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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 22 2012 12:25 AM

Monday lunchtime I was asked to deliver a short talk on Monday evening.

After selecting an appropriate text I prepared my talk  (using the power of L4) on my desktop writing notes against the verses.

I was then able to pick up my iPad and take it with me and refer to the text and associated (synced) notes using the app. 

it was a great experience and a very helpful, integrated approach to study and delivery.

I know this is how it is designed to work but I just wanted to recognise the value it brings.

Many thanks, Graham

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 22 2012 3:28 AM

You use notes?  

Coming from an almost older generation, the desktop/iPad app experience is just short of a miracle.  Thanks Logos!

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Icarus38376 | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 22 2012 10:23 AM

Graham Criddle:
I just wanted to recognise the value it brings

 

I agree....Good Stuff!

I find it odd however, when I select text (commentary, etc. ) on the ipad to annotate, it makes the selected text the title of the note.  I would have expected (and suggest) that the selected text becomes the note itself. (like clippings?)

Is this the behaviour you expected?

 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 22 2012 10:34 AM

Hi Peter

Peter Cellini:

I find it odd however, when I select text (commentary, etc. ) on the ipad to annotate, it makes the selected text the title of the note.  I would have expected (and suggest) that the selected text becomes the note itself. (like clippings?)

Is this the behaviour you expected?

Yes, I would have expected it to behave in this way as this is how the Notes function works on the desktop as well.

There have been recent discussions on threads suggesting changes to the way this works but whether anything will change in this area remains to be seen

Graham

 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 22 2012 10:48 AM

Peter Cellini:
it makes the selected text the title of the note.

This is absolutely true. This is for identification purposes (from within the L4 note file) only. When you highlight a passage of scripture, there is a built in way to identify a note… the Scriptural reference. In other resources, however, this is not an option. In L4, an abbreviated quote helps to identify what note goes with which highlight.

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 8:23 AM

Your title can be edited to whatever you want, if you don' want it be the selected text you are free to change it.

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Icarus38376 | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 8:55 AM

Philana Crouch:
free to change it.

Thanks, I understand this.  It just seems odd to me that if I select a paragraph of text to comment on, that the paragraph becomes the title.  I would have expected it to become the note content.  On the desktop it is not a big problem because it is easy to cut Ctrl-x and paste Ctrl-V into the right places.  On iPad, a little more difficult with big fingers.

 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 9:39 AM

Peter Cellini:
It just seems odd to me that if I select a paragraph of text to comment on, that the paragraph becomes the title.  I would have expected it to become the note content

As I said earlier, this is just for identification purposes. The iPad functions differently in that it does not truncate the highlight… it includes the entire passage. This may be a bug, an iPad limitation, or just a lack of consistency across platforms. I have asked the developers about this but haven't heard back. It was never a big enough issue for me to push for an answer.

My preference would be a little bit different. I would want to see three fields:

  1. Title (should remain the same as in L4 - i.e. automatic truncated quote for ID purposes; can be changed by user)
  2. Quote - (the entire passage quoted)
  3. Commentary - (personal comments & notes)

It seems to me that I had another field when I thought about this last… I may have included a "reference" field for versified passages.

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Jerry M | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 2:33 PM

Most of my notes are short, but I just discovered if a note is long you can scroll through it on the iPad and read it all.  What a neat feature!  Thanks again!

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 2:57 PM

If I remember correctly they will also be adding rich text formatting.

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David Sawyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 7:01 AM

Alabama,

I agree with your 123 preference.  This would be perfect for note taking.

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Icarus38376 | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 2 2012 8:22 AM

Just wondered,  since "selections" from the ipad are being added as the title of the note (which seems wrong to me) is there a limit to the amount of text the title field will hold?  It seems that when I look at the notes on the PC some of the longer ones are truncated.

Also, are clippings planned for iPad?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 2 2012 10:53 AM

Peter Cellini:
Also, are clippings planned for iPad?

Nothing has been announced.

Peter Cellini:
is there a limit to the amount of text the title field will hold?

Good question. It will probably hold as much as a single page can view.

FWIW - I don't think this is a "bug" but it certainly does not function the same way as it does in L4. This subject has been discussed quite a bit. 

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