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Annotating Submissions with Crocodoc

You can now annotate documents in Speedgrader using Crocdoc like on Dropbox and Linkedin. Visit the Crocdoc website to learn to use Crocdoc by annotating and editing sample documents.

The Toolbar

The following toolbar will appear at the top of each document you edit in Crocdoc.    

Select the magnifying glass icons to change the scale of the document by zooming in (+) and out (-).
Select Comment to add comments in specific areas of the document.
Select the page icon to download the document.
Select the arrow icons to scroll through the document.
Click on the page number and enter a new page number to view that page.

Commenting

When you select Comment, the following toolbar will appear below the main toolbar.

Select the dialogue box icon to enter comments in the document. You can insert three different type of comments:

  1. Select Point Comment to comment on a specific point within the document. Choose the point by clicking on it with your red, arrow-shaped cursor, then enter text in the comment box that appears.
  2. Select Area Comment to comment on a general area within the document. Choose the area by clicking and dragging your red, cross-shaped cursor as if you are drawing a rectangle in a drawing or paint application, then enter text in the comment box that appears.
  3. Select Text Comment to comment on a specific word, sentence, or paragraph. Choose the text by clicking and dragging your cursor as if you are highlighting text in a word processing application or selecting text to copy and paste, then enter text in the comment box that appears.

Once you have left a comment, hover your cursor over the dialog box to view the options to reply to or delete your comment.
Select the pencil icon to draw directly on the document. You can select black, red, blue, or green ink. Click and drag your cursor, which will look like a pencil, in the pattern you wish to draw as if you are drawing in a drawing or paint application. When you have finished drawing, move your cursor downward. A box will appear surrounding your drawing and the options will appear to Complete or Cancel your drawing.
Select the highlighter icon to highlight any text in the document. You can select yellow, orange, green, or blue ink. Click and drag your cursor, which will look like a highlighter, to select text as if you are highlighting text in a word processing application or selecting text to copy and paste. You can also double click on text to highlight a single word.
Select the text icon to add a textbox anywhere in the document. You can select black, red, blue, or green ink; the size of the text; and whether the textbox will have a white background or no background. Click anywhere in the document to create a textbook and begin typing. You can then click and drag the text box anywhere in the document. You can also highlight text you have already typed to change the color of the text, change the size of the text, or change the background color of the text box.
Select the strikethrough text icon to strike out any text in the document. Choose the text by clicking and dragging your cursor as if you are highlighting text in a word processing application or selecting text to copy and paste. After you strike out the text, a textbox will appear next to the text into which you can enter text with your preferred text color, text size, and textbox color settings. You can also double click on text to strike out a single word.