Erasing and Deleting - PDF Annotator Manual

Erasing and Deleting

Annotations can be removed at any time.

Erasing

To use the Eraser, choose Tool Eraser. The cursor turns into an eraser symbol. Using the Eraser tool, you can remove annotations by clicking them.

Only annotations can be removed with the eraser. Elements of the original document cannot be removed. To make elements of the original document invisible, you can use a broad white pen to overlay part of the document. This will only make those portions invisible without removing them from the document.
Users of Tablet PC's and third-party graphic tablets can also use the back end of their stylus as an eraser. If a pen or marker is selected as the current tool, erasing can also be done by repeatedly crossing out an area.

Erasing Like with a Real Eraser

Under Tool Tool Styles, you can switch between Whole Annotation/Stroke and Split Strokes. The default mode Whole Annotation/Stroke always erases a whole annotation or whole stokes created with the pen or marker tool. The Split Strokes mode only acts on annotations created with pen or marker tools, and will only erase those parts of the strokes directly below the eraser. This mode behaves more like a real eraser. You can select between different Eraser Widths for this mode.

Selecting and Deleting

As an alternative to erasing, you can also select an annotation and then use the DEL key or choose Edit Delete on the menu to delete an item.

Removing All Annotations

Choosing Edit Remove All Annotations causes all annotations to be irrevocably removed from the document.

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