Creating Annotations

There are multiple ways to create annotations based on your use case and needs

From the Toolbar

From the Comments Tab, simply click on an annotation tool, and draw the annotation using the mouse on the page.

Quick Color Picker

If needed annotations can be quickly created in different colors using the quick color picker. Just Right Click on any of the annotation buttons and select the color you wish to use and the tool will be started in that color. 

NOTEThe color only applies for the next annotation created. To set the default color for the annotation see Setting Annotation Tool Properties.

Using Shortcut Keys

Using shortcut keys. Press the keyboard shortcut for the annotation tool you wish to use then draw the annotation as you normally would.

Annotation Windows / UNIX Mac
Area Ctrl + Alt + E ⌘ + Alt + E
Area Highlighter Ctrl + Alt + I ⌘ + Alt + I
Arrow Ctrl + Alt + A ⌘ + Alt + A
Attach File Ctrl + Alt + F ⌘ + Alt + F
Callout Ctrl + Alt + V ⌘ + Alt + V
Circle Ctrl + Alt + C ⌘ + Alt + C
Cloud Ctrl + Alt + B ⌘ + Alt + B
Cross out Text Ctrl + Alt + O ⌘ + Alt + O
Distance Ctrl + Alt + M ⌘ + Alt + M
Text Box Ctrl + Alt + T / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T ⌘ + Alt + T
Highlight Text Ctrl + Alt + H ⌘ + Alt + Shift + H
Insert Image Ctrl + Shift + I ⌘ + Shift + I
Insert Text Ctrl + Alt + X ⌘ + Alt + X
Line Ctrl + Alt + L / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L ⌘ + Alt + L
Pencil Ctrl + Alt + P ⌘ + Alt + P
Link Ctrl + Alt + K ⌘ + Alt + K
Perimeter Ctrl + Alt + R ⌘ + Alt + R
Polygon Ctrl + Alt + G ⌘ + Alt + G
Polyline Ctrl + Alt + Y ⌘ + Alt + Y
Replace Text Ctrl + Alt + Z ⌘ + Alt + Z
Sound Ctrl + Alt + S / Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S ⌘ + Alt + S
Square Ctrl + Alt + Q ⌘ + Alt + Shift + Q
Squiggly Underline Ctrl + Alt + J ⌘ + Alt + J
Sticky Note Ctrl + Alt + N ⌘ + Alt + N
Underline Text Ctrl + Alt + U ⌘ + Alt + U
Typewriter Ctrl + Alt + W ⌘ + Alt + W

 

 


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