I downloaded and installed the free trial of text editor. As far as I can tell it installed but I still find no options to edit text. The pdf in question is a form one is supposed to be able to fill out and return. Why is it so difficult with pdf to do something that simple? Do I need to download something other than pdf editor?
As per my understanding, Text Editor is used to edit plain text files only, not PDFs.
In order to edit a PDF, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat.
If you do not have Acrobat installed on your computer, please give it a try and download a free 30-day trial version from the below mentioned link:
Post installation, open the PDF in Acrobat and choose 'Tools> Content Editing> Edit Text & Images' and make desired changes.
Hope the above information helps.