On the 31st of March 2016 Mendeley improved its annotation affordance, by adding a rainbow of colours that can be used to annotate documents and papers. In fact, users can use 8 colours for annotation purposes.
To use different colours, follow these steps:
- Click on the icon to open the document in Mendeley
- Click on the coloured dot in the top menu to open the box
- The colour of the dot changes to the preferred colour
- Click on the highlight icon (top menu)
- Mark the text you want to highlight and it is highlighted
- to add a comment, click on the comment icon (top menu)
- the comments will be in the same colour than the highlighted text
- Different colours can be used in the same document
So, how will you use this affordance of Mendeley? I can suggest two ideas:
- Use it for your own research to quickly identify various ideas you have identified – eg, methods in green, concepts in blue, etc.
- Allocate a colour to a team member to easily find the text highlighted by a certain team member when you use the group function.
Please like if you found these instructions helpful or comment to suggest improvements. Have fun!