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Annotating with Hypothesis

Basic and advanced help for annotating with Hypothesis (LMS or public web app)

How to OCR PDFs

Try our new prototype OCR tool Here: http://docdrop.org/ocr Sometimes you may find yourself working with a PDF in which none...

Which browsers are supported by Hypothesis?

The Hypothesis Chrome extension, Bookmarklet, and LMS application will work within any modern web browser running a version released within...

Hypothesis is not working on a particular page. What could be happening?

Here are some common reasons: An ad blocker or other extension is causing a conflict. If you have other extensions...

Adding Links and Images to Your Annotations

The Hypothesis editor allows you to include links, images, and videos in your annotations. Also see our articles on embedding...

Why are highlights private by default?

We’ve chosen to keep highlights private to avoid pages being cluttered by highlights that have no surrounding discussion. We understand...

Creating a Private Annotation

To create an annotation that only you can see, follow the steps below: 1. Highlight the selection you wish to...

Deleting an Annotation

From the annotation sidebar While viewing a web page or document with Hypothesis enabled, you can delete your annotations by...

Overview of the Hypothesis System

How to send us your environmental information

From time to time it may be helpful if you can communicate the details of your environment with us.  These...

How to make copies of a PDF with a different fingerprints

How I do I check and make sure my PDFs have different fingerprints?

For each PDF you want to check: Open the PDF in Chrome   Activate the Hypothesis extension   Click the...

What are annotation “orphans” and where are they?

What are “orphans”? When you make an annotation in Hypothesis, it anchors itself to the text in the page. When...

Formatting Annotations with Markdown

What’s the difference between an annotation and a highlight?

There are several “types” of Hypothesis annotations: Annotations Highlights Page Notes Replies This article will explain the differences among these...

Creating annotations using only your keyboard

Note: You can view the full list of keyboard shortcuts available in Hypothesis here and our article on screen readers here....

How Do I Rotate a PDF in Hypothesis?

Hypothesis uses the PDF.js viewer, which is the same PDF viewer used in Firefox. This viewer contains controls that allow...

Formatting Annotations with LaTeX

The Hypothesis editor supports LaTeX formatting markup, allowing the use of advanced math and scientific typography within annotations. Also see...

How to Preview the Hypothesis Notebook

Hypothesis has released an early preview of Notebook, which enables you to view, search for, and filter annotations. While this...

Adding Videos to Your Annotations

The Hypothesis editor allows you to embed videos directly in your annotations. Also see our articles on adding links and...

Citing Hypothesis Annotations

General citation guidance Though we do not have any formal guidance on the proper way to cite a Hypothesis annotation...

Hypothesis and Screen Readers

Hypothesis is built to current open web accessibility standards, and is intentionally designed to work as seamlessly as possible with...

A Hypothesis-Compatible Way to Use Adobe Acrobat to Split a PDF

When extracting pages from a large PDF, you may discover that each new PDF shares the same fingerprint ID as...

Using Hypothesis with JSTOR

Hypothesis is pleased to be able to offer our integration with JSTOR. Instructors at participating schools are now able to...

Keyboard Shortcuts for Hypothesis

Exporting and Importing Annotations

You can export any notes to which you have access in the Hypothesis apps. That means any shared notes in...