Creating Annotations

There are three ways to create a new annotation:

From the Annotation Toolbar

From the annotations toolbar, simply click on an annotation tool, and draw the annotation by dragging the mouse on the page.

Text Box

From the Menu

From the menu, choose Comments, select a comment category menu, click on an annotation, and draw the annotation by dragging the mouse on the page.

Using Shortcut Keys

Using shortcut keys. Press the keyboard shortcut for the annotation tool you wish to use then draw the annotation as you normally would.

Annotation Windows / UNIX Mac
Area Ctrl + Alt + E ⌘ + Alt + E
Area Highlighter Ctrl + Alt + I ⌘ + Alt + I
Arrow Ctrl + Alt + A ⌘ + Alt + A
Attach File Ctrl + Alt + F ⌘ + Alt + F
Callout Ctrl + Alt + V ⌘ + Alt + V
Circle Ctrl + Alt + C ⌘ + Alt + C
Cloud Ctrl + Alt + B ⌘ + Alt + B
Cross out Text Ctrl + Alt + O ⌘ + Alt + O
Distance Ctrl + Alt + M ⌘ + Alt + M
Text Box Ctrl + Alt + T / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T ⌘ + Alt + T
Highlight Text Ctrl + Alt + H ⌘ + Alt + Shift + H
Insert Image Ctrl + Shift + I ⌘ + Shift + I
Insert Text Ctrl + Alt + X ⌘ + Alt + X
Line Ctrl + Alt + L / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L ⌘ + Alt + L
Pencil Ctrl + Alt + P ⌘ + Alt + P
Link Ctrl + Alt + K ⌘ + Alt + K
Perimeter Ctrl + Alt + R ⌘ + Alt + R
Polygon Ctrl + Alt + G ⌘ + Alt + G
Polyline Ctrl + Alt + Y ⌘ + Alt + Y
Replace Text Ctrl + Alt + Z ⌘ + Alt + Z
Sound Ctrl + Alt + S / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S ⌘ + Alt + S
Square Ctrl + Alt + Q ⌘ + Alt + Shift + Q
Squiggly Underline Ctrl + Alt + J ⌘ + Alt + J
Sticky Note Ctrl + Alt + N ⌘ + Alt + N
Underline Text Ctrl + Alt + U ⌘ + Alt + U
Typewriter Ctrl + Alt + W ⌘ + Alt + W