Sound Annotation

The Sound annotation tool allows you to add a sound annotation to a page either from an existing file (.au, .aiff, or .wav sound file) or a microphone recording.


Creating a Sound Annotation

  1. Select the Sound tool by clicking the on the toolbar, going to Comments > Multimedia > Sound, or using the shortcut key Ctrl + Alt + S (Command + Alt + S on Mac)  (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S on Linux)
  2. Click on the page where you would like to add the sound annotation. Once placed the Sound properties dialog will be displayed showing the microphone recording tools.
  3. Select a microphone and then click the button to start recording and the to stop recording. To listen to the recording click on the button
  4. Once finished click on OK to save and create the sound annotation

Annotation Properties

To access the Sound annotation properties or listen to the audio double click on the sound annotation, right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the annotation and choose Properties in the mouse menu, or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. The Sound annotation contains the following property settings.

Icon Color - The color of the sound annotation icon

Sound Properties - The properties of the attached audio file or recording

- Allows you to play the attached audio file

- Stops the playing audio