Tool Properties

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Tool Properties


Editor-Icon Tool Properties



The table below contains a list of properties available for tools in PDF-XChange Editor. Click Properties in the Properties Toolbar when tools are selected to view/edit tool properties in the Properties pane.














The Diameter property determines the diameter of the Eraser Tool.


Exclusive Mode



The Exclusive Mode property simplifies the process of using tools. When it is enabled, the pointer ignores all interactive elements of documents other than base content. This makes it possible to create content 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 standard manner.



Inertial Scroll



The Inertial Scroll property is a dynamic scrolling option. When it is enabled document pages will continue to scroll and come to a stop gradually after scrolling actions are performed. When it is disabled document pages will scroll in synchronization with the pointer.



Keep Selected



The Keep Selected property is an editing convenience for tools. When it is enabled tools will remain selected after they are used. When it is disabled the active tool reverts to the designated default tool after a single use.








The Border property determines the border style when tools are used to create shapes.


Blend Mode


The Blend Mode property determines the manner in which tool-created content blends with underlying/overlapping content. See here for further information.


Fill Color



The Fill Color property determines the fill color when tools are used to create shapes.



Highlight Mode


The Highlight Mode property determines the visual effect when links created using the Link Tool are selected.





The Icon property determines the icons that tools use.





The Opacity property determines the level of transparency in tool-created content.


Stroke Color


The Stroke Color property determines the border color when tools are used to create shapes.




The Underline property determines the underline style when using the Underline Text Tool.




The Width property determines the width of tool-created content.







The Font property determines the font used in tool-created content.


Font Size


The Font Size property determines the font size used in tool-created content.


Text Alignment


The Text Alignment property determines the text alignment of tool-created content.


Text Color


The Text Color property determines the text color of tool-created content.







The End property determines the style of line endings.


End Scale


The End Scale property determines the scale used at line endings.


Inline Caption


The Inline Caption property is not currently available. It will be available in future builds.


Leader Extension


The Leader Extension property determines the length of optional lines that extend from leader lines when using the Line/Arrow Tool.


Leader Length


The Leader Length property determines the length of leader lines.


Leader Offset



The Leader Offset property determines the length of the offset between the pointer and leader lines.





The Scale property determines the scale used in tool-created content.


Show Caption



The Show Caption property determines caption visibility in the Line/Arrow Tool. When it is enabled the content of pop-ups associated with line/arrow markups is displayed in text form above the baseline. When it is disabled this content is not displayed.





The Start property determines the style at the beginning of lines.


Start Scale


The Start Scale property determines the scale used at the beginning of lines.




The Subject property determines the subject title of tool-created content. Please note that it is not possible to edit this property in all tools.


Subject Kind



The Subject Kind property determines the subject value of tool-created content. There are three options:

Custom renders a custom value for the subject. Enter the desired value in the Subject text box.

Default renders the default subject value.

Global renders the global subject value. Use the Subject text box to enter a new global subject value. All tools that feature a global option in their Subject Kind property will then be updated with the same information.