[suggestion] Add filled sortable rectangle draw tool

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Jensen Head
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[suggestion] Add filled sortable rectangle draw tool

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Currently, if you need to quickly cover a part of a document with a "solid" with a background color, there is nothing suitable in the application. I found only the "Polygon Tool" [1] and "Rectangle Tool" [2]. This is useful when you need to mask some areas of objects without editing them, or adding backgrounds to pages when a transparent page background is not desired.

[1] Draw a polygon annotation. To complete the annotation, double click, right-click, or click the start point. Use the Properties pane to set properties.
[2] Draw a rectangle annotation. Use the Properties pane to set properties.


They cover the specified part of the document, but are not displayed in the "Content" panel, and cannot be moved up/down. I tried copying and pasting a rectangular image into the document, then moving it to the right place on the page, resizing it, and using the "Bring Forward" / "Bring to Front" / "Send Backward" / "Send to Back" buttons. This works, but it would be much more convenient if the creation of such an object was possible directly in the application.
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Re: [suggestion] Add filled sortable rectangle draw tool

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Hello, Jensen Head

The "Background" tool can accomplish this fairly easily already, simply use the tool to create the background color of your choice:
image.png
Then use the "edit" tool to select the background directly, and you can resize it as needed:
image1.png
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Re: [suggestion] Add filled sortable rectangle draw tool

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PDF-Tools:
No tool found that matches your search request.
PDF-Tools — Add Background.png
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Is this tool not yet implemented in PDF-Tools?
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Upd. I figured it out (https://forum.tracker-software.com/viewtopic.php?p=160574#p160574). A little confusion due to the fact that in one application the tool window is called "Add Background", and in the other - "Set Pages Background". Perhaps it makes sense to name them the same.
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Re: [suggestion] Add filled sortable rectangle draw tool

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Hello, Jensen Head

I would advise using more ambiguous search terms (IE, just "background" would have found the tool regardless of the name), but I can see your point. I cannot promise that this will change, but we will think about it.

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Daniel McIntyre - Support Technician
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