Create Notes in Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

You can easily create notes to prominently display in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Text Box Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar. Access the toolbar by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You can then choose Show the Comment & Markup Tools.

You can also access the Comment & Markup toolbar by choosing View→ Toolbars→Comment & Markup.

The Comment & Markup toolbar in Acrobat Creative Suite 5.
The Comment & Markup toolbar in Acrobat Creative Suite 5.

When creating notes that you want to prominently display on a document, you can use the Text Box tool.

Follow these steps to add a text box to hold your comments:

  1. Select the Text Box tool from the Comment & Markup toolbar.

    A text field is placed directly on the document.

  2. Drag to add the comment.

  3. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) and choose Properties from the contextual menu to set the color of the text box that contains the note.

  4. Make your choices to modify the appearance of the text box and then click OK.

You can select the text box and move it to another position any time you want. You can resize the text box by dragging an anchor point.