Creating, editing and deleting annotations

To create an annotation, you must first open a document in Document View and highlight a section of your document.

Highlights indicate the section of your document to which your annotation is attached. Highlights can be applied to either text or images.

To apply a text-highlight to your document, first hover your cursor over the text. Your cursor will change to an I-beam pointer. Drag your cursor over the text that you wish to highlight. A colour-highlight will be applied to the fragment of text that you selected.

To highlight text, hold down the left mouse button and drag your cursor over the text that you wish to highlight.

To create a highlight-box on an image or fragment of text, hover your cursor over an area of your document which does not contain text. Instead of the I-beam pointer, you will see a cross-shaped selection pointer. Drag your cursor across the document to create your highlight-box.

Highlight-boxes can be created on images and fragments of text.

When you highlight a section of your document, the Annotation Editor will appear.

Once you have finished editing your annotations in the Annotation Editor, click the Save button to create your annotation. An Annotation Box will appear next to the highlight on the document.

You can edit your annotation at any time. To do so, click on the Annotation Box. A grey tab will appear above it. From the grey tab, click on the arrow to reveal a drop-down menu, and select Edit from this menu. This will reopen the Annotation Editor.

Select Edit from the drop-down menu on the grey tab to open reopen the Annotation Editor.

The drop-down menu also allows you to delete your annotations.

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    Cheryl Richard
    Creating, editing and deleting annotations The article applies to editing annotations. Questions asked are can I edit my annotations later? How will I know I have properly made an annotation within my document? The author’s purpose is to explain to his audience the importance of ensuring an annotation has been made and how to revise the annotation. The author supported his claim with useful knowledge, examples, and correct terminology.
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    Shane Magness
    Creating, editing. and deleting annotations article shows the user how to correctly be able to hover over a part of the document and be able to highlight then create edit or delete. These step by step instructions are very direct and show the user the uses of this tool in picture and words. This function allows the user to be able to edit create and delete information that they may want to store for another viewer, or in for future use.
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    Barbara Morgan
    This is a powerful tool for gathering, compiling, and cataloging online research materials. The ability to edit or even remove annotations at a later date provides the scholar with flexibility in future reading of the material.
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    Carla Pennington
    Creating, editing and deleting annotations is an excellent tool for the researcher to create material and then go back at a later time and edit or remove the annotation that was created. The cursor allows for the users to hover over a certain area of the article which does not contain text, to create a highlight-box on an image.
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    Leslie M. Gross

    The option to create, edit, and delete annotations sounds like a very useful function. It is good to know that comments I make can be edited or deleted. This function will come in handy if a connection is found to something found in a previous reading of the literature and I want to make a quick note while the though is fresh in my mind. The author explained the steps well.

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    Toni Ann Silvestro
    Creating, editing and deleting annotations is a simple process. Annotation editor appears after highlighting the text with a cursor. The text may be saved, edited, deleted or exported during this process. A drop down box provides these choices. A text box may be created by hovering over an empty space. The text box can be adjusted and personalized .

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    Kathleen Lester

    To create an annotation click left mouse button and hold down on spot not within text. Drag and box will appear. To edit, click on annotation box. Gray drop down will appear with choices, including edit. Click on edit and proceed.

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    Barbara Valentine

    This section gives easy to follow user instructions with regard to highlighting text and creating an annotation. This will be a very useful tool in the dissertation process.

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    Shai Harris

    Creating, editing and deleting annotations guides you step by step how to edit, save, or delete. When you highlight a section of your document, you can edit or delete your annotation at any time by clicking the annotation box from the drop-down menu.

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    Bob Candland

    Document view begins the creation process. Highlight a document section. Indicate the seduction where notation is connected. Apply highlights to text or image. Cursor hovers over area of document, drag across the document to create highlight-box. Annotation editor appears. Save, and annotation box presents to highlight on document. Edit any time. Select grey tab for annotation box. Select arrow for drop-down menus, select edit. Offers delete option as well

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    Jalisca Thomason

    The preceding information enables a user to create, edit, and delete annotations that were made on text. There is also an option for highlighting throughout the document.

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    Michelle Khatib

    To create a document in one must start by clicking on document view to open a new document. You must highlight the part of the document that requires an annotation. Select the area you want to highlight using the cursor. To box a part of the document, place the cursor in the area with no text and drag the cursor up to the point you want to box. Once the text is highlighted or boxed the annotation editor will appear where you can create your annotation. Clicking on the grey tab will give the options to edit, delete, or export.

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    Kimberly Anderson

    In understanding the Creating, editing, and deleting annotations features within the system, one must first open a document in the Document View section and highlight the portion that you want to capture and attach. This can be applied either as a text or image. Using the Editor feature, you can save this information of your annotation within the Annotation Box and edit as desired. This is a nice feature for making items stand out within a document for later reference.

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    Steven Campas

    In the creating, editing, and deleting annotations features is a most valuable tool in capturing pertinent information and images in a document. The features of creating and editing a document are you can export the data, delete the information, or save the highlighted data for future use. This program is user friendly and offers a step-by-step process of application.

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    Joan Roberts

    Creating, editing, and deleting can be done anytime to text and images.

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    Carlos Flores

    This article shows us how to highlight, edit, and delete annotations within an uploaded article. This virtual workplace also give us the opportunity to create annotations and insert rich text or images.

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    Roberto M. Loo

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