Import and Annotate PDF
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Written by Emma Abrahamsson
Updated over a week ago

Transforming PDF materials into engaging course content has never been easier. Discover how to import and annotate PDFs directly in Sana, streamlining your content creation process.

What is Import and Annotate PDF?

Import/Annotate PDF is a feature that allows you to quickly turn your PDF materials into interactive course content. With this tool, you can either import a PDF document in its entirety or select specific parts to annotate and customize for your course.

  • Import PDF: Upload the entire content of a PDF document directly into your course

  • Annotate PDF: Selectively highlight text, add headlines, paragraphs, images, tables, figures, and graphs you want to include as course material

Why should I use it?

Using the Import/Annotate PDF feature can significantly enhance your creator experience:

  1. Efficiency in Content Creation: Quickly convert existing PDF materials into course content, saving time and effort.

  2. Simplicity: Easily manage your course materials by importing and customizing PDF content with a few clicks

πŸ’‘ Pro Tip! Merge the best content from various PDFs into one course by annotating across multiple documents, guaranteeing your learners access to the most relevant and valuable information

How to use Import/Annotate PDF

Follow these simple steps to start using the Import/Annotate PDF feature:

  1. Navigate to the course creation area by selecting Create from the main menu

  2. Click on the arrow next to "Add cards" to reveal the dropdown menu

  3. Choose Import PDF if you wish to upload the entire document, or Annotate PDF to select and customize specific parts of your PDF

  4. For annotation, use the tools provided to highlight text, add headlines, paragraphs, and insert images or tables as needed

  5. Once finished, click the "Import" button save your changes to incorporate the PDF content into your course

By following these steps, you can effortlessly integrate PDF materials into your courses, making your content creation process more efficient and engaging for learners.


Can I edit the content after importing or annotating a PDF?

Yes, you can edit the content after annotating a PDF to ensure it perfectly suits your course or live session needs. When you import the PDF however, you cannot edit the materials afterwards.


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