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Read, search and annotate your documents
Now that there are some PDF files in your library, you can start using Mendeley as a PDF reader and make annotations.
Read the illustrated instructions here to learn more.
- Text select tool
- Pan tool
- Note tool
- Highlight tool
- Color selection
- General notes
- Highlighted text
- Note list
A few important highlights:
- If a PDF is associated with a reference record in your library, double click to open the PDF in reader mode.
- Use the top row tool bar (1-7) to switch among "Text selection tool", "Pan tool", "Note tool", and "Highlight tool".
- Alternatively, if text is selected in "Text selection tool" mode, an pop-up bar will give you options to highlight, add notes, or copy text.
- Don't forget to Sync to allow annotations to be seen on other devices and shared with your group.
- On the right-hand side panel, when the "Notes" tab is selected, you can take "general notes" in the top box (8), and the note is searchable.
- A list of annotated notes (those labeled in PDF) are displayed as "private annotations" (12), below "general notes".