Drawing shapes

The PDF Editor allows you to draw various markings on the page of a PDF document. You can also add comments to the various shapes that you have drawn.

  1. On toolbar in the Document tab, click .
  2. Select the appropriate drawing tool from the drop-down menu.
    • Ink
      Draws a line when you hold down the left mouse button, letting you draw any shape.
    • Line
      Draws a straight line. If you want to draw a vertical, horizontal or diagonal (sloped at an angle of 45°) line, hold down the Shift key.
    • Arrow
      Draws an arrow. If you want to draw a vertical, horizontal or diagonal (sloped at an angle of 45°) line, hold down the Shift key.
    • Rectangle
      Draws a rectangle. If you want to draw a square, hold down the Shift key.
    • Oval
      Draws an oval. If you want to draw a circle, hold down the Shift key.
    • Polygon
      Draws a polygon. Click where you want to place the initial vertex of the polygon. To complete the polygon, click the initial vertex.
    • Cloud
      Draws a cloud. Click where you want to place the initial vertex of the cloud. To complete the cloud, click the initial vertex.
    • Polyline
      Draws a jagged line. Click the page to start drawing, click again when you want to draw the next segment, and double-click where you want the jagged line to end.
    • Text Box
      Draws a rectangle with a nested text annotation. For more details, see Adding a Text block annotation to a PDF document.
  3. Once you have finished drawing the shape, double-click it if you want to type a comment.
    If you are using the Ink tool, you will need to disable the drawing tools before you can type a comment.

    To draw a set of shapes using the Ink tool and add a comment to the entire set:
    • Hold down the Shift key and draw the figure. You can release the mouse button, but only release the Shift key when you are finished drawing.
    • Disable the drawing tools, double click one of the shapes in the set, and type your comment.
  4. Drawing tools have several settings you can change.

    To change these options:
    • Right-click a shape you drew on the page and use the commands on its shortcut menu.
    • Selecting the desired settings on the PDF Tools toolbar before drawing a shape.

For more on using and editing comments, see Collaborating on PDF documents.

11/21/2022 5:12:54 PM

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