The Straight-Line Tool

Last updated on February 19, 2014

The Straight-Line tool helps you create straight vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines on any document. For documents that have not undergone Optical Character Recognition (OCR), it can also serve as an alternative to tools like Strikeout and Underline.

The annotation ribbon for the Straight-Line tool has six buttons:

  • ​Options: allows you to change the line color, weight and opacity.
  • Undo: undoes the most recent portion of the annotation.
  • Redo: redoes the most recent undone portion of the annotation.
  • Erase | Draw: switches to erase mode. The eraser can only be used during the initial annotation session.
  • Wrist Guard: brings up a wrist guard overlay for use during the annotation.
  • Cancel/Done: tap the "x" to exit the annotation mode before you start, or the check-mark to finish an annotation.

The editing ribbon for the Straight-Line tool also has six buttons:

  • Note: adds a textual popup note to your line.
  • Options: allows you to change the line color, weight and opacity.
  • Resize: allows you to resize and/or rotate the line.
  • Stamp: allows you to save the line as a reusable custom stamp.
  • Delete: allows you to delete the entire line from the document.
  • Done: tap the check-mark to finish the annotation editing session.

Tips for Using the Straight-Line Tool

​The Straight-Line tool can substitute for the Underline and Strikeout tools on a document that has not undergone OCR (does not have selectable text). Simply orient the line horizontally and below (to underline) or atop (to strikeout) text.

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