Adding Annotations to your References with PERRLA for Word on a Mac is simple.
After you’ve opened your paper, you’ll need to be sure it has some References added to it. You can either add an existing Reference or create a new one using the References & Citations tab in PERRLA.
Add an Annotation
- Make sure PERRLA is the active application
This means that you see the word "PERRLA" in the very top left corner of your screen by the Apple icon. If it doesn't say PERRLA, click on the PERRLA application window.
- Click Reference in the menu
- Go to Add Annotation
- Click a Reference to add an Annotation to it
We'll add a default Annotation beneath that Reference in your Reference section in Word. It's even already highlighted so all you have to do is start typing.
The Annotation text works just like the text in the body of your paper.
As you add more References or edit existing ones, the Annotations stay with their corresponding References automatically.
If you need to remove an Annotation from your paper, just highlight it and delete it from your Reference section.
If you need to add a new one back, use the Reference menu option in PERRLA to create a new one again.
Last thing to know
Annotations in Mac live inside your paper and not in the Reference itself. That means that Annotations in this Paper won’t show up for these References in other papers or in PERRLA Online.
Annotations only show up in the Papers where they are created.