How to write notes on pdf documents?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hajime, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    I know that Preview which came with Mac OS/X allows users to read pdf files. I am reading lots of pdf documents and would like to make notes / underlines / highlight sentences. Is there a good way to do that?
     
  2. redsteven macrumors 6502a

    redsteven

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    TOTALLY ROCKS

    btw, you CAN make annotations using Preview... it's just not implemented super well. Go to the tools menu -> annotation

    unless you're doing something super simple though, skim's better.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Print the documents out and physically annotate them, :D Hopefully others actually can answer your question.
     
  4. erdomi macrumors newbie

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    draw on pdf using skim?

    I was using xournal in ubuntu before i switched to mac. Now my install of xounral in X11 is giving me garbage when I type anything on my keyboard. I don't know how to fix this and don't have the time right now, so I am trying to use Skim now.

    The problem is, I would like to draw lines (like use a pen or paint brush) free hand on my pdfs. Is there a way to do this in Skim?

    In xournal I would underline sentences or parts of sentences by hand (using a ruler.) I prefer to do this and can't seem to do it in skim- I don't like the way it selects text.
     
  5. Nago macrumors member

    Nago

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    If you have Snow Leopard, the Preview tool has features such as notes, arrows, squares, underlining, highlighting, and many more.

    You can access these by clicking the Annotate button or Tools->Annotate menu

    Works great, try it!
     
  6. TreoRenegade macrumors regular

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    Annotations made in Preview (highlighting, arrows, etc) **will** be visible in other pdf reading apps.
     

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