Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to williamfromsnoqualmie)
I would recommend Skim - only just started using it but seems well featured, quick and not buggy. Non shadow text edits within a few minutes of download. Plus plenty more - and it's FREE.
I tried Skitch but it's latest version is oddly something of a downgrade and also insists on logging you in to Evernote before working with PDFs. Give it a Miss.
Oh - and Apple, fine if an app doesn't include a particular feature from the start but why the **** take a good feature away and p*** everybody off.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to williamfromsnoqualmie)
For Mountain Lion, the FULL BLOCK technique does work...BUT, you have to search for it in the "Characters" window.
Here is a revision of jpdemers' instructions...
1. Use Tools -> Annotate -> Text to create a text box.
2. Create a box by dragging your mouse across the screen.
3. Open up Characters (Option-Cmd-T).
4. In the search pane on the upper-right hand corner, type "FULL BLOCK"
5. Under "Unicode Name" you should see this: █
6. Drag as many as needed into your text box.
From there, I trust that you know how to change the color and the font size.
(A SHORTCUT: Create your text box and copy this square █ into it. Then play with the color & the font size.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 9:10 AM (in response to Dannyboy3D)
Also - you can still draw a "Speech Bubble" and cover the offending parts with that. Speech bubble has no shadow and can be colored white with white border. Its more difficult to cover some things with the bubble than with a rectangle would be, but it works.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2013 4:46 AM (in response to williamfromsnoqualmie)
There is a menu item to remove shadows. When you have selected the Rectangle or Oval there is a line thickness selector. Click on that and at the bottom is 'Shadow' which is selected by default. Uncheck and your shadow is gone.