2.9.4. Entering annotations before/after other annotations

Annotations on some tiers can be subdivided into smaller units. In this way, you can for example break up a sentence into different words (or words into morphemes, etc.), as in the following illustration:

Subdividing annotation

Figure 2.78. Subdividing annotation


To divide an annotation into smaller units, do the following:

  1. In the Timeline or Interlinear Viewer, click on the annotation that you want to subdivide. It appears in a dark blue frame.

  2. Do one of the following:

    1. Right-click on the selected annotation. A pull-down menu appears. Click on either New Annotation before or on New Annotation after to subdivide the annotation.

    2. Or click on Edit menu. Then click on either New Annotation before or on New Annotation after to subdivide the annotation.

    If you click on New annotation before, the original annotation is divided and the new annotation is inserted to its left (as in the illustration below). If you click on New annotation after, it is inserted to its right.

New annotation after

Figure 2.79. New annotation after


[Note]Note

This option is only available for those tiers that are assigned to the stereotypes Time Subdivision and Symbolic Subdivision (see Section 2.1).

An annotation is always subdivided into two units. If you need further subdivisions, repeat the steps above.