When you are reading through a document for research in the hard copy world, you will generally make a copy that you can annotate, to highlight important passages and make your own comments in the margins. Similarly, if you have a contract or other document whose content you need to review, you might want to highlight or underline key phrases to make comments about their wording. How does this translate into a PDF-driven electronic workflow?
In Acrobat -- or even Reader in specially-enabled documents -- it's a cinch to highlight, underline or strike-out text. The Highlighter, Underline and Cross-Out Tools can be accessed in the following ways:
Select Comments > Commenting Tools > Highlighting, then select the desired tool.
U activates the highlighting tool button and Shift + U cycles through the various highlighting options.
Once you've selected the appropriate tool, simply drag the mouse to select the appropriate text and Acrobat will do the rest!
Note: The keyboard shortcuts assume that single-key accelerators are active. If you are unsure, select Edit > Preferences > General, and ensure that the 'Use single-key accelerators to access tools' option is checked.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.