Is my PDF enabled?

Adobe Reader X/10 allows some very basic mark-up of PDF files through the use of the Sticky Note and Highlight Text tools found in the Comments menu/button (Figure 1).

 

Adobe Reader - Annotation tools for plain pdf

Figure 1. The mark-up tools available if the PDF is not enabled for mark-up in Adobe Reader

 

If the PDF has been enabled for mark-up, additional tools are available – these are the tools to look for (and use) when proofreading a PDF (Figure 2). When the PDF has been enabled, the Comments menu/button will show an extended set of Annotations tools and a new set of Drawing Markups (only one set of tools is visible at a time).

 

Adobe Reader - Drawing Markups tools for enabled pdf

Figure 2. The mark-up tools available if the PDF has been enabled for mark-up in Adobe Reader

 

Please note: The image(s) used in this post include Adobe product screenshot(s) reprinted with permission from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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