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Sticky Note Tool
Click Sticky Note Tool to add sticky note annotations to documents:
Figure 1. Tools Tab Submenu, Sticky Note Tool
Sticky note annotations enable the storage of text notes. Text is contained in a collapsible text box that can be expanded as required. When the text box is collapsed, only the sticky note icon remains in the document. This means that large text notes can be stored in documents without taking up excessive space.
When the Sticky Note Tool is selected, click to add sticky notes:
Figure 2. Sticky Note Tool Example
•Click and drag the sticky note to reposition it.
•Enter the desired note content within the associated pop-up note text box. This content will be displayed when the pointer is hovered over the icon subsequently. Text style options are enabled in the Properties Toolbar when text is being entered. See here for an explanation of these options. Right-click when entering/editing text to launch the text editing options menu. These options are explained here.
•Use the arrow keys to reposition sticky notes. Hold down Shift to move at an increased increment.
•Right-click sticky notes for further options. See here for an explanation of these options.
•Sticky note options are enabled in the Properties Toolbar when the Sticky Note Tool is selected:
•Fill Color determines the color of the sticky note. Click the color box to select the fill color.
•Icon determines the icon of the sticky note. Click the icon to select which icon to use for sticky notes.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency for the sticky note. Click the opacity icon to select a new value for the opacity.
•Keep Selected determines whether or not the Sticky Note Tool remains selected after a single sticky note has been created. If this option is enabled then the tool will remain selected and can be used to create several sticky notes consecutively. If this option is not enabled then PDF-XChange Editor will revert to the designated default tool immediately after creating a sticky note.
•Exclusive Mode simplifies the process of using the Sticky Note Tool. When Exclusive Mode is enabled, the pointer ignores all interactive elements of documents other than base content. This makes it possible to create sticky notes 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 sticky note properties, as detailed below.
•Note that several default colors are available for sticky notes, as detailed in (figure 1). Click to select alternative sticky note colors. The Comment Styles Palette can be used to edit and save customized sticky note styles for subsequent use. Right-click the Sticky Note 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. Sticky Note Properties Pane
•Subject is the name of the sticky note comment, as referenced in the Comments pane.
•Author is the name of the user that created the sticky note comment.
•Name is the unique name of the sticky note comment, as referenced within the application.
•Created is the date and time at which the sticky note comment was created.
•Modified is the date and time at which the sticky note comment was last modified.
•Printable is the print status of the sticky note 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 sticky note 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 sticky note comment belongs. Further information about layers is available here.
•Fill Color determines the color of the sticky note comment.
•Icon determines the icon used for the sticky note comment.
•Opacity determines the level of transparency in the sticky note comment.