Annotate with the Text Tools or Cloud Shape

The Annotate tool has 3 options: Text, Callout, and Cloud.

Text

There are 2 modes for Text.

Text

Tap on the canvas where you want to start the text and begin typing. The text line will continue to grow with no wrapping

Fixed Width Text :

  1. Press down at a start point and drag to desired width
  2. Lift finger
  3. Newly created text block will now have a fixed width which means it will grow to that length only and will then add rows to match content.

Callout:

  1. On canvas, press down where you want the arrow to start
  2. Continue to press down and drag away

Cloud:

  1. On canvas, press down where you want the cloud shape to start
  2. Continue to press down and drag away until desired end point

Display Options:

Depending on whether one of the text options or the cloud is selected, there are a number of defaults visual display settings that can be managed here.

  • Color
  • Background Color – provide a color that will fill the area behind the text itself. Useful to make the text stand out over whatever it is placed on top of
  • Automatic Text Height – This option has two (toggle) states
    • Toggled on – It will change the text height based on the current zoom level of the canvas.
    • Toggled off – You will choose a specific size and regardless of current zoom level, it will always appears at that size
  • Alignment – align text left, center or right justified
  • Font – tap to choose from all fonts currently installed on the iPad. This will also allow you to choose from any available font weight such as Regular, Bold, Italic, etc. NOTE – if you install another font on the iPad, they will appear in this drop down list.