alternative adobe acrobat for filling out pdf

I already did 7 day adobe acrobat trial

Is there another program I can use to write my signature (my name in cursive handwriting)
and fill out pdf document with text
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Thomas UCommented:
Hi rgb192

Foxit PhantomPDF served me well by editing PDF's.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi rgb,
You don't need the paid Adobe Acrobat to do that. You can do it with the free Adobe Reader. This five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial shows how:
How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software

Regards, Joe

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Thomas UCommented:
you forgot "fill out my pdf with text" but the signature is right.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Thomas,
Nope...didn't forget that. I took "fill out pdf document with text" to mean that he wants to fill out a PDF form that has fillable fields, which you can do with Adobe Reader. Regards, Joe
Thomas UCommented:
Yes, my experience is that for every PDF you get that has fillable fields, you get 5 that are just pdf documents you need to print and fill out OR use a software to add your text to it. So I assumed he will have the same problem. just to say...

Apart from that, you are right.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> use a software to add your text to it

In those cases, text annotations work well. The free Adobe Reader, free Foxit Reader, and free PDF-XChange Editor all have a text annotation feature. However, if you need to add/change/delete the actual text in a PDF (unusual when filling out a PDF, even if it's not a fillable form), then you'll need a product that can edit the text in a PDF, which none of the three free products that I mentioned can do (the paid versions of those products can, as well as many others).

> Apart from that, you are right.

I'm glad you think so.

Regards, Joe
rgb192Author Commented:
Good video. Thanks
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're re welcome...I'm glad you liked the video. If you take a moment to endorse it by clicking the thumbs-up icon underneath Step #7 at the video, I'll appreciate it. Regards, Joe
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