2.9.2. Entering annotations (into the Edit Annotation box)

The Edit Annotation box differs from the Inline Edit box in that it has a bigger, resizeable, display and supports line wrapping. It is therefore better for entering longer texts.

To enter an annotation into the Edit Annotation box, do the following:

  1. Either make a selection in the Timeline Viewer (see Section 2.8.1), or click on an existing annotation in the Timeline or Interlinear Viewer.

  2. Access the Inline Edit box (see Section 2.9.1).

  3. Do one of the following:

    1. Either use the shortcut keys SHIFT+ENTER.

    2. Or right-click in the Inline Edit box. A pull-down menu appears. Click on Detach Editor.

  4. The Edit Annotation box appears:

    Edit annotation

    Figure 2.75. Edit annotation


    The Edit Annotation box is automatically preconfigured for the default character set of the tier (see Section 2.4.4). If you want to use a different character set, do the following:

    1. Click on Select Language. A pull-down menu appears that displays the available character sets, e.g.:

      Select language

      Figure 2.76. Select language


    2. Click on the appropriate character set. From now on, the characters are entered in the selected set. (For an overview of the input methods for the character sets see Section 2.9.20).

    3. To switch back to the default character set, repeat the steps above and select the default set from the pull-down menu.

  5. Edit the annotation.

  6. Save the annotation by doing one of the following:

    1. Use the shortcut keys CTRL+ENTER.

    2. In the Edit Annotation box, click on Editor and then click on Commit Changes in the pull-down menu.

To exit the Edit Annotation box without saving, do one of the following:

  1. Use the shortcut key ESC.

  2. In the Edit Annotation box, click on Edit and then click on Cancel Changes in the pull-down menu.

To return to the Inline Edit box, do one of the following:

  1. Use the shortcut keys SHIFT+ENTER.

  2. In the Edit Annotation box, click on Attach Editor in the pull-down menu.