Document Properties - Notes

You can specify document-level drafting settings for notes. Available for all document types.

To open this page:

With a drawing open, click Options (Standard toolbar), select the Document Properties tab, and then select Annotations > Notes.

Overall drafting standard

Overall drafting standard Inherited from the selected Drafting Standard page settings.

Base notes standard

Base notes standard
Select a standard:
  • ANSI
  • ISO
  • DIN
  • JIS
  • BSI
  • GOST
  • GB

Leader style

Leader Style Select: a style.
Leader Thickness Select: a thickness or select Custom Size and enter a thickness.



Click to modify the font.

Text alignment Select:
  • Center
  • Left
  • Right

Leader anchor

Leader anchor Select a default anchor position:
  • Closest
  • Left
  • Right

Leader display

Leader display Select from:
  • Straight
  • Bent. Inserts a horizontal bend in the leader that is aligned with the text. Select either:
    • Use document leader length. Derives leader length from the Annotations page settings.
    • Leader length. Lets you enter the length of the unbent portion of the leader.
  • Underlined
Leader justification snapping (available for the DIN and JIS standards) Allows the leader in a balloon to snap to one side of the balloon.


Style Select None to display the note text with no border, or select a border style.
Size Select a size from the list (a specified number of characters), Tight Fit (which adjusts automatically to the text), or Custom Size (where you can set the balloon size).
If you select Tight Fit, you can add padding to specify an offset between the border and text.
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Tight Fit Tight Fit with 0.25 inch padding


Paragraph spacing Sets the spacing between adjacent paragraphs.

.25 inches between paragraphs when all text is selected

Do not show period with borders Suppresses the period after the paragraph number when the note has a border.  


Select a layer.
You must first create layers for the drawing before you can select them for document properties.

You must select Per Standard for Layer (Layer toolbar) in the drawing view document to apply these layer settings.