This tutorial shows you how to work with the Review and Comment features in Acrobat 9. See what the all-new Acrobat DC can do for you.

Download a free trial of the new Acrobat.

Provide fast, organized feedback with Acrobat 9 commenting tools

Learn how to use Acrobat 9 to easily add a wide range of comments to a PDF document without modifying the source file.

By Adobe – September 30, 2009


Still reviewing documents with pen and ink? It's time to put outdated processes to rest and boost your productivity. With Acrobat 9, you can easily add a wide range of review comments to a PDF document—from notes and text edits to document attachments, callouts, and sound files without ever modifying the source file. Here's how:

Step 1: Open the Comment & Markup toolbar to see the range of options available:
View > Toolbars > Comment & Markup. Most comments include two parts: the icon, or markup, that appears on the page and the text message that appears in a pop-up note when you click the icon or place your pointer over the icon.

Step 2: Select a tool and click within the PDF file to begin adding comments. You can easily type a text message using the Sticky Note tool, or you can use a drawing tool to add a line or circle and then type a message in the associated pop-up note. Text editing tools are an easy way to electronically add editing marks to indicate changes you want made in the source document.

Types of comments in a PDF file

A. Sticky Note
B. Text Edits
C. Stamps
D. Comment rollover (tool tip)

Step 3: Save your comments in the PDF file and return it with your feedback intact to the author. It's that easy!

Products covered:

Acrobat 9

Related topics:

Review and Comment

Top Searches:

Start a PDF review, comment on your mobile device


Comments for this tutorial are now closed.

Comments for this tutorial are now closed.