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Document Commenting Overview | Sibme Help Center
Document Commenting Overview | Sibme Help Center

How to use the tools in the document viewer.

Jeff Ritter avatar
Written by Jeff Ritter
Updated over a week ago

The Sibme web app allows Users to comment, annotate, and tag documents. Documents can be annotated in a User’s Workspace or within a Huddle and then share annotated documents to Huddles or the Video Library with or without those comments and annotations.


Who is this article for?

Based on the default user settings in the Sibme platform, you should have permission to complete this task if you are one of the user levels listed below. If you do not see the screens in this article, you can ask your Sibme account administrator if you have permission.

  • Users

  • Admin

  • Super Admin

  • Account Owner

Steps to accomplish the task:

When you click on a resource, either in your Workspace or a Huddle, it will take you to the document viewer where you can view, comment, and annotate the resource.

How to Comment:

To comment on the document, click the “Comment” icon in the menu bar, then click on the place where you would like to comment.

Within a comment, you can bold, italicize, underline, number, or make a bulleted list using the toolbar.

You can also tag comments using Custom Marker Tags or by creating a custom tag.

To create a custom tag, click this icon, type in your tag, and hit enter:

After writing and tagging the comment, click “Add”.

If you are in a Huddle, other people can accept or reject your comment by clicking the dash in the top right corner of the comment box. If the comment is marked as accepted, a green check will appear. If the comment is marked as rejected, a red “x” will appear. Comments that have been accepted or rejected can be filtered (see below).

To reply to a comment, click on the comment, type your reply, and click “Post.”

If the reply thread is closed, the number of replies to a comment will appear under the User icon.

To see the comment thread for the document, click the comment icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

To sort or filter the comment thread, click on this icon:

A menu will drop down, showing options to sort by page or author and to filter the comments by status or by tag.

How to Annotate:

To annotate the document, use the tools in the menu bar. These tools allow you to draw a box, circle, or arrow, write on the document, highlight, or add text to the document. It also has erase, undo, and redo functions.

How to Search:

The document viewer allows you to search specific keyword/s both in the document and in the comment thread.

To search keyword/s within the document, click the search icon in the top right corner of the screen, type in what you need to search then hit enter.

To search in the comment thread, type in the search bar above the comments:

The document viewer provides ways to collaborate with others on a document through commenting, annotating, and tagging a document. It also has helpful tools for making personal notes on a document that you are not sharing with others.

What’s Next:

For further questions about document commenting:

For similar questions about videos:

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