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Submittals: New! Integrated PDF Markup for Submittal Attachments

This announcement represents a single point in time. Future releases may impact the information below.
Feature Announced: April 16, 2019  /  Feature Released (to Sandbox Projects): April 22, 2019  /  Feature Released (to Production): May 13, 2019

Customer success with our tools is our top priority. Accordingly, we have decided to roll back the release of the Submittal Markup feature in order to make some enhancements. These changes are based on customer feedback and will result in improved usability. We expect to reintroduce this feature shortly. In the interim, users who click on an attachment will be taken to a read-only viewer.


Submittals: Integrated PDF Markup for Submittal Attachments

Procore has redesigned the attachment viewer in the project's Submittals tool to provide users with enhanced markup capabilities. Prior to this update, users who wanted to apply markups to an attachment were required to download the attached file, open it a third-party markup program (i.e., Adobe® Acrobat® or Bluebeam® Studio), and then upload the revision with the markup to a submittal. 

With this new feature, users who are in the submittal's workflow (or users who have been granted 'Admin' level permission on the project's Submittals tool), will have the ability to add markup and stamp submittals in Procore. 

Why is this important?

In response to user feedback, this feature also provides the following features and benefits:

  • Ability to upload a customizable company stamp. Users can now upload and apply your company's official stamp to shop drawings and other PDF attachments. 
  • Ability to add a blank page to the PDF Document. Users can now insert a blank page to the beginning of the PDF document for adding comments and stamps. 
  • Eliminate unwanted extra PDF download/upload steps. Users no longer have to take extra steps of downloading files in order to add markups. 
  • Single source of information. Users can see the most current changes to the attachment via our new Attachment Manager to ensure the project team is working off the same document.



Video content may not accurately reflect the current state of the system, and/or it may be out of date.


The table below details the buttons and keyboard shortcuts available with the markup toolbar.

Button Label Keyboard Shortcut Action
btn-select-75x75.png Select Press V Select and/or move an object on the page.
btn-draw-75x75.png Draw Press P Draw a freehand pen or line.
btn-stroke-75x75.png Line Press L Adjust the weight of the line used as a border or the width of a pen or highlighter stroke.
btn-arrow-75x75.png Arrow Press A Draw an arrow to point to an area.
btn-box-75x75.png Rectangle Press R Draw a rectangle to draw attention to an area.
btn-oval-75x75.png Ellipse Press E Draw a circle or oval to draw attention to an area.
btn-cloud-75x75.png Cloud Press C Draw a rectangular revision cloud to draw attention to an area.
btn-highlighter-75x75.png Highlight Freehand Press F Draw with a freehand highlighter. 
 btn-highlight-text.png Highlight Text Press H Highlight text on a page.
btn-text-75x75.png Text Press T Add a text box for comments, labels, or information.
btn-stroke-75x75.png Stroke - Click to select the desired stroke width of then pen in pixels.
btn-stamp-75x75.png Stamp Press S Add a .jpg or .png to use as a stamp. 
btn-color-75x75.png Color - Click to select the desired color from the palette.
btn-opacity-75x75.png Opacity - Select the opacity/transparency setting for the selected object.
btn-zoom-in-75x75.png Zoom in - Zoom in.
The pinch-to-zoom motion on a touchpad and scroll wheel zooming your mouse is also supported.
btn-zoom-out-75x75.png Zoom Out - Zoom out.
The pinch-to-zoom motion on a touchpad and scroll wheel zooming your mouse is also supported.
- Left Arrow Press ◅ Press the left arrow key (◅) to move to the previous page.
- Right Arrow Press ▻ Press the right arrow key (▻) to move to the next page.
- Delete Press DELETE Press the DELETE key to remove the object.

Want to learn more?

Visit this link to sign up for one or our upcoming webinars: Introducing Integrated Submittals PDF Markup

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