Annotations

This tutorial shows how to configure and customize an Annotations layer into ZENPLOT® for your future visualizations.


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1. Dataset

You don't need a dataset to create an Annotations layer.

2. Configure an Annotations layer into ZENPLOT®

To create an Annotations layer, click on Add a layer and select the Annotations layer.

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An empty layer is then created, it is possible to add different annotations.

After selecting the annotation, all you have to do is draw it using the mouse cursor (or select its location). The options are then accessible for more advanced configuration.

These options are accessible at any time by clicking on an annotation using the select annotation tool.

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Once selected, an annotation can be copied / pasted or cut / pasted into another Annotations layer. It can also be deleted. There are several ways to annotate a visualization:

3. Annotate a visualization with shape(s)

There are 3 possible shapes:

3.1 Square/Rectangle

3 option tabs are available:

  • Format: coordinates of the center, width, height and rotation
  • Border: thickness, type and color
  • Color

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3.2 Circle/Ellipse

3 option tabs are available:

  • Format: coordinates of the center, width, height and rotation
  • Border: thickness, type and color
  • Color

3.3 Segment/Ligne

2 option tabs are available:

  • Format: coordinates of the start and the end
  • Border: thickness, type and color

4. Annotate a visualization with text(s)

Once the location of the annotation has been chosen with the mouse, you must enter the text.

3 option tabs are then available:

  • Format: coordinates of the upper left corner, font family, size and color of the text
  • Border: thickness, type and color
  • Color

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5. Annotate a visualization with image(s)

1 option tab is then available:

  • Format: Coordinates of the center, width and height of the image

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