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Click Oval Tool to add oval annotations to documents:
Figure 1. Tools Tab Submenu, Oval Tool
When the Oval Tool is selected, click and drag the pointer to define oval borders:
Figure 2. Oval Tool Examples
The upper oval has just been placed, which means editing options are enabled:
•Click and drag the control points to resize ovals.
•Click and drag ovals to reposition them. The circle at the center can also be used for this purpose.
•Click and drag the green control point at the top to rotate ovals. Hold down Shift to rotate at increments of fifteen degrees.
•Use the arrow keys to reposition ovals. Hold down Shift to move at an increased increment.
•Use the editing aids detailed here to assist in the precise placement of ovals.
•Hold down Ctrl to create ovals from their center.
•Right-click ovals for further options. See here for an explanation of these options.
•When the Oval Tool is selected, the following options are enabled in the Properties Toolbar:
•Fill Color determines the fill color of ovals.
•Stroke Color determines the color of oval borders.
•Border Style determines the style of oval borders.
•Border Width determines the width of oval borders.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency in ovals.
•Blend Mode determines how ovals blend with underlying content. These options are explained here.
•Keep Selected determines whether or not the Oval Tool remains selected after an oval has been created. If this option is enabled then the tool will remain selected and can be used to create several ovals consecutively. If this option is not enabled then PDF-XChange Editor will revert to the designated default tool immediately after creating an oval.
•Exclusive Mode simplifies the process of using the Oval Tool. When Exclusive Mode is enabled, the pointer ignores all interactive elements of documents other than base content. This makes it possible to create ovals 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 view/edit additional oval annotation properties, as detailed below.
•Note that several default styles are available for ovals, as detailed in (figure 1). Click to select alternative annotation styles. The Comment Styles Palette can be used to save customized oval styles for subsequent use. Right-click the Oval icon in the Comment Toolbar to view existing styles and/or access the Comment Styles Palette.
•The Commenting section of the Preferences dialog box can be used to view/edit preferences for comments.
Figure 3. Oval Properties Pane
•Subject is the name of the oval annotation, as referenced in the Comments pane.
•Author is the name of the user that created the oval annotation.
•Name is the unique name of the oval annotation, as referenced within the application.
•Created is the date and time at which the oval annotation was created.
•Modified is the date and time at which the oval annotation was last modified.
•Printable is the print status of the oval 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 oval 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 oval annotation belongs. Further information about layers is available here.
•Fill Color determines the color of the line ending style used at the start of the oval annotation. The line ending property is detailed below.
•Stroke Color determines the color of the oval annotation.
•Border Style determines the style of the annotation.
•Border Width determines the width of the annotation.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency in the oval annotation.
•Blend Mode determines how oval annotations blend with overlapping content. These options are explained here.
•Rotation determines the degrees of rotation of the oval annotation.