How to annotate PDFs on your Mac
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Annotating PDFs is probably the second most popular thing you do with PDFs after viewing and reading. Using the right tool, you can create PDF documents that include time-saving annotations perfect for highlighting the important parts of your text and adding notes along the way. PDF Expert is the ‘right’ app that reveals the hidden potential of your PDFs.
Download a free trial from here and check it in action.
When you open a file that needs to be annotated, click to reveal a set of powerful, yet easy to use annotation tools.
Now, let's choose them one by one and see what you can do.
Text highlights are perfect to keep the information overload at bay. Creating visual shortcuts by marking up text with different colors is the best way to do that.
First, select the style of annotations you want to work with: , , or .
Then, click and drag the text you’d like to annotate.
Every annotation you make is available on the left sidebar, enabling quick access to the most valuable pieces of content whenever you need them.
Do you want to add more colors to your annotation pallet? No problem. Once you pick your tool, you can change its color on the right sidebar.
To remove the highlighted piece of content, click on it and press delete. Simple as that.
Comments perfectly compliment your annotation sessions. Note the key bits of information as your summaries or feedback to a person you are sharing the file with. There are two simple ways to add comments to your PDF document using PDF Expert.
Select the tool , click where you want to add a note and it will pop up right there.
Or right-click the selected area of text and pick Note. That's it!
Before you start drawing, pick , select the line color, opacity and thickness. Now, let your creativity soar. Draw or sketch anything desired! - from simple shapes to UI plans, graphs, mind maps and many more.
Don't worry if you added an extra element. Every mark can be easily wiped out from your PDF with the Erase tool .
Do you need to add a complete circle or rectangle to your document? PDF Expert will do it in two clicks. Moreover, all the shapes are interconnected; so, you can easily combine them. Use shapes to draw attention to a particular part of a document.
To add a shape click the button, select the shape you want to add, pick the color, line thickness and opacity, click on the document and drag it to finish the process.
Stamps are another cool tool to draw attention to a particular part of a document. Use dozens of existing stamps such as "Approved" or "Void” or create your own, custom marks.
To add a Standard stamp:
In two clicks, you can download the annotations you've created as a separate file. To do so, select File on the top bar and select Export Annotation 'Summary as.' Now, you've got a separate master list of all the notes you've taken so far.
There is no need to delete or erase annotations one by one if you use PDF Expert. Save time and delete all the marks in a few clicks. Here is how it works:
Bring your annotation sessions to a new level with PDF Expert. Download it now from our official website and enjoy your experience.