Learn how to edit PDFs on an iPad from anywhere.

A person edits a PDF in the context of everyday life on the go.

Make edits on PDFs for your own projects or those of a friend or a team, whether you’re at home or on the go.

Team collaborations on a PDF can mean multiple rounds of editing. Perhaps you or a friend are writing an article for a magazine, trying to rework the language to its most accurate and impactful. Or maybe you and your co-workers are building a report, with facts and numbers that can change quickly.

You might think of a PDF as a final document because you often create PDFs from scanned documents or use them to print documents, but a PDF can also be useful for documents in process. They serve as a helpful preview and template for a team to comment on and revise. They can also serve as forms to be filled out. They are easy to view and edit on an iPad.

Adobe Acrobat online services make it easy to clearly mark your edits and then share them with your teams.

Here’s how to edit a PDF on an iPad.

To begin, go to the Edit PDFs with Comments page in your browser.

  1. Tap the “Select a file” button. You’ll be prompted to navigate to the file’s location, whether on your device or on a cloud-based service.
  2. Click on the file you want to upload and sign in. You’ll get an array of tools you can use to edit your PDF. The tools available allow you to:
    • Add sticky notes and comments
    • Highlight or add text
    • Underline or strike through text
    • Draw anywhere with a freehand pencil tool, in a variety of colors and thicknesses
  3. Once you close the file, you can download or print your document.
  4. From the “Share” button, you can share the filewith others via email or a link.

How to edit images in PDFs on your iPad.

It’s also possible to add, edit, or replace images in a PDF, even from your iPad.

  1. Open the PDF in Acrobat.
  2. From the menu bar, select Tools, then Edit PDF.
  3. From here, you can click Add (to add a new image) or Edit.
  4. If you’re editing an existing image, select the object by pressing and holding the shift key and then clicking the object or objects.
  5. For multiple images, you can choose Arrange or Align Objects.
  6. To make edits outside of Acrobat, click Edit Using and then select an application.

You can add links to text or images in a PDF using your iPad.

  1. Open the document.
  2. From the toolbar, select Edit PDF and tap Link.
  3. Select the text or visual area you’d like to link. A pop-up menu will appear.
  4. Tap “Destination.” You can create an internal link that connects to another page in the same file by selecting To Page and entering the page number. Or you can select To Web and enter the URL.

Your file is now ready to move on to the next stage in the process. Take a moment to explore the other tools and resources that Acrobat online services can offer you today.

There are many advanced functions you can perform right from your iPad, including the ability to combine PDFs using your iPad. If you want to edit a PDF more quickly and informally, you can also draw freehand on a PDF using your iPad.