The Properties panel shows metadata about the active PDF. If a markup, measurement, or other such annotation is selected, the Properties panel will show properties specific to that element instead. Details concerning the Properties panel for markups, measurements, and other annotations can be found on their individual pages in this Help guide.
When no markup, measurement, or other such annotation is selected, the properties of the active PDF are shown in the Properties panel.
The File Properties section shows several standard metadata fields for the current PDF.
The Custom Properties section contains custom metadata fields.
When a markup, measurement, or other such annotation is selected, the Properties panel shows data and parameters specific to it. Some of these parameters, found in the General section of the Properties panel, are universal to nearly all annotations. Others vary according to the type of annotation. Details concerning these sections according to annotation can be found on their individual pages in this Help guide.
The General section of the Properties panel contains the following:
- Author: Records the creator of the markup. Useful for tracking responsibility.
- Subject: Records a subject associated with the markup. Often used to define the category of the takeoff.
- Comments: This previews the markup caption. It will update automatically as the caption or caption style, defined in the Appearance section, is changed.
- Lock: When selected, prevents accidental moving or resizing of an annotation.
This section contains settings pertaining to the display style of the markup. See the sections on individual annotations for what specific appearance settings are available for that tool.
This section reports where the annotation exists on the document page. Enter values to place markups precisely. If you move a markup by clicking and dragging, the change is reflected here.