How to input text into PDF file

baypharm

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I went from Sierra to HS and now I can't input text into my PDF files. The text box comes up and I can get the pointer inside but no text appears. I have searched the forums here to no avail. Anyone have a fix for this?
 

chabig

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I went from Sierra to HS and now I can't input text into my PDF files. The text box comes up and I can get the pointer inside but no text appears. I have searched the forums here to no avail. Anyone have a fix for this?
Whatever your problem is, the description of it makes no sense at all to me. PDF files are viewed. You don't import text into a PDF. Can you explain again what you're trying to do?
 

flowrider

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^^^^Sure PDF files can be viewed, they can also be edited or created with the proper software. Hence my question.

Lou
 

chabig

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But you don’t import text into a PDF. You create a document using an application and then you create a PDF from that document, on a Mac usually by printing to PDF. What app are you using to create your document?
 

baypharm

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I download a file (a pharmacy application for example). I want to fill out the form by typing the text on each line. Does that make more sense?
 

chabig

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Yes very. Sometimes the ability to fill out PDF forms seems to depend on how the firm was created. I assure that Preview can fill out forms in High Sierra. When I have trouble filling the fields, I often resort to just inserting text boxes on my own using the annotation tools. Have you tried that?
 

baypharm

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Yes very. Sometimes the ability to fill out PDF forms seems to depend on how the firm was created. I assure that Preview can fill out forms in High Sierra. When I have trouble filling the fields, I often resort to just inserting text boxes on my own using the annotation tools. Have you tried that?
No I have not. But I just did on your recommendation and it works very well. Thank you very much!!
 
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