Webster's defines annotation as a "critical or explanatory notes added to a text." Using Khoros you are not so limited. You can add lines, circles, rectangles, and polygons of all sizes, as well as text. Anything you add to the graph may be moved at any time by clicking on it with the left mouse button and dragging the text/circle/line/rectangle/polygon to another area of the graph. You can manipulate the annotations in other ways as well.
Click on any annotation, and then click on the Copy button, and you will receive (surprise!) a copy of the annotation you chose. Click on the left mouse button and drag it to the destination you had in mind.
This will raise the annotation you clicked on before you clicked on the Raise button. Note that this will not raise the graph above the annotation. It will raise one annotation above another.
Like the Raise button, this will Lower any annotation you choose. It will lower it beneath another annotation, not the graph itself.
If you wish to input or save any annotations you have made to the
graph, you should use the File button.
If you have not saved annotations from a previous session with
xprism3, then I do not recommend trying to
write one from scratch. Save one from a session and then view it
with an editor.
If you have saved
annotations, then by all means, bring them back if you think you
can use them. Remember again to put in the complete
address when entering the file name, and hit enter/return
once you have finished typing the address.
Some wording within the graph itself is almost always necessary if you want anyone to understand why you have chosen to graph a particular function, or many particular functions together. If you don't want anyone else to understand, you might also take into consideration the fact that you yourself may not remember what was going through your mind when you chose a particular combination. For these reasons, and many others, you have choosen to use the Text option in the Annotation window.
and you will see an extensive list of your choices. For this reason, xprism3 allows you to use the `*' wildcard. For instance, you may type in
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*adobe*in the Text box, and the wildcard symbols will choose the first adobe font listed to be used in the annotation. You may also try
*helvetica-bold*which will use the first `helvetica bold' type found in the list. Or, of course, you may just leave the font in the fixed position. The Text option is where you type in whatever explanation or comments you may have.
If you wish to place the text using the left mouse button and dragging it along the screen, make sure that the Place by Mouse box is darkened. If you wish to place it by the keyboard, then you must enter in the lower-left x and lower-left y positions of the text. Be careful that you don't try to place the text off the graph itself. Either way, you are now ready to click on the CREATE TEXT button and create your text!
An example of the options available for each of the possible shapes
is shown in Figure 16. I have used the Rectangle as
The one thing that the shapes all have in common is the color and the
width of the figure. For the Color, you have the options listed
in Figure 13. For the width,
you may either enter in a number (the system will tell whether or not
the number is feasible), or you may use the center mouse button on the
slide to the left to choose an available width.
Figure 16 -- Example of Shapes Window
An example of the options available for each of the possible shapes is shown in Figure 16. I have used the Rectangle as an example.
The Rectangle option varies little from the Circle. You may again choose to fill the rectangle, and the placing may be done with the mouse or the keyboard. If you use the mouse, the first click of the left button will start the rectangle at one of the corners, and the second click will end the rectangle at the diagonal corner. If you use the keyboard, you must enter in the corner (x,y) and the diag (x,y) coordinates.
The Line option differs slightly from the first two; you cannot choose to "fill" the line. The placement options are the same: mouse or keyboard. The left mouse button clicked once starts the line, and clicked a second time ends it. The keyboard option must know the start (x,y) and the end (x,y) coordinates.
The Polygon option is the only one that must be entered with the mouse. You may fill it if you so choose. Each click of the left mouse button (except the one that starts the polygon) will complete one side of the shape. To indicate that you are done making the polygon, double-click with the left button.
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