Make Notes on Case Packet Materials and Export Your Annotations
Reviewers can add annotations to materials in a candidate’s file and export those annotations in a PDF file for offline access. This makes it easy to highlight the most important parts of a packet and track and revisit thoughts when evaluating materials.
Annotations are private notes and are only visible to the reviewer who adds them. However, much like paper notes, annotations may be "discoverable" as evidence in certain legal proceedings.
Open the case you want review
On the "Case Materials" tab of the case page, click "Read Case" to load all accessible case materials into our document viewer where they can be viewed online
You can also click on the title of a document to open that specific document in the document viewer.
The document viewer displays all materials organized by sections. Note that you can download materials (if enabled), search through the PDF files of materials, and leave annotations on the materials.
Annotations appear on their own tab in the viewer
You can click the export icon to generate a PDF of your annotations that can be downloaded and printed
Annotations are added from the lower right corner of the viewer
Click the "view" icon to toggle on or off the display of annotations
Click the "note" icon to add an annotation on the currently displayed document
After clicking the "note" icon, select the type of annotation you want to create
- Make no selection to add a simple "stickie" note to the document
- "Point" adds a note with an arrow pointing to a particular point in the document
- "Area" adds a note about a selected area
- "Text" adds a note about highlighted
Click into the document and add your note where you want it to appear.
"Point" (arrow) notes:
Select "Point," and add a note with an arrow in the document. You can drag and drop to change the location of the arrow or note.
Click "Area," and draw to select an area in the document to annotate.
Click "Text" and select text in the document to highlight. Note that you can choose between orange or yellow highlighting.