Annotate, edit & sign PDF documents using the Tool Bar

​DocHub's Tool Bar includes most of the PDF annotating tools you'll ever need to markup, edit, and sign documents, and it's super easy to use. The Tool Bar appears above an open document, while editing a template, and above a shared document for anyone you've designated as having permission to annotate. Choose from the following PDF editor tools:
 
Just select one on the Tool Bar and click on your document to insert the annotation. You can markup your PDF with any of these tools as many times as you'd like, and you'll be able to edit, move, or delete any of these edits after they've been added to your PDF document.
 
Snap-To-Grid assistance is turned on by default for most tools which helps you easily line up your annotations perfectly with the existing horizontal and vertical lines on your document or with the baselines of any embedded (aka digital) text. Hold Shift to manually disable Snap-To-Grid or use 'G' on your keyboard to toggle the auto-alignment on or off.
 
 

Pointer DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Pointer.png

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've added with other tools, you can keep it on the Pointer Tool and do all of those things. 

 

Text DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Text.png

Insert your own text in a variety of fonts, pt. sizes, and colors with markdown choices for Bold or Italics plus formatting options for line spacing and justify left, center or right. 
 
While typing in a text annotation window, press Return or Enter on your keyboard to make a line break. To pre-determine how wide you want the text window to be and to force a line break at a certain width, you can frame a window instead of a regular click.
 

Draw DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Draw.png

Draw 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. 
 
For assisted horizontal, vertical, or diagonal lines, select the Line option in the submenu and hold down the Shift key while selecting the angle (in 45 degree increments).   
 

Highlight DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Highlighter.png

Choose 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 DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Underline.png and Strikethrough DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Strikethrough.png tools which you can apply to any embedded text by framing the area around it.
 

Whiteout or Redact DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Whiteout.png

Frame 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.
 

Comment DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Comment.png

Add your own comments in the form of a small yellow sticky icon 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.
 

Stamp DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Stamp.png

If 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 Screen_Shot_2019-04-30_at_1.15.07_PM.png to select a different stamp.
 
Click anywhere on your document to insert one and use the options to the right side of the Tool Bar to change the Stamp Size, Fill Color and Stroke Color

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 Image DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Insert_Image.png

Upload 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 Initial DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Sign.png

Add 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 create an e-signature, just click on Create Signature at the top of the Sign menu, and you'll see 4 tabs for each of the styles with a toggle on the right side to switch between a new Signature or Initials. You can manage them in your Signature Settings. For more info, see: Creating signatures, self-signing and sending for signature.
 

Print DocHub_UI_-_print_button.png

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 DocHub_UI_-_File_menu.png 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 DocHub_Tool_Bar_-_Pointer.png 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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