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How do I write text on a document?

Using Lumin PDF's Free Text tool, you can add and style inserted text anywhere within your documents.


  1. Select the Free text option on the toolbar.
    Screen Shot 2021-09-15 at 4.11.18 PM

Tip: You can select the Free Text tool using the shortcut 'T'


2. Click on the document where you want to enter text.

An insert text box appears.

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3. Click the text box.

The box becomes highlighted and a toolbar appears with it.

4. Add text as required.


Style and edit the text, using the toolbar to:
    • add a comment to the text (using the speech bubble option Screen Shot 2021-09-15 at 4.22.45 PM). See our article on comments here
    • style your text with different fonts and colouring (using the palette option Screen Shot 2021-09-15 at 4.24.32 PM). See our article on text styling here
    • delete the text (using the trash can option Screen Shot 2021-09-15 at 4.26.11 PM )


Tip: you can drag and drop the text to other areas of your document.

Note: The ability to edit the original text on your raw PDF document is currently not available, however, this is a feature Lumin will be releasing very soon!