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Set default comment properties

You can set default properties for any comment type so that subsequent comments share the same line and color properties.

 Right-click/Control-click a comment that has the properties you want, and then choose Make Current Properties Default.

You can also change properties for a single comment.

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Export & Print

Export & Print

Export as text

Select and copy text

Select and copy an image

Print a booklet

Sign a PDF

Sign a PDF

Use a digital signature to indicate your approval. For best results, change your security preferences to always sign in Preview Document mode, so that you can view and sign the PDF in a secure state.

  1. Click the signature field. Or, click Sign , and choose Sign Document.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to apply your digital signature.

If the document does not contain an unsigned signature field, click Sign and choose Place Signature to sign the PDF.

Manage Comments

Manage Comments

Create a self-signed digital ID

Create a self-signed digital ID

A digital ID is required to sign documents. Self-signed digital IDs created from Reader may be adequate for many situations. See the Adobe website for information on acquiring a digital ID from Adobe security partners.

  1. Choose Document > Security Settings.
  2. Select Digital IDs, and click Add ID.
  3. Select Create A Self-Signed Digital ID For Use With Acrobat.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the self-signed digital ID.
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Group markups

Group markups

If you create several markups, you can group them so they behave as a single markup. Any modifications you make to one markup, such as moving it or changing its properties, apply to all markups in the group.

Note: You cannot group text edits.
  1. Using the Select tool, select a markup.
  2. Ctrl-click/Command-click to select additional markups.
  3. Right-click/Control-click the selection, and choose Group from the pop-up menu.
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Select and copy an image

Select and copy an image

You can copy an image from a PDF to the clipboard or to another application, or you can save it to a file.

  1. Using the Select tool , click an image or drag to select a portion of it after the pointer changes to a crosshairs icon.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Drag the image into an open document in another application.

    • Right-click/Control-click the image and choose Copy Image or Save Image As.

Change how a comment appears

Change how a comment appears

You can change the most common comment properties, such as color and opacity, using the Properties toolbar.

  1. To display the Properties toolbar, choose View > Toolbars > Properties Bar.
  2. Select the comment.
  3. Set desired options from the Properties toolbar. Click More to access additional options.

To apply the changes to all subsequent comments of the same type, select Make Properties Default in the Properties dialog box. Or, right-click/Control-click the comment and choose Make Current Properties Default.

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Interact with a 3D model

Interact with a 3D model

Interact with models using the 3D toolbar and the Model Tree.

  1. Click the 3D model. The 3D toolbar appears.
  2. Use the desired 3D tool to manipulate the model. For example, click the Rotate tool and drag across the 3D model to rotate it.
  3. Click the Model Tree button . Use the Model Tree to work with parts or views of the model. For example, select a part and then choose Hide from the Options menu.
Keep Reader current

Keep Reader current

Adobe regularly provides updates to Reader software. By default, Reader checks for updates once a week. If updates are found, they are downloaded and you are notified that the updates are ready to install. You can also check for updates manually.

  1. Choose Help > Check For Updates.
  2. If updates are available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install them.

To change the automatic download preferences, click the Preferences button in the Adobe Updater dialog box.

Move a toolbar

Move a toolbar

Some toolbars, such as the Tasks toolbar, appear in the toolbar area. Others, such as the Comment & Markup toolbar, open as floating toolbars.

 To move a toolbar, drag the grabber bar at the left edge of the toolbar:
  • Drag a toolbar to a new location in the toolbar area.

  • Drag a toolbar out of the toolbar area to create a floating toolbar.

  • Drag a floating toolbar into the toolbar area.

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Search for text

Search for text

Use Find to search for text in an open PDF.

  1. Type search terms in the Find text box on the toolbar.
  2. (Optional) Click the arrow next to the Find text box and select any desired options, such as Include Bookmarks.
  3. Press Enter.

To search all PDFs in a folder, choose Open Full Reader Search from the Find pop-up menu, click All PDF Documents In, and then select the folder you want to search.

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Review a shared PDF offline

Review a shared PDF offline

If you want to review a PDF without being connected to the server, you can save the PDF locally and then reconnect to the server to publish your comments when you