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Comment features Review button allow you to annotate your document. 

 

Caution: for most of the annotations to appear on your exported documents, the output format must be a PDF

 

In the Ribbon mode, go to tab Comment to find the annotation features.

Comment tab

Some Review features listed below require setting properties. Thus, a Properties panel opens if applicable.  

In the Properties panel, you can modify and apply your settings. 

 

Options

Icon/tooltip Description Properties
Stamp (rubber stamp) Add pre-defined stamps (e.g. 'Approved' or 'Draft')
  • Click on Stamp.  The Properties panel opens. 
  • Select the stamp of your choice from the list.
  • Click on the page.  The stamp is displayed.
  • Drag and drop the stamp where you want, resize or rotate it according to your needs
To customize or to create your own stamps, use the Properties panel.
  • Create a new stamp by clicking on the + button
  • Remove a stamp from the list by selecting it and then clicking on the - button
  • Text to display (e.g. Confidential)
  • Add metadata such as author, date, time-stamp
  • Font type
  • Font color
  • Border type: no border, square, rounded square, left arrow
Draw Draw various shapes on the page.
  • Click on Draw.  The Properties panel opens. 
  • Select the shape of your choice. 
  • Draw the shape on the page. The shape is displayed.
    For Polygon and Polyline, draw line segments with your mouse (one-click each), then double-click when your shape is finished.
  • Fill in the Properties.
  • Drag and drop the drawing where you want and resize it according to your needs
  • Rectangle: select border color, background color, border pattern (dash), border thickness and opacity.
  • Circle: select border color, background color, border pattern (dash), border thickness and opacity.
  • Straight line: select color, dash pattern, thickness and opacity of the line. Check the right box to add an arrow at the start or at the end of the line. 
  • Polygon:  select border color, background color, border pattern (dash), border thickness and opacity.
  • Polyline: select color, dash pattern, thickness and opacity of the polyline. Check the right box to add an arrow at the start or at the end of the line. 
  • Ink annotation: coming soon
Signature Add a stamp of digital signature
  • Click on Signature
  • Click on the page. The stamp box is displayed. The Properties panel opens. Thanks to the move cursor, you can place the stamp where you want. 
  • Fill in the Properties.
The signature stamp is displayed in one location, but the signature is global for the document.
  • Digitally signed by (choose an available certificate in the drop-down list).
    Make sure your certificate is loaded in Readiris PDF before using it.  If your certificate does not appear, restart the application.
  • Reason
  • Location
  • Contact
Comments and Sticky notes Add a small text or a comment/sticky note to your page.
  • Click on Comments.  The Properties panel opens. 
  • Select a type: text or sticky note
  • Draw the box on the page. The text box or the sticky note is displayed. 
  • Fill in the Properties.
  • Drag and drop the box where you want and resize it according to your needs.
  • Text: write text, select background color, border color, border pattern (dash), border thickness and border and background opacity.
  • Sticky note: write text, select border color. 
The plus button Plus button allows you to add a reply to the comment (with name and timestamp). Simply use the bin button to delete your comment if needed.
Watermark Add a watermark across each page.
(Not visible on thumbnail and in multi-page view)
  • Click on Watermark.  The Properties panel opens. 
  • Fill in the Properties
  • Text to display (e.g. Confidential)
  • Orientation (diagonal or horizontal)
  • Font type
  • Font color
  • Opacity slider (from 0 to 255)
  • Text size slider (from 30 to 100)
Header and footer Add headers, footers, and Bates numbering to your pages
Coming soon
Markup Add markups to words or sentences.
  • Click on Markups.  The Properties panel opens. 
  • Select a markup type and a color
  • Mouse select the word or sentence you want to markup.
Also available with Select Text + Right-click
  • Markup type : Highlight, Underline, Squiggly line or Strikethrough
  • Color: select a color
The plus button Plus button allows you to add a comment to the markup (with name and timestamp). Simply use the bin button to delete your comment if needed
Redaction Permanently remove (blacking out) sensitive information from your document.
  • Mouse select the sensitive text
  • Click on Redact
The text is blacked out permanently after saving.
Also available with Select Text + Right-click
 
Attachments Attach a file to your document
  • Click on Attachments. The File Explorer opens.
  • Select your file to import
  • Click Open
The file is attached on the current page. The attachment icon Attachment icon - paper clip appears.  Thanks to the move cursor, you can place the attachment where you want. Go to How to view, add or delete attachments for further explanations.
The plus button Plus button allows you to add a comment to the attachment (with name and timestamp). Simply use the bin button to delete your comment if needed.
Bookmarks Add bookmarks to your document (PDF output)
  • Select the page you want to bookmark
  • Click on Bookmarks
A new bookmark is created, named and ordered after the targeted page number.
Bookmarks are visible from the Object Panel > Document 
Go to How to view, add, rename or delete Bookmarks for further explanations.
 

 

Delete Annotations

  1. Select the annotation you want to delete. You can do this either via the Object Panel or directly on the page.
  2. Press Delete or right-click and select Delete. A confirmation message is displayed. 
  3. Click Yes.

Select Text + Right-click

If you mouse select some text on a page and right-click, you can access a few shortcut actions:

  • copy the selected text
  • highlight, underline, strikeout or squiggle the selected text (quick markup)
  • redact the selected text
  • rename the document with the selected text as title

 

Choose files or drag and drop files
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  1. Baptiste Roy

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