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Glossary

annotation

A modification made to a case or other text included in a casebook. Annotations include highlights, elisions, replacement text, links and comments.

annotation link

A type of annotation that attaches selected text to a URL that points to an external web page.

author

The creator of a casebook.

case

A written decision issued by a court. A case is a type of resource that can be included in a casebook. Cases can be annotated in a variety of ways by a casebook author.

casebook

A collection of cases, texts and links organized and edited by an author.

clone

An action that an author can take to create a draft copy of any published casebook, which the author then can customize and publish (make public).

comment

A type of annotation that an author uses to attach a note or question to selected text.

draft

A casebook that has not yet been published and is visible only to its author.

elision

A type of annotation that an author can use to hide selected text from the reader. This is depicted as an ellipsis [...].

export

An action that any user can take to download a Microsoft Word file containing the contents of the casebook, section or resource that was exported.

highlight

A type of annotation that an author can use to change the background of selected text to yellow (aka to "highlight" it).

link

A type of resource that consists of a URL to an external web page, such as a government report, blog post or article.

preview

An action that an author can take to view a draft casebook, section or resource as it would appear in published form.

publish

An action that an author can take to share a casebook publicly on the web.

replacement text

A type of annotation that an author can use to substitute added text for selected text that is hidden from the reader.

resource

A case, text or link that has been added to a casebook.

revise

An action that an author can take to make changes to a casebook that has already been published. When an author revises a casebook, the published version of the casebook remains public while the author works on a draft version. When the author completes the revisions, the author publishes the revised version of the casebook, which takes the place of the prior published version.

section

A part of a casebook.