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Apr 07, 2015

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i used to tap the screen to see icons to pick text or the pencil icon to highlight. Now it's gone. Where is that option now??

Hi Judy,

I presume that you are using the new Acrobat DC app.  Is it Acrobat DC for iOS or Android?

Here are the steps to add a Comment/Annotation to a page in Adobe DC for iOS.

  1. Open a PDF document in Acrobat DC.
  2. Tap the icon in the upper left corner or swipe from left side of the screen to the right.  This will display the "Tool Switcher".
    Viewer.png
  3. Tap Comment in the Tool Switcher.
    Tool Switcher iPad.png
  4. Select a Commenting tool in the bottom bar.
    CommetingTools.png

Did you find the Commenting tools hard to find?  We'd appreciate your feedback so that we can improve the user experience of the app.

Thank you.

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How do I add text or highlight a document?

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Apr 07, 2015

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i used to tap the screen to see icons to pick text or the pencil icon to highlight. Now it's gone. Where is that option now??

Hi Judy,

I presume that you are using the new Acrobat DC app.  Is it Acrobat DC for iOS or Android?

Here are the steps to add a Comment/Annotation to a page in Adobe DC for iOS.

  1. Open a PDF document in Acrobat DC.
  2. Tap the icon in the upper left corner or swipe from left side of the screen to the right.  This will display the "Tool Switcher".
    Viewer.png
  3. Tap Comment in the Tool Switcher.
    Tool Switcher iPad.png
  4. Select a Commenting tool in the bottom bar.
    CommetingTools.png

Did you find the Commenting tools hard to find?  We'd appreciate your feedback so that we can improve the user experience of the app.

Thank you.

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Hi Judy,

I presume that you are using the new Acrobat DC app.  Is it Acrobat DC for iOS or Android?

Here are the steps to add a Comment/Annotation to a page in Adobe DC for iOS.

  1. Open a PDF document in Acrobat DC.
  2. Tap the icon in the upper left corner or swipe from left side of the screen to the right.  This will display the "Tool Switcher".
    Viewer.png
  3. Tap Comment in the Tool Switcher.
    Tool Switcher iPad.png
  4. Select a Commenting tool in the bottom bar.
    CommetingTools.png

Did you find the Commenting tools hard to find?  We'd appreciate your feedback so that we can improve the user experience of the app.

Thank you.

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how do you do this in andriod

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Hi Debra,

Acrobat DC for Android has the similar UI (toolbar, icons, and labels).  Would you give it a try and let us know if it works for you?

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Thank you. This answered my question!! I actually finally found it myself after 3 hours searching. But I appreciate the time taken to answer me. Thanks again!! -JudyC

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Glad to hear that it finally worked for you. 

Please feel free to let us know what you do not like about the new app or what you find confusing or frustrating.  We would like your feedback in order to improve the user experience in the app.

Here's another way to add annotations in the Viewer mode (without switching to Comment).  The following steps will work for both the iOS and Android app.

  1. Open a PDF document.  Acrobat DC will switch to Viewer. (Note the light blue icon in the upper left corner.)
  2. Press and hold over text.
  3. Select Highlight, Strikethrough, or Underline from the context menu that pops up.

Viewer Mode.png

You can also press and hold empty area on a page to display the context menu for adding other types annotations: Note, Text, Freehand, Signature.

Hope this helps.

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It would be much better if we can add a note (comment) directly to a highlighted text.

Now the only way is to highlight a text then tap the Note (Comment) tool, which is much different from Acrobat for Desktop.

Nguyen

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Nguyen, you are so very right.  I'm dumbfounded when a company makes a great product and then Eliminates a feature that was really helpful, and means we double the effort to use the product doing the same thing we used to do.  Doesn't anybody get it?

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