You can configure multiple annotations at once using multiple selection in the Browser. This allows you to set common parameter values and add common filters across multiple annotations rather than configuring each one individually. It is not necessary that the annotations be of the same type.
To configure multiple annotations using multi-selection, select the annotations which you wish to configure in the Browser using either Ctrl or Shift. Press Space or choose Properties from the Browser context menu to display a Properties dialog.
To avoid costly updating of your annotation(s) after each change, make sure the Preview Modifications box in the Properties dialog is not checked.