Custom search in the notes panel

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Enhance the search capability in the notes panel

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We have recently implemented some customizations to create custom annotation and display some additional text in the notes panel for those custom annotations. We are storing the additional text in the XFDF in trn-custom-data by using annotation.setCustomData. (the custom text is shown in the screenshot and is in italics).

That part is working correctly.
Now, we would like the “Search Comments” input at the top of the notes panel to include this custom text when searching.

Is there a way to do that?

Or, as an alternative, is there a way to save and display style information in the preview text that normally accompanies a highlight annotation (saved in trn-custom-data → trn-annot-preview)? That text seems to be searchable. If we could style that portion of text, we could save it to the trn-annot-preview XFDF data.
Our custom annotation currently sets the trn-annot-preview data, but my attempts to save style information within that text have failed.

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I am sending this over to the WebViewer Team. They should be in contact shortly.

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Hello william.kicinski,

You will have to adjust the search algorithm’s behaviour, we have a guide on that here: Apryse Documentation | Documentation

Let me know if you have any additional questions!

Best regards,
Tyler

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Hi Tyler,
Is there a way to control the search that happens in the comments panel itself? When I tried the example, it is searching the text in the document. I would like to search in the comments panel and include the preview text, comments, replies (that it already does now) as well as including some additional text that I have added into the XFDF.

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Hello william.kicinski,

We have the overrideSearchExecution API here: Apryse WebViewer Namespace: UI

You can pass in whatever logic you want into the callback.

Best regards,
Tyler

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