Remaking the Classroom: PDF Annotator 6.1 for Lecturing and Note-Taking in Schools and Universities

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GRAHL software design announces the release of PDF Annotator 6.1, the PDF markup tool for Windows, used in thousands of schools and universities for lecturing and note-taking, to add notes & annotations to any PDF document - comments, corrections, signatures, highlighting, photos and handwritten comments.

Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Oxford: More and more universities all over the world are seeing PDF Annotator
appear in their lecture halls, allowing for a more contemporary, interactive experience. Version 6.1 comes with
a completely revamped Full Screen Mode.

PDF Annotator is a Windows program that lets users mark up and revise existing PDF documents on their
screen. When revising texts, they can even insert handwritten comments in a document.

Oliver Grahl of GRAHL software design: "Our software has been available for the past 12 years. It can be
found in over 1,100 universities all over the world, including such renowned institutions as Harvard, MIT,
Yale, Stanford and Princeton in the USA and Cambridge and Oxford in the UK. It can be used to comment on
students' written work, as well as to facilitate note-taking during lectures."

PDF Annotator 6.1: Practical uses in universities and schools

One thing professors and teaching assistants especially appreciate is Version 6.1's fully redesigned Full Screen
Mode. Instead of an ordinary computer, they find that they can use a tablet computer like Microsoft's Surface
Pro connected to a projector in the room. Thus, they need not direct their attention away from the students in
order to write something on a board. They can simply use previously prepared slides that can be completed and
annotated in the course of a lecture.

Oliver Grahl: "This is the next phase of teaching. At the end of the lecture, the instructor saves the updated PDF
file and makes it available for students to download. Students no longer need to write things down, and can
instead concentrate on what the instructor is saying."

What works in the university also makes sense in the school classroom. Over a thousand schools have already
licensed PDF Annotator. Pupils can hand in their homework as a PDF file, and teachers can use the software to
illustrate the material without the need for a blackboard or a whiteboard. What's even better: with a wireless
network in place, teachers can bring the tablet to a pupil's desk to have them fill in a blank or complete a sketch.

PDF Annotator 6.1: Completely revamped Full Screen Mode

Given the number of educational institutions using PDF Annotator, it's easy to see how suggestions for
improvements can come about. This has led to a complete redesign of the Full Screen Mode in Version 6.
This option eliminates all distracting menu bars, so that the actual document can take up the maximum
available space.

Oliver Grahl: "We have made it possible for all the important tools to be right at hand. Properties such as stroke
thickness or color can quickly be changed. Power users can configure up to 40 separate buttons. The system
adapts to either portrait or landscape orientation, depending on how the tablet is held. We also support the high resolution
monitors that are becoming more and more common. A new toolbar with thumbnails and bookmarks,
also available in Full Screen Mode, makes navigating through a PDF effortless."

What's New in Version 6.1:

PDF Annotator 6.1: Test our new version for 30 days

PDF Annotator Version 6.1 can be downloaded free of charge from our website for evaluation purposes.
Special pricing is available for students, schools and universities. Attractive discounts are also available when
multiple licenses are purchased.


More about GRAHL software design

The firm of GRAHL software design has been serving customers since 1996. The team surrounding engineer
Oliver Grahl is concentrated on PDFs and software for tablet PCs. The firm's best known product for editing
PDF files, PDF Annotator®, was given a boost through Microsoft's tablet PC contest "Does Your Application
Think in Ink?" which awarded it a prize in 2004. More awards and uniformly positive evaluations from
customers and the technical press have followed. Today, PC Annotator is being used by several hundred
thousands of persons around the world.

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