Hey there, amigos! Are you tired of editing PDFs like a caveman with no technological resources? Well, fear no more! Google Drive has got your back. This cloud storage service has gone from a simple file depository to a productivity powerhouse that allows you to view and scan all kinds of documents right from its app.
And now, Google Drive has taken a leap forward to bring its game to the next level by incorporating a feature that lets you edit PDF files without leaving the application. So, without further ado, let’s get down to business and learn how to edit PDFs with Google Drive in a quick and easy way.
How to Edit PDF Documents with Google Drive
To start editing PDFs with Google Drive, all you need to do is open the app on your Android mobile device, open a PDF file, and tap on the button with a pencil icon located in the bottom right corner of the app.
By doing this, a toolbar with six different buttons will pop up at the bottom of the screen, including a marker, highlighter, eraser, undo, redo, and a button with an eye icon that lets you compare the original document with your edits.
If you double-tap on the first button, the marker, you’ll be able to configure the stroke size and color you want to write with. You can choose from four different shades: red, black, blue, and green. Using this marker to annotate or draw on a PDF is super simple. You just need to tap on the button, select the part of the file you want to annotate, and write with your finger or a stylus. Once you’ve finished editing the document, tap on the Save button located in the top right corner of the app.
But wait! There’s more. To move around the PDF file, just use a two-finger swipe, and to zoom in and out, use the classic pinch-to-zoom gesture.
The highlighter, which can also be configured by double-tapping on it, works in the same way as the marker. You just need to select the stroke size and color, and use your finger to highlight whatever you deem fit. Once you’re done highlighting, click on the Save button to apply the changes.
If you want to erase an annotation or a highlight, just tap on the eraser icon and then on the elements you want to delete.
The other three buttons in the toolbar let you undo and redo your last action within the PDF and compare the original file with your modifications.
If you’re a regular Google cloud user and want to make the most of it, we recommend you check out this comprehensive guide with the best tips and functions of Google Drive.
So, amigos, there you have it! You can now edit PDFs like a pro with Google Drive. Happy editing!