Annotate PDFs online in Linux.

A man in an office annotates PDF files online in Linux.

Whether you’re using Linux, macOS, or Windows, easily annotate your PDFs online.

PDFs are designed to retain document integrity — formatting, fonts, layout — across any program or computer operating system. But PDFs are anything but rigid. With online editing technology, you can easily comment, mark up, draw on, reorganize, merge, annotate, and share any PDF document, across any operating system — be it Linux, macOS, or Windows.

Collecting, organizing, and sharing feedback is never fun. So, why not make the process as painless as possible? With online PDF editing tools, you can easily share PDFs, collect feedback, and finalize your documents — across teammates and operating systems.

Just like Windows, iOS, and macOS, Linux is an operating system that powers platforms such as Android. However, Linux has access to source code and alters the code based on user need, whereas Windows, for example, does not.

Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to easily annotate and collaborate on your PDFs.

Online PDF annotation in Linux.

If you’re using Linux and want to quickly annotate a PDF file, you can get it done with Adobe Acrobat online services, which you can find easily using your preferred internet browser.

If you’re not comfortable with command utilities, online PDF editors like Adobe Acrobat online services make it easy to convert PDFs into text formats like Microsoft Word.

Open Acrobat’s online PDF editing tool and follow these simple steps to edit, mark, save, and share your PDF:

  1. Upload or drag and drop your files into the online tool.
  2. Sign in to add your comments and annotations.
  3. Use annotation features like Sticky Notes for text comments, as well as visual markups like highlights, strike-throughs, or shapes. With every mark you make, Acrobat allows you to add a comment as well, so you’ll get an easily readable combination of annotations and clarifying comments.
  4. Download your annotated PDF or get a link to share it.

PDF annotation on Linux using Evince.

If you are working from a Linux computer system and you need to annotate a PDF file, you can use Evince. Evince is the default document viewer for PDF if you are working from a Linux computer system, designed to help you read and view documents.

To annotate a PDF file on Linux using Evince, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the PDF file you want to annotate and open it in Evince.
  2. Once the PDF is loaded in Evince, click the Thumbnails dropdown arrow on the upper left corner.
  3. A menu of options will appear, and you will need to choose the Annotations option.
  4. After selecting Annotations, you should see a list of annotations available for the PDF you want to annotate.
  5. Click the Add tab and select the small pencil icon from the subsequent options. Your cursor should then turn into a plus (+) sign on the interface.
  6. Drag your cursor and click the section of the PDF you wish to annotate. You will then see a yellow icon and a small yellow window bearing your name on its title bar.
  7. Type the text you wish to annotate on that box, then save the PDF as a different file. Resize the yellow window to see the typing process more clearly. When you save the annotated PDF on top of the old file, the annotations might fail to save. To avoid this problem, just save it as a new file.

Use a PDF reader.

It’s simple to use a free PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and read PDF documents on your computer. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the PDF you want to open in your Files and double click to open.
  2. Select Adobe Acrobat (or whichever PDF reader you downloaded). You can also right-click and select Open With to choose your PDF reader.
  3. Click Open.

Unlock your PDF potential.

No matter which operating system you are working on — Linux, macOS, or Windows — you can open, view, annotate, and merge PDF files to continue completing your work, school, or personal tasks successfully. Adobe Acrobat online services are easy to access and perfect for annotating PDF files. With Acrobat online, you can use features like Sticky Notes and highlights, and you can share PDF files with your team.

Whether you’re merging, splitting, editing, annotating, signing, or sharing them, discover the PDF possibilities with Acrobat and Acrobat online services.

If you’re not comfortable with command utilities, online PDF editors like Adobe Acrobat online services make it easy to convert PDFs into text formats like Microsoft Word.