The Pencil tool allows you to draw free hand shapes and text on the document. Pencil annotations can consist of multiple marks or gestures. The Delay property on the pencil tool specifies the amount of time to wait before completing the pencil annotation. Once created pencil shapes can be resized by dragging any of the resize handles on the shape.
To access the Pencil properties go to the Properties Tab on the toolbar or 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 Pencil annotation contains the following property settings.
Line Width - Sets the width of the border line
Color - Sets the color of the border
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 Pencil 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
The Delay property on the pencil tool specifies the amount of time to wait before completing the pencil annotation. This is to allow you to create multiple lines (such as drawing a signature) that can be a part of the same single annotation.