Using Annotations and Links
Annotations and links organize how users travel inside a project. You can imagine them as the two sides of the highways on which users will travel inside a project. Annotations will take users in one direction, and links will take users in the other direction. Like the highway that connects Madison and Chicago can be taken from Madison to Chicago or from Chicago to Madison, annotations and links can be imagined as taking users from document A to document B and from document B to document A, respectively . They can connect the same documents, but their connections are one-way and in opposite directions.
As you design your project, you can use annotations and links to organizes how you would like users to travel inside your project. Whereas annotations are useful for taking users deeper into your project, links are useful for taking users back out of your project to primary documents. Of course there are many other possibilities. At their most basic, you can use annotations and links to organize how users will find links broadly construed (to include annotations too) in a highlight frame. Annotations appear at the top of a highlight frame, and links appear at the bottom.
One innovative feature of DM is that you can create as many links to and from a highlight on an image or text as you wish. Similarly, you can create or link as many individual annotations as you like for a specific highlight on an image or text.