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Working with Sticky Notes on layouts in Content Station 10

 

Working with Sticky Notes on layouts in Content Station 10

Info: This feature requires Content Station 10.9 or higher.

Sticky Notes can be added to an InDesign layout as a way of leaving short messages to other users — including InDesign and InCopy users — for instance to indicate any changes or corrections that need to be made to the content of a page.

How it works

Working with Sticky Notes in Content Station 10 is done when viewing a layout in Preview mode.

Sticky Notes consist of the following components:

  • A Sticky Note icon in the menu bar. It is used for accessing the Sticky Notes panel. It also shows the total number of Sticky Notes placed (if any).
  • A Sticky Note panel. This panel contains the messages of each Sticky Note and various tools for working with Sticky Notes.
  • A Sticky Note icon on the page. This icon is used for showing to which part of the layout the messages relate to.

Sticky Notes can be added, replied to, edited, removed, assigned a status, and navigated.

Working with Sticky Notes

Figure: A layout with three Sticky Notes added. The conversation of each Sticky Note can be followed through the Sticky Note panel.

Adding a new Sticky Note

Step 1. Do one of the following:

  • Click the Sticky Note icon in the menu bar to open the Sticky Note panel and click Create new... .
  • Right-click an existing Sticky Note icon on the layout and from the menu that appears click Create new Sticky Note.

Step 2. Click anywhere on the preview to place the Sticky Note icon.

Note: The icon can be moved anytime after it has been added.

A window appears in which you can add a message.

The Create Sticky Note window

Step 3. Add a message and click Create.

Replying to a Sticky Note

Step 1. Open the Sticky Note that you want to reply to by doing one of the following:

  • Click the icon on the layout. The Sticky Note panel will open (if it isn't already) and the conversation of the Sticky Note is expanded.
  • In the Sticky Note panel, click on the collapsed conversation.

Step 2. At the bottom of the panel, add your reply and press Enter.

Editing the text of a Sticky Note

You can edit the text of each message, but with the following exceptions:

  • You can only edit the text of messages that you have added yourself.
  • The text that was added when the Sticky Note was created cannot be edited.

Step 1. In the Sticky Note panel, locate the message that you want to edit.

Step 2. Hover your mouse pointer over the message and click the Edit icon that appears.

Step 3. Edit the text and click Save.

Editing a Sticky Note

Deleting a reply

Step 1. In the Sticky Note panel, locate the reply that you want to remove.

Step 2. Hover your mouse pointer over the message and click the Delete icon that appears.

A message appears asking to confirm the action.

Step 3. Click Delete.

Deleting a Sticky Note

Step 1. In the Sticky Note panel, locate the Sticky Note that you want to delete.

Step 2. Click the Delete icon for the Sticky Note that you want to delete. (If the conversation is collapsed, hover the mouse pointer over the conversation to make the Delete icon appear.)

A message appears asking to confirm the action.

Step 3. Click Delete.

Assigning a status to a Sticky Note

A status is used to track the workflow of each Sticky Note. Each Sticky Note can have one of the following statuses:

  • None (default status)
  • Accepted
  • Rejected
  • Done

The color of the icon reflects the status that a Sticky Note has assigned:

  • Yellow - None
  • Orange - Accepted
  • Red - Rejected
  • Green - Done

To set the status of a Sticky Note, click the Status icon and choose the status.

The Status icon is available in the window when creating a new Sticky Note and for each Sticky Note in the Sticky Note panel.

The status list in the Create window

Figure: Choosing a status when creating a Sticky Note.

The Status list in the Sticky Note panel

Figure: Choosing a status for a Sticky Note in the Sticky Note panel.

Navigating Sticky Notes

To navigate from one Sticky Note to the other, do one of the following:

  • Click an icon on the layout. The Sticky Note panel will open (if not already open) and the conversation is expanded.
  • Click on a conversation in the Sticky Note panel. The conversation will expand while all other conversations will collapse. When the icon is placed on a different page, that page is shown.
  • Use the Previous/Next buttons at the top of the Sticky Note panel.

Take note of the following:

  • The icon on the layout for the currently viewed Sticky Note will show in a larger size than all other icons.
  • When using the Previous/Next buttons, the icon that you are navigating to briefly animates to show you where it is located.
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