Mark up a PDF in OneDrive for iOS

Mark up a PDF in OneDrive for iOS

Use the Markup tool in OneDrive for iOS to add notes, text, pictures or freehand markup to PDF files.

When you open a PDF file from OneDrive on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the Markup tool appears at the top, along with other common PDF commands such as print or search.

OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Menu

Add markup

  1. Open the OneDrive for iOS app, and open the PDF you want to mark up.

  2. At the top of your screen, tap Markup OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup icon .

  3. On the Markup toolbar (from left to right: Exit, Undo, Redo, Navigate, Pen, Highlight, Note, Text, and Erase), tap the tool that you want to use.

    OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Navigation Menu

    • Tap the Navigate icon and then scroll up, down, left, or right to navigate your way through the PDF to the place where you want to make your markups.

    • Tap and hold the Pen icon to select either the Pen or Highlighter option. This allows you to draw or write freehand, with a Pencil or stylus, or your fingertip.

      OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Pen Menu

      At the bottom of the screen, expand the Styles menu to further customize your selection.

      OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Pen Styles

      Tip: There are multiple tools on the toolbar allowing the use of styles, so you can have different settings for each one. For example, set one as a pen and one as a highlighter.

    • To accent text or images, tap and hold the Highlight icon. Select either the Highlight, Underline, or Strikethrough option, then at the bottom of the screen, expand the Styles menu to further customize your selection.

      OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Highlight Menu

    • Tap the Note icon to insert a note into the PDF. Tap where you want the comment to go and type into the Note that appears. Tap away from the Note to close it.

    • To insert a text box or other asset into the PDF, tap and hold the Text icon, and select either the Text, Signature, Image, or Date option.

      OneDrive for iOS PDF Markup Text Menu

    • Tap the Eraser icon to erase your freehand markups made with the Pen function.

Change or delete markup

  1. Open the PDF, then tap the Markup icon.

  2. Tap any markup to select it.

  3. A set of tools and commands also appears, with options including Copy and Delete.

    Tip: The tools that appear will be different depending on the type of markup you're changing. For example, the tools offered to change freehand markup are different than those for text markup.

Need more help?


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For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

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OneDrive for Business Admins can also view the OneDrive for Business Tech Community, Help for OneDrive for Business Admins, or contact Office 365 for business support.

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