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Strikeout Text Tool
Click Strikeout to add strikeout annotations to document text:
Figure 1. Comment Tab, Strikeout Text Tool
When the Strikeout Text Tool is enabled, the pointer icon changes when it is hovered over text. Click and drag to strikeout text. Struck-out text appears as below:
Figure 2. Strikeout Text Tool Example
Press Ctrl+' to open the Properties pane for selected strikeout annotations and view/edit properties:
Figure 3. Strikeout Text Tool, StrikeOut Properties Pane
•Subject is the name of the strikeout annotation, as referenced in the Comments pane.
•Author is the name of the user that created the strikeout annotation.
•Name is the unique name of the strikeout annotation, as referenced within the application.
•Created is the date and time at which the strikeout annotation was created.
•Modified is the date and time at which the strikeout annotation was last modified.
•Read Only is the read only status of the strikeout annotation. If this property is enabled then users cannot interact with the annotation.
•Printable is the print status of the strikeout annotation. If this property is enabled then the annotation is printed with the document. If this property is not enabled then the annotation is not printed.
•Locked is the locked status of the strikeout annotation. If this property is enabled then the annotation cannot be deleted and its properties (including its position and size) cannot be modified by users.
•Layer specifies the optional content layer to which the strikeout annotation belongs. Further information about layers is available here.
•Fill Color determines the color of the strikeout annotation.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency in the strikeout annotation.
•Blend Mode determines how strikeout annotations blend with overlapping content. These options are explained here.
Note that when the Strikeout Text Tool is enabled, the Format tab is available and can be used to customize the default properties of strikeout annotations:
Figure 4. Format Tab, Strikeout Text Tool
•Click options in the Shape Style group to select alternative default strikeout annotation styles.
•Click Keep Selected to keep the Strikeout Tool enabled and add multiple strikeout annotations to the document. If this option is not enabled then PDF-XChange Editor will revert to the designated default tool immediately after creating one strikeout annotation.
•Click Exclusive Mode to enable exclusive mode, which simplifies the process of using the Strikeout Tool. When Exclusive Mode is enabled, the pointer ignores all interactive elements of documents other than base content. This makes it possible to create strikeout annotations on areas that overlap with other content without the risk of accidentally selecting undesired items. When Exclusive Mode is disabled, the pointer recognizes and interacts with all underlying elements in the usual manner.
•Click Properties to open the Properties pane and view/edit Strikeout Tool properties, as detailed above.
•When strikeout annotations are selected, the Style Tools dropdown menu is available in the Format tab. It contains the following options:
•Click Copy Comment Style to copy the style properties of strikeout annotations.
•Click Apply Copied Comment Style to apply a copied strikeout annotation style to selected annotations.
•Click Apply Copied Comment Appearance to apply a copied strikeout annotation style to selected annotations.
•Click Make Current Properties Default to set the properties of the strikeout annotation as the default properties for subsequent annotations.
•Click Apply Default Properties to apply the default strikeout annotation properties to selected strikeout annotations.
•When strikeout annotations are selected, the Pop-up group is available in the Format tab and can be used to interact with the pop-up note of the annotation:
•Click Open to open the pop-up note.
•Click Hide to hide the pop-up note.
•Click Reset Location to reset the location of the pop-up note.
•When strikeout annotations are selected, the Arrange tab is also available and can be used to manipulate comments as detailed here.
Note that the Comment Styles Palette can be used to edit and save customized strikeout annotation styles for subsequent use, and the Commenting preferences can be used to view/edit preferences for all comments.