Creating and applying annotation tags

You can add tags to all varieties of annotation. Tags are a great way to group related annotations. You can filter and view annotations and their tags on the Notes page. For more information on how to do this, see the article, The Notes page: Staying on top of your annotations.

Before applying tags to an annotation, you must first create some tags. You can create a new tag, or edit existing tags, from the Note Tags dialog box, which is accessible from the Annotation Editor. To open the Notes Tag dialog box, click on the Tags icon above the Save button.

The Note Tags dialog box displays all tags which have been created.

The Note Tags dialog box displays all tags which have been created by users on the workspace. There are two types of tag which can be applied to annotations: Shared Tags and Private Tags. Shared Tags can be viewed by other users on the workspace. Private Tags can only be viewed by the user who created them.

From the Note Tags dialog box, you can also add new tags, and edit or delete existing tags. To add a new tag, click the Add button. This will open the New Tag dialog box.

Click the Add button to open the New Tag dialog box.

In the New Tag dialog box, you can enter a name for your tag and select a colour for it. Once you are happy with your selections, press the Save button. Your new tag will appear immediately in the list in the Note Tags dialog box and will be available for selection in the Annotation Editor.

Examples of tagged annotation boxes.

The Annotation Editor will display a list of all previously created tags below the Comments Box. To add a tag to your annotation, simply click on the tag that you wish to add. You can apply multiple tags to the same annotation. The tags which you have applied will appear in bold in the Annotation Editor; they will also be displayed on the Annotation Box on your document.

The Annotation Editor displays all tags that are available to be applied to your annotation.

Once you are happy with your selections, click Save.

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    Shane Magness
    Creating and applying annotation tags is an article that explains exactly how to create new tags and use the existing tags that have been created. The author of this article shows how to create new tags and use the existing ones. The author also shows that tags can be created so that only the individual can see which are private tags, and the student can create shared tags for other users to be able to view. The author did a good job explaining how these annotation tags work and how to create them.
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    Barbara Morgan
    The use of tags adds a new dimension to the note taking activities. yippee
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    Carla Pennington
    The use of tags is helpful because if I see something of importance in an article I can create separate annotations to mark my key points. The color tabs and titles allows for easy filtering of what information you would like to retrieve. Also all annotation made can be shown in the NOTES section so alleviate the clutter of all the remaining context within an article. Great Tool.
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    Leslie M. Gross

    Creating and applying tags is another organizing feature. Tags allow you to group annotations. The user has to create tags first. This is done in the annotation editor. Shared tags and private tags are available to tag a recipient who can view the tagged annotation. The only question I have is are we limited in our description of a tag.

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    Jo Co

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    The topic of this document was tagging (Dhar, 2015). The purpose was to teach the students at the University of Phoenix how to create and apply annotation tags to electronic documents (Dhar, 2015). The research question was, Why is important to create and use annotation tags to scholarly materials? (Dhar, 2015). The program allow the users to create and use tags to a myriad of electronic annotations (Dhar, 2015). Dhar (2015) explained that tagging is an excellent manner to group up related made annotations. The doctoral students and professors at the University of Phoenix are now able to filter annotations and view them linked to their corresponding tags, which is beneficial in the virtual classroom setup (Dhar, 2015). The writings found above supports the premise of Dhar (2015) that sustains the view that tagging is a proficient manner to group up related annotations made on the electronic documents.
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    Kathleen Lester

    Colored tags may be added to any annotation as a grouping technique. For assistance see 'Notes' page, which also reviews tools available. Create tags from the Notes Tag Dialog Box. From this box are displayed all tags created in the workspace. Shared tags may be viewed by all, but private tags may only be viewed by the one creating them. New tags are created by using ADD feature and existing tags may be edited or deleted. From the new tags dialog box choose color and name then press save. Click on the tag displayed that you wish to use. As many tags as desired may be attached to an annotation. Once again, click save.

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    Barbara Valentine

    This tool allows the writer to crete and add colored tags to their annotations, as well as extending the privacy privileges mentioned in the previous section if you so desire. These tags can be used as a filtering tool; another great organizational feature.

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    Shai Harris

    Creating and applying annotation tags are a great way to filter and view group related annotations. You have private and shared tags, but you can also apply multiple tags to the same annotation. This feature is great for feedback updates on progress and/or recording logs.

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    Bob Candland

    Notations accept tag attachments by group. Filter and view through notes page. Edit an existing tag or create a new tag from the note tags box by selecting tags icon. Find all tags created in the note tags box. These include shared tags and private tags. If desired one can add new tags, edit, or delete existing tags. Select the add button to add new tags in the new tag dialog box. Enter the new tags name and color then hit the save button and it is ready in the note tags box or annotation editor. All previously created tags are located in the annotation editor below the comments box. Add a tag by selecting on the tag. Individual notations with multiple tags are possible. Look to the annotation editor for tags in bold as well as the annotation box of the document. Then save.

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    Jalisca Thomason

    Tags offer another categorization strategy and includes the option for communication with other users.

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    Michelle Khatib

    To create a tag in, you open the note tags dialog box that can be accessed from the annotation editor. A shared or private tag can be applied to annotations. Shared tags allow others to view the document while private tags can only be viewed by the user. The benefit of tagging is to be able to organize and sort related annotations.

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    Steven Campas

    The unique features of creating and applying annotation tags is the user's ability to create groups, filter, maintain, and view annotations. Prior to applying specific tags to annotations the user must create tags. Note tags are created from the note tag dialogue box. This feature is located in Annotation Editor. From this location, shared tags can be viewed by users in the workspace. Private tags can only be viewed by the person who authored the tag. In note tags, the author can add new tags, edit or delete existing tags. The tags can be color coded for easy reference and sorting. One of the many features of Annotation Editor is the user can apply many tags to the same annotation.

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    Kimberly Anderson

    Creating and applying annotation tags is another interesting feature using By using this feature, you can add tags to all areas of your annotation. You can give them special names when using them and placing them throughout your annotations. Moreover, using the color coded system again, your can assign a color and a tag to represent a give key point to retrieve later. You can share these tags with others or keep them private and share with a select individual. It's your choice.

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    Carlos Flores

    Creating and applying annotation tags will help me sort my annotations so that I can sort them by my topics. I can use different colors, different tag names, and share them with others or make them private in the work space. This will help keep my annotations in order.

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    Roberto M. Loo

    Creating and applying annotation tags this is a great tool to maintain uniformity or having keywords that will help the operator remember the purpose of each article. This will also be helpful for conducting a search of what is needed for that specific topic. I think this will be the most beneficial tool whenever conducting variety of research for when trying to search specific topics or similar subjects.