How to Add Comments to Secured PDF


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Know to Comment on a Secured PDF File with an Automated Solution

Nowadays, users are securing their PDF documents with a password but in case, users need to add notes, comments on these PDF files. It becomes tough for the users to perform any action on it. With this article, know how to add comments in a secured PDF file.

Methods to enable commenting on secured PDF

To perform any action on the protected PDF, the users first need to unlock these documents. To do this, take help of an automated solution. PDF Unlocker Tool by Softaken is the professional tool that removes all type of restrictions from a secured PDF document. The application does not require Adobe Acrobat installation. With this utility, owner level security can be easily removed and then users can comment on the secured PDF without any difficulty. With these steps, the users can perform unlocking of PDF files.

  1. Download and launch the application. Run the software and add PDF files from whom you want to remove the security.

add files to remove security

  1. You can see all PDF files on the software panel. Provide password of these files to unlock them.
  1. After that, provide an output destination to save the unlocked PDF files. Then, click on the Remove Security button.

remove security button

Once PDF files are unlocked, users can comment on them using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is discussed in the below section.

Commenting ways to PDF files

  1. Annotation and Markup Tool

Comments are added successfully to the unlocked PDF files with the help of Annotation and Markup Tools which are not visible, the users need to look for them in the Comment feature in the secondary toolbar. For this, follow the mentioned steps –

  • Open PDF file
  • Click on Tools and then on Comments to open comment toolbar
  • Choose the desired Annotation tool
  1. Add Sticky Notes

With the help of Sticky Notes, users can add a comment to the PDF file. Follow the steps for this –

  • Open Comment toolbar and select Sticky Note Tool option
  • Click on the location to place sticky notes
  1. Adding a Text comment

Text comment can be easily added to the PDF files. To do so, follow the steps –

  • Click on Add Text Comment Tool from the Comment toolbar to add text as a comment.
  • Click on the page to add a text comment
  • Specify font size, font and other elements related to the text.
  1. Add a Text box
  • Go to Comment toolbar and select Add Text Box Tool
  • Click on the PDF file
  • Select Text Properties from the comment toolbar. Choose color, alignment, and other attributes
  • Type the text and click outside the text box
  1. Add a Line, Arrow, shape

Drawing Tools can be used in Adobe Reader to add line, shape or arrow. For this, follow the steps –

  • Go to Tools menu and then comment option
  • Click on Drawing Tools
  • Choose the drawing markup tools like rectangle, arrow, line etc.

Concluding Lines

Once users go through this post, it becomes easier for the users to comment on a secured PDF file. With the software approach, users can easily remove security from PDF documents and then users can add different type of comments with manual methods using Adobe Reader DC.

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