Marking up PDFs in Acrobat Pro DC

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This is just one more in a long line of "marking up PDFs" posts, which we have to update often because Adobe can't help themselves. They change the markup/comment interface with every new release, it seems.

These days, most Acrobat tools - including comment and markup - are available in the Tools pane.

  1. Click Tools to open the Tools panel.
  2. Click Comment.
  3. This will open up the Comment and Markup toolbar.
    Acrobat Toolbar
  4. For simple text edits, click or make sure the "Selection tool for text and images" (good god, Adobe) is selected. This is perhaps better known by its common name "arrow."
  5. Then just click, select, and type as you would if you were editing the document itself. Deletions will be struck through, selected text replaced, inserted text will be marked with a caret.

And that's it! You're good to go.


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