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Summary: this page describes how to work with inserts/comments.

Introduction

It is possible to add multiple inserts or comments to the view when working in any level or the object nodes view, to annotate a view, or perhaps to highlight specific nodes. This feature is known by different names in different releases and consequentially has differing behaviour as explained below.

≥ 2.12.x

The feature is known as Inserts. Both text and shapes can be inserted:

  • Inserts can be resized and moved around the view
  • Multiple inserts can be added to the view
  • Inserts do not persist, therefore to retain inserts, you must save the view using the  button located in the left panel - see User Guide - Saving and accessing saved views.
  • Inserts can be toggled between hidden and visible in the view.
  • A Delete All option exists to remove all inserts in a view.
  • Text inserts can be placed over Shape inserts:

Adding inserts

Click  Insert and choose Text or Shape as required:

Text

Choosing Insert Text will show the following popup, allowing you to:

  • enter the text you want to display in the view
  • format the text:
    • size
    • colour
    • bold
    • italic
    • underline

Clicking Create will add the text to the view:

Clicking Create will add the text to the view. Text inserts can also be dragged to their required position with the mouse:

Shape

Choosing Insert Shape will show the following popup, allowing you to:

  • Choose between a Rectangle (default) or Circle shape.
  • Choose whether you want the shape to be filled with a specific colour (default no fill).
  • Choose a border colour for your shape (default is black).
  • View a preview of the shape in the right hand section of the popup.

Clicking Create will add the shape to the view. Shapes can also be dragged to their required position with the mouse:

Deleting inserts

Inserts can be deleted from unsaved and saved views.

Individual inserts

To delete individual inserts, click the insert and then click the cross icon in the top right corner:

And then confirm the deletion:

All inserts

To delete all inserts in a view use the following option and confirm the deletion:

Hiding inserts

Inserts can be hidden/unhidden in unsaved and saved views.

Use the Hide/Unhide toggle button:

2.3.x - 2.11.x - Inserts

The feature is known as Inserts. Both text and rectangles can be inserted:

  • Inserts can be resized and moved around the view
  • Inserts do not persist, therefore to retain inserts, you must save the view using the  button located in the left panel.
  • Inserts can be toggled between hidden and visible in the view
  • A Delete All option exists to remove all comments in a view
  • Text inserts can be placed over Shape inserts:

Adding inserts

Click  Insert and choose Text or Rectangle as required:

Note that when choosing Rectangle, you can choose the colour as required - the light blue colour is the default:

The chosen item will appear in the view. If you have chosen Text, click within the text box and then add the required text. Resize as necessary:

Items can be dragged to their required position with the mouse. Repeat to add additional comments.

Inserts do not persist, therefore to retain inserts, you must save the view using the  button located in the left panel.

Deleting inserts

Inserts can be deleted from unsaved and saved views.

Individual inserts

To delete individual inserts, click the insert and then click the cross icon in the top right corner:

And then confirm the deletion:

All inserts

To delete all inserts in a view use the following option and confirm the deletion:

Hiding inserts

Inserts can be hidden/unhidden in unsaved and saved views.

Use the Hide/Unhide toggle button:

≤ 2.2.x - Comments


  • Comments can be resized and moved around the view
  • Comments do not persist, therefore to retain comments, you must save the view using the  button located in the top right corner of the view.
  • Comments can be toggled between hidden and visible in the view
  • A Delete All option exists to remove all comments in a view
  • Background color of comments can be configured - default color is transparent.

Adding comments

Click the Comment > Create Comment button:

The comment dialog appears in the bottom left corner of the view:

Enter the comment and drag the box to wherever you would like to position it in the view:

Repeat to add additional comments.

Comments do not persist, therefore to retain comments, you must save the view using the  button located in the top right corner of the view.

Deleting comments

Comments can be deleted from unsaved and saved views.

Individual comments

To delete individual comments, click the cross icon in the top right corner of the comment:

And then confirm the deletion:

All comments

To delete all comments in a view (there is no confirmation before the comments are deleted):

Hiding comments

Comments can be hidden/unhidden in unsaved and saved views.

Comments can be hidden or visible as required. Use the Hide/Unhide toggle button:

Changing the background color of a comment

By default comments are "transparent". You can change their background colour using the pallet icon:

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