you can now edit your PDFs on Android

Writing annotations or highlighting passages of text in a PDF document is becoming a more accessible reality on Android thanks to a new Google Drive feature.

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The PDF format has become a must for text files. It has established itself as the best solution to easily share and access documents without any compatibility issues. But the PDF also has its flaws, and you’ve probably already wanted to change or add content to a file. This is now natively possible on an Android device thanks to the Google Drive cloud storage application.

Thus, various annotation tools are made available to users. We have a pen to write or draw as well as a highlighter to highlight text. For these two functions it is possible to modulate the size and color of the brush. With an eraser you can erase a line you have drawn. Finally, a mode offers the option to show or hide all annotations of the document.

How to edit a PDF document on Android?

You can annotate a PDF document on Google Drive with your finger or a stylus. On your Android device, open the Google Drive app and then open the PDF you want to edit. Press the button at the bottom right Annotate. You then switch to preview mode: a toolbar appears, just select one to edit the document.

Note that you can press and hold the toolbar to dock it to either side of the screen. When you’re done with your work, you can save it in the original PDF file or make a copy with a new name to keep the original document without annotations.

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This feature is only available in the latest version of Google Drive, install it from the Play Store if you haven’t been able to take advantage of it yet. The ability to annotate PDFs is currently limited to smartphones and tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. We have no information about a possible implementation on Apple iPhones.

Source : Google

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