write text on a pdf (free version)

adobe acrobat reader dc (free)

I click on one pdf and it allows me to add/edit text

but another pdf I click "edit" and asks me to sign in (pay) for paid version

Could it be the type of pdf. ocr versus non ocr

I just want to write text over the lines.  I dont want to use Microsoft paint with a screenshot
LVL 1
rgb192Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi rgb,
Two points: (1) You cannot use the Edit PDF feature with the free Adobe Reader. If you click Edit PDF with the free Reader, it will give you a dialog to buy a non-free version. (2) However, the free Reader does support the Comment feature. If you click Comment, you'll be able to add a note, text, stamp, etc., unless the document restricts it.

So, if you click Comment and the PDF allows it, it's because the Document Restrictions allow it:

commenting allowed
If you click Comment and the PDF does not allow it, it's because the Document Restrictions don't allow it:

commenting not allowed
Regards, Joe
Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Hi,
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a free tool, it does not allow you to edit PDF document. Rather, it only provides the functionality to read, view and comment on PDF files. But, as Joe said it is possible to comment on a PDF document if it is not restricted. However, if you still find that PDF commenting is disabled then go through this blog and enable commenting.

https://www.systoolsgroup.com/updates/comment-on-a-secured-pdf/
rgb192Author Commented:
where is document properties
(using free version)
Build an E-Commerce Site with Angular 5

Learn how to build an E-Commerce site with Angular 5, a JavaScript framework used by developers to build web, desktop, and mobile applications.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
where is document properties
Click the File menu, then Properties.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
rgb192Author Commented:
thanks
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome...happy to help.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Acrobat

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.