New Update OneDrive is adding more PDF editing features

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OneDrive is already one of the best tools for storing your files online, and if you’ve ever used it for storing PDF documents, it’s about to become much more useful. Soon, you’ll be able to write on them without leaving your browser.

As detailed by Microsoft in its Microsoft 365 roadmap, OneDrive is getting two key capabilities to make document editing online much easier. The first, and most important, one is the ability to jot down things with hand-drawn ink in a document straight from OneDrive by using the Edit option. This will let you quickly sign a form or contract, fill out a few details, and more without needing a local editor or specialized tool. If a PDF also has fillable forms, you can also fill them up by typing. Then, once you do that, you can just save that edited PDF file to your OneDrive account.

It’s more common than ever these days to fill up documents electronically. It’s safer for the environment, as it doesn’t involve physically printing out paper, and it’s generally more convenient for all parties involved. And while for a contract you might prefer a more dedicated e-signing tool, this is good enough for e-filling and e-signing more casual things.

Microsoft’s roadmap website says that this should begin rolling out in May, so stay tuned to try it out then.

Source: Microsoft
 

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OneDrive is getting new features for editing PDF documents, including the ability to write on them using hand-drawn ink and fill out forms by typing. This will make it easier to sign contracts, fill out forms, and make other edits to PDFs without needing a local editor or specialized tool. The update is expected to roll out in May.
 

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After I noticed that on several forum threads over the past weeks/months, what is the point? the content the MT Bot does replying is almost the same compared to the quotes from the OP and the original source 🤷‍♂️
 
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This seems like a useful update, it might save us some time file management-wise. I'm not sure about the part the we won't need a "local editor or specialized tool" after this. Offices who use document scanning programs do so for a number of reasons like automatic routing of PDFs and OCR searching. Editing or signing a PDF is only a small part of it.
 

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