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New PDF Comment 10: Line or Arrow Tool
(See Example PDF and Example PDFill Project File  )

A line or arrow comment displays a single straight line on the page. You can change the look (color, opacity, border style and so on. For the arrow drawing, you can edit the beginning and ending straight lines so they use arrows and other pointer styles. When opened, it displays a pop-up window containing the text of the associated note to explain each drawing in more detail.

1. Steps on how to create a PDF comment using Line or Arrow Tool:

or click Drawing Tools > Draw Line or Draw Arrow button in the Comment Toolbar

2. Access the properties:

3. Set the properties:

Here is the list of the properties.

Text String the content text string to be displayed for the annotation.
Spell Checker Verify the spelling of words in the text string box.
Author The author of the annotation.
Subject Text representing a short description of the subject being addressed by the annotation.
Thickness The thickness of the line.
Printable on PDF If clear, it will display and not print onto the page; If set, it will display and print onto the page.

Line Color

The color for the line.

Line Width

The line thickness.

Line Style

Solid: a solid rectangle surrounding the annotation.
: a dashed rectangle surrounding the annotation. Dash is the line length in point; Gap is the distance in point between the dashed lines.

Custom Dash Style The repeat of Dash and Gap
Fill Color On Ending

The interior color with which to fill the annotations line endings.

Opacity The constant opacity value to be used in painting the annotation. This value applies to all visible elements of the annotation in its closed state (including its background and border) but not to the popup window that appears when the annotation is opened. The opacity vary from 0.0 (no contribution) to 1.0 (maximum contribution).
Show Text As Caption

If true, the text specified by the Contents should be replicated as a caption in the appearance of the line. The text should be rendered in a manner appropriate to the content, taking into account factors such as writing direction.

Begin and End Style

the line ending styles to be used in drawing the line. From PDF Reference, 5th Edition, Page 593.

Leader Line Length

The length of leader lines in default user space that extend from each endpoint of the line perpendicular to the line itself. A positive value means that the leader lines appear in the direction that is clockwise when traversing the line from its starting point to its ending point; a negative value indicates the opposite direction.

Leader Line Extension

A non-negative number representing the length of leader line extensions that extend from the line proper 180 degrees from the leader lines, as shown in the example.


the starting and ending (X,Y) coordinates of the line. You can enter the length or angle to adjust the second point.

Set this field as default

If set, the new object will have the same properties as this one.

4. Screenshot:

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