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How to Annotate PDF on Mac (macOS 10.15 Included)

Simple Steps to Perform PDF Annotation on Mac

1. Download PDFelement for Mac Free

2. Import a PDF to annotate

3. Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough Text in PDF on Mac

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With PDF clearly establishing itself as the standard format for exchanging and storing information over the last few decades, it has become increasingly necessary to find ways to annotate documents. Now highlighting text, underlining it and striking it through, making comments, adding sticky notes or callouts or even drawing free hand on PDF can be accomplished with great ease. Now I will explain you how to annotate PDF Mac.

Best PDF Annotator for Mac to Perform PDF Annotation

Below are the steps for annotating PDF on Mac with PDFelement for Mac. It is a much easier tool to use and it is more comprehensive as well. With a single click, you get all your annotation tools displayed within reach on the toolbar, allowing you to markup your document, insert text comments and much more in an intuitive manner, thus truly increasing your productivity. It supports Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13, 10.14, 10.15.

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Step 1. Import a PDF into PDF Annotator Mac

Launch PDFelement for Mac from the Dock or the Launchpad to start Mac PDF annotation. Its Home window will prompt you to upload a PDF document, which you can do by clicking on the "Open File" button on the left side of the page and then selecting the PDF document that you would like to annotate.

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Step 2. Comment in PDF on Mac

Highlight PDF Texts

Click on "Markup" and then click on the "Highlight" button in the grouping on the extreme upper right of the toolbar. It resembles a highlighter pen. After that, use the cursor to select the text you want to highlight. The text is highlighted in yellow by default, but you can customize the color if you wish.

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Strikethrought/Underline Texts in PDFs

To strikethrough or underline, follow the same steps but select the drop-down arrow next to the “Strikethrough” button or "Underline" button for those options.

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Add Text Comments, Sticky Note, Callout, Stamp, Signature to PDF on Mac

Text comments, sticky notes, callouts, stamp and signature can be very useful when collaborating with others on the same document or when cross referencing. Simple click on the button in the grouping of icons in the left side of the toolbar. When it is activated, it will turn blue and more markup options will be displayed just below the toolbar. This is where you will find the options to add text comments, sticky notes, callouts, stamp and signature to your PDF. Click on each and place the cursor where you would like the respective comment, note or callout to appear.

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Published: Sep 13,2016 18:20 pm / Updated: Nov 15,2016 17:54 pm
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