Edit documents in Preview
Use Markup tools to create stylish additions to your PDFs
Preview isn’t just for opening documents. It also packs powerful tools for editing and marking up pages and with Preview’s Markup toolset you can add all kinds of items to your document.
Two useful things to know about in Preview are its Shapes menu, which can be used to add shapes, and a photographer’s loupe (a small circular device used to magnify a document – look carefully at the Preview icon and you’ll see a loupe in the bottom-right).
Shapes can be used to highlight a document, draw attention to certain parts, or strike out parts that should be deleted. The Loupe tool, on the other hand, creates a magnification effect on the document that enables you to zoom in on important parts. The position and magnification level can be adjusted while you look at the document.
The great thing about Shapes and Loupes is they are saved as objects that can be edited, and repositioned (even by the person you send the file to). You can add a Loupe to the PDF document, share it with somebody and they can reposition it and even delete it. The same goes with all of the Shapes.
All of this sits on top of the already powerful annotation tools found in Preview, such as adding text and highlight text in the document.
Preview’s Shapes and Loupes can easily spruce up your Preview documents.