Document Cloud Magic with Acrobat DC: Making Simple Edits


Last week on the Document Cloud Magic series, we reviewed how easy it is to Fill & Sign paper forms when you’re on the go. This week we continue with a focus on making simple edits in a PDF file when you’re mobile. To envision, consider this scenario:

You’ve dropped your son off at the bus stop and e-mailed his permission slip to the teacher. Now you’re at the train station where you commute to work, but your train has been delayed. You won’t be able to run through your PDF presentation before your first meeting – so you open it up on your iPad. Oh no – typos and a page is out of order! You’ve got to fix this file before your meeting.

Editing PDF files in the desktop version of Acrobat is easy, and now you can make simple edits on your iPad using the new Adobe Acrobat DC mobile app as well.* Just follow these basic steps:

  1. Tap to open the Acrobat DC mobile app on your iPad.
  2. On the Home screen, tap to open your PDF file. If you have Mobile Link turned on, all your recently opened files from any device will appear in the list.

  1. Tap the document icon in the upper left corner to access the Tool Switcher. Tap Edit PDF.

  1. Bounding boxes appear around the editable text. Press and hold on the word you want to change then tap Edit to bring up the keyboard. There is an Undo command in the upper right corner if necessary.

  1. Next, access the Tool Switcher (or swipe right from the left side of your device) and select Organize Pages.
  2. Press and hold to drag the page thumbnail to the correct location.

  1. Tap Home in the Tool Switcher to save your changes.

This short video visualizes how to edit text using the Acrobat DC mobile app on the iPad as well.

Everything is now set and you can feel confident and ready to present. Think about what a nightmare it would have been if you weren’t able to make these simple edits on your tablet. Be sure to subscribe to the Adobe Document Cloud blog to learn more about Document Cloud Magic with Acrobat DC.

*The Acrobat DC mobile app is free but a subscription to Acrobat Pro DC is required to make text edits.


Posted on 04-16-2015


  • By Anup Kayastha - 11:15 AM on April 16, 2015   Reply

    I recently got my new iPad. While I was search for essential apps to install, I found this. Acrobat DC is one of the best app I’ve ever installed on my iPad. I absolutely love its smooth UI, which makes me hang into this app more. It’s gorgeous!

    I hope you continue to give some more improvements to this app in future.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 5:08 PM on April 16, 2015   Reply

      Hi Anup – thanks so much for letting us know. I’ll be sure to pass your comments along to the team. ^LK

  • By Praneeth - 5:21 AM on March 29, 2016   Reply

    I have recently bought a commercial version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC but the Document Cloud Magic isn’t working.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 12:50 PM on March 29, 2016   Reply

      Hi there, Praneeth! Which features are you having trouble with? ^AR

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