In all other programs, the Shift key is used. How is this accomplished in Adobe Acrobat?
All lines are straight, by definition. I'm guessing that you mean lines that are parallel to the border of the page.
If that's the case, then it's the same as in those other applications. Just select the Line commenting tool and hold down Shift when using it. It will limit you to 45° intervals.
IT DOES NOT WORK!!!
If I use "comment", select the line tool, hold down "shift" and attempt to draf a straight line, it DOES NOT WORK.
How do I get it to work? Acrobat XI worked so damn well. DC is cumbersome and slow and non-intuitive.
That solution works for me.
Another solution is to set the view to "snap to grid"
And a circle is just a series of many straight lines, right? Don't be obtuse. I think all of us here know what it means to want to draw a damn straight line in graphic software.
Tools | Comment | Drawing Tools (next to the paperclip 'attach files' icon). Draw your line as you hold down your Shift key. You can change the colour and thickness etc by viewing the Properties of the line (right click it, select Properties from the resulting short cut menu).
The Pencil icon (draw free form) is used for non straight lines.
PS I know this is an old request but I suspected others may be lookinghere for a solution 🙂
This is just what I needed. Thank you!
Thank You Carl - this is exactly what I was trying to look for. 🙂
Bless you for a simple, cogent answer.
Way more helpful than that other wise guy!
Thank you! This is the solution!
Thank you so much! I'm working on a project and you saved me!!!
So, which tool DO you use to draw a straight line? I still haven't found a way to do that.
Without the Shift key held down, the Pencil tool draws a wavy line; with the Shift key held down, it doesn't draw anything. Norhing in the Properties of the line changes this.
Use the "Line" tool in the comments
Go to Tools, click on Comment under Share and Review. Now look at your icons above your document in the Comment row. In between the paperclick and the right arrow is a line (circled in pink in my image). Click on this line icon. Now click and drag on your document - you will be drawing the line. If you want your line to be straight hold your shift key. You can change your line thickness with the multiple line icon (see pink arrow in my image).
I found it simple!!!!
There is an alternative way for this situation. You can go to tools section, scroll down and find fill and sign. Touch it, you will have all the drawing tools, like straight line, etc..
Macintosh: I found I could not change pencil colour until AFTER I had drawn a line. THEN I could right-click the line and select 'Properties'.