Creating Marked Copies of Documents when Asking for Advice

You may want to mark a copy of a document. For example if you have a dispute with a neighbour, you may wish, for my information, to mark on a copy of the Title Plan for your property, the outline of the land owned by your neighbour, and add a text box with a comment and an arrow pointing to the outline. Or, on a photograph, you may not need to draw an outline but simply wish to add a text box with a comment and an arrow pointing to some item in the photograph. When doing this:

  • Never mark any original document. 
  • Make a PDF copy and keep that “clean”, then make a further copy and mark that up as in the example below.



The “clean” copy PDF could be named e.g.-  2013-03-28   Title Plan CL123456 – original and the marked up copy e.g. - 2013-03-28   Title Plan CL123456 – marked up

You can mark up PDFs using the drawing tools in Nuance Power PDF or PDF Studio Pro or you can just print out, mark up on paper, and scan back in. 


The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques or software described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software is reliable.

This page was lasted updated in December 2016Disclaimer