Adding Document Notes, Comments and Annotations

Goldfynch lets you add 'document' notes to individual files while viewing them in the document viewer. You can also highlight a portion of the text and include annotations. Both the document notes and annotations are different from tag application notes and are very useful for making notes during review or leaving notes for collaborators.

Note: Document notes, comments and annotations can be added and maintained by users from the 'Reviewer' permission level upwards.

Adding and Maintaining Document Notes and Comments

Adding Document Notes

Execute the following steps to add a document note

Step 1. Open the file in the Document Viewer

View Document in Document Viewer

Step 2. Enter the note in the text box under the Document Notes section of the right panel.

Enter Notes in Document Notes section

Step 3. Click on Save button under the text box.

Once the note is saved it will be visible in the Document Notes sections in the right panel.

Saved Note

Editing Document Notes

Execute the following steps to edit a document note

Step 1. Open the file in the Document Viewer.

Step 2. Click on the edit(pencil) button against the note in the Document Notes section and update the note.

Edit Note

Step 3. Click on the Save button under the text box.

Deleting Document Notes

Execute the following steps to delete a document note

Step 1. Open the file in the Document Viewer.

Step 2. Click on the trashcan button against the note in the Document Notes section.

Delete Note

Step 3. Click on Delete button in the Delete Note screen overlay.

Delete Confirmation

Adding Comments to a Document Note

Execute the following steps to add a comment to a Document note

Step 1. Open the file in the Document Viewer.

Step 2. Click on the ... button against the note or the Comment button below the note in the Document Notes section.

Add Comment

Step 3. Enter the comment in the text box that is displayed under the note in the Document Notes section.

Enter Comment

Step 4. Click on the Save button under the text box.

Once the comment is saved it will be displayed below the note in the Document Notes section.

Note: You can edit or delete a comment attached to a document note by following the steps given for editing and deleting a Document Note. You just need to click on the edit icon(the pencil) or the trashcan against the comment you wish to edit or delete.

Some points to take note of:

Adding Annotations and Annotations Notes

Goldfynch lets you mark sections of text from your document and then add annotation notes. This allows you to highlight information and quickly navigate to it and comment on it.

Adding Annotations

Execute the following steps to add an annotation to a document

Step 1. Open the file in the Document Viewer

Step 2. Click and drag the mouse over the text that you wish to annotate.

Drag and highlight annotation

Step 3. Click on the highlighter icon.

Highlight Annotations

Step 4. (Optional) Enter a comment

Initial Comment for Annotation

Step 5. Click on the Save button in the Comment screen overlay

Save Annotation

Note: If you enter an initial comment, it will be added to reports you generate that include annotation notes

Once the annotation has been saved the highlighted text and its page number will be listed in the right panel under the Document Annotations section. Click on the highlighted text to quickly jump to it in the document viewer.

Saved Annotation

Note: To add, edit or delete a comment on a document annotation you just need to follow the same steps as those for Document Notes. Deleting a document annotation is also similar to deleting a document note.

Some points to take note of:

Updating the Annotation Initial Comment Settings

Goldfynch by default prompts you to enter an initial comment whenever create an annotation. This can be turned off by unchecking the 'Always ask for initial comment prompt' checkbox in the Initial Comment screen overlay.

Uncheck initial comment prompt

Another way to update the initial comment settings is from the 'App Settings' screen.

Step 1. Click on App Settings menu button in the top right corner of you Goldfynch page

App Settings

Step 2. Click on the Notes and Annotations tab

Notes and Annotations Tab

Step 3. Check or uncheck the Always ask for initial comment when adding a document annotation checkbox

Update Comment Option