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Linking to annotations

It is possible to post a URL link to a specific note on a document from your blog or website. The 'arrow' link in the top right of a note shows the linking dialog which contains the link and sample HTML.

You can get a URL link directly to any note to post on a blog or web page. Use the link icon at the top right of a note to show the dialog.

The note linking dialog

The note linking dialogs shows the URL of a note (which is also available in the browser's location bar when you click on a note) and includes sample HTML for including in a blog or web page.

The note sharing dialog includes the full URL and samples of HTML to copy and paste to a web page. Sample for both simple text links to the note and an image link which embeds a preview of the page are included.

The URL of a note will open the document at the right place on the right page with the note highlighted, making this a good way for others to read your comments - you don't need to use clunky phrases like 'half way down page 23 below section XYZ'. If other people want to add their own annotations to the document, they can enter their email in to the banner at the top (but see below if you prefer to disable this feature).

Sample links to notes

As a demonstration, the links below will show a highlighted phrase of a sample PDF document in a new window.

A note on security

If you post a link to a note on a public web page, then you are opening up your document to the public, and anyone will be able to add notes (if they are logged in to A.nnotate). This can be very useful for getting feedback, but you can also close a document to new comments using the document properties dialog (Tools - Properties).

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