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The Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard that is used for document exchange. There are many advantages to using this file format, such as applying password protection in order to stop others from editing important documents and doing modifications like changing the colors of the texts and the pages. But in many cases, we have to edit the PDF documents for various purposes. Here in this article, we would like to share some tips on how to change text color and background in PDF documents, either on Mac or on Windows PCs.

Changing color in PDF on Mac is very simple if you were using a word processing program - iSkysoft PDF Editor for Mac ( or iSkysoft PDF Editor for Windows version). The text editing mode allows you to delete or add text to PDF document. And in the menu and toolbar, you will find options that will allow you to change the font, font size, and even customize colors to emphasize your text selection or specific pages in PDF. In just a few clicks, you can change the PDF to any color you want. Try it out.

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Part 1. Change Text Color in PDF on Mac (OS X El Capitan)

Step 1 Open PDF file with the Mac PDF editor

If you have installed the PDF editor on your Mac, run the program and click the "Open File" button. Then navigate to the folder with PDF files, choose the PDF you want to edit and the file will open automatically.

Click the "Edit" button in the toolbar, and double-click the text you want to edit and then pick a color you like.

Open PDF file with the Mac PDF editor

Step 2 Start to change text color in PDF

To get more colors, you can click the "Show Colors" button. And the pick color in the pop-up window.

change text color in PDF

See Video Tutorial on How to Change Text Color in PDF

Part 2. How to Change Background Color in PDF

In addition to change the texts color in PDF, you can also customize the background color of your PDF pages.

Step 1 Import Your PDF

The initial step is to launch iSkysoft PDF Editor on your Mac and then click the "Open File" button to load your PDF into the program. Then navigate to the right side menu and click "Background > Add".

Open PDF file with the Mac PDF editor

Step 2 Fill Background Color

In the pop-up window, you can pick any color you like and add it to your all your PDF pages. You can also choose to add color to some pages of your PDF document. Finally, click "OK" to confirm the change.

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Zoltán Epaphras
This article has helped to change text color in my pdf files in most convenient way. I was searching for such tutorial. It is really helpful.
How does one change the background of the pdf document( to a darker shade) for easier reading on mac?
Linda Watson
I\'ve always had vision problems, reading lighter-colored fonts was a nightmare for me.. But by following these tips, I have reduced the difficulty and moreover changing fonts makes my documents more attractive and a feast for the eye..
Trace Eldis
By doing this you can really change the whole look of your page. It can make a dull document stand out and make the difference between a good document and a great document. If you change PDF color on Mac, then you can see some great improvements.

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