Annotation interface

Annotating documents on Arkindex

The general annotation process is as follows:

Annotation interface

The annotation interface can be opened on any page by clicking the icon in the top-right corner.

From top to bottom :

Element tree

On the left of the image is the element tree. This tree allows you to hide, display, and select children elements on your page. The eye icon next to each element is grey when they are hidden, green when they are displayed on the image.

When you hover over an element, two icons appear:

When you select an element, either directly on the image or from the element tree, detailed information (such as classes, transcriptions, or creation information) about this element is displayed on the right side of the image.

Element creation

Once you have drawn a shape on the image, a pop-up window opens for element creation.

When creating an element, you have to select its type, and you can give it a name and assign it a class. Once an element is created, it shows up on the image and in the element tree.


You can add transcriptions to existing elements by clicking the [A+] button next to an element in the element tree.
This opens up a pop-up window into which you can type your text.

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