2.8.7. Changing the boundaries of an existing selection and annotation
In the timeline viewer, go through these steps:
Click on an annotation unit to select it.
Figure 2.64. Select annotation unit
Select the region where you want the modified annotation to be placed.
Figure 2.65. Region for modified annotation
Right click on the original annotation and select or press CTRL+ENTER
Figure 2.66. Modify annotation time
Now the length of the annotation becomes that of the selection from the second step.
Figure 2.67. Annotation length changed
By dragging with the mouse
If you press ALT, the active annotation is indicated in green and
becomes adjustable with the mouse:
Figure 2.68. Changing selection boundaries with the mouse
Only the time-alignment of annotations on the following types of tiers can
be modified: annotations on independent tiers, and annotations on referring
tiers that fall under the Time Subdivision stereotype (but note that in the
latter case, the alignment cannot be extended beyond the boundaries of its
parent annotation, see Section 2.1).
To modify the time alignment of annotations on all other tiers, change the
time alignment on the corresponding parent tier (following the steps above). The
time alignment on all referring tiers is automatically updated. The annotations
on the referring tier that are no longer within the borders of the annotation on
the parent tier are discarded. If you want to shift the annotations on a
referring tier in the same way as the annotation on the parent, use the methods
described in Section 2.8.8.
If two annotations are adjacent you can snap them by specifying the maximum
close-value in ms.
By entering a new begin and/or end time
The precise begin and end time of an annotation can be entered in the hh:mm:ss:ms
format in a window that can be invoked via the menu or the corresponding keyboard shortcut (by
Figure 2.69. Modify annotation boundaries by typing
By entering a number of milliseconds for shifting
Annotations can be shifted to the left or the right by a number of milliseconds. See
Changing selection boundaries with the shortcut keys
Use the shortcut key CTRL+J and CTRL+U to change
the left boundary of a selection to the left and to the right, respectively. To change
the right boundary use the shortcut key CTRL+SHIFT+J and