Classic Review Window

You can learn about full screen mode in this article.

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The review window has two modes: classic and full screen. Most Everlaw projects will default to full screen mode. You can read more about full screen mode in this article.

The review window can be accessed either through selecting a document from within a results table, or by clicking on an attached document in the message center.

  • Opening from the results table: To open the review window from a results table, simply click on the appropriate row. The review window will open in a separate browser window from the results table, allowing you to keep both views side-by-side, if desired. 
  • Opening from message center: When you click on an attached document in the message center, the document preview will appear. The preview allows you to see the document’s contents, metadata, notes, and highlights. You can also apply document-wide notes from the preview. To open the document in the full review window, click the “Open for Review” button.                  

Once the review window is open, you can toggle between the classic review window and full screen review window by pressing "f" on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can click "Enter/Exit Full Screen" in the top right of the screen. 


Navigating the classic review window


Both classic and full screen mode include the below functionality; however, the layout in classic mode is slightly different. The navigation instructions below apply to classic mode. To learn more about navigating the full screen review window, see this article.

  • The toolbar: The toolbar provides a variety of tools that you can use to resize, reorient, highlight, redact, and/or apply notes to the document. The toolbar also provides you the ability to view and filter document history. The far right of the toolbar provides options for displaying the image, text, or native of the document you are currently viewing. 
  • The metadata panel: The metadata panel sits right below the toolbar and displays all the metadata associated with the document. The panel exists in two states: collapsed and expanded. While collapsed, the panel only displays a subset of the metadata available. When expanded, all the metadata is displayed. 
  • The navigation paddles: The navigation paddles allow you to navigate between documents. The paddle on the left will take you to the previous document; the paddles on the right will take you to the next document. 
  • The coding panel: The coding panel exists in two states: collapsed and expanded. To expand the coding panel, click the spacebar on your keyboard, or click the caret icon on the panel itself.  
  • The coding filter: The coding filter provides an alternative mechanism for applying codes, notes, and binders to documents. Instead of using the coding panel, you can use the filter to search for and apply codes, binders, and notes.  
  • The context panel: The context panel allows you to see documents related to the one you are currently looking at. Available document relationships include duplicates, email threads, attachment families, file structures, and versions. To learn more about the context panel, click here.
  • The hit highlighting panel: The hit highlighting panel shows word or phrase content hits in the document you are currently viewing. 

 You can also use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the review window. For a full list of shortcuts, press the "?" (shift + /) key. 


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