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Annotations can be used to add text directly to a specific shade. Text can include a note, a comment, or a custom data field. When you add an annotation to an object, NetPoint is actually just creating a text box that is permanently tied to its host at the user-selected reference point. As the shade is moved, the annotation moves too. Only one annotation may be added to a shade at a time. Because annotations can be re-positioned on the canvas without having to enter Global Edit Mode, it may be desirable to use them as descriptions.

NOTE: Annotations will also fade with their host shade.

Steps

Adding

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, right-click on the desired shade.
  2. Choose Add Annotation and then choose a reference point. The cursor will change to the crosshairs, and the Text Object icon Text Box Icon in the toolbar will become pressed.
  3. Left-click with the mouse at the desired date, indicated by the text above the crosshairs. (Dragging the crosshairs will have no consequence on the shape of the text box).
  4. Release the mouse. The edit text window will open.
  5. Begin typing.
  6. When finished, click anywhere outside the text box on the canvas.

NOTE: Once an annotation is added, the chosen anchor point is indicated by a check mark, and it can be changed at any time by right-clicking and choosing another option.

Modifying Annotation Text

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, right-click on the text and choose Edit Text.
  2. Edit as desired.
  3. When finished, click anywhere outside the text box on the canvas.

Modifying Annotation Font

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click the text or right-click and choose Properties. The Text Object window will open.
  2. When finished making changes, click OK.

Hiding Annotations

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, right-click on the shade and choose Hide Annotation.
  2. Click on the canvas to deselect the shade.

Deleting

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, select the text on the canvas and press the Delete key, or right-click on the host shade and choose Delete Annotation.
  2. Click on the canvas to deselect the shade.

 

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