How to Draw on PDF? [Easy Steps]

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a very common file format that developed by Adobe inc in 1990. PDF files usually come as a read-only document to protect the original page layout. PDFs commonly use for ebooks, user manuals, application forms, and scan documents. Sometimes we need to draw something on PDF documents for some reasons. But how to draw on PDF? In this article, we will tell you how to exactly do it.

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As we mentioned above, you cannot edit the PDF file. You only will able to draw something on the PDF file like highlight, underline or circle around the text.

How to Draw Something PDF?

First, go to the start menu and find the “Adobe Acrobat“. This software has different formats like Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat DC, etc. So open any version that you have on your computer.

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Then expand “File” from the main menu and select “Open“. Now you will have a popup window to open a PDF file from your computer.

how to draw on pdf

Once you have opened a PDF file through Adobe Acrobat, navigate to “Tools” in the main menu. Then find and select “Comment & Markup” from the drop-down menu. This option will give you several options like line, rectangle, oval, arrow, pencil and many more. So you can select any tool that suite your drawing.

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Once you selected a drawing tool, your mouse cursor will change and you can draw on the PDF which meets your drawing needs. Also, you can erase your drawings using the Eraser tool if you want.

Drawing process

Draw on a PDF:

After selecting a drawing tool, Place the mouse in the center of the drawing area. Press and hold the left mouse button. Drag the mouse over the PDF to create the drawing. Release the button when the drawing or drawing part is complete.

Move Your Drawing to New Location:

Press and hold the left mouse button on the drawing that you already drew. Then drag the mouse over the PDF to move the image to a new location.

Change The Angel of The Drawing:

Press and hold the left mouse button on the drawing. Then drag the mouse over the PDF to change the drawing angle.

Final Word

I hope you learn how to draw on PDF. So please make sure to share this article with your friends if you got help. Also, if you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us through contact us page.

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Sajith Herath

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