Editing a document in Adobe Reader

Create or edit sticky notes

Sticky notes are used to add comments to a PDF document in Adobe Reader. To create a sticky note:

  1. Tap The More icon.
  2. Tap The Annotation Bar icon.
  3. Tap The Comment icon.
  4. Tap an area of the screen, and start typing to add comments.
  5. Tap Save.
After you finish:

To view or edit an existing sticky note, tap the sticky note.

Create freehand annotations

Use freehand annotations to mark up PDF documents as you would with a pen or pencil. You can circle a block of text, draw an asterisk next to an important paragraph in a document, or create any shape you like. To edit a PDF document using a freehand annotation:

  1. Touch and hold an area of the screen.
  2. Tap The Freehand icon, and draw your annotation.
  3. Tap Save.
After you finish:
Tip: After you save a freehand annotation, you can change the color, opacity, and thickness of the annotation. You can also move or resize it. To start making changes, tap the annotation.

Highlight text in a PDF document

  1. Touch and hold an area of text, then move the cursor indicators to select the text you want to highlight.
  2. Tap an area within the cursor indicators.
  3. Tap The Highlight icon.
After you finish:
Tip: To strikeout or underline an area of text, tap The Strikeout icon or tap The Underline icon.

Search a PDF document

  1. Tap The Find icon.
  2. Type a word or phrase > Enter.
  3. Tap The Next icon to go to the next instance of the word or phrase in the document.
  4. To exit, tap Done.


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