Annotation Editor Manual

 
 


Editing Annotations is very easy.  You can open this window next to the one with an annotation editor in it and practice real time. 


The Editor has two modes, view and edit.  If you don’t see a plus sign and a pencil below an area like POI (Point Of Interest), Notes or Labels in the Annotation Panel then you are in view only mode. 


Main Menu is controlled at the top left box.  With this you can print screen views, save to file, and turn various sub panels on and off.   This is also where you can access a full screen viewer. 


Toolbar - allows you to navigate and with the far right button reset the view to the original page load view.  Annotation visibility can be turned on and off with the down arrow at the right of the zoom scale. 


Navigator - allows mouse click on the thumbnail image to navigate to different parts of the image when you are zoomed in.  At full view the navigator does nothing, but once you stare zooming in a blue box appears over the portion of the image you are viewing.  You can move quickly to another part of the image by clicking in the navigation tool window. 


Ruler - shows the length if the image is scaled.


Annotations - there are three sections to the Annotations Tool window, Points of Interest (POI), Notes, and Labels.


Points Of Interest - allows you to zoom and pan to a point of interest and create a POI so others can use the drop down menu to quickly get there by pressing the play buttom to the right of the drop down menu.  Use the + button to create a POI. Use the pencil button to edit a POI.  To delete a POI edit and then use the delete button that will appear. 


Note - multiple notes per POI can be entered.  The ID, if any, you entered when the page loaded will be used to identify you made the note.  If you mouse over the icon at the left under the note then the author and time & date will appear. 

    Notes are always associated with a POI, so you should create a POI first, make sure the one you are entering the note for is the one listed in the toolbar, and then create you Note. 


Label - allows on image captions, shapes, arrows, and callouts to be made.  The ID, if any, you entered when the page loaded will be used to identify you made the note.  If you mouse over the icon the the left under the note the author and time & date will appear.

    These annotations can be caption only or have a caption under them.  The also can have mouse over text appear, and can be invisible until moused over. 

    Labels are always associated with a POI, so you should create a POI first, make sure it is the one listed in the toolbar, and then create you Label. 

    When your create a label/annotation "Label" is the label name that appears in the drop down menu.
Icon is a drop down menu that allows you to chose the shape of label e.g. square, circle, or arrow, or to have a caption only.
Caption is the text that appears on the image.
Tooltip is what appears if you mouseover the label.
Click is where a url link to any document or web accessible contect can the entered so when the lable is clicked it will take you there. Target usually should be "blank" so that a new widow opens when clicked.
Rlover means the label is invisible unless the mouse rollsover it. The Rlover box should usually not be checked.
Area and Perimeter boxes, if available, will calculaate the area under the annotation label if checked. Calculated area and perimter infomation will appear when mousing over the annotation.
• The color and positions of annotations and captions can be changed or edited. The dropper button is used to change colors of label outlines and fill, text, and text background. The button with 9 dots to change the postion of the caption.  

 

Introduction to the Annotation Editor