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Annotation[expr, data]
represents an expression expr, with annotation data.
Annotation[expr, data, "type"]
specifies the type of annotation being given.
  • Annotation can be used with graphics or any other expression.
  • Annotation acts an inert wrapper for storing annotations in expressions.
  • With particular "type" specifications, annotations are picked up by various built-in functions:
"Hyperlink"hyperlink for exported image maps, etc.
"Mouse"annotation for MouseAnnotation
"Region"regions for Rasterize, Export, etc.
"Tooltip"tooltip specification for Export, etc.
New in 6