How to add notes to a PDF.

Follow these steps to edit and annotate documents with ease.

Portable Document Format (PDF) documents allow you to present and exchange documents reliably, regardless of software or operating system. And although the formatting holds consistent across devices, PDFs are anything but rigid. With the right PDF editing technology, you can easily collaborate, provide feedback, and finalize PDFs with your colleagues. So make the most out of annotating and editing collaboratively with these pro tips for adding notes to PDFs.

Create Sticky Notes for your document.

Add comments throughout the PDF with Adobe Acrobat’s Sticky Notes. This feature allows you to click on text where you have feedback, make comments, and display a small note icon throughout the document wherever you have flagged edits. That allows all reviewers to easily see areas that need attention, and quickly make or clarify edits.

  1. Open your document in Acrobat’s online PDF editor.
  2. Select the text where you’d like to add your note or comment.
  3. Click Add Sticky Note (Ctrl+6).
  4. Make your comment and repeat throughout the document.
  5. Save your edited document.

To keep a paper trail of versions, it’s a good idea to save your edited document with an updated naming convention. This way you can refer back to past drafts as you finalize your PDF document.

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