Have you ever tried drawing on a PDF? Maybe you need to sign your name, jot down a quick note, or are taking notes on your e-textbook. Drawing on a PDF is very useful. But maybe you’ve had some trouble with this.
If you want to quickly draw on a PDF but can’t, it can be really frustrating.
Fortunately, with the right tools and know-how, drawing on PDFs is simple! We’ve covered different methods. Choose the one that works best for you!
There are many reasons why you may need to draw on a PDF document. Common reasons include:
There are different methods and tools you can use to draw on PDFs. Some you may already have access to, while others may require you to sign up for a trial or pay for a subscription.
We’ve listed the most popular methods ranging from free to paid tools, so pick the one that works best for you!
If you’re a Windows user, then you already have a built-in program that lets you draw on PDFs: Microsoft Edge.
The most reliable way to draw on PDFs is by using a PDF editor. We’ll be using PDF Writer for this example, but you can use your preferred PDF editor. If you don’t have a PDF editor, you can download PDF Writer for free today!
If you already pay for the premium version of Adobe Acrobat DC then you can use it to draw on PDFs. This method will not work for the free version of Acrobat DC. If you’re looking to draw on a PDF for free, try another method on this page.
If you have access to Microsoft Word, you can use Word to draw on PDFs for free.
Note: this method requires Word to convert your PDF into a Word document, then back to PDF format. Spacing and formatting issues may occur. For a more reliable method, use a PDF editor.
Google Docs is a free word processor, similar to Microsoft Word, but is completely free. You can use it to draw on PDFs, but it may have similar spacing & formatting issues like with the Word method.
From note taking and proofreading, to signing your signature, drawing on PDFs is extremely useful.
There are free and paid tools that can help you to draw on PDF documents, even for free. One such tool is Microsoft Edge, the built-in browser on Windows. The most reliable way to draw on PDFs (and make other changes) is by using a PDF editor.
If you need to draw and write on PDF regularly, you’re going to want to invest in a reliable editor like PDF Writer. PDF Writer is our no-nonsense, no-subscription PDF editor.
What else PDF Writer can help you with: