How to Annotate PDF on Mac with UPDF
- 1. Add Comments (Text Box/Sticky Note/Callout/)
- 2. Text Markups (Highlight/Underline/Strikethrough)
- 3. Add Stamps
- 4. Add Stickers
- 5. Drawing/Add Shapes
- 6. Add Signatures
- 7. Manage Comment List
- 8. Comment Properties
- 9. Delete Annotations
1. Add Comments
- You can add a comment by clicking the Comment icon on the left toolbar of the UPDF interface.
- To add a comment type, click the icon and set the style(color, font, font size, etc.)
- Click the document where the comment should appear.
- Type in your comment and then click outside to place it.
- You can also resize or reposition your comment with a simple click-and-drag action.
You can add four types of comments:
- Text Comment
- Text Box
- Text Callout
2. Text Markups
Click Comment in the main toolbar to see the markup options.
Choose a text markup type from the four options provided:
- Squiggly line
Highlight: Click the Highlight icon, select the color for highlighting, and select the text you want to highlight. You can also change the color for highlighting in the comment properties panel.
Strikethrough: Click the Strikethrough icon and choose the text to be marked up using a click-and-drag action. The strikethrough will be applied once you release your mouse button.
Underline: Click the underline icon, and select the text, release your mouse to finish adding the underline to the text.
Squiggly line: To add a squiggly line to text, you can click the squiggly line icon on the top toolbar, and select the text to add the squiggly line.
Next, choose the text to be marked up using a click-and-drag action. The markup will be applied once you release your mouse button.
3. Add Stamps
Various preset stamps are available that you can apply to your PDF files.
- Click Comment and then select a stamp from the dropdown menu of the Stamp icon.
- Click the document to add the stamp.
- Adjust the position and size of the stamp using the border handles.
You can also add custom stamps. Click the Custom option and click the Import button to import your custom stamp.
4. Add Stickers
UPDF provides multiple various stickers. Click the Sticker icon on the top toolbar, and select the sticker you want. The sticker will be on your document, and then you can adjust the size of the sticker.
5. Drawing/Add Shapes
Click Comment when your document is open; this will reveal the markup toolbar.
Pencil - The Pencil annotation tool lets you add free-hand shapes and markups to your PDF. Click the Pencil icon in the Markup toolbar, and choose the color, thickness, and transparency. Start drawing on the PDF.
Eraser: To erase the markups with the pencil tool, click the eraser tool to do it. (Note: the eraser tool is only available for pencil markups.
Shapes: Select the Rectangle/Oval/Line/Arrow/Pentagon/Triangle shapes under the drawing tools drop-down menu, and use the click-and-drag action to draw them on your document.
6. Add Signatures
You can add a handwritten signature or an electronic signature to a PDF by moving your mouse to the Signature icon. Then you need to click the Create Signature button.
You can add signatures to your PDF document quickly with three methods:
You can adjust the thickness of the signature by clicking the Thickness icon.
You can change the color of the signature by clicking the Color icon.
Note: You can create and save four signatures under the signature icon. If you want to add a new signature, simply remove one first.
7. Manage Comments List
UPDF allows you to fold and unfold the Comments List. The Comments List will help you review all the comments and quickly jump to a specific comment.
To unfold the Comments List, you need to click the Comments icon on the bottom-right corner.
Then you will find the Comments List unfold on the right sidebar. From here, you can see all the comments on the current PDF document. You can click to select and jump to a specific comment, and the selected one will turn on yellow background which means selected.
You can delete a comment by clicking the "Three Dots" icon on the top-right corner of each comment and choosing "Delete".
8. Comment Properties
You can select comments properties when you apply a comment.
You can also change the properties by right-clicking an annotation and changing the properties.
In the Properties pane, you can change the color of the annotation, the border, and the fill - you can also change font attributes such as style, type, and size.
9. Delete Annotations
You can also delete annotations. To delete an annotation, select it and right-click and select Clear in the contextual menu.