How to Use Favorites

Favorites are a core feature of Annotate Pro. They can be configured and used in several ways to help you find and use specific Comments more quickly. Favorites are available to all users – just edit a specific Comment and toggle it ON to be a Favorite. Favorites appear in alphanumeric order. AP+ and Institutional users can sort Favorites and color code them for even faster use.

This video covers the basics of how to configure and organize your Favorites: 

Power User Tip: Both free and paid AP users can quickly show and hide Favorites by selecting and deselecting AP Libraries and by making specific Groups inactive. For instance, you might organize all the Comments you use for a specific assignment in one or two Groups. If you aren't providing feedback on that assignment, simply make those Groups inactive and you won't see the Favorites in AP.

Sort & Color Favorites

Sort and Color Favorites

AP+ and Institutional users can change the order of their favorites and the order they appear in. 

1) Find the Sort & Color Favorites Editor

Sorting & Coloring Favorites has its own dedicated page. Reach it from the AP Chrome Extension or AP Word app by clicking Edit then Sort & Color Favorites.

Or from the AP editor take the same path: Edit then Sort & Color Favorites.

2) Drag to Reorder

Drag to change the order of your Favorites.

Notice you are changing the order of ALL the Favorites in your Active Libraries (selected and un-selected).

Favorites that are part of a currently selected Library have a solid outline in the screenshot at right. Favorites that are part of un-selected Libraries have a dotted line border and are indented.

If you select a Library your Favorites will show in the order defined here.

3) Change the Button Color

Click Fave Color to pick a color for your button.

Note: this color is only for the button – it does not affect the way the Comment text will appear after it is inserted by AP.

Notice that you can un-Favorite a Comment from this view; if you do it will disappear! You can always re-Favorite it by editing the Library in which it resides.

You can also make Comments inactive or edit their underlying content.

Pick from a multitude of colors and shades

4) Edit Favorite Label and Text

Click the + button to expand a specific Favorite and edit its Label or Text.

Your changes will save automatically.

Click Plus to view and edit the contents of a Favorite

Ways To Utilize and Configure Favorites

AP Favorites in Chrome next to a Google Doc – just highlight and click to add a Comment.

AP Favorites in the Microsoft Word native app – highlight and click to add a Comment.

AP Favorites in the AP Chrome Extension Popup – you don’t need to use the sidebar. Just ALT-A to open AP on any page.

AP Favorites in the AP Chrome Extension Top Toolbar – sometimes you want to preserve horizontal space and see AP above rather than beside your content. Click here for more information on configuring the toolbars.