[PDF Editor : Mac] How to markup PDF pages with drawings on Mac?
Generally speaking, the standard commenting tools are typically used for text-heavy PDF documents. And the drawing markup tools are suitable for design-heavy PDF documents such as: flow charts, presentations, ad proposals, etc. Sometimes, you may need to draw a line, circle or other shapes on PDF pages and then type a message in the associated pop-up note.
PDF Editor for Mac:
PDF Editor for Mac is a powerful application that enables users to add drawing markups to PDF documents directly. Moreover, each drawing has its own pop-up note so that you can add a text message to explain each drawing in details. Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon, Cloud and other shapes are all available in the program. With this professional editor, you can annotate PDF files flexibly.
How to add drawings to PDF pages on Mac?
With the PDF Editor for Mac, you can use Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon and Cloud tools to add the shape you want to PDF documents directly. Or draw any shapes as you like on the PDF pages with the free-hand drawing tool - "Pencil".
1, Arrow, Line, Rectangle, Oval, Polygon and Cloud Tools
Here I'd like to take "Arrow" tool for example. The usage of other tools are totally the same as it. To start with, launch the program to choose PDF document in the pop up dialogue. Then choose "Arrow" tool in the toolbar. When the cursor will become a crosshair, you can drag it to draw an arrow on PDF page.
- Move the arrow
Click on the arrow then drag it.
- Delete the arrow
Click on the arrow to select it then press "Delete" key.
- Explain the arrow in detail
Double click the arrow, then add text in the pop up text box.
- Resize the arrow
Click on the arrow to select it. Then drag the dots on the edge of selected arrow to resize it.
If you want to markup the PDF pages with other shapes such as line, rectangle, oval, polygon and cloud, then choose the corresponding tools and drag it to draw on PDF page as you like. Other operations are totally the same as Arrow tool's.
2, Free-hand Drawing tool
After open the PDF document in the pop up dialogue, choose the Pencil icon in the toolbar, then you can drag the pencil to draw any shapes on PDF page.
- Move the drawing
Choose "Select" tool and click on the drawing to select it, then drag the selection.
- Delete the drawing
Choose "Select" tool and click on the drawing to select it, then press "Delete" key.
- Explain the drawing in detail
Choose "Select" tool and click on the drawing, then double click it to add text in the pop up text box.
- Resize the drawing
Choose "Select" tool and click on the drawing, then drag the dots on the edge of selection to resize it.
- Remove unwanted part of the drawing
Select "Eraser" tool from "Tools -> Annotate -> Eraser" menu, then drag it on the drawing to remove the unwanted part.
Sometimes, you may need to add link in the PDF file so that readers can click on the area and link to Internet or the page you set. In this occasion, you can select the "Link" tool in the toolbar to achieve your requirements.
After editing, you can save the changes from "File -> Save" menu bar. If you don't want to overwrite the source PDF file, click "File -> Save As" option instead.
Note: If you are not satisfied with the color or style of the drawing, click on the drawing to select it, then choose "Tools -> Inspector" from the menu bar to change the default settings.
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