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How to do simple annotations in 3 steps


Highlight text as usual.
You will notice a blue editing symbol.
Click on it!


The Annotator dialogue box opens and allows you to write your annotation.
You can give it an optional tag (useful for getting some oder into your notes).
Save your annotation!


A yellow background will distinguish the annotated text.
Click on it and the annotation will show up!

How to do cross annotations

Cross annotations are annotations which cross-link to other parts of the same document, or to other documents, or even to other websites. They allow you to connect different documents just as you would with hyper links in a normal website.

For constructing cross links you need end points which you can link to: therefore we have given end points (or anchors) to every paragraph in every document. They are distinguished by gray dots which shine blue whenever you hover over them. You can use these end point for incoming links, too: outside documents can link directly to a paragraph in [Perspectiva+] !


Re-edit your text by hovering over the annotation.
You will notice an editing symbol in the upper right corner.
Click on it!


The Annotator dialogue box opens and allows you to re-edit your annotation.
Now expand your text.
Use the [ ] and ( ) to capture the title of your link and the URL.


Now switch to the text fragment you want to link to!
Hover over the text and the blue sign will come up.


Right-click the mouse button and copy the URL!
Now turn back to your original annotation.


In you original document, paste the URL in the spaces between the ( and ) !
You're done now - save your work.


Here's the Annotation you've just created, including a link!
Obviously, these links can point not only to documents inside [Perspectiva+] but to any other web document, too.

Using the tool bar

The Annotator tool bar is always sitting on top of your documents:

Its purpose is to guide you more easily through a heavily annotated document, with many users and different context annotations ....XXXX