Viewing and Editing PDFs

Mountain Lion is a whiz at opening, viewing, editing, and creating PDF files. Because I covered opening files earlier in this chapter, I concentrate on viewing and editing them in this section. The creation of PDFs is covered later in this chapter.

To get started, you need to open a PDF, as described earlier.

Annotating PDFs

To annotate a PDF is to highlight, strike through, or underline text that needs to be edited or removed. Annotation also means to add notes or links to a document, or to spotlight an area of the page with an oval, arrow, line, or rectangle. Figure 7.7 shows an example of annotations in a PDF.

To annotate a PDF, do the following:

1. Click and drag the mouse cursor over the text you want to mark up to highlight it.

2. Choose ToolsAnnotate.

3. Select which type of annotation to use:

• Highlight Text (maccmd+Control+H)

• Strike Through Text (maccmd+Control+S)

• Underline Text (maccmd+Control+U)

• Add Oval (maccmd+Control+O)

• Add Rectangle (maccmd+Control+R)

• Add Line ...

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