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Scrivener For Dummies by Gwen Hernandez

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Using Inline Annotations to Insert Notes into Your Text

Inline annotations are notes inserted directly into the text of your document. You can put them anywhere, even in the middle of a sentence, if desired. You can use inline annotations when you want the notes to be highly visible, right there on the page.

Add annotations for plot notes, to mark passages for more research or consideration, to critique another person’s work, or to provide reminders.

You can even insert images and hyperlinks directly into annotations, which you can use while working on the file, and then remove them when you compile the project.

Creating an annotation

When you’re ready to unleash your inner editor, follow these steps to add an inline annotation to your work:

1. Click in the document to position your cursor where you want the inline annotation to start.

2. Choose FormatInline Annotation.

tip.eps Here’s a handy keyboard shortcut: Shift++A for Mac users, Ctrl+Shift+A for Windows users.

3. Type your annotation.

Your text appears in a red bubble (unless you changed the color, which I describe how to do in the following section), as shown in Figure 10-1.

Notice the lack of spacing around the annotation. Extra spaces before or after annotations show up in your compiled manuscript after you strip out those annotations, so treat the spacing as if the annotation wasn’t there.

To add buffer spaces, make sure ...

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