How To Edit Your Printable Text In Adobe Reader


You're excited to start organizing your recipes, plan meals or get that to-do list out of your head and on paper.

Today is the day, you're going to get started.

First up, you’ll download your printable, open it and (if editable) play around with adding some text in Adobe Reader.

After you’ve added your details, and you’re happy with that, you can simply save the printable and print it out.

Sometimes though you may want to edit the text you have added. Change the font, make the text larger or alter the color, it’s totally up to you.

There are lots of ways to edit your text and make a printable a little more unique for you. Let me show you how to edit your printable text in Adobe Reader and you’ll see how easy it is!

How To Edit Your Text On A Printable In Adobe Reader - Tumbleweed Press

Step 1

Open your printable in Adobe Reader on a computer. The full features of my printables only work in Adobe Reader and cannot be edited on a tablet or mobile device.

Adobe Reader

Step 2

Click in the blue highlighted fields and type in your text. In this recipe template, I’ve added in all the ingredients and directions to make Grandma’s Apple Shortcake.


Step 3

Press Command E (Mac) or Control E (PC). This will bring up the ‘Form Fields Properties’ Here is where you can edit the text you have added. Note it may say ‘Properties’, click in one of the blue form fields and it will change to the ‘Form Fields Properties’ and allow you to make changes.

Adobe Reader Form Field Text Properties Panel

Step 4

Select (highlight) the text you have added, that you wish to edit.

Adobe Reader Form Field Text Properties Panel

Step 5

Click the appropriate buttons in the ‘Form Fields Properties’ panel to edit your text. Here you can change the text size, style, font, alignment, and color.

Adobe Reader Form Field Text Properties Panel

If you click ‘More’ you will have some other options like Indents and line Spacing (see below).

Adobe Reader Form Field Text Properties Panel

Step 6

So try out a few options, see how it looks and personalize the printables to suit you. Remember to 'Save As' your PDF so you keep all the edits you have made.

And that’s it, you're done, good work!


My text isn't changing?

Ensure you have selected the text first and then edit.

Can I edit Other Details?

With our printables, you can only edit the text that you have added. You cannot edit any other elements of the design itself (colours, headers, layout, motifs etc) as these are locked.

Free Sample Printable


Download this quick guide and edit a sample page to see how simple our printables are to use!