I don't know if this is the right forum to post but I have a question about colour boxes. I have several notes files on logos for different things, eg devotional thoughts on the text, word studies etc. At the moment I manually amend the colour/ pattern of the box that marks my bible to tell I have a note depending on which type of note I am adding.
My question is, is there a way to atomate that process so that by simply choosing which note file I want to add my note into it will default to the appropriate colour box that I use for all items in that file?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Jonathan, welcome to the forum!
I was thinking the same thing. Unfortunately, I don't think there is that functionality... yet. It seems very reasonable - color-coding of notes, in a way. It is already doable with highlighting (which is just another type of note). H already has a per-notefile connection, but only in reverse. Each type of highlight selects a notefile in which to be stored. What yo and I want is the opposite - select a default color and indicator type PER notefile.
sorry, I was wrong. If you go to your notefile and click on the note icon - it would bring a window for you to pick a color and type - whether square, circle star, etc. After you finished customizing, click "Use this style by default" on the very bottom of the customization window. This will save the style PER NOTEFILE. In the future, when you right click and select Reference>Add note to "your notefile" it would use the icon and color you customized for that particular notefile. This is pretty cool!
Jonathan - Welcome to the forums!
I think toughski is right… there isn't a way to automate the process. What would be good is to be able to add note indicators (the "colour boxes" you describe) to highlighting styles (even without the highlighter applied), so that you could use shortcuts from within the highlighting pallet.
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this is the real distinction between NOTES and HIGHLIGHTS:
NOTES can have one default indicator Style
HIGHLIGHTS can have one default notefile in which they are stored.
BOTH can have text attached to them.
Jonathan, you did not mention what platform you use (Windows or Mac). Is this available on Mac?
toughski: In the future, when you right click and select Reference>Add note to "your notefile" it would use the icon and color you customized for that particular notefile.
I don't think this is true… at least not on L4 Mac. You CAN set a default note indicator (color & shape), but it is the system default, not a note file default.
well, it did work for a little bit, but now it does not. Bummer.
after a little testing I got it to work again ONLY after I closed my notefiles, opened 3 of them back up and assigned a separate Style to each. I was able to successfully add test notes randomly to each of them and they displayed correct icons UNTIL they were closed again. Apparently, after notefiles get closed, L4 only "remembers" the last customization, which does not necessarily relate to the last notefile being open. Is this confusing?
Anyway, I consider it a BUG and yet another example of a great idea not completely implemented. Logos4 seems half-baked in almost every aspect.
I'm on windows :D
It seems to be a system wide default, ie it chnages it for all note files. I was hoping for a various note file specific settings
NO, it is not a system-wide default, it is just that L4 does not "remember" notefile-specific setting after those notefiles get closed.
toughski - I dont understand why you think it is system wide note file specific. If it were, you would think that the setting would be with the note file… as it is you change the setting from the individual note. Have I missed something?
I personally don't think it is a bug because I think it is operating how Logos intended. I do think that it would be a good improvement and hope it is a simple fix.
alabama24:toughski - I dont understand why you think it is system wide note file specific. If it were, you would think that the setting would be with the note file… as it is you change the setting from the individual note. Have I missed something?
I believe so. Here is what I have done: