We’re starting the new year with a great new release with one important new feature, Annotations.
Annotations (or Notes for short) enable you to add content which is typically hidden away out of sight, and can be revealed with a simple mouse click. Notes help you focus on what’s important by reducing visual clutter and making it easy to see additional content as required.
Notes are easy to add, use and manage. To create a Note select some text you want to associate with the note and then click on the Create an ‘Annotation’ button on the floating selection toolbar as shown here.
Notes can contain any content an article can, including images, links, references to other articles and of course other notes!
To show and hide notes click on the annotation link associated with the note as shown here.
When a Note is displayed you can also click on its button to hide it.
Notes can be moved around by dragging their title and are positioned relative to their annotation link. So when an annotation link moves, it’s note will follow it.
When you hover the mouse over a note or click on a note to edit it, the article background dims and the notes annotation link highlights to give you a visual connection.
To delete a note click on the button on the Notes title bar which opens the Delete Note(s) dialog.
If a Note contains links to other Notes, then all descendant notes will also be deleted. If you accidently delete a note use Undo to restore it.
Notes are a convenient way to add meta information which can stand-out, yet remain hidden until called up.
Other improvements in this release include faster application load and startup time, clever screen updating when other users edit articles you are viewing by only updating the changes instead of redisplaying the entire article and some progress on getting Clibu useable on Tablets.
Finally this release addresses a variety of small niggling bugs, some targeted at specific Firefox and IE issues. See the Release Notes for full details.
As always we look forward to and welcome your feedback and comments.