Using Text in PDFs

In PDFs, you can:

  • Highlight both PDF text and typed text; highlights will stay with the text.
  • Copy, paste, define, and speak selected text.
  • Tap internal links and external links.

To make text boxes or start typing left-aligned text, tap-and-hold (iOS) or right-click (Mac) on blank space in a PDF. Tapping or clicking on top of PDF text will not make a text box.

 At the moment, Notability cannot open password-protected PDFs.

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