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Guide: Annotated Items
An annotated item, also known as a collage, is a copy of a case or other text from H2O that has been edited with annotations. Typically, the annotated item creator identifies passages of text that serve a specific purpose, such as required reading or critical information, then takes action on these passages: hiding, highlighting, or otherwise annotating them.
Viewing a annotated item
To view an example of an annotated item, click here.
The Annotation Display button controls how annotations are shown on the page. Clicking this shows a menu of viewing options:
In this item, the item owner created a tag named "Notable" and associated it with the color blue.
Hidden/replaced text and annotations
Bracketed ellipses ([...]) indicate the passages of hidden text.
You can view the contents of these hidden passages, if you wish to do so. To see an example, go to item 40149 and scroll to paragraph five. Click on the ellipsis to expand and reveal the hidden text.
Displaying Previously Hidden Text:
To re-hide the passage, click one of the wedges. H2O re-hides the passages and redisplays the ellipsis.
Instead of an ellipsis, replaced text itself appears within square brackets. The above viewing methodology applies to the replace text annotation as well.
Comments and links can be viewed by clicking on their icon on the sidebar, which reveals their contents. For more on annotations, see annotations in the user guide.
Change bars in the left margin indicate text to which the item owner has applied an annotation. The Change Bar appears in the left margin:
Paragraph numbers are an easy way to refer readers to a specific section of text. These run along the left side of a annotated item and reflect the order of paragraphs in the original case/text, not the order after the item owner's edits. As a result, paragraph numbers can jump, if there is hidden text between particular paragraphs.
You can create a new annotated item from any case or text that is available in H2O. Make sure that you're signed in to H2O before moving forward.
Editing/deleting an annotated item
Before editing an annotated item that you own make sure that you're signed in to H2O, then navigate to the item you wish to edit.
To delete an annotated item, simply navigate to it and click the Delete Annotated Item button.
Cloning an existing annotated item
Users can clone an existing annotated item. When you clone, you are given your own copy of the existing item, including its annotations/edits, to modify further as you see fit.
To clone an annotated item:
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