PDF Plus includes a set of drawing markup tools (Line, Oval, Rectangle, Polygon, Polygon-line, Cloud, Pencil, Eraser, and Hammer), letting you mark up a PDF with lines, circles and other shapes. You can also add comment text to these drawing markups. Each drawing tool has a different effect:
- The Line tool , the Rectangle tool and the Oval tool let you crate simple shapes.
- The Polygon tool creates a closed shape with multiple segments. The Polygon Line creates an open shape with multiple segments.
- The Cloud tool creates a closed cloud shape, working the same way as the Polygon tool.
- The Pencil tool creates free-form drawings, and the Eraser tool removes the pencil markups that you scrub.
- The Hammer tool “hammers” polygons, polygon lines, and clouds, making curving or zigzag lines straight.
To use the drawing tools to create a markup:
- Choose Comments > Draw Tools > [desired tool], or select a drawing tool on the Comment toolbar.
- To draw a line, drag across the area where you want the line to appear.
- To draw a rectangle or oval, drag across the area where you want the drawing comment to appear.
- To draw a polygon or polygon line, click a starting point, move the pointer and click to create a segment of the polygon, and then continue clicking to create segments of the polygon. When you finish drawing the polygon, click the starting point or double-click to close the shape. Double-click to end a polygon line.
- To draw a cloud, use the same method as drawing a polygon. When you finish, the cloud shape will appear.
- Using the Hand tool, double-click the markup to open the pop-up window and type a note.
- (Optional) Click the close button in the pop-up window. When you move the pointer over the drawing markup area, the text will appear in a pop-up window.
Note: To draw a straight/diagonal line, a square, or a circle, press Shift while you draw the markup. Make sure that you don’t release Shift before you release the mouse button.
To delete a drawing markup:
Right-click the drawing markup you want to remove, select Delete from the context menu, or click the drawing markup and then press Delete.
To change the appearance of a drawing markup:
Right-click the drawing markup and then select Properties. Change options on the Appearance tab. See Setting Comment Properties.
Note: You can Ctrl-click more than one drawing markup to move them to a new location, or modify their properties, instead of editing each one individually.