We are going to look at the new annotations sidebar in the next series of article. The Annotations Sidebar feature is designed to let you view all of the annotations in the document quickly and actually do some interesting things with them.
In this first article, we’ll briefly look at the annotations filter option. This option allows you to view all of the annotations of a particular type. Here’s a scenario to illustrate its use. Let’s suppose that you are working on a document with two other team members. Each of you uses one of three colors for highlighting: pink, blue and yellow.
As you highlight passages in the work, you use your chosen ink color. After all of you have marked up the document, you want to see what the other team members have highlighted. Instead of searching the entire document manually, you can use the filter options to find the annotations quickly.
If you're the only one working on your documents, here's a different example for you:
Maybe you want to differentiate between most important and less important comments you make on a document.
So, you use a red pen for the most important stuff, while you use other tools for the rest.
Now, you can use Filters in the Annotations Sidebar to get a quick overview of all most important comments.
We will explore what you can do with the filter results in the next article. Until then, explore and test out different filter combinations to see what happens.