It is currently rare to receive paper documents for reviewing and editing, especially in a professional field. Most people share documents electronically, and the most secure way to send a file is by converting it into a pdf. You may wonder how you can review and edit pdf in digital files you receive. A straightforward way is using a pdf application like the comment feature in soda pdf that provides state-of-the-art PDF markup tools.
Basic mark up
These are the most commonly used tools in the comment feature, such as strikethrough, highlight and underline. You use underline and highlight features when you want a crucial quote or passage to stand out in a pdf file. For instance, when you read a report from your boss, it is good to underline or highlight sections that you feel require more attention.
Most people use the strikethrough tool to remove a particular passage from a pdf file while still leaving their traces. For example, you review a contract sent to you and find out irrelevant things. You use the strikethrough tool, making it easier for other readers to know that you wish to remove that particular passage from the file. Besides, you can adjust the color of the strikethrough, highlight and underline tools in your documents. You select the color icon on top of your document in the toolbar once you choose any of the following tools mentioned above:
- Adding Sticky notes
You can annotate a file by adding comments to it. You use virtual notes instead of an actual post-it note. Soda PDF contains an inbuilt sticker note tool that is easy to use. You can add sticker notes and comments anywhere in the file. You only have to click on the soda pdf tool, then place the cursor where you want to add a note in the document and start typing your comment to the note that remains as a conversation icon you place the note. If the sticker note becomes cumbersome, you can hide it for a while to stop it from distracting you as you continue to review the document.
- Using a pencil
The pencil tool is very easy to use, just like a real pencil. With such a tool, you can write anywhere on your file provided your hand is steady. It is not hard to cope with because the more you do it, the better you become and later find yourself a pro. Besides, you have numerous colors to choose from. Therefore you can use a flashy color for handwriting a note that you want to stand out.
- Adding Shapes
Whenever you want to review a paper document, you normally draw arrows to emphasize certain passages. In Soda PDF 12, you have two options to draw shapes;
- Line and Oval
The software supports many shapes and arrows to add to a document. You can choose block arrows, double-arrows, stars, ovals, stars, or rectangles, among others. You only have to click on the shape you want to draw from oval or line tool options. Select the shape you want, and then click on the document where you want it to start and end.