editor for Mac OS X Lion/Mountain Lion
Launch PDF Editing software for Mac Lion/Mountain Lion and open the PDF you’re going to edit. Here are two ways to do the task. Double-click the quick start icon on the desktop and then open the PDF file. Or right-click on the PDF file to open it the program.
Step 2. Modify Text on a PDF
Modify text. Select the TouchUp Tool on the Tool Bar. And then double-click on the text you need to change. After that you can modify the text within the editable text block. If you click on the text, a text block will appear, enabling you to delete the text.
Step 3. Insert Text into a PDF
Add Text. See the “Add Text” tool in the Tool Bar? Click to select “Add Text” and then click on the text where you desired to add text. When you see the text block is available, type in the content. In the “Format” menu, you’re capable of choosing your desired font and color.
Step 4. Add Annotation
Annotate PDF files. You might like to take some notes or make comments when you reading the PDF files. If so, annotating PDF is indispensable. Click to select the commenting tool. Adding sticky note, Text Box, Free-hand Drawings, highlight, strike-through and underline text are all available.
Besides editing text in Mac OS X, PDF Editor for OS X 10.8/10.7 has the functionality of inserting and cropping images, rotating PDF pages, etc. Try these fantastic features by yourself right now!