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Archive the Web
Zotero is a powerful tool for capturing and managing bibliographic information. Even pages that cannot be automatically translated can be archived and annotated. Click the screenshots below to watch screencasts on archiving and annotating the web.
Archive a Page
To archive a web page select the “Create New Item From Current Page” icon (). This will archive a copy of the page in your library. To see the page as it was on the day you captured it double click the snapshot icon associated with the file, as shown below.
When you bring up your snapshot, an annotation bar in the upper left hand corner of your screen will appear.
Using The Annotation Bar
The annotation bar allows you to highlight text and place sticky notes on your archived pages. To highlight text, first click the Highlight Text icon. Then select the text you wish to highlight with your cursor. If you want to undo your highlighting, click the Unhighlight icon and select the text again.
The annotation bar also allows you to add sticky notes. To add sticky notes, click the Add Annotation icon. Now at whatever point on the page you click, a sticky note will appear. You can also toggle all your annotations in and out of view by clicking Expand and Collapse All Annotations on the toolbar.
Note: Zotero's annotation features only work with HTML documents. You cannot use them with archived PDFs
Sticky Note Features
Sticky notes also have several features. You can hide your sticky note by clicking on the Collapse Annotation speech bubble in the top right corner of the note. To resize the note, click the bottom right corner and drag. If you would like to delete a sticky, click the Delete Annotation box in the upper left corner of the note.