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Adobe Acrobat DC (Markup Drawing Pen-Pencil)

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May 22, 2015

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Where is the drawing pen/pencil?  I can't seem to find where it went in the new Adobe Acrobat DC I'm using as a trial.

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In the upper-left, select Document (to the right of Home and Tools), and in the right-hand panel select Comment and you should see the commenting toolbar appear at the top, which should include the pencil tool.

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Adobe Acrobat DC (Markup Drawing Pen-Pencil)

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May 22, 2015

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Where is the drawing pen/pencil?  I can't seem to find where it went in the new Adobe Acrobat DC I'm using as a trial.

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Correct answer by George_Johnson | Adobe Community Professional

In the upper-left, select Document (to the right of Home and Tools), and in the right-hand panel select Comment and you should see the commenting toolbar appear at the top, which should include the pencil tool.

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In the upper-left, select Document (to the right of Home and Tools), and in the right-hand panel select Comment and you should see the commenting toolbar appear at the top, which should include the pencil tool.

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May 26, 2015

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Thank you that did the trick and was able to find the pencil but now has presented 2 problems........I'm using a Surface Pro-3 & when I try to use the pencil it will create a markup but when I pick up the stylus to make another note or markup the stylus is dead & I have to go tag the pencil again to make it live.  This seems extremely  irritating to tag the pencil every time you raise the stylus from the desktop to make it active.  Also my older Adobe Acrobat you were able to do a markup or use the typing tool & once done if the text or markup needed to be moved or re-positioned all you had to do is select the item & drag to new location or use arrow keys to re-position.  Non of these will work with Acrobat DC??? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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May 26, 2015

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What you want to do is select the "Keep tool selected" check box that is available in the Properties bar, which you can display by pressing Ctrl+E and then select to pencil tool. To move a makup, you can select it with the Hand tool and move it, either by dragging it or via the arrow keys.

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Been using Acrobat since 4.0 & DC is a significant overhaul!!  Just the frustration of lost time trying to find & figure stuff out.  Thanks for your help if you right click on the pushpin on the right side of the tool bar you can select "Keep tool selected" too.  Again thanks for your help, 

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Best way I have found is Ctrl+Z to undo your red pen. Its a bit silly Adobe that you haven't made a simple writing tool that includes a black pen and small eraser.

Using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

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Version 17.009.20058.37826

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It did... Next to the Pencil tool there's an Eraser tool that can be used anything that the former added.

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Sweet! Fount it finally!

Still trying to get the pen and eraser tool on my default tool bar next to the comment and highlighter.

Only way I can get to it currently is to tool search for "draw". 

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View > Show/Hide > Toolbar Items > Customize Quick Tools

(or you can right-click on the Quick Tools area and select "Customize Quick Tools")

Alternatively, you can open the right side flyout, select Comment, and then drag the tools you want to the Quick Tools area.

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An image worth more than 1000 words

adobe acrobat trick.jpg

Plus: A trick. You can use the pencil tool on the "background" area. It made me really happy when I found it out

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This and other solutions offered here are not working for me at all. Nothing on the web I have found works either.  I don't understand how you and others write these solutions and none seem to work.  Iys like we all have a different version and no one has the same interface.  It is driving me insane because I have work to do!!!!

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Hey Margaretf,

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.

 

Could you please provide more information about the issue you are experiencing with the markup tools?

It would be helpful if you can share the Application and OS version user on the machine. So we can share the information as per your application version. You may check the application version information using the steps as suggested here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/identify-product-version.html 

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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