Annotate Office® documents to make rich documents richer.

Annotate. enables you to associate a selection in your Microsoft Office® documents with free form HTML data. This enables a new class of document whereby supporting material that is not in the main flow of a document can be used to explain, document, support or extend the document itself. Available for all Office® applications including Word® and Excel®.

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If you can select it, you can annotate it

Make a selection, press the Annotate. button, and then add images, text, embed YouTube videos or links to websites - pretty much anything you can dream up can be added as an annotation. Your selection now has an annoation associated with it. Move the cursor away, the annotation dissapears. Move it back, it reappears. So simple, yet so effective.

You own your annotations

All annotations are stored in the document itself, nothing is sent over the internet. Pass the document along to someone else with this plugin, and they will also be able to see the annotations stored in that file.

List all annotations in a document

Press a button to see all the annotations in a document. Click one to jump to it. Simple.

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Example uses

Embedded instructions

Have you ever used a template that someone else set up? Not sure what they were intending? This is exactly where Annotate. can help. By including instructions in the form of annotations, anyone consuming the document has all the relevant documentation sitting right next to the document itself.

Supporting data and references

Place links to supporting documentation, reasoning or even where those hardcoded numbers were found. Annotate. can be used to provide supporting material for the main content without affecting the document itself. It's not a footnote, it's not a comment, it's an annotation.

Record the "why"

Record why things are the way they are. This is good practice if your work is ever passed to another person. A lawyer can annotate a clause in Word to list the negotiations that took place in order for the clause to take it's current form. An analyst can record the reasoning as to why the margins in her analysis were set to that particular value.

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