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Best PDF Annotator for Windows and Mac OS X

Need a PDF annotator for Mac or Windows PC to add comments or mark up PDF files? Surely it is very necessary to have a PDF annotation app in daily life. Whether you like it or not, PDF has become the standard for shipping files back and forth in business world and study. In office, contracts, projects, financial sheets, receipts, reports are mostly PDF files. In study, textbooks are like to be PDF format. To work and study more efficiently, a PDF annotator is indispensable. Below are two PDF annotators, one for Mac, and the other for Windows PC, hoping they will be helpful.

Part 1PDF Annotator for Windows PCs

Windows users are not as lucky as Mac users. Microsoft does provide Windows users a PDF reader or PDF annotator like Apple Preview. So when need a Windows PDF annotator, Windows users have to look for it by themselves. It is very convenient to search for a PDF annotator on the Internet. However, it takes time to figure out which one is good, which one is bad. To save your time, you can try Wondershare PDFelement .

PDF Annotator for Windows and Mac OS X

Wondershare PDFelement is a newly released PDF annotator by Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. What has impressed me deeply is its simplicity. The whole interface is clear. The moment you see it, you know how to annotate PDF file easily and accurately. Under the Home menu, you’ll see all the annotation tools, highlighter, sticky note, text box, pencils, etc. Just click it to mark up PDF files intuitively. Now download the trial version to see whether it is your cup of tea.

Step 1. Add Comments to PDF

Launce Wondershare PDFelement, and go to the "Comment" tab in the top toolbar and click on the "Note" button. Then you can just choose wherever you want to put the note on. You can doule click on it to enter your comment words.

Step 2. Draw Markup to PDF as You Like

You should go to the "Comment" tab and you will see there is an markup area. You can choose whatever shape you want and click on the same. Put the draw up to anywhere. If you want to change the appearance of your markup, you should right-click it, choose the "Properties" option to change it as you like.

Step 3. Add Links to PDF

Go to the "Edit" tab and click on the "Link" button. Drag to the PDF pages to add the link. After you choose the area, a window will appear immediately and you can enter the link you want to set. Then click the "Set Link" button, the link will be set then.

Part 2PDF Annotator for Mac OS X EI Capitan/Mavericks/Mountain Lion

Yes, you can use Mac default PDF annotator Preview to annotate the PDF in Mac if you only want to make a few simple annotations. It is free. However, as you know that Preview is more of a PDF reader than a PDF annotator. Every time when you need to annotate a PDF, you have to go deeper enough to select the annotation tools. If you’re tired of this kind of troublesome way to annotate the PDF, you need the professional PDF annotator for Mac OS X EI Capitan/Mavericks/Lion/Mountain Lion, Wondershare PDFelement for mac .

PDF Annotator for Windows and Mac OS X

Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is a user-friendly PDF tool, which allows you to annotate PDF files intuitively. All the annotation tools are displayed on the tool bar. When you need a tool, just select it from the tool bar. Additionally, you can personalize the tool bar by dragging and dropping the commonly used tool to the tool bar. It is a simple, professional, yet affordable PDF annotator. Try the trial version to see whether it is the right one for you or not.

Step 1. Add Comments to PDF

To add comments to your PDF, click on the "Markup" tab and you can use the "Add Sticky Note" fuction for annotation. You can click on the shortcut icon of sticky note like the right picture. Then you need to click on the PDF pages to put the comment on it. Then doult click on the yellow comment area, you can enter into words.

Step 2. Highlight/Strikethrough/Underline Your PDF Files

Click on the "Highlight" button as showed in the picture. Then you need to choose the text you want to highlight. Yellow is the default color of highlight and you can change it if you don't like it.

If you want to Strikethrough or Underline your PDF, you still need to go to the "Highlight" button but you need to click on the drop-down "Arrow" icon besides the "Highlight" button. And You will see there are options for strikethrough and underline.

Step 3. Add Stamp and Signature to PDF Files

Just go to the "Markup" tab and choose the "Stamps" button and a window will pup-up immediately. You can choose whatever stamps you like.

To add signature, you still need to go to the "Markup" and choose the "Stamps" icon. You should click on the "Plus" icon in the pup-up. Ang then you can choose signature already existed or you can just free-hand draw a signature.

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Posted by | @AudreySGoodwin
Published: May 14,2015 16:21 pm / Updated: Apr 29,2016 16:10 pm

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