Creating Annotations

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An annotation is a text box that is attached to a figure and is dynamically updated with the information about that figure.

 

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When you change the figure, the annotation automatically updates.

 

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Annotations are based on the figure information we discussed in the previous lesson.  Whatever is displayed as figure information will be added as an annotation.

 

Creating an annotation is easy.

 

1.        Draw the figure

2.        Select just the figure you wish to annotate.
3.        Let the mouse hover over the figure until figure information is displayed.
4.        Right click.

 

Normally, when you right click you will edit the properties of the currently selected figure.  If the figure is displaying its information, you will instead be offered the choice of either adding an annotation or editing the properties.

 

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Choose Add Annotation and an annotation will automatically be attached to the figure.