Take notes on PDF

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  1. Max91

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    Hello guys!
    I'm opening this 3d because I would like to know what is the best app to take notes on PDF.
    I don't care if is a desktop program or a metro app, it just have to provide fast and handy usability, some different colors and adjustable thickness.

    What software do you use? What do you suggest?

    Thank you!
     
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    I've switched to DrawboardPDF from PDF Annotator. I find it to be as good as any desktop PDF Annotator.
     
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    I've tried it, but I use to write very little and in Drawboard the stroke is too heavy for me!

    Any other suggestion?
     
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    Does the PDF need to remain a PDF? Another even better solution for inking is to print the PDF to OneNote.
     
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    Not necessarily! I usually start form a Powerpoint presentation that I print in PDF to take note in!
    OneNote takes a lot of time to open heavy pdf with 200+ pages! So I think a software who work directly on pdf is better
     
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    The key on any large print out to OneNote is the use Sub-pages, I print PowerPoint Notes Pages to OneNote to teach off and annotate all the time... easily 400 to 500 pages for a 24 hour class...
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    You have the Option in OneNote (Desktop) to either to have a single print out or use Sub-pages which each slide will be a separate page...


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    That's right! But how to put each page of a pdf file in one page in Onenote?
     
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    With Drawboard you can modify the stroke weight from a value of 1 to 20. At least on my surface this allows for a very light or heavy stroke. I've looked pretty thoroughly and haven't found anything that comes close to Drawboard. But if there's a better app out there I'd love to know about it. For now Drawboard is it for me!
     
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    It's still too heavy value n.1 for me, in comparison with the stroke in Onenote
     
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    Dose any of hou knows which App allows to TYPE notes on a PDF. So far I have only seen ones that highlight/draw on it?
     

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