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By Nicolas Russo-Larsson

updated about 1 month ago

Overview

Every annotation object you add to a markup can be edited and updated. Once added select the object to rotate, scale, move and delete. Any action can be undone/redone up to 10 times using the undo and redo buttons. For text, rectangle and oval tools notice the toggle below the object when it's selected to change the background fill on/off.

Text

Add text by clicking the text button. When the text box is selected you can toggle the background on (default) or off. Change the color using the color dropdown. Change the size using the default font size dropdown (just to the right of the color dropdown with options XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, and XXL). Move, scale and rotate the text as needed. Delete the text box by selecting it and hitting delete.

Arrow & Line

Add arrows and lines by clicking the respective arrow and line buttons. Change the color using the color dropdown. Change the line thickness by using the line thickness dropdown (just to the right of the color dropdown with options XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, and XXL).

Rectangle & Oval

Add rectangles and ovals by clicking the respective rectangle & oval buttons. When the rectangle or oval is selected you can toggle the object to be outlined (default) or filled. Change the color using the color dropdown. Change the line thickness by using the line thickness dropdown (just to the right of the color dropdown with options XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, and XXL).

Blur

Blur parts of your markup to obfuscate sensitive information. To add a blur select the blur tool, select your desired area on the canvas, then click the "Apply Blur" button to permanently blur the area. Please note once you have applied the blur you can't undo it. We flatten the blur into the markup file so it's secure and can't be edited.


Pen & Highlighter

Add drawings and highlight text by using the pen and highlighter tool. Change the color using the color dropdown. Change the line thickness by using the line thickness dropdown (just to the right of the color dropdown with options XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, and XXL).

Color

Change the color of any object by using the color dropdown.


Font Size / Line Thickness

Change the default font size or line thickness by using the font size / line thickness dropdown (just to the right of the color dropdown with options XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, and XXL).


Insert Image

Insert any JPG, PNG, or even an SVG icon by pasting from your clipboard or clicking on the insert image button. Reposition, scale and rotate the image or icon as needed on the markup.

Add Signature

Click the "Add Signature" button, type your name and select your signature to sign the document. Change the color using the color dropdown. Reposition, scale and rotate the signature as needed on the markup. 

Crop / Expand

Click the crop tool and adjust the selected area to your desired display. Crop the canvas to display what's most important or even expand the crop past the original dimensions to create extra white space for your annotations.


Undo / Redo

Undo or redo any action for up to 10 actions by using the undo / redo buttons.

Delete Object

Delete any annotation object by selecting it and hitting the delete button.

Change Layer Order

Change the layer order of any annotation object you add to a markup with new context menu. Right click (or on touch devices long press) on any annotation object and select "Send to back" or "Send to front" to change the layer order of that object.

Nudge Object

Nudge / move objects up, down, left and right by 1px when selected using your arrow keys to get them to just the right place and make your annotations look pro! Hold shift + up, down, left or right to move objects by 5px.

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