Text Insert Markup

The Insert Text tool allows you to mark a specific point on the page with an annotation showing that text needs to be inserted at that location.


Creating an Insert Text Markup

  1. Select the Insert Text tool by clicking the on the toolbar or using the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + X (⌘ + Alt + X on Mac)
  2. The cursor will become a crosshair. Click the crosshair on the desired location for the insert text annotation.
  3. To finish, release the mouse and all text within the selected area will be impacted
  4. In the properties dialog, select the color of the annotation and add a comment in the content area then click on the Save button.

Annotation Properties

To access the Insert Text properties go to the Properties Tab on the toolbar or right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the annotation and choose Properties in the mouse menu or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. The Insert Text Markup contains the following property settings.


Color - Allows you to set the color of the text markup

Size - Sets the size of the insert text annotation symbol

Transparency - Sets the transparency of the text markup

Note / Comment - A note can be added to text markups that will be displayed when hovered over by the mouse

Save as default - When checked this will make the selected appearance settings the default for any new Insert Text markups going forward

Locked - When checked prevents the following on the annotation: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.


Author - Allows you to edit the author

Subject - Allows you to edit the subject

Layer - Only available when the document contains layers. Sets the layer that the annotation belongs to. For more information see Assigning Comments to Layers

Status History

This tab will display and changes to the review status of the annotation including Author, Status, and Timestamp. For more details see Setting Status or Check Marks on Annotations