Using PageHints

PageHints are like “sticky notes” that you can attach to your publication at any position on any page. They won’t appear on the printed page, but if you publish a publication as a PDF file, PageHints become pop-up annotations that readers can view. You can choose from various icons to identify different types of PageHint.

PagePlus hints Using PageHints 

To create a PageHint:

  1. Choose PageHint… from the Insert menu. You’ll see the PagePlus cur pictureimport Using PageHints cursor.

  2. Click where you initially want to place the PageHint.

A text box and an icon appear on-screen. The two objects together comprise the PageHint. The text box title bar initially shows the publication’s Author as defined in File>Properties… (or “Default” if there’s no Author listed) as well as the date.

  1. Type your text into the box.

As long as the text box remains open, you can type into it and edit its text. You can leave the box open as you continue to work in PagePlus, and have more than one open at once.

To edit a PageHint:

  • To access standard Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete commands, right-click on the text.

  • To move the text box, drag its title bar. To move the icon, drag it.
    In order to be included in PDF documents, PageHint icons must be within the page area, not on the pasteboard.

  • To close or reopen the text box, click the associated icon. The box reopens at its last location. You can also right-click the title bar and choose Close PageHint.
    For PDF documents, the PageHint will appear as either open or closed according to how it appeared at the time of export.

  • To change the PageHint’s icon type (see above) or title bar text, right-click the icon or title bar and choose Properties….

  • To realign the text box with its icon, right-click the icon and choose Reset PageHint Window Location.

Using PageHints