Annotate with text mark-up tools

Nitro Pro 7 features mark-up tools to help you draw attention to text that requires revision. These tools are a useful way to combine feedback or comments with every mark-up.


When you print a PDF file, you can make all text mark-up visible or hidden.


For more information, see Annotation layer and content layer.

To mark-up text:

  1. On the Review tab, in the Comment group, click the arrow under Markup Text, and select one of the following buttons:

    • Highlight

    • Cross-out

    • Underline

    • Replace

  1. Select individual words or a block of text to mark-up. The marquee selection is useful for text that is justified in vertical columns.

  2. Double-click the new mark-up to add comments to the annotation

  3. Press the x button at the top of the pop-up note to close it

To delete mark-up:

  • Do one of the following:

    • Right-click the Hand or Select tool on the annotation, and select Delete from the menu

    • Click the Hand or Select tool on the mark-up you want to delete. A bounding-box appears to indicate that it is selected. Press Delete.


TIP: You can apply more than one marking on the same block of text. For example, text can be highlighted and underlined.

To edit mark-up properties:

  1. Right-click the annotation or the mark-up text

  2. Select Properties. A properties dialog appears, with the following tabs:

    • General: edit the Author and Subject details of the annotation

    • Appearance: modify the visual characteristics of the mark-up

  3. Click Close to save your changes


TIP: To make all your future mark-ups to look the same as the current one, right-click the annotation, and select Make Current Properties Default.

To reply to an annotation:

  1. If the annotation is hidden, double-click on the marked-up text to view the annotation text-box

  2. Click on the Options menu in the text-field, and select Reply

  3. Write your reply in the message-box that appears inside the original mark-up


TIP: You can insert more than one reply, allowing you to build a message thread inside an annotation.

To delete a mark-up:

  • Right-click on the mark-up, and select Delete

Annotate with text mark-up tools