Chapter 5

Using Commenting and Annotation Tools


check Adding comments and annotations to PDF files

check Working with comments

One of the great features of Acrobat is the capability to mark up PDF documents with virtual sticky notes, mark up text to indicate changes, add annotations, and draw comments. The Acrobat commenting tools don’t change the original file, and you can remove the comments at any time. This means that you can disable comments for printing or viewing when you want. In this chapter, you discover these capabilities and we show you how to put them to work for you.

Creating Comments with the Comment Panel

You can easily add annotations to PDF files, including stamps, text highlights, callouts, and electronic sticky notes by using the Comment panel, which you can access by clicking the Comment button on the Tasks toolbar. This opens the Comment toolbar at the top of the page and the Comment pane on the right of the page.

The Comment toolbar, as shown in Figure 5-1, provides several tools for adding comments to PDF documents. The Comment pane includes a comment list to help manage and review comments. We discuss these tools in the following sections.

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