Can you use an Apple Pencil on a PDF file?

Write and draw on a PDF document like it was a sheet of paper. Learn how you can use your Apple Pencil on any PDF file.

The Apple Pencil is a handy tool for any iPad user. With this pointer device, you can draw, take notes, and mark up documents as if you were using a regular pen on real paper. . But can you use Apple Pencil on a PDF file?

Yes, you can! Read and learn how to make notes on a PDF document with your Apple Pencil and iPad.

Draw and take notes on a PDF file with Apple Pencil.

Using Adobe Acrobat online services, it’s fast and easy to mark up PDFs with your Apple Pencil. Follow these simple steps.

  1. Navigate to the online PDF Editor with your web browser.
  2. Launch the Acrobat Reader app using the link and open your PDF.
  3. Tap the blue pencil icon and select Comment.
  4. Select the pencil icon from the bottom toolbar to start the Draw tool.
  5. Draw or make notes on the PDF with your Apple Pencil.
  6. Select the checkmark symbol in the top toolbar to save your document.

Work with PDF documents on an iPad.

With Acrobat online services, you can do much more with PDFs than just draw or write on them. The PDF Converter tool lets you convert practically any document into a PDF file — or vice versa. You can also compress PDF documents into smaller file sizes, rearrange and delete pages from PDF files, fill out and sign PDF forms, and much more.

Discover everything you can do with Acrobat online services to edit, convert, and share PDFs on your iPad.