Working with Annotations


Annotations can be added to any text that appears in Text Editor, including Markdown directives and HTML tags.


Annotations can be hidden. If you edit text when Annotations are hidden, you may inadvertently change or delete some Annotations.

Annotation Styles

You can choose from the following Annotation styles:

  • Yellow highlight
  • Green highlight
  • Blue highlight
  • Pink highlight
  • Purple highlight
  • Red underline

Annotating Text

To annotate text:

  • Select the text
  • Right-click the selected text
  • Choose from the Annotation styles displayed in the context menu

After the Annotation is applied to the selected text, Steelkilt will open the Document or Chapter in Annotations View.

Click on the new Annotation entry in Annotations View to add a note to your Annotation.


If you annotate text that is already annotated, the old Annotation will be merged with the new Annotation.

Changing Annotations

You can change Annotations in the following ways:

  • Change Annotation style
  • Add, edit or delete Annotation notes
  • Change the text associated with an Annotation

To change an Annotation’s style:

  • Right-click an Annotation in Text Editor
  • Choose a different Annotation style from the context menu

To add notes to an Annotation:

  • Right-click an Annotation
  • Choose Edit Note from the context menu
  • When Annotation View opens, click on the Annotation entry and type your notes at the cursor

Deleting Annotations

To delete one or more Annotations:

  • Select some annotated text
  • Right-click the selected text
  • Choose Remove Annotation from the context menu

Any Annotations in the selected text will be deleted.

You can also delete Annotations by deleting the text to which the Annotation is attached.

Hiding Annotations

Annotations are visible by default. However, you can hide Annotations from view by:

  • Opening the View Menu
  • Choosing Hide Annotations

To show Annotations again:

  • Open the View Menu
  • Choose Show Annotations

Switching to Annotations View will also make Annotations visible if they are hidden.

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