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Digital Note-Taking

Learn how to use Adobe Reader to take notes on digital texts in your classes.

About this guide

This guide will provide you with information on how to use Adobe Reader to take notes for digital texts. You will find information on how to download the application and directions for how to use the "comment" tool to take notes. Adobe Reader is available for free on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and mobile devices. 


screenshot of adobe comment feature

Other options outside of Adobe Viewer

This guide contains information on using Adobe Reader. Mac computers and Chromebooks have their own built in applications that allow you to annotate PDFs. If you would like to use those programs instead, view directions in the links below on how to use with Preview (Mac) and Gallery Application (Chromebook).