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New PDF Comment 12: Connected Lines and Polygon Tool
(See Example PDF and Example PDFill Project File  )

This tool creates Connected Lines (Polyline)  or Polygon comment on the PDF page. The polyline is a series of open, connected straight lines. The polygon is a series of closed, connected straight lines with the last line connecting back to the first line to form a complete shape. This tool gives you more control and flexibility. You can change the look (color, opacity, border style and so on). For the polyline drawing, you can edit the beginning and ending straight lines so they use arrows and other pointer styles. When opened, they display 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 Connected Lines or Polygon Tool:

or click Drawing Tools > Draw Polygon or Draw Connected Lines  in the Comment Toolbar

To edit the curve path, right-click the curve and the following menu comes up:

To delete a point, move the cursor to an existing point; To add a point, move the cursor to a segment.

To erase parts of the drawing, select the Curve Eraser Tool and drag across the point or segment of the drawing that you want to remove. Click the mouse button to erase.

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.
Close Path Uncheck it to create a polyline. Check it to create polygon.
Fill Color For the polyline, the filling color is for the begin or end style.
For the polygon, the filling color is for the closed segments.
Begin/End Style The line ending styles to be used in drawing the polyline.
From PDF Reference, 5th Edition, Page 593.

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).
Printable on PDF If clear, it will display and not print onto the page; If set, it will display and print onto the page.
Thickness The thickness of the line segments.
Border Color The color for the line segments.
Border Style Solid: No gap inside each segment.
: There is gap inside each segment. There are six Adobe styles: "2-2", "3-3", "4-4", "4-3-2-3", "4-3-16-3", "8-4-4-4".
You can also enter your custom styles. For example, "4-3-16-3",  the odd number "4" and "16" are the length of the Dash Line in point; The "3"s are the Gap distance in point between the dashed lines.
The count of numbers must be even and "-" must be used between the numbers.

Position (Left, Right, Top, Bottom)

The X and Y coordinate of the box to define the position of the field.

Set this field as default

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

4. Screenshot:

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