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I deal with purchase orders and contracts in PDF format the majority of my day, and I use Acrobat 8.0 as provided by my company. Maybe I've been using it wrong, but taking notes with Acrobat is such a pain. Highlighting is not intuitive if there's any kind of unique text formatting, you cannot easily format the font of your own notes, the notes are automatically hidden, and if you print the page with notes shown, the whole paper looks like an ADD nightmare.

Is there any way I can easily take notes on my documents without ever having to touch Acrobat again?

Thank you.

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On what OS ? MacOS ? Win ? Linux ? –  Luka Nov 3 '09 at 19:55
Oh sorry - I'm in Windows XP at work, but I have Windows Vista and 7 on my home PC. –  NoCatharsis Nov 3 '09 at 20:14

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You can use either Foxit Reader or PDF-XChange Viewer. They're both free and they're faster and safer than Adobe Reader. I'm not sure you can see these notes if you use another program, though.

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+1 for PDF-Xchange Viewer (not for Foxit!) so it should really be + 0.5 :) –  Molly7244 Nov 3 '09 at 20:34
Why not Foxit? I like it, even though I'm using PDF-XChange at the moment :) –  alex Nov 3 '09 at 20:47
Foxit is getting b l o a t e d –  Adam Ryan Nov 6 '09 at 4:45

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