Arrow Annotations

The Arrow tool allows you to draw an arrow on the document. The arrow is essentially a line with a default ending using an arrow shape. Hold the Shift key while drawing to make horizontal, vertical, or 45 degree angle lines. Once placed shapes can be modified by dragging any of the resize handles on the shape.

Creating an Arrow Annotation

  1. Select the Arrow tool by clicking the on the toolbar, going to Comments > Shape Comments > Arrow, or using the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + A (Command + Alt + A on Mac)
  2. Click where you would like the arrow to begin and then move the cursor where you would like the arrow to end and click again to place the arrow on the page (Note: Hold the Shift key while drawing to make horizontal, vertical, or 45 degree angle lines.)

Annotation Properties

To access the Arrow 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 Arrow annotation contains the following property settings.

Appearance

Line Width - Sets the width of the border line

Line Start - Sets the shape to be used at the beginning of the line

Style - Sets the style for the border line (i.e. dotted, dashed, cloud, etc...)

Line End - Sets the shape to be used at the end of the line

Color - Sets the color of the border

Fill Color - Sets the fill color of the shapes at the end of the line

Transparency - Sets the transparency of the shape

Note / Comment - A note can be added to shapes that will be displayed when hovered over by the mouse

Save as default - When checked this will make the selected appearance settings the default for any new Arrow annotations going forward

Locked - When checked prevents the following on the annotation: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.

General

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

Status History

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