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How to Annotate a PDF

2021-12-03 10:47:14 • Filed to: How-To • Proven solutions

If you're wondering how to annotate PDF, you are in the right place. The ability to annotate PDF on Windows needs to be done through the use of an advanced PDF annotator tool. However, some PDF annotator programs can be costly. Thankfully, you can annotate PDFs quickly and easily with PDFelement, without having to spend a lot of money.

Steps to Annotate PDF Windows

There are several comment tools to help you to annotate PDF files on PDFelement, such as highlight, underline, strikethrough, note, shapes, callout, and more. Follow the detailed guide below, and you will find the easiest way to annotate PDF.

Step 1. Add Sticky Notes

After opening your PDF document with PDFelement, click "Comment" > "Note", and then click on the location where you want to add comments. If you selected "Keep tool selected", you will be able to add notes continuously. Double-click the yellow icon, a yellow box labeled "Note" with time and editor will appear on the side of your document.

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Step 2. Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough

Click "Comment" on the top toolbar, then click "Highlight" and select the text you want to highlight. It will switch to a yellow background by default. Right-click and select "Properties" to change the color and opacity. Additionally, you can also add underline and strikethrough for PDF text.

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Step 3. Add Text Box

Click "Comment" > "Text Box", then select the area where you want to insert text into your document. You can simply right-click to select "Properties" and change the default color of the text and box.

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Step 4. Draw Shapes

Tap on "Comment" > "Rectangle", "Oval", or "Arrow", etc., and then draw the shape you selected in the PDF. If you want to set the appearance of this shape, you can right-click the shape and select the "Properties" option to change the color or other settings.

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Step 5. Add Callout

PDFelement also allows you to annotate PDF by adding callout. For this, you can click "Comment" > "Callout", and then insert a or more callouts in PDF. After that, double-click the box to type the text you want to insert. What's more, you can right-click the callout and tap on "Properties" to change the appearance of the callout and text.

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PDFelement is one of the best PDF annotator tools on the market. At a much lower price than Adobe® Acrobat® and Foxit, PDFelement provides you with the same features and quality. You can edit your PDF by adding sticky notes, highlighting areas, adding underlines or strikethroughs, or inserting stamps, links, images, etc with PDFelement.

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The Best PDF Annotator 

PDFelement is also a great PDF converter and creator. You can convert PDF documents to other formats you need, as well as create and combine PDF files. With powerful features and a simple and user-friendly interface, PDFelement supports multiple systems and allows you to annotate PDF on your Windows, Mac, and iOS platform.

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