How to Add Typewriter Buttons to Adobe Acrobat 7.0

by Kim Sarah
antique typewriter keys image by Tammy Mobley from

The Adobe Typewriter tool is a part of Adobe Acrobat that allows users to type directly into a PDF file. Before the creation of this tool, PDF documents had to be printed, filled in by hand and then scanned and emailed or simply mailed to a recipient. The built-in typewriter tool enables input to be typed directly into text-fields located throughout the document. Font size, style and color can be added, removed, or altered with the Typewriter Button section of the workspace. This section can be personalized for easy usage. This includes adding buttons.

Adding a Button to Adobe Typewriter

Step 1

Launch Adobe Acrobat 7.0 by clicking on the program icon or going to the Start Menu, selecting "All Programs" and clicking "Adobe Acrobat 7.0"

Step 2

Open a PDF document by clicking "File" and then "Open" or "File" and then "New" if you would like to open a blank PDF document.

Step 3

Open the Typewriter Tool by selecting "Tools," "Typewriter" and then "Typewriter Toolbar."

Add the Typewriter Buttons and Tools to the toolbar by dragging the top bar of the Typewriter Tool to the toolbar on the top of the screen. This will dock the Typewriter tool with the rest of the Adobe tools.


  • Don't forget to save your PDF file by clicking "File" and then "Save."


  • Click the Typewriter Tool to begin using it. This will allow you to click anywhere on the PDF and type.


Photo Credits

  • antique typewriter keys image by Tammy Mobley from

About the Author

Kim Sarah has been a writer since 2000. Her work has appeared on NECN, WCTR-TV3 and in the "Torch" university newspaper, among other publications. Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Worcester State University and a Master of Arts in journalism from Roosevelt University. She is also studying nursing and computer science at Indiana State University.

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