Big improvement overall, but the "add anchor" dialogue is a step backward

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Timothy Lovegrove | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 30 2018 4:45 AM

Definitely pleased with the new Notes format, but disappointed with how much more laborious it is to add a lot of anchors to a note. I realize there probably aren't very many users who care, but I use standard notes to archive my sermons and lots of other things, and so I frequently add many "anchors" to a single note.

The old dialogue (I can't even recall what the former name was before "anchors") made it much faster to enter anchors. You could just type a reference, hit enter, type a reference, hit enter. Now I have to type, then click in the dropdown or hit enter, then click "add," and then click "add anchor" again. Since I do this with lots of references every week, I am not looking forward to it. :-( 

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Timothy Lovegrove | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:04 AM

Been working with this more, and it seems like it might be possible to keep the new "add anchor" format but improve it with the efficiency of the old format: allow the "enter" key to verify the passage you've entered, and allow the "enter" key to add, and then automatically bring up a new "add anchor" dialogue box in case the user is continuing.

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Timothy Lovegrove | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:48 AM

And ... commenting on my own thread again. :-) I just found another place where this does work: "key passages" in the "Sermon" documents. Type a text, click enter, type another, click enter. Make "anchors" in notes work just like that!

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 5:54 AM

Great suggestion, Timothy! How about (additionally) allowing a comma delimited list of references to be entered all at once?

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 1:11 PM

Glad you are enjoying the new Notes tool! I will pass on your feedback and suggestions.

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Gregory Wolff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 5 2018 5:30 PM

Timothy,

I am experiencing the same pain with Anchors (they used to be called "attachment points"). Most of the time I had one anchor, because the majority of my notes are sermon notes, attached to a particular passage. This made it easy to keep in order (you could also sort by reference, which is now gone).

In general, I like some of the aspects of the new Notes, but am finding minor things that make it more laborious (or just annoying) when trying to take notes on a sermon.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2018 12:51 PM

Gregory Wolff:

Timothy,

I am experiencing the same pain with Anchors (they used to be called "attachment points"). Most of the time I had one anchor, because the majority of my notes are sermon notes, attached to a particular passage. This made it easy to keep in order (you could also sort by reference, which is now gone).

In general, I like some of the aspects of the new Notes, but am finding minor things that make it more laborious (or just annoying) when trying to take notes on a sermon.

Could you elaborate on that? I found it to be a lot faster and more efficient to take sermon notes on the new tool.

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