- 1.1 Insert PDF
- 1.2 Extract PDF
- 1.3 Delete PDF
- 1.4 Split PDF
- 1.5 Merge PDF
- 1.6 Rotate PDF
- 1.7 Crop PDF
- 1.8 Fill out PDF Forms
- 1.9 Edit Scanned PDF
- 1.10 Edit Secured PDF
- 2. Annotate & Markup PDF
- 2.1 Markup PDF
- 2.2 Highlight PDF
- 2.3 Change Color in PDF
- 2.4 Add Hyperlink to PDF
- 2.5 Add Notes to PDF
- 2.6 Add Comments to PDF
- 2.7 Add Bookmarks to PDF
- 2.8 Sign PDF
- 2.9 Watermark PDF
- 3. Share PDF
- 4. More PDF Editors
"I need to do some modifications on PDF file using my Mac, what should I do?" "I just downloaded some PDF files and how can I edit the PDF files on Mac for free?" When you search around the Internet for a way to edit PDF document on Mac, you will find many online PDF tools allowing you to edit PDF online for free. Some might suggest you to edit PDF with Mac Preview. However, these free options will come with many limitations, like you cannot delete texts in PDF, the font size is different with the original texts, you cannot change images and other problems. If you want an effective way to edit PDF on Mac (EL Capitan included) or Windows, here is the right place for you. Here you will get an easy guide to edit PDF on Mac or Windows PC, making you a full control on your PDF files.
Part 1. How to Edit PDF on Mac (10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7)
The built-in tool in Mac OS X enables you to highlight the selected sentences in yellow/other colors. But if you want to edit PDF Mac as easily as on a Word document, it becomes very annoying. Let's say, you need to make changes to some content (texts, graphics, images, etc.), iSkysoft PDF Editor for Mac will be a great help. It is regarded as a professional and easy-to-use tool for users to edit PDF on Mac (OS X 10.7 or later, including El Capitan 10.11).
Why Choose This Mac PDF Editor:
- Easily edit, delete or add texts, images, links on PDF keeping the original formatting.
- Add annotation, markup, highlight, underline or strikethrough to PDF.
- Convert PDF to Word (Microsoft Word 2004-2011 are supported).
- Combine multiple PDF files into one PDF or split PDF.
- Fully control PDF pages by rotating, removing or add pages.
- Quickly add texts and fill out PDF forms.
How to Edit a PDF on Mac Step by Step
Step 1 Run the Mac PDF Edit Tool and Import PDF Files
After installing the PDF Edit Mac program on your Mac, switch on the program from your Application folder, and then add the PDF files that you want to edit by clicking on "Open File".
Step 2 Edit PDF Text on Mac
Edit PDF text. On the top toolbar, click the "Edit" button and then click over any text on the PDF page to start editing. You're able to directly delete words or add word and sentences to the existing content in the PDF files as you want.
While editing PDF text, you are also able to adjust font size, color and apply or remove italic or bold styles.
Mark up PDF. With the help of "Markup" tools on the top tool bar, you can easily markup your PDF texts and draw lines, or you can add Sticky Note and Text Box.
Step 3 Edit PDF Pages on Mac
Edit PDF Pages. Navigate to the right side menu, you can see there are several options for editing PDF pages, such as delete pages from PDF, extract pages, add pages to PDF, crop pages, rotate pages, etc.
Step 4 Edit PDF Image on Mac
Edit PDF Images. If you want to edit PDF images, just click the "Edit" button, and then you can crop, replace, extract or insert images to PDF easily.
Step 5 Edit PDF Form on Mac
Edit PDF Form. With this PDF edit tool, you can also fill out PDF form on Mac OS, and the Pro version iSkysoft PDF Editor allows you to create PDF forms on Mac OS X.
Aside from above editing functions, even you can make more editing for your PDF file on Mac, such as add image to PDF, add hyperlink to PDF, change your PDF text or PDF backgroud color, and so on.
When all the editing is done, go to "File" > "Save" to save changes to your PDF file.
By the way, you can get all solutions about editing PDF files here.
View and Edit PDF with Preview and Tips on Using Preview
Preview not only can manage and view images, but also allows you to view and edit PDF files on Mac. With Preview, you can add notes, highlight or copy texts in a PDF file. However, Preview does not allows you to delete original texts in PDF and you can not change the rectangle color for adding texts. Below is the process on how to edit PDF with Preview.
Step 1. Drag and drop your PDF file to the Preview program dock, and you’re the PDF file will be open with Preview.
Step 2. Copy text from PDF in Preview.
Navigate to the upper toolbar, and click the Text. And you can click on PDF and move your cursor to select the texts you want. Then control-click to select the Copy option or press Command + C to copy the texts.
Step 3. Annotate and markup PDF in Preview.
Click Annotate on top of the toolbar. Then you will get a series of annotation tools and markup tools appear at the bottom of the PDF page. Now you can highlight, underline or add strikethrough to texts in PDF. Or you can choose Rectangle, Oval, Text or Arrow to annotate PDF.
Step 4. Fill out PDF form in Preview.
When you open a PDF form with Preview, you can click the Text button and click the field to input the information to PDF directly. Note that some PDF files may only be printable but not editable in Preview.
Part 2. How to Choose the Best PDF Editor to Edit PDF Files on Mac Free
Choose the Right PDF Editor
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Add texts to PDF
Delete texts from PDF
Add sticky Note or free-hand drawing to PDF
Markup or annotate PDF
Insert, delete, rotate or crop PDF pages
Convert PDF to Word format
Combine, split or compress PDF
Part 3. How to Edit PDF on Windows (including Windows 10 and Windows XP/Vista/7/8)
You might want to know how to edit PDF on Windows PC computer (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista & XP), there is an effective one called iSkysoft PDF Editor for Windows which comes readily to mind. It’s a multi-functional editor tool for Windows and it is compatible with PDF files. With this tool, you can edit PDF text, graphics and images just as easy as if you were using MS Word. This PDF Editor can make annotations on important content/point/s so that you are able to find them easily in the future. The editing tools include text boxes, highlight, strikethrough, underline, sticky note, clouds and more. There are also functions available for you to add protection to your PDF documents and prevent others from editing, copying and printing.
How to Edit PDF Files on Windows in Steps
Step 1 Open the Program
Launch the program, then you can click the "Open" button on the main interface to import the PDF file you want to edit.
Step 2 Edit PDF Texts on Windows
Once you open the program and click on the Edit > Edit Text button, you can edit the text by adding or deleting words in the PDF document. You could also customize the font styles, font size and font color. In addition to editing the PDF files, even you can insert sentences, graphics and pictures.
Step 3 Convert PDF to Other Doc Format (optional)
The PDF editing tool also has functions to convert PDF documents to Microsoft Word, Excel and more. If you have to do more than edit PDF documents, you are able to convert your files in with just a few clicks. After clicking on the convert button, you should choose the file type from the popup window. Name the file, select a destination folder and then save. A status bar should show up. Once the converting process ends, the folder with the new file will open up automatically and give you immediate access.
Hopefully, these simple tips are enough to help you edit, create and convert PDF files with ease. Make use of the iSkysoft PDF Editor if you want to know more about how to edit PDF on Windows.
How to Convert Word to PDF on Mac
Wondering how to convert Word documents to PDF? Look no further! iSkysoft PDF Creator for Mac (or iSkysoft PDF Creator for Windows) can help you to create high-quality PDF from Word and other Microsoft Office formats. With it, you can do more.
- Easily convert Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to PDF.
- Quickly create batch PDF files from multiple MS Office files.
- Effectively convert to PDF with 100% original formatting and layout.