I wish Fill in the Blank Books had a "Notes" Field

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 19 2011 7:07 AM

 Among many others of similar nature I have the MacArthur Bible Studies books in my collection.  Having just started 

MacArthur Bible Studies: Galatians for a Sunday School class, it occurred to me that it would be abundantly handy if these resources had the ability to receive and store written text. In fact the same kind of gizmo that's in the passage guides so that....

Instead of this:

We'd have this: 

 

 

Sure I could put a traditional note there, but then the note wouldn't print.  Smile

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2011 7:16 AM

Thomas Black:

 Among many others of similar nature I have the MacArthur Bible Studies books in my collection.  Having just started 

MacArthur Bible Studies: Galatians for a Sunday School class, it occurred to me that it would be abundantly handy if these resources had the ability to receive and store written text. In fact the same kind of gizmo that's in the passage guides so that....

I realize this would be desirable, but I also tend to think that it might be a programming nightmare.  Perhaps they can and will develop in that direction, but in the meantime i would suggest simply making a note file to go with the workbook so that you can enter your answers there.  Also, it's changeable.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2011 8:48 AM

Thomas Black:
MacArthur Bible Studies: Galatians for a Sunday School class, it occurred to me that it would be abundantly handy if these resources had the ability to receive and store written text.

Yes

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2011 9:54 AM

I second the motion Thomas. Maybe in Logos 5.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2011 11:56 AM

George Somsel:
I realize this would be desirable, but I also tend to think that it might be a programming nightmare.  Perhaps they can and will develop in that direction, but in the meantime i would suggest simply making a note file to go with the workbook so that you can enter your answers there.  Also, it's changeable.
I agree 100% George.  And for the moment, a notes file per book/series is going to be my route, I'll just have to export both of them on facing pages or something.  (I print out my own copy and buy the dead tree books for the students).

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2011 12:34 PM

George Somsel:
I realize this would be desirable, but I also tend to think that it might be a programming nightmare. 

Actually this function has been available (sorta) in legal software for years and is similar to the notes function in Google. Add it to the list of items in the uservoice note rewrite request. (actually, I will). It's just another variant.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2011 8:16 AM

I agree Thomas! There are so many workbooks in our library. I ran into one yesterday and really wished I could do exactly what you said. Currently, I simply highlight the blank area and add a note to a note file. That works fine as you said but doesn't print. 

 

MAYBE a good solution to this problem and an added benefit in other ways would be a new kind of note entitled, "IN LINE NOTE". It would be a note that could be taken in the text of the document and is printable with the document. We could then use it for fill in the blanks and also for other types of notetaking where we would like to be able to see what we have typed without clicking/hovering on the note file. 

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Joshua Weiland | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 12:53 PM

This looks like it has made an appearance in L5! In all of my "Opening Up..." series of commentaries you can now "fill in the blank". (I think it's new to L5, I'd never seen it before...)  Curious where it saves the notes files, though...  --- AND, if/how I can incorporate a field like this into my personal books...

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 1:24 PM

Joshua Weiland:

This looks like it has made an appearance in L5! In all of my "Opening Up..." series of commentaries you can now "fill in the blank". (I think it's new to L5, I'd never seen it before...)  Curious where it saves the notes files, though...  --- AND, if/how I can incorporate a field like this into my personal books...

This was possible in recent versions of L4 as well. Also at least on the iOS versions you can type those in on mobile devices.

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Joshua Weiland | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 1:27 PM

Any idea if it's possible to add fields like that into personal books?

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 2:13 PM

Joshua Weiland:

Any idea if it's possible to add fields like that into personal books?

Not yet, Joshua. Keyword: "yet". Wink

I'm pretty sure I've heard that feature mentioned, but it will take a considerable amount of planning and work and I'm not willing to go on the record promising anything (or any time frame).

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 2:20 PM

Would it be possible to add the fill-in-boxes to the LifeLessons Series by Max Lucado and Read Greek in 30 Days by Larry Richards. It would be great for anything that is a textbook or study guide. 

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Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 2:23 PM

When I first saw these options in some of the work books before L5 I was excited. I hope to see more of these active text fields!

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 2 2013 5:47 AM

How cool is that? I had no idea these existed till I read this thread... nifty!Big Smile

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