What Are Favorites?
Favorites are comments that you’d like to have at your fingertips all the time. They appear in Annotate PRO’s core features as friendly blue buttons. If you hover over one of them you’ll see the text that would appear should you click it.
By default, favorites are sorted by Comment Label in ascending alphanumeric order, regardless of Library. So you can combine two or three Libraries and their Favorites will appear sorted by number/sign/letter. You may notice that 11trees Libraries use “+” to indicate a positive comment – so you can simply search on “+” to find nice things to say.
Libraries that are shared with you, or that you license from 11trees (like College Edition) may have Favorites pre-defined. Depending on the Library, you may be able to overrule these settings.
How Favorites Are Used
Favorites appear in your Annotate PRO toolbar. In the Annotate PRO for Chrome popup (clicking the green ‘A’ in the Chrome toolbar) Favorites appear below Search. They can be inserted almost anywhere you can add text.
In Google Docs you can highlight text, then click a blue Favorite button to create a comment you can then personalize. To insert a comment onto a Canvas SpeedGrader document you need to be in highlighting mode. Just highlight, as you always would to create a manual comment, but then click a blue Favorite button to simultaneously create the comment bubble and add the text. More information on how to use favorites almost anywhere can be found in our support documentation.
Sort and Color Favorites
Annotate PRO+ and Institutional users get the added benefit of being able to sort and color their favorites.
For instance, you might group all of your encouraging Comments together or use a shade of green for all Comments concerning evidence. Or use light orange to indicate knowledge base text, like links to your writing center or library research guides.
From the Sort & Color page, you can customize what comments display, what color they are, and their order.