Text Annotations

Annotations can be used to add text directly to a specific object. 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. As the object is moved, the annotation moves too, along with other object data, like dates. Only one annotation may be added to an object 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 instead of descriptions.

NOTE: Annotations will also fade with their host objects.

Steps

Adding

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, right-click on the desired activity.
  2. Choose Add Annotation at and then Start, Center, or Finish. 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, Add Annotation at will go disabled, as only one annotation may be added to an object, and the anchor point may never be changed.

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 activity and choose Hide Annotation.
  2. Click on the canvas to deselect the activity.

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 activity and choose Delete Annotation.
  2. Click on the canvas to deselect the activity.