The Sticky Note tool places a note on the document that is hidden until double clicked on or hovered over with the mouse. This is useful if you want to add comments to the document and not have them displayed until needed. Once created you can edit additional properties using the Quick Properties or Mini Toolbars.
To access the Sticky Note properties right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the annotation and choose Properties in the mouse menu or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. The Sticky Note annotation contains the following property settings.
Icon Color - Sets the color of the sticky note icon
Transparency - Sets the transparency of the sticky note icon
Note / Comment - Contains the text added to the Sticky Note
Save as default - When checked this will make the selected appearance settings the default for any new Sticky Note annotations going forward
Locked - When checked prevents the following on the annotation: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.
Author - Allows you to edit the author
Subject - Allows you to edit the subject
Layer - Only available when the document contains layers. Sets the layer that the annotation belongs to. For more information see Assigning Comments to Layers
This tab will display and changes to the review status of the annotation including Author, Status, and Timestamp. For more details see Setting Status or Check Marks on Annotations