How to mark up and annotate a PDF without acrobat

How to mark up and annotate a PDF without acrobat
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This guide is part of the PowerPoint 2007 series

Guides in this series:



Make: Microsoft

Model / Product: Powerpoint

Version: 2007

Objective / Info: Mark up a pdf using PowerPoint


1
Open PowerPoint by clicking the desktop or start menu icon.

2
PowerPoint opens with a default slide available. Click in a blank white space to the left hand corner of the top box and drag to a white space just outside the lower left hand corner of the bottom box.
  Note : You can delete one box at a time if you like.

3
Click "insert" from the main menu.
4
Click "object."
5
Select "Create new", select the object type of "Adobe Acrobat Document" and press "ok".
  Note : If these are selected already, click ok.

6
This should open a windows files browser window. Select the PDF file that you wish to mark up.
7
Close the PDF file if it opens with adobe reader and you should be left with the PowerPoint slide with your pdf file inside of it.
8
Click on three little dots that border the PDF file to resize it to your satisfaction.
9
If you need to change the layout of the page to "Portrait", then click "Design" on the menu, then click "Slide Orientation" and choose "Portrait"
  Note : If you want to use "landscape" then skip this step.

10
With the "Insert" tab selected, click on the "Shapes" option. Then choose any of the available mark up tools.
  Note : We will use a callout for this example.

11
Your mouse icon should turn into a cross-hair. Find the location on your PDF that you want to mark up and click and drag your shape over it.
  Note : Double click to edit the call-out box and add text

12
After you have marked up the PDF file in PowerPoint, you are ready to save it as a PDF file.
13
Click the "Office" icon in the upper left hand corner.

14
Roll your mouse over "Save As".

  Note : Do not click "Save As"

15
Click on "PDF or XPS" and select where you want to save the PDF you just marked up.

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