7.1. Edit text in PDF files

PDF Expert 7 lets you actually change the text in PDFs. This is handy when you notice a typo in your document or want to make last minute changes before sending a PDF file. 

The app automatically detects the font, size, and opacity of the original text so you can easily make edits in a document.

Text editing works only in PDFs with the text layer. There is no possibility to edit the text in scanned documents where contents aren’t searchable.

Note: Text editing is one of the features available in the PRO pack. Learn more about the PRO features in PDF Expert 7. If you've previously bought PDF Expert 6 with the in-app purchase, you can still edit text without a subscription.

How to edit the text in a PDF document:

  1. Open a PDF file.
  2. Tap Edit PDF on the top toolbar.
  3. Select Text.
  4. Tap a paragraph to edit the text in it.

For your convenience, it’s possible to display text as paragraphs or lines. Tap and hold on the Text tool and select the needed option.

Tip: While the Text tool is active, use the two-finger scrolling to navigate your document.

How to add a new text block to a PDF file:

  1. Open a document.
  2. Select Edit PDF on the top toolbar.
  3. Tap Text.
  4. Tap where you want to add a text block.
  5. Start typing. You can select a font, typeface, font size, text-align, and text color at the top of the keyboard.

  6. Tap a blank space to save changes.
  7. To move the text block, tap and hold it.

How to edit or move multiple text blocks at once:

  1. Open a file.
  2. Select Edit PDF on the top toolbar.
  3. Tap the Content Selection tool on the left of the toolbar.
  4. Select needed paragraphs.
  5. In a pop-up menu, tap Properties. This menu allows you to change the typeface, text color, font weight and size as well as text-align. Changes apply to all selected paragraphs.

  6. To move selected paragraphs, tap and hold them. Now, you can drag them to another place in the document.

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