Editing Text in Annotations

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Editing Text in Annotations


editor.icon Editing Text in Annotations



When commenting tools that contain text options are being used, text settings are detailed in the Format tab:



Figure 1. Format Tab, Text Editing Options


Available properties depend on the tool in use. All available properties are detailed below:


Select an option in the Fill Color dropdown menu to determine the fill color of the text.

Enter a font in the Font combo box, or use the dropdown menu, to determine the font of the text.

Enter a value in the Font Size combo box, or use the dropdown menu, to determine the size of the text.

Click Grow Font/Shrink Font to increase/decrease the size of the text.

Click Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough, Subscript or Superscript to enable/disable these text options.

Click Align Text Left, Center Text, Align Text Right or Justify Text to adjust the alignment of text.

Click Clear Style to revert text to the default style for the current tool.

Click Make Default to set the current style as the default style for the current tool.

Click Copy Style to copy the style properties of selected text. Use the Apply Copied Style feature detailed below to apply copied styles to text.

Click Apply Default Style to apply the default text style for the current tool to selected text.

Click Properties to open the Properties pane, which can be used to view/edit the properties of selected text. The Properties pane contains two additional properties for editing text:

Script Style determines the script style of text:

No means that the text does not have a script style.

Superscript transforms selected text into superscript, which is used for specific purposes such as detailing chemical compounds.  

Subscript transforms selected text into subscript, which is used for specific purposes such as detailing mathematical formulae.

Char Spacing determines how characters are spaced within the annotation. Enter a numerical value between 1 and 1000 in the number box to determine the spacing used.


Right-click text for further editing options:



Figure 2. Text Editing Right-Click Submenu


Click Undo to undo the most recent editing action.

Click Cut, Copy, Paste or Select All to perform these editing options on selected text.

Click Paste as plain text to paste text in the clipboard as plain text in the document.

Click Paragraph to view/edit paragraph options:

Use the Alignment options to align text to the left/center/right or justify text.

Use the Left and Right indentation number boxes to determine the left and right indentation.

Use the Special dropdown menu to add indentation for the first line/hanging indentation.

Use the Spacing options to determine paragraph spacing.

Click Text Style edit the style of selected text. These options are detailed in (figure 1).

Click Hyphenate Text to enable/disable text hyphenation for words at the end of lines.