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Since PDF cannot be easily modified, the format is safe. If you want to add text to a PDF file, you should use the specific PDF software. In this article, we will introduce 4 PDF editors and tell you how to use them to easily add text to a PDF file. Go through the article now!

Part 1: 4 Recommended PDF Editors
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In the followings, we will introduce 4 PDF tools. Each of them can add text to PDF, but they are not identical. Next, we will show you how to use these tools step by step.

1. Renee PDF Aide

First, we will introduce Renee PDF Aide. Here are the steps about how to convert PDF and add text to a PDF with Renee PDF Aide.
What is Renee PDF Aide?
Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
What’s more, Renee PDF Aide supports English/French/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese/Korean/Japanese. Under the mode of OCR, it can greatly improve the accuracy of character recognition. Even though you are a new user, you can use this software easily.
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How to add text to a PDF?
Renee PDF Aide can not only edit PDF, but also convert PDF to the other formats. Next, we will show you how to convert PDF to the editable formats and then add text to a PDF with the software.
Step 1: Download and install Renee PDF Aide. Then, get into [Convert PDF].
select to convert pdf with renee pdf converter
Step 2: Select one of the output formats at the top menu, such as Word/Excel/PowerPoint/TXT. Then, click on [Add Files] to select the target PDF file and click on [Enable OCR] to improve the character recognition.
how to convert pdf to text with renee pdf aide
Tips About the OCR function:

The OCR function can improve text recognition in two ways:

A. Recognize words on image and PDF. You can use this function to improve text recognition when you are going to convert the image-based PDF and the scanned PDF.

B. Recognize the font style to avoid garbled codes when there are different embeded font styles on the PDF file.

Step 3: Click on [Convert] to convert the format.
convert and make an pdf to editable text with renee pdf aide ocr

2. Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the PDF editing software developed by Adobe. You can use the software to create, save, view and print PDF files. In addition, it can be used to zoom in/out PDF pages, add watermark/page header/page footer, add marks, set password to the PDF files and add multimedia contents.
This reliable PDF software is compatible with many systems. You can generate and edit PDF files at any device anywhere. What’s more, it has the clear and friendly interface. You can easily share, protect and search information within the software.
Next, we will show you how to add text to a PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
Download and install Adobe Acrobat Pro. At the top menu, select [File] – [Open], and then select the target PDF file. Next, select [View] – [Tools] – [Content Editing]. After that, click on the place where you should add text and type the desired contents.

3. LightPDF

LightPDF is the free online PDF converter which can convert PDF between Word, PPT, JPG, PNG and Excel. In addition, it offers many editing functions, such as encrypting, decrypting, rotating, merging, splitting and adding signature. Next, we will show you how to add text to a PDF file with LightPDF.
Get access to LightPDF (link: Then, select [Edit PDF] – [Open File] to upload the PDF file. Next, click on [Edit] – [Add text], and then add text to the PDF file. Finally, download to save the converted file.

4. ApowerPDF

ApowerPDF is the highly appraised PDF editing tool. It offers many viewing and editing functions. For example, you can add text, generate, merge, review, cooperate with the partners to create a PDF file, add marks/watermark/text frame/image/annotation/seals/password, and fill in sheet. Besides, ApowerPDF adds the digital signature to protect PDF and enhance security. Next, we will show you how to add text to a PDF with ApowerPDF.
Download and install ApowerPDF; open the software and click on [File] – [Open] to select the PDF file; click on [Edit] and then select a place to add text on the PDF file.
how to add text to a pdf file with apowerpdf
Part 2: Conclusions
In this essay, we’ve introduced 4 PDF editors. Here are some differences between these editors.
Reliability: Although you can quickly add text to a PDF file easily, it should be used online under the stable network environment. The other PDF editors can be used offline. Besides, it is not safe to upload the files to the online servers, given to the data security. The size of the uploaded file is also limited.
Functions: LightPDF offers fewer functions than Adobe Acrobat PDF does. ApowerPDF offers many functions, but they are not useful for beginners. In contrast, the functions of Renee PDF Aide are practical. You can easily and simply use Renee PDF Aide to convert and edit PDF files.