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Checkmarks are one of the most common types of PDF annotations that are used.
Checkmarks have such a wide range of uses and meanings, depending on the context of the document, who’s creating the checkmark, and who’s receiving the document.
From correct answer markings, letting someone know that a task was completed, or improving the efficiency of internal communication by using check marks as easily recognizable prompts and comments. They can be used as signs of approval, correct answers, status, etc. The options are endless.
We’ll show you the best ways to add checkmarks to PDFs. Including free methods, and the best PDF tools for adding checkmarks.
If your PDF document has fillable form fields (meaning that the PDF has fields where you’re prompted and able to type and fill in the form. If your PDF has fillable form fields, and the form fields are checkboxes, then good news! You can already add checkmarks simply by clicking on them.
Not able to click the checkboxes on your PDF?
Don’t worry, we’ll show you other ways to add a checkmark in a PDF.
One easy way to add checkmarks to PDFs is by drawing them! For Microsoft Windows users, you already have a built-in tool to draw on PDF documents: Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge is the default PDF Viewer that comes with your Windows PC. One of the handy features of Edge is the ability to draw on PDFs. To draw a checkmark in a PDF with Microsoft Edge:
PDF Pro makes it easy to draw and add shapes to PDFs, including checkmarks! To draw a checkmark with PDF Pro:
There are multiple PDF editors available to help you add checkmarks and other symbols to your PDF documents.
This is the easiest way to add checkmarks in PDFs. Add clickable checkboxes that you (and anyone) can click and checkmark on almost any device!
Please note that you cannot add clickable check marks to PDFs with Adobe Reader. To add clickable check marks with Adobe, you’ll need to pay for their premium version of Adobe Acrobat DC, which can go up to up to ($179 US).
There are a few free methods, including online PDF editors, and online collaboration tools like Google Docs.
We’ll show you how to add a checkmark in Google Docs, since it doesn’t involve uploading and hosting your documents on cloud services (and thus is more secure since you’ll have control of your PDF document).
If you already have access to MS Word, then you can add checkmarks to documents for free directly in Word.
For Mac users, you have the option to use Preview, Mac’s built-in PDF tool, for all your check marking needs!
When it comes to annotating and editing PDFs, adding checkmarks is just the beginning! PDF Pro can help you streamline your work on PDFs, including proofreading, editing, and marking up long PDF documents like assignments, ebooks, and more!
PDF Pro can help you: