When to use:
When you need to make mark-ups on PDFs
When you are collaborating on a PDF file, similar to writing notes on a printed document
Open with Adobe Acrobat:
Adobe Acrobat should be installed on all of our university-issued computers; however, not all have been licensed with the most recent method. You can license it by signing in using your NetID@UMass.edu Email and password. If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact us Tech Support.
Find the PDF you would like to mark-up. Right-click it, then Open with, and lastly click Adobe Acrobat DC. (You can simply open it if Adobe Acrobat is your default PDF viewer, which is the case for most of us)
Comment with Adobe Acrobat:
After opening a PDF, you should be able to see tools bar on the right hand side. If not, you can click the Tools tab on the top. You will want to click on the Comment tool, which looks like this:
Here are all the tools in Comment feature. There are three commonly used tools: highlight, strikethrough, and add sticky note.
When you click on (Highlight), you can select certain text and type the comments on the right.
When you click on (Strikethrough), you can select certain text, strikethrough them with a red line, and comment if you need to.
When you click on “Add Sticky Note” , you can create a sticky note anywhere on the PDF where you can type in your comments.
Note: When sharing PDFs in Box, you can edit the PDFs while it is in the synced folder. When you’re done with your mark-ups, save the changes so everyone can see the annotated PDF you have made.