Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 7, 2007, 07:51 PM   #1
thenewguy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Best way to take notes on a PDF?

Hi all,
I'm in college, and I use PDFs for every class. I'd like to find an easy way to take good notes in the margins, highlight text, etc.

Preview has circling and text tools, but they are very limited. the text font size is huge, and the circles have thick borders and are completely opaque.

What do I need to be able to adjust font sizes, highlight text, adjust translucency, all that stuff?

thanks
thenewguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2007, 11:27 PM   #2
GITANAJAVA
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Have ibrik, will travel.
I ran into a similar issue a few weeks ago on a business document from a client. As far as I can remember, the Help section (in the menu bar when you open an Adobe .pdf document) will explain that to "edit" or "comment" on a document 1 or 2 things to be in place: (1) the author/owner of the document must have already authorized such use, and (2) you must have the full Adobe Acrobat package, not just Adobe reader. Check the Help section mentioned above and you'll find a URL to the software you need to download. I don't remember is there was a fee involved or not.

Hopefully, another MR'er will come along later with either a workaround or better info. ;-)
__________________
Gitanajava - TARDIS, Black MacBook 13", Intel 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo (Dual Core), running Mac OSX 10.7.5 + Safari 6 (^_^)y-~~
GITANAJAVA is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8, 2007, 10:10 AM   #3
dukeman
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Give this a try. I haven't used it firsthand but looks like it might do what you need.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/features.html
dukeman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2010, 05:50 PM   #4
Nago
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
This is almost a necro-thread, but the new and improved Preview from OsX 10.6 supports highlighting, notes, arrows, and many more features.

Try it yourself! Works great for me, no more printing!
Nago is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to add notes when printing from PDF Expert vicstumpf iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 May 9, 2014 10:26 AM
Good program to write notes on PDF files? vmflapem MacBook Pro 2 Dec 30, 2013 10:47 PM
Go PDF - Fill Forms, Annotate PDFs and Take Notes uscontact iPad Apps 0 Dec 20, 2013 12:50 AM
Want to take notes alongside pdf in Pages roccobladr iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 Sep 26, 2013 10:53 AM
Preferred app for annoting PDF's and making notes Battlemantis iPad Apps 14 Sep 5, 2012 01:52 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC