In this article, you are going to learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to edit .pdf documents. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat on your computer, please contact IT Support so they can provide it to you. 

Opening the document:

The first step is to open the document that you are trying to edit. This can be done by right-clicking the file and selecting "open with...Adobe Acrobat" or by opening Adobe Acrobat and clicking "file" > "open" and selecting the document that needs to be edited. 

Editing the document:

Once you have the file open there are two tools that you will need. You can find these tools under the comment tab on the right sidebar. 

The tools that you need are the highlighter and the comment bubble. In the screen above, they are right next to each other on the comment toolbar at the top of the page. 

Highlighter: this tool is used to highlight text that needs edited. Just click on the tool and highlight text like normal. The text will turn yellow and you will be able to click on it to leave a comment. 

Comment Bubble: this tool is used to leave notes on images, whole paragraphs, or certain areas of a document. Once you click where you want the bubble to go, a comment box will appear for you to write in. 

Saving your edits:

Once you have all of your edits made, click "file" > "save as" and name your document appropriately before you save. We suggest adding your initials and edits to the file name. Example: 2019_panther_5k_poster_v1a_draft_as_edits.pdf.