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Edit PDFs in a few clicks, hassle-free

Dropbox makes it easy to edit your PDFs. No technical wizardry, no back-and-forth file conversions, and no additional software to install.

Annotate, add a signature, and reorganize pages in your PDFs, then share them—all within your Dropbox cloud storage, at no extra cost.

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Edit PDF pages
Add, remove, reorder, and rotate pages in PDFs

Edit pages in your PDF files, without needing to convert them to another format first:

  • Add pages to PDFs: Need to insert a page, or combine two PDFs into a single document? No problem—directly add pages from other PDFs stored in your Dropbox cloud storage.
  • Delete pages from PDFs: Effortlessly remove pages from your PDFs, without any special software.
  • Reorder PDF pages: When all the content is there, but it just doesn’t flow, it’s easy to rearrange PDF pages to fit your story.
  • Rotate PDF pages: Rotate individual pages within your PDFs—and fine-tune how you present your work.
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Edit PDF content
Add text to your PDFs

Whether you’re adding to an old file or tweaking a document you’ve received, dropping new info in to a PDF is easy. Need to make a note? Add a text box to a PDF stored in your Dropbox cloud storage—right from Dropbox, with any plan.

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Annotate PDFs
Highlight text and draw freehand notes in PDFs

Collaboration is simple with Dropbox. Need to make notes or leave feedback in a PDF? Annotate your heart out with any Dropbox plan:

  • Highlight text in PDFs: Make information stand out with the built-in text highlighter.
  • Draw and write on PDFs: Effortlessly add notes, drawings, and annotations to your PDFs—with the freehand drawing tool.
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How can PDF editing help you?

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Protect sensitive information

Got a page in your PDF with sensitive personal or financial info? Strip it out by deleting the page before sharing a document.

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Simplify the feedback process

Leave inline comments, write notes, and highlight passages of text, making collaboration and quick turnarounds simple. Perfect for teachers, students, and professionals alike.

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Expand a document

Need to add something to an old file, or build on a PDF you’ve been sent? Dropbox saves you time and hassle, instantly insert pages from another PDF and add text boxes.

Mobile PDF editing
Edit PDFs on your phone

No need to transfer a file to your desktop computer—with Dropbox, you can edit PDFs directly on your iPhone or Android device.

  • Edit PDFs on iPhone: Add text or a signature to PDFs on your iPhone with the Dropbox mobile app.
  • Edit PDFs on Android: The Dropbox smartphone app makes it easy to edit PDFs on your Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, or any other Android device.

Work from wherever you are, without needing to switch between devices or apps to get things done.

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Frequently asked questions

In the past, PDFs could not be edited without specialist software, or converting the file to an editable text format.

With Dropbox, it’s easy to edit PDFs from within your cloud storage—without installing new applications or converting files.

To edit a PDF with Dropbox, it simply needs to be stored in your Dropbox cloud storage. From here, the file can be edited without any additional conversion necessary.

To rotate a page in a PDF, access your Dropbox cloud storage and select the file you’d like to edit. Click Edit above the file preview to get started.

Then, simply select the pages you’d like to rotate in the left sidebar and click the Rotate clockwise or Rotate counterclockwise buttons.

Learn more about editing PDFs with Dropbox.

To add or remove pages in a PDF, access your Dropbox cloud storage and find the file you’d like to edit. Click Edit above the file preview to access the file.

Click Insert page and follow the prompts to insert a PDF from your Dropbox account. To delete a page, select the page you’d like to remove in the left sidebar and click the Delete selected pages button.

Learn more about editing PDFs with Dropbox.

To reorder pages in a PDF, head over to your Dropbox cloud storage, and click the file you’d like to edit. Click Edit above the file preview to start making changes.

With the file open, simply select the page you‘d like to reorder in the left sidebar and drag it to a new location.

Learn more about editing PDFs with Dropbox.

To add text to a PDF, access your Dropbox cloud storage and choose the file you’d like to make changes to. Click Edit above the file preview to start editing.

To add text, click Add text, click in the PDF where you’d like to add a text box and type your text.

To fill out an interactive form—first, make sure the form has editable text fields, then click the fillable field you’d like to fill out and type in the text box that appears.

Learn more about editing PDFs with Dropbox.

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