Draw directly on a PDF on a PC.

A person draws directly on a PDF while using a PC.

With Adobe Acrobat online services, you can draw directly on a PDF to mark your edits visually. Freehand drawing on a PDF is the perfect way to show clearly what content you want moved or removed altogether.

You might be working on a document that includes a lot of visual elements and you don’t want to take the time to describe to your team how they should shift things around. Drawing allows you to communicate efficiently about how to rearrange elements. Or you can add visual layers to a graphic, using the drawing tool to create visual emphasis in the final product. For very short and large words, you can even handwrite.

Whether you want your project collaborators to reorganize a document’s flow, remove content, or even understand your text comments more clearly, Acrobat online services make it easy.

How to draw on a PDF on a PC.

  1. Using any web browser, go to the Edit PDFs with Comments page.
  2. Click “Select a file” or drag and drop your PDF into the drop zone.
  3. After your file has uploaded, you will be prompted to sign in to your Adobe, Google, or Apple account.
  4. Go to the Pencil icon in the toolbar to start drawing on your PDF. For your markup preferences, choose from numerous colors in various shades. You can even select your preferred pencil-line thickness by using a sliding bar.

Why using your PC to draw on PDFs can be helpful.

The drawing tool works perfectly anywhere you access Adobe online services, including Windows 10. In addition to drawing on your PDF, you can also highlight and strike through existing text, add additional text and sticky notes, and respond to comments. When you’ve finished adding your drawings, markups, and annotations, you can download your PDF or share a link that enables your collaborators to see your markups online.

Adding visual elements to your PDF markups on a PC can enhance your editing process by making your corrections and comments clearer. See what else you can do with Acrobat online services.