Type on PDFs on an iPad: a simple tutorial.

Fill out forms and add comments to PDFs on your iPad. Learn how you can put text on PDF documents directly on an iPad.

These days, many of us use iPads to get work done on the go, whether for school or professionally. Much of this work is done with PDF documents. However, iPads have limited support for even basic PDF editing tasks, such as typing on PDFs.

The good news is that you can use Adobe Acrobat online services to easily write on PDFs to complete forms and add text comments. This tutorial teaches you how to type on a PDF on your iPad.

Write text on any PDF document.

  1. Launch your web browser and navigate to Acrobat online.
  2. Select the highlighted button to install and launch the Acrobat mobile app.
  3. Select File on the bottom menu bar to locate and open your PDF.
  4. Enable editing mode by selecting the big blue Tools button in the lower right corner, then select Comment.
  5. Select the Add Text tool on the bottom toolbar and type your text into the appropriate location on your PDF. Adjust font size and color to your preferences.
  6. Finalize your document by selecting the blue check mark icon on the top menu bar.

Edit your PDFs directly on your iPad.

Now that you know how to write on PDFs on an iPad, you can explore other options to get more out of your documents. Easily add sticky notes and annotations, mark up text, convert PDFs to other file formats, and much more.

Discover everything you can get done with Acrobat online services today.