How to export PDF markups and annotations into Excel spreadsheet

Q: How can I export the comments / annotations added to a PDF document into an excel spreadsheet? For example, I want to export all of the measurement annotations so that I can sort them in excel.  A: PDF Studio (version 9 and higher) has the ability to export comments into multiple formats including XML […]

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Mac Preview text highlights / markups not being displayed

Q: If I markup text using Preview on the Mac, the highlighted text does not show up in PDF Studio. What can I do to fix this? A: This problem is actually being caused by Preview. The issue is that Preview is not following the PDF Standards and creates appearance streams in PDF documents incorrectly. In fact, […]

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Import Comments from reviewer(s) into a PDF

If you have sent out a PDF document to one or multiple reviewers and receive back annotated copies, you can export all the comments and markups added by each reviewer and then import them all in your original PDF document. To export comments, look under Comments- > Export Comments. To import comments, look under Comments […]

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Printing a PDF With / Without Comments

Q: How can I print a list of comments and notes from my document? A: When printing a document in PDF Studio from File > Print, it will automatically print the document with any annotations that are being displayed directly on the document. Below are some examples of what will be printed. For text annotations such […]

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Adding a rotated annotation

Q: Can I rotate an annotation? A: When you create a rubber stamp, it is possible to specify a rotation angle but for other annotation types, there is currently no way to rotate them. However, using the steps below, it is possible to add rotated annotations: Rotate the view from the top tool bar Add the […]

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Disable Auto Smoothing for the Pencil Tool

Q: Whenever I write anything with the pencil tool, the writing gets auto corrected/modified. How can I disable this feature? A: In version 9 of PDF Studio, the pencil tool was improved to add auto smoothing and curving to make the lines less jagged when drawing with the mouse. While this feature did improved jagged lines on […]

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Adding vertical text to a PDF page

Q: How can I add vertical text to a PDF page? A: There is no way using the content editing tool at the moment to apply a rotation to a PDF text object using PDF Studio. However, here is an easy trick to add vertical text to a page using the text box annotation:   […]

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How can I cancel out of an active tool?

Q: When I have a tool active such as an annotation, content editing or redaction, how can I cancel out of it to go back to the hand tool? Is there a shortcut key for  this? A: To escape out of an annotation tool (even if it’s sticky) or any other tools, you can: Click […]

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My Comments & Recent Comments Tool Chest

PDF Studio stores frequently used comments and annotations so that they can be used again later with just a single click. You can also choose to store specific comments and annotations into “My Tool chest” to use at any time. Annotations stored in the tool chest will remember all of the annotations properties such as […]

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Sticky Notes popup visible upon opening documents

Q: When you put a sticky note on a PDF document, it shows up closed. Any way to save/print so that the note contents are visible? A: Double-clicking on a sticky note will open the pop-up and display the sticky note content. But unfortunately, at the moment, PDF Studio cannot make sticky note popups visible initally upon opening documents. […]

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