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Add and edit 2D shapes in the 2D work space to mark and draw attention to specific portions of your document.

 

 Create a Rectangle

Create a rectangle around information or drawings to highlight them using a transparent or opaque fill.

 

To create a rectangle:

  1. Select the Rectangle tool from the 2D toolbar.
     
  2. Click a first location to select the start point.
  3. Click a second location to select the end point.
 Create a Rounded Rectangle

 

Create a rounded rectangle around information or drawings to highlight them using a transparent or opaque fill.

 

To create a rounded rectangle:

  1. Select the Rounded Rectangle tool from the 2D toolbar.
     
  2. Click a first location to select the start point.
  3. Click a second location to select the end point.
 Create an Oval

 

Create a oval around information or drawings to highlight them using a transparent or opaque fill.

 

To create a oval:

  1. Select the Oval tool from the 2D toolbar.
     
  2. Click a first location to select the start point.
  3. Click a second location to select the end point.
 Editing 2D Shapes
 Moving

 To move a shape:

  1. Place the mouse over the shape.
  2. While holding the left mouse button down, drag the shape into the new location.
  3. Release the mouse when finished.
 Rotating

 To rotate a shape:

  1. Left mouse click on the shape to select it.
  2.  White resize grips and a yellow rotation grip should appear.
     
  3. Hover the mouse over the yellow rotation grip until it turns red.
  4. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the rotation grip, rotating the the shape around its center.
  5. Release the mouse when finished.
 Resizing

To resize a shape:

  1. Left mouse click on the shape to select it.
  2.  White resize grips and a yellow rotation grip should appear.
     
  3. Hover the mouse over one of the white resize grips until it turns red.
  4. Holding down the left mouse button, drag the resize grip until the desired size its achieved.
    Note: top and bottom grips resizes vertically; left and right grips resize horizontally; corner grips resize both vertically and horizontally. 
  5. Release the mouse when finished.
 Hiding

To hide a shape:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Select Hide (shape).

Note: To show:

  1. Find the shape in the Markups panel.
  2. Check the associated check box or right mouse click on it and select Show (shape).
 Changing Line Width

To change the shape's border width:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Hover over Width.
  3. Select the desired width.
     
 Changing Line Pattern

To change the shape's border pattern:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Hover over Pattern.
  3. Select the desired pattern.
 Changing Line Color

To change the shape's border color:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Hover over Line Color.
  3. Select the desired line color.
 Changing Fill Color

Use fill colors to highlight, encode, or simply cover over parts of your drawing.

To change the shape's fill color:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Hover over Fill Color.
  3. Select the desired fill color.

Use the Alpha channel to change the opacity of the fill color.

Alpha ValueExample
255

200

100

0

 Locking Position

Lock the shape so it cannot be moved unless unlocked

To lock a shape:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Select Lock Position.
     
This prevents the shape from being moved, resized, or rotated.
 Deleting

Delete the shape if it is not desired.

To delete a shape:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Select Delete.
     

 

Use Undo to restore a deleted 2D shape.

 Adding/Editing Text

You may want to put text within a shape to label or describe what it's highlighting.

To add/edit text within a shape:

  1. Right mouseclick the shape.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Edit the Title field.
  4. Click OK.

 

Text appears as:



 Adding a Hyperlink

Adding a hyperlink to the shape allows a user to click on the shape to be sent to another location.

To a hyperlink to a shape:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Enter a valid link to the Hyperlink field.
     
 Adding a Comment

Adding a comment to the shape appears as a tool tip when hovering the mouse over the shape.

To a hyperlink to a shape:

  1. Right mouse click the shape.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Enter text into the Comments field.

     
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