Altium Designer Documentation

Note Properties

Modified by Susan Riege on Mar 14, 2018
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.
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Schematic Editor object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:

  • Pre-placement settings – most Note object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the Schematic - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (accessed from the  button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Note object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Note is selected in the workspace.

   The Note default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Note mode of the Properties panel

In the below properties listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as "Properties panel only".

Location (Properties panel only)

  • (X/Y)
    • X (first field) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current workspace origin. Edit to change the X position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default. 
    • Y (second field) - The current Y (vertical) coordinate of the reference point of the object, relative to the current origin. Edit to change the Y position of the object. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default. 

Properties

  • Text - enter the desired text.
    • Word Wrap - check to enable word wrapping.
    • Clip to Area - enable to clip text to the area.
  • ​Font - use the controls to define the font, size, and color, as well as bolding, italics, etc.
  • Alignment - click the desired text alignment.
  • Text Margin - enter the desired text margin.
  • Width - enter the desired width.
  • Height - enter the desired height.
  • Border - check to enable a border. Use the drop-down to select the default from the available choices: SmallestSmallMedium, and Large. Click on the color box to access a drop-down from which you can select the default color.
  • Fill Color - click on the color box to access a drop-down from which you can select the default color.
  • Author - enter the desired author.
    • Collapsed - enable to collapse the author region.
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