How To Write On A PDF Document?

Ever stumbled upon a PDF document where you were required to add something? It could have been a legal contract that was sent for your approval in the form of a signature or a simple registration form where the other person asked you to fill in the details so that he or she could later take a printout.

Incidents like these can be one too many. In this post, we are going to tell you how you can easily write on a PDF file. And, not just that we’ll also let you into how you can make your PDFs more comprehensive. For example, let’s say, you are mentoring a student on a short fiction assignment where you are required to add highlights, mark erroneous sections, and comment on parts where that student has done well or where they require improvement.

We’ll discuss all such things and more in this post, read on!

How To Write on A PDF File Using A PDF Editor On a PC

Let’s begin by enlisting steps on how you can write on a PDF using a PDF editor. For the purpose of demonstration, we are going to use Systweak PDF Editor, which is one of the best PDF editors for Windows –

Step 1 – Download, install, and run Systweak PDF Editor.

Step 2 –  Click on Edit PDF and select the PDF file that you want to write on.

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Step 3 – From the top, click on the Add Text button in Edit PDF tab as shown in the screenshot below.

Add text

Step 4 – Drag on the area where you want to add text. Then, from the right-hand side, choose the font, font size, fill color, border color, font color, opacity, and border width (if applicable).


Step 5 – You can now begin writing.

In order to delete what you have written, all you have to do is simply click on it once and then hit the delete button.

What More Can You Do?

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If you look at the options under the Edit PDF menu, you’ll find that there are a lot many things you can do apart from adding text that we demonstrated just above. You can –

  • Edit Content – Make changes to the existing content.
  • Text Callouts – Add annotations or labels to draw attention to specific points or sections.
  • Add Image – You can add images from a location on your hard drive at a specific point on the PDF.
  • Add Notes – Add notes to specific sections of your PDF document.
  • Sign PDF – You can put down your signature at a desired area on the PDF file. You can either use a pen tab, or mouse to put down your signature or upload your signature.

Annotate On Your PDF Document

To annotate your PDF document using Systweak PDF Editor, click on Comment from the top and choose from one of the options mentioned below.


Systweak PDF Editor offers 5 ways in which you can add annotations to your PDF document. You can add –

  • Highlights
  • Underline sections
  • Strikethrough unwanted parts
  • Add Squiggly and Freehand Lines
  • Finally, if need be you can erase all the above elements using an Eraser.

– How To Write On A PDF On Your Smartphone

To write on a PDF on your smartphone, you can install a PDF creator app either from Google Play Store or App Store. Here we are going to demonstrate the steps on how you can write on a PDF document using Wondershare PDFelement –

Step 1 – Install Wondershare PDFelement from either Google Play Store or App Store.

Step 2 – Tap on the + sign at the bottom right side of the app and open the PDF document.

PDF document

Step 3 – Tap on Edit.

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Step 4 – From the bottom, you can see a variety of options to edit the PDF. Next, tap on an area in the PDF and tap on the area where you want to write.


Step 5 – To save the document, again tap on the three horizontal dots and tap on Save a copy.

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Unleash Your Creativity: Writing on PDFs Demystified

Discover the art of PDF writing! Whether you’re editing legal contracts, annotating assignments, or signing documents, our guide simplifies the process. With tools like Systweak PDF Editor and Wondershare PDFelement, you can unleash your creativity and make your PDFs comprehensive.

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