How to redline documents before signing.

Prepare contracts for signing wherever you are. Learn how you can redline documents and contracts with online PDF tools.

Redlining is an essential part of contract negotiation. The redlining process involves editing the draft document’s language to create a contract that satisfies all involved parties and is legally compliant. Before computers, this process was slow and used a lot of red ink — hence the name “redlining.”

Today, you no longer need that red pen. Digital PDFs make it fast and easy to redline documents before signing.

Redline documents online.

In most businesses, it’s criticall to redline documents quickly to ensure they’re completed and signed on time. Fortunately, online PDF editing tools — like Adobe Acrobat online services — let you redline documents even when you’re on the move. For example, if you want to redline a document online, just follow the four steps below:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Edit PDF tool.
  2. Click Select A File to locate your PDF or drag and drop it to the file selection frame.
  3. Add your comments and mark up text with the provided tools.
  4. Select Download to download your finished document.

You can now easily send your redlined PDF document for approval. If you need to make further edits, simply repeat the process until everyone’s happy with the contract language.

Complete your contracts with more online tools.

With Acrobat online services, you can also do more than just mark-up PDFs. Whether you’re working with Word files, spreadsheets, or even image files, you can convert document drafts into PDFs for redlining and use the Fill & Sign tool to sign a completed contract with a legally binding digital signature. You can also protect confidential contract drafts with passwords and much more.

Discover everything you can do with Acrobat online services today.