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How to edit a PDF on Mac?

Mac has a built-in feature that lets you fill in, edit and sign a PDF easily, depending on the macOS you’re using. The PDF markup tools are either built-in to Quick Look that shows you a preview of the document when you press the spacebar or access the tools by opening the PDF in the Preview application on Mac.

Although you cannot edit the existing text on a PDF in Preview, you can use the markup tools to add text, shapes, highlight, underline or strikethrough text, add or remove PDF pages, rotate pages, add comments and so on.

However, if you’re looking to have more flexibility in editing a PDF, including editing existing text, there are several apps and websites online that’ll help you.

Here we’ve discussed how to edit a PDF on Mac using the Preview and Quick Look tools.

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How to edit PDF using Preview?

You’ve got several options for editing a PDF using the markup tools in the Preview app on Mac.

Open the PDF document you want to edit in a Preview app on your Mac. Click on the Markup Tool icon, which looks like a pencil; use the tools in the toolbar to edit the PDF. Follow the list below to know each of these icons and what they can do.

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How to edit PDF using Quick Look?

If you’re using macOS Mojave or later, you can edit a PDF using Quick Look that previews a document by selecting it and pressing a spacebar without opening the preview application software.

In order to edit a PDF in Quick Look, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Find and select the PDF you want to edit by clicking on it.

Step 2: Press Spacebar. A preview of the document will appear of the screen.

Step 3: Click on the Markup Tool icon, located on the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 4: A markup toolbar will appear below the icon. As mentioned above, you can use these tools to perform different actions on the selected PDF — click on Done to save.

Also read: How to convert PDF to PPT?

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