How Do I Remove Annotations?

The Shortcut:

To remove annotations in order of recency you simply need to press CTRL + Z

The Click:

Another method that removes annotations in this order is pressing the undo button, which you can find by selecting the Menu button the top right and navigating to Undo.

Please note both the Click and the Shortcut will only remove annotations up until the beginning of the session.

The Manual:

If an annotation is from a previous session, or you wish to be more precise in your deletions, you can manually hover over an annotation or comment.

After a short delay, Kami will bring up a small toolbar, and you will be able to select the X on this to remove the annotation.

Please note removing an annotation will also delete any comments associated with it.

This guide is only for active annotations and does not apply to those that have been exported.


Is there a way to remove all annotations all at once? For instance, if a teacher wants to teach from a math document and then erase everything with a touch of a button so that she can do the same worksheet for her next class, what would be the best way to go about this?


Hi dcarlton,

Currently, there is no way to clear the annotations from a document, except by creating new copy of the file.

To create a new copy, click the Open file button in the top right, which looks like a folder icon. Next, click View all at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

I have asked for this ability as well. As a teacher, I reuse my PDFs each year and want to redo all annotations with my current students. I don’t want to have to make a copy every single year of the same dang file. I don’t understand why this is something that doesn’t exist. Also, I want to be able to delete access for students who are no longer in the class. When is this function going to be added since so many people are in need of it?

Hi MsGerrell88, thank you for your questions! I’m curious to learn more about your teaching workflow. How many times per day would you need to redo the annotations for a PDF file?

On the topic of deleting access for students, you can now do this via the Kami License Dashboard >> If you don’t have access to this, email us at with a CSV list of the students that you would like to remove and we’d be happy to manage your license for you.

Best wishes,