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Mendeley Desktop

Working with PDFs

In this tutorial, you'll learn how manage you files and work with PDFs.

By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to:

1. Managing files

To practice setting your file location, complete the task below.

  1. Set the default file location for all files you add to Mendeley
  2. Set Mendeley to automatically rename files 

2. Notes and annotations

To practice adding notes and annotations in Mendeley, complete the activity below.

  1. Annotating a PDF
  • Highlight 3 different sections on 3 different pages of the PDF
  • Add 3 comments to the PDF
  • Change the colour on a highlight and update a note
  1. Add some general notes and copy a quote into your general notes
  2. Export a PDF with annotations