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Read and Annotate Packet Documents Using the Document Viewer

ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure users can read and annotate packet documents online using our built-in document viewer.

Promotion reviews can involve hundreds of pages of packet materials. Our viewer allows committee members to load these documents into their browser, making it convenient to access all materials in one centralized location with no paper involved (unless of course your institution allows downloading and you want to download and print documents).

Committee members can also add annotations to documents in a candidate’s file, making it easy to highlight the most important parts of a packet and track and revisit thoughts when evaluating materials. Annotations made in the program are private notes on a case and are only accessible to the user who creates them.

Navigate to the case you want to view

Navigate to the case you want to view

Click the "Read" button on the Case page of the candidate

Click the "Read" button on the Case page of the candidate

This loads the packet of documents into the viewer

Packet sections are bookmarked in the column to the left

Packet sections are bookmarked in the column to the left

Pages in a document are also are bookmarked, including section headers in a document

Pages in a document are also are bookmarked, including section headers in a document

Videos will also display in the viewer

Links to Webpages appear in the viewer but open the webpage in a new browser tab

There are viewing options in the lower left of the viewer:

Toggles on or off the header bar

Toggles on or off the header bar

Zoom in or out of the document

Zoom in or out of the document

Move back and forth between documents in the viewer

Annotations appear on their own tab

Add Annotations:

Annotations are added from the lower right corner of the viewer

Annotations are added from the lower right corner of the viewer

Click the "view" icon to toggle on or off the display of annotations

Click the "view" icon to toggle on or off the display of annotations
Click the "note" icon to add an annotation on the currently displayed document
Click the "note" icon to add an annotation on the currently displayed document

After clicking the "note" icon, select the type of annotation you want to create

  • Make no selection to add a simple "stickie" note to the document
  • "Point" adds a note with an arrow pointing to a particular point in the document
  • "Area" adds a note about a selected area
  • "Text" adds a note about highlighted
After clicking the "note" icon, select the type of annotation you want to create

Stickie notes:

Click into the document and add your note where you want it to appear.

Stickie notes:
"Point" (arrow) notes:

Select "Point," and add a note wth an arrow in the document. You can drag and drop to change the location of the arrow or note.

"Area" notes:

Click "Area," and draw to select an area in the document to annotate.

"Text" notes:

Click "Text" and select text in the document to highlight. Note that you can choose between orange or yellow highlighting.

To edit a note you've added, simply click into the text field

To edit a note you've added, simply click into the text field

To delete a note, click into the text field and then click the trash icon

To delete a note, click into the text field and then click the trash icon

If enabled at your institution, a download link will appear in the upper right corner of the viewer

See here for detailed instructions on how to download documents in ByCommittee Promotion & Tenure.

If enabled at your institution, a download link will appear in the upper right corner of the viewer
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