Chapter 5. Using Commenting and Annotation Tools

In This Chapter

  • Adding comments to PDF files

  • Working with comments

One of the fantastic features of Acrobat is the capability to mark up documents electronically with virtual sticky notes, or comments. You can mark up text to indicate changes and add annotations and drawing comments to a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. The Acrobat commenting tools don't change the original file, and you can remove the comments at any time, which means you can disable comments for printing or viewing at any time. In this chapter, we describe these great features and show you how to put them to work for you.

Creating Comments with the Comment & Markup Toolbar

You can easily add annotations to PDF files, including stamps, text highlights, callouts, and electronic sticky notes by using the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You can then choose Show the Comment & Markup Tools.


You can also access the Comment & Markup toolbar by choosing View

Creating Comments with the Comment & Markup Toolbar

The Comment & Markup toolbar, as shown in Figure 5-1, provides several tools for adding comments to PDF documents. It also includes a Show menu to help manage comments and the process of adding comments. We discuss these tools in the following sections.

The Sticky Note tool

Use the Sticky Note tool to add electronic sticky notes to your files. You can click ...

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