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iAnnotate 4 App Settings

Last updated on: Jul 29, 2016 03:08PM CDT

There are two ways to access iAnnotate's settings:

  1. From the Library, tap the gear in the upper right corner -> App Settings
  2. Open the Settings App on your device and scroll down the left column to iAnnotate


Allow iAnnotate to Access

This is where you can determine what other areas of your device (photos, microphone, etc) iAnnotate is allowed to access.


Reading settings control how documents are navigated and read:

  • Elastic Scroll Lock: if you have enabled the Toggle Scroll Lock tool, this setting grants it extra flexibility by allowing pages to be scrolled over the edge until they gently "bounce back" to the locked position.
  • Single-Page Mode: by default, iAnnotate displays your documents in a continuous, vertically scrolling view. Single-Page Mode instead displays pages one at a time, with horizontal rather than vertical transitions.
  • Tap-to-Advance: only applicable in Single-Page Mode. While enabled, you may tap a page near the right or left edge to go forward or backward in the document's pagination, respectively.
  • Tap Advances Full Page: only applicable in Single-Page Mode. While enabled, the taps from Tap-to-Advance move the document forward or back by an entire page view.
  • VoiceOver Auto-Advances Pages: if you have enabled VoiceOver in the iPad's Settings app, this setting lets the VoiceOver speaker automatically move onto the next page after it has finished reading the current page.
  • Text-to-speech Speed: Adjust the speed of the speaking when using the Speak option.


Display settings primarily affect embedded document content like links and page numbers:

  • Show Links: displays blue boxes over hyperlinks within a document.
  • Show Page Number: displays the current page number and the total number of pages in the lower-right while scrolling through a document.
  • Show Page Locator: displays your relative position on the page in a box at the lower-right while scrolling through a document.
  • Use Page Labels: displays PDF page labels, such as Roman numerals, which are used in numbering prefaces or indices.


Annotation settings apply to how annotations are created and displayed:

  • Apple Pencil Always Inks: turns auto detection of Apple Pencil on and off.
  • Auto-Popup Annotations: if enabled, this forces all Note markups, as well as text notes associated with other markup types, to be popped open as you scroll through a document.
  • Magnification on Initial Markup: toggles the loupe (magnifying glass) that can accompany the Highlight tool when new highlights are created.
  • Confirm Annotation Deletion: toggles the notification that appears when you attempt to delete any markup.
  • Auto-Add Markup to Annotation: manages the relationship between markups and the popup text notes that can accompany them. If enabled, the text of the highlighted or selected portion is automatically added to the popup note.
  • Left-Justify Popup Note Text: makes all popup Note annotations left justify instead of center.
  • Auto-Display Wrist Guard for Pencil Only: turn on to only activate the wrist guard automatically when using the Pencil tool. The wrist guard will still be available, but not auto-opened for other applicable tools.
  • Include Time in Typewriter w/Date: when using the Typewriter With Date annotation tool, a current timestamp will be included as well.


Sharing settings control some aspects of how the app emails annotated documents:

  • Default E-mail Subject: Allows you to set a personalized subject line for all emails sent from within iAnnotate. The filename of the document being shared is used by default.
  • Default E-mail Body: controls what signature or text is entered into the email body. For reference, this text appears directly above the "Sent from my iPad" text appended to many iPad emails.
  • Include Bookmarks in Summary: toggles the inclusion of bookmarks in emailed Notes Summaries.


Advanced settings control miscellaneous functionalities:

  • Save PDF Passwords: save passwords for PDFs that are password-protected.
  • Regular Expression Search: toggles the app's ability to search by regular expression criteria in either the Library or the document itself.
  • Use A4 for New PDF Pages: Changes the default page format for the Create New PDF button from 8.5x11 to A4.

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