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Chapter 10. Annotating PDFs > Creating and Editing Notes

Creating and Editing Notes

Notes are the most basic form of annotation. Think of notes as pointing out your comments on a sticky note. You can use notes to keep track of changes or to indicate changes you'd like to see in text without actually making them. Because notes won't appear in a printed document, you can also use them to add information that's hidden from the public.

To create a note:

With a document open, choose the Note tool (S) (Figure 10.8) from the Commenting toolbar.

Figure 10.8. The Note tool is available in the Acrobat toolbar. To use this tool, click it or press the S key on your keyboard.

Place the note by clicking the document page.

A note of default size appears, with the name of the note's author and the date at the top (see Figure 10.1).

You can also drag to create a different-size note box (Figure 10.9).

Figure 10.9. Drag with the Note tool to create a note of a specific size. You can always resize the note later.

Type any information in the note box.

If you want to close the note when you've finished entering text, click the close box in the top-left corner of the note (Figure 10.10).

Figure 10.10. Click the close box to close the note. The note icon remains on-screen after the note is closed.

A note icon remains in the document in the spot where you clicked to create the note (Figure 10.11).

Figure 10.11. This note icon remains in the text to inform readers that a note exists.



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