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An annotation is a modification which allows users to add, edit or remove information from an item they own, without disrupting the underlying text. Annotations can be thought of as a layer on top of the existing text. Texts can be annotated with comments, links, highlights and tags, as well as hide or replace-text annotations.
Annotations can only be applied to an annotated item you own. For more on annotated items, see the annotated items section of the user guide.
Interacting with annotations
To view the content of a link or comment annotation, you must first click on the annotation icon on the sidebar:
The contents are then revealed: comments can be read, links can be clicked on to open the link in a new browser window.
To add an annotation, when viewing an item you own, click and drag to select the text you wish to add the annotation to. The annotation toolbar appears:
Now select the annotation you wish to add and take the necessary action:
H2O's available annotations:
Editing or removing an annotation