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    Draw an arrow
    Did I get a utility on my IMac that will allow me to take an image, draw an arrow on it.add text in a box? If not is there an ultra simple app that will allow me to do this?

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    Preview will let you annotate a picture and put text and arrows on it. Click on the toolbar icon that looks like a pencil inside of a box to start annotating.
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    Thank you

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    I have successfully added a thought bubble which solves my problem. Why can't I find the "Arrow" in the drop down tool box? I find rectangle, oval, and line but no arrow as per the preview help note.

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    When you've selected the line tool, click the toolbar item for line thickness (furthest to the right). You will be able to select the arrow in there.
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    Thanks again

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    Annotate Text
    Why does drop down box have highlite and underline grayed out and how do I turn on these functions?
    Last edited by bolsen187; 04-21-2014 at 10:08 PM. Reason: spelling

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    You can only perform those functions if there's text in the document.
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    The light was on but nobody was home. The article I scanned turned into a jpeg so the text wasn't text. I think the easiest thing to do is buy a hi liter and use it before I scan. Thanks for the jumpstart my brain was in neutral.

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