Annotations are graphic enrichments that can be
added to PDF documents.
They are displayed over the PDF, with a customisable
Original data in the PDF file are not altered, and
you can easily toggle annotations on or off.
Annotation palette can be switched on from the
Annotation display can be deactivated from the
To add an annotation, activate the "Add" mode in the
annotation palette, then click on the document.
To modify an annotation, click it then change its
settings in the palette.
To modify several annotations at the same time,
click them whils keeping Shift key pressed.
To edit the text within the annotation, double-click
or right-click it.
When an arrow is present, you can move the
annotation but keep the arrow head in place by
keeping the Shift key down while dragging.
You can copy, cut and paste annotations from one
page to another, or between documents. This is done
either through the Edit menu, or by using the
matching keyboard shortcuts.
To select all the annotations at once, use "Edit
> Select all annotations".
Saving, loading, sharing
If you activated the "Store corrections and
annotations in PDF file" mode in the global setup,
"Document" topic, annotations will be saved within
the PDF file itself, otherwise they will be stored
in the "PDFtoMusic / Annotations" subfolder of your
user documents folder.
Please note that if you intent to share an annotated
PDF file with another user, the former mode is
recommended. The recipient will have to view it
using either PDFtoMusic or PDFtoMusic Pro to be able
to see the annotations.
If the recipient doesn't own PDFtoMusic or
PDFtoMusic Pro, you can:
- Export the document to "Multi-pages SVG"
format ("File > Export" menu). The recipient
will be able to view and print this file by
using a Web browser.
- Export the document in Myriad Web format
("File > Export" menu). If published on the
Internet, everybody will be able to view, play
or print the document along with its
Annotation opacity can change progressively
according to the score playing status.
You define the annotation opacity at rest (when
music is not playing), when playing, and when a
given measure range is reached.
When there is break symbols you can define at what
time the animating is launched.
Animation will occur with the selected opacity
For instance, you can define an annotation that will
only appear when a given position in the score is
reached by the playing music.
Animations are available when the PDF is played from
PDFtoMusic / PDFtoMusic Pro, or when playng a Myrweb
file in a Web browser.
Some graphical objects (highlighted background,
roval surrounding, etc) are based on peudo-random
values, that makes each object different from the
others, but ensures an identical rendering on any
computer. You can select a slightly different
appearance for the obbject through the "right-click
> Regenerate" option.