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Click Sound Tool to add audio content annotations to documents:
Figure 1. Tools Tab Submenu, Sound Tool
When the Sound Tool is selected, the pointer becomes a crosshairs icon. Move the icon to the desired location and click the mouse. The Edit Action: "Play a Sound" dialog box will open:
Figure 2. Edit Action: "Play a Sound" Dialog Box
•Click the Browse button to select a sound file from the local computer. The Open Files dialog box will open. Select the desired file and click Open. A link will appear in the document as detailed in (figure 3). The selected sound file will play when the link is clicked.
•Alternatively, click the record button to record a sound with a microphone. Click again to finish the recording. Click the play/stop buttons to review the sound, and use the slider to adjust the volume. Click OK when the desired sound has been recorded. The link will then appear in the document:
Figure 3. Sound Tool Example
•Click and drag the icon to reposition it. Alternatively, the arrow keys can be used for this purpose. Hold down Shift to move at an increased increment when using the arrow keys.
•Double-click icons to open the associated sound file.
•Right-click icons for further options. See here for an explanation of these options.
•When the Sound Tool is selected, the following options are enabled in the Properties Toolbar:
•Fill Color determines the icon color.
•Icon determines the icon used for the tool.
•Opacity determines the level of icon transparency.
•Keep Selected determines whether or not the Sound Tool remains selected after an attachment has been created. If this option is enabled then the tool will remain selected and can be used to create several icons consecutively. If this option is not enabled then PDF-XChange Editor will revert to the the designated default tool immediately after creating the icon.
•Exclusive Mode simplifies the process of using the Sound Tool. When Exclusive Mode is enabled, the pointer ignores all interactive elements of documents other than base content. This makes it possible to create icons 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 sound annotation properties, as detailed below.
•Note that several default styles are available for sound tool icons, as detailed in (figure 1). Click to select alternative annotation styles. The Comment Styles Palette can be used to save customized sound tool icon styles for subsequent use. Right-click the Sound Tool 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 4. Sound Properties Pane
•Subject is the name of the sound comment, as referenced in the Comments pane.
•Author is the name of the user that created the sound comment.
•Name is the unique name of the sound comment, as referenced within the application.
•Created is the date and time at which the sound comment was created.
•Modified is the date and time at which the sound comment was last modified.
•Printable is the print status of the sound comment. If this property is enabled then the comment is printed with the document. If this property is not enabled then the comment is not printed.
•Locked is the locked status of the sound comment. If this property is enabled then the comment 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 sound comment belongs. Further information about layers is available here.
•Fill Color determines the color of the sound comment.
•Icon determines the icon used for the sound comment.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency in the sound comment.