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How to edit a PDF on Mac

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Learn how to edit a PDF file on Mac with PDF Expert

PDFs aren’t editable by design. However, you may often need to make changes in PDFs like fixing a typo in an invoice or even adding more pages to your document. Whatever the reason, you need a go-to PDF app for Mac that offers the best way to edit PDFs.

With our simple, easy-to-use PDF editor for business and personal use, sharing and editing PDFs on a Mac has never been easier. Use PDF Expert to streamline workflows in your business by enabling multiple team members to seamlessly share and collaborate on a single PDF document without hassle.

Our long list of PDF editing features also makes PDF Expert a must-have education tool. Breathe new life into your PDF documents with our PDF editor for students and educators.

Here’s a quick video on how to easily edit text and images in PDFs with PDF Expert, a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use PDF editing software for Mac.


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How to edit the text in PDF on Mac

Want to make changes in a contract or fix a typo in your name or street address? Perhaps you need to highlight important information or even redact a sensitive piece of information from your document. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, you can easily do it with our PDF text editor.

Screenshot of the text editing tool from PDF Expert being used to edit the headline on a PDF document.

To edit the text in your document:

  1. Open the editing mode by clicking Edit in the top toolbar.
  2. Click on the Text button.
  3. Choose the piece of text you want to edit.
  4. Edit text in PDF and click on the blank space to preserve your changes.

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How to edit images in a PDF

Want to change your company’s logo or insert a new graph in a business document? Do you want to insert shapes and images or even draw on your PDF document? PDF Expert makes it easy to add or change images in your documents when you’re using a Mac to edit PDF files.

Screenshot of the image editing mode on PDF Expert’s PDF editor for Mac.

Steps to edit images in a PDF:

  1. Open the editing mode by clicking Edit in the top toolbar.
  2. Click on the Image button.
  3. Click on the image to move, edit, rotate or delete it.

To add a new image to your file:

  1. Click on the Image button.
  2. Click anywhere in the document and choose the image you want to add.

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How to add a hyperlink to a PDF

Do you need to add a link to your PDF documents? With our comprehensive PDF editing software, you canlink any part of the text to a different page or a website. You can even add links to images!

Here's how:

  1. Open the Edit tab on the toolbar.
  2. Click on the Link button.
  3. Select the piece of text you want to link.
  4. Choose the link destination: to Page or to Web. Easy peasy!
Screenshot of the link editing feature in PDF Expert

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How to redact text in a PDF

PDF Expert is dedicated to the security of your documents. So, not only can you password protect your PDFs, but you can also permanently delete or white out sensitive data if you need to.. PDF Expert has the best PDF redaction tool! We found it to be especially useful for legal contracts.

To redact your document:

  1. In Edit mode, click on the Redact button.
  2. Select the fragment of text you want to redact.

Screenshot of PDF with several blocks of text redacted.

You can also redact any data across the entire document. This is a huge time saver! To use the find and redact tool: 

  1. Click on the search icon on the right sidebar.
  2. Type the word you want to hide across the entire document.
  3. Click Blackout or Erase All.

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How to edit a table of contents in a PDF

A table of contents helps you quickly navigate through a book or report without endless scrolling. Here’s how to create outlines in PDFs.

  1. Open your document in PDF Expert
  2. First, select a few words that should link to this page.
  3. Right-click and select Add Outline Item.
  4. The outline will appear on the sidebar, and you can rename it if needed.

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How to merge PDF files on Mac

Want to merge PDFs into one file on Mac? It’s never been so easy. Here’s a quick video on how to do it in PDF Expert.

How to delete pages in a PDF

No matter how many pages you need to delete from your PDF file, PDF Expert is up to the task. 

How to delete a page from a PDF:

  1. Choose the Thumbnails icon on the top bar.
  2. Select the page or pages to delete.
  3. Press the Delete button on the top bar.

PDF Expert is your go-to PDF editor for Mac. It can help you with any PDF task, from editing and signing to password-protecting and merging PDFs on Mac. Plus, if you need to edit PDFs on the go, you can also edit PDFs on your iPhone with PDF Expert.

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