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Zotero (Workshop)

Links, examples and materials to accompany a Zotero workshop.

What do the icons mean when viewing a PDF in Zotero

screen capture showing Zotero pdf annotation options


  • Magnifying glass with minus (-) symbol: Zoom out
  • Magnifying glass with plus (+) symbol: Zoom in
  • Box with two ended arrow: zoom to fit page width
  • Up-Arrow: go back a page
  • Down-Arrow: go forward a page
  • Page / Pages: indicates which page of the document you are on and how many pages are in the document
  • Highlighter marker: use to highlight text
  • Sticky-note:  Write comments on the PDF in your own words. 
  • Box with plus (+): select an area (e.g. a formula, a graph, table or figure)
  • Colour:  Choose colour for highlights and sticky-notes (comments)
  • Magnifying glass: allows you to search the document and it's annotations.