AEM 6.3 Assets have an enhanced annotation feature with ability to have different colored annotations to easily distinguish, collaborate and review a particular asset with other users. Also, lets users select annotations and print them on a pdf along with review status for offline reviews.

Some of the asset annotations enhancements introduced in AEM 6.3 are :

  • User can choose different color for annotation to easily distinguish from other users
  • Print feature is available on any asset which has been annotated for offline reivew.  
  • A PDF output is generated for review purposes
  • By default, all annotations are printed.
  • User can choose to print selected annotations using the check boxes in timeline 
  • PDF output can be modified by custom configuration

 

PDF annotation sling:OsgiConfig definition

To customize PDF annotations, create a sling:OsgiConfig node in your AEM project under

/apps/<my-project>/config.author/com.day.cq.dam.core.impl.annotation.pdf.AnnotationPdfConfig.xml

and adjust the values as needed.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jcr:root xmlns:sling="http://sling.apache.org/jcr/sling/1.0" xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0"
    jcr:primaryType="sling:OsgiConfig"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.document.padding.vertical="{Long}20"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.reviewStatus.color.changesRequested="fad269"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.document.height="{Long}792"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.document.width="{Long}612"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.reviewStatus.width="{Long}150"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.font.size="{Long}7"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.font.color="3B3B3B"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.font.light="A4A4A4"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.reviewStatus.color.rejected="fa7d73"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.minImageHeight="{Long}100"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.reviewStatus.color.approved="009933"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.marginTextImage="{Long}14"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.document.padding.horizontal="{Long}20"
    cq.dam.config.annotation.pdf.annotationMarker.width="{Long}5"/>

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