Creating grouped markups
Grouping markups is useful for combining multiple markups that you use often. Follow these steps to create your own markups:
Step 1: Draw using markup tools
Draw the elements for your custom markup. You can use Circles , Rectangles , Lines or any other markup.
Step 2: Select and group the elements
Now select all elements. There are a number of ways to select multiple elements.
- Hold down the Shift key and select elements one at a time.
- Use the Select (V) tool to draw a rectangle around all of the elements.
- Use the Lasso (Shift+O) tool to select elements that cross an irregularly-shaped area.
- Select multiple items from the Markups List (Alt+L).
Once all elements are selected, you are ready to group them. Right-click on one of the elements, and select Group (Ctrl+G) from the dropdown menu. The blue boundary lines and handles for each element change into a single boundary line and set of handles after they are grouped.
Renaming grouped markups
Once grouped, they will show up as “Group” in the Subject column of Markups List . This can be confusing if you’ve grouped multiple markups and need to distinguish them from each other in the markups list. You can rename a grouped markup by following these steps:
- Go into the Markups List and locate the grouped markup you want to rename.
- Double-click on its default subject name (in the Subject column). The grouped markup will also highlight on the page when you click.
- Type the desired Subject name in the Markups List and press the Enter key.
Now your grouped markup will have a custom name.
Any markup or group of markups can be saved in the Tool Chest (Alt+X) and reused. You’ll see your newly created symbol in the Recent Tools section of the Tool Chest . Click the symbol and drag it into the My Tools section, or any of your other tool sets. Now the symbol is available for use at any time.