Recording an audio annotation

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Note: Verify that a microphone or other audio source is connected to your computer prior to recording an annotation.

  1. Open the document to be annotated.
  2. Choose Edit > Annotations > Audio, or right-click the document within the Watch window and choose Audio from the context menu.
  3. Click a location in the document where you want the audio annotation icon to appear.
  4. If necessary, change the audio properties .
  5. In the Audio recorder dialog, click the Record button and speak into the microphone.
  6. Click the Stop button when finished.


  • The default length for a recording is 120 seconds, but you can record for a longer period of time. The Length display is adjusted accordingly.
  • When you send a document with an audio annotation to a file or email recipient, the PDF includes a button that a reader can click to play the annotation.
  • Audio annotations do not appear on printed documents or on documents transmitted to DT Client Portal.

Related topic: Adding audio annotations