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Mendeley Support

Working with PDF Files

You can take notes on documents in Mendeley, as well as highlight portions of them.

1. Highlight a resource title. Click on Annotations, in the right hand column of Mendeley Desktop, between Info and Notebook.

right tab in Mendeley Reference Manager with Annotations highlighted

2. Add as many notes as you'd like about the resource.

screenshot of Annotations tab in Mendeley library with a note saying "Look back at page 157."

3. Back in the Info tab, scroll down to open the PDF.

the Info tab in Mendeley with the PDF under Files highlighted

4. From here, you can add highlights to portions of the article by clicking and dragging. 

article text highlighted in Mendeley

 5. You can also make comments on sections of the article.

an article in Mendeley with an associated comment