- Add Text
- Highlight, Underline, & Strikethrough
- Whiteout or Redact
- Insert Image
- Sign or Initial
The Pointer is the default tool that is selected when you open a document. It's a multi-use tool that is responsive to your document and the types of annotations or fields on the PDF.
If you need to fill out a PDF form or add a signature or edit, move, resize, & delete annotation windows, you can keep it on the Pointer Tool and do all of those things.
DrawDraw lines or shapes anywhere on your PDF as a freeform drawing or use the submenu to add auto-drawn shapes such as perfect circles, rectangles, straight lines, and arrows. Choose your own brush size and color.
HighlightChoose from 6 different colors to frame a highlight box over an entire area of your document or highlight just the embedded text. A yellow box frame is the default color and type. Use the toggle switches to the right of the Tool Bar when this tool is selected to switch between box and text highlights and to choose the color of the highlight. This tool also includes Underline and Strikethrough tools which you can apply to any embedded text by framing the area around it.
Whiteout or RedactFrame a box to cover up any content of your PDF that you'd like to whiteout or redact. You'll see two toggle switches to the right of the toolbar when this tool is active to choose between box or text and to change the Whiteout Color from white to black (redact). The redact (black) option does require DocHub Pro. By default, this tool is set to white box annotations though if you want to just fill in rows of embedded text and have DocHub automatically apply the whiteout or redact boxes to the rows of text in the area that you frame, click on the Selection Mode toggle to switch from box to text.
Once added to your PDF, you can then add annotations on top of the whiteout. To find out more, see: Adding Whiteout or Redactions to your document.
CommentAdd your own comments in the form of a small yellow sticky that you can insert anywhere on your PDF with the option to expand the comment into a pop-up window that displays your comments for others to read (as long as they have permission to access the document). These Comments can be very useful for any type of collaboration on a document for internal use or for contesting and negotiating specific terms of a contract, or an ideal way for teachers to provide helpful, articulated feedback when grading a student's PDF assignment from Google Classroom.
StampIf you need to insert a checkmark or X to a PDF document, this is the ideal tool for it. The default will be a Checkmark, and you can click on the down arrow to select a different stamp.
If you upgrade to DocHub Pro, you'll unlock access to hundreds of shapes & icons and be able to customize the Stamp Tool's menu with your favorite stamps. Just click on the down arrow next to the Stamp Tool on the Tool Bar and click on "Customize...".
Insert ImageUpload an image file such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, & BMP and place it anywhere on your PDF. You can then move it by clicking on the blue bar at the top of the image window and drag it around and resize it by dragging the lower right corner in or out (the aspect ratio will be unlocked).
Sign or InitialAdd your signature or initials to any PDF via drag/drop from the Sign menu or click/tap on one in the menu and click/tap anywhere on your document to insert it. You can then move it around the document or resize it after inserting.
To print a document or template while viewing it, just click on the Printer icon near the left side of the Tool Bar or click on the File menu in the upper right corner and choose to Print...
Fill out PDF forms
Quickly fill out fields and add your signature or initials to any PDF form. Just leave the Tool Bar on the default Pointer Tool and click on a field to edit its value. Use Tab to jump to the next field.
For non-fillable PDFs that don't have any form fields, you can use the Text Tool or Stamp Tool, etc. to insert annotations.
When you go to download or share your completed PDF form with active fields, you'll hav e options for a "flattened" version with the text and other field values permanently embedded onto your PDF (where the annotations you added with DocHub are no longer editable). PDF flattening requires DocHub Pro.
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