Difference between clippings and notes

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Robert McKinney | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 16 2015 10:00 AM

I am new.  Can someone please tell me the difference of clippings and notes.  Also is there a way to link your notes to a passage so you can always see them when you go back to a passage.  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 10:10 AM
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Robert McKinney:
Can someone please tell me the difference of clippings and notes.
A "clipping," as it sounds, is a file of text "clipped" from a resource (or resources). It is not attached to references or a resource in any way.
Robert McKinney:
Also is there a way to link your notes to a passage so you can always see them when you go back to a passage.
Sure. Actually, there are two ways, and you need to understand the difference. First, you can attach a note to a reference. When you do so, the note will appear in any and every versified resource (i.e. both the NIV, KJV, and Word Biblical Commentary). The second way is to attach the note to a selection. When you do so, the note will appear ONLY in that resource. For more info, see this wiki article: https://wiki.logos.com/Notes_$28ver_4.5_$26_up$29#Introduction EDIT: Normally a hyperlink will be activated if you add a space afterwards... but the forums are glitchy for me at present and I don't have any edit features (including the tool bar).

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 10:18 AM

Notes are your thoughts written down. Imagine a clipping as being something that you clipped out of a book with a pair of scissors.

Here is a quick video on clippings: https://www.logos.com/training/logos5/clippings 

This video came from this page, which includes many more tutorials, including notes: https://www.logos.com/training/desktop 

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Robert McKinney | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 10:20 AM

Sorry still not getting it.  I see the part about highlighting but it does not give me that option.  I already have the note made but it is not linked to the passage.  I highlighted the passage with my mouse and then clicked add note.  Now how do I access it again or know there is a note the next time I am at that passage?  I can't figure out how to access it when I am at that passage.  

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 10:26 AM

Robert McKinney:
Sorry still not getting it.  I see the part about highlighting but it does not give me that option.  I already have the note made but it is not linked to the passage.  I highlighted the passage with my mouse and then clicked add note

I'm not quite sure what you are referring to... but for clarification: Highlights, by definition, are notes "by selection." You can't attach a highlight to a reference, only to a particular text in a particular resource. You can't attach a highlight to a reference and see it across translations. 

Robert McKinney:
Now how do I access it again or know there is a note the next time I am at that passage?  I can't figure out how to access it when I am at that passage.  

If you want to type text into a highlight note, you will need to add a "note indicator" so that you can easily access the typed text. 

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 11:20 AM

Robert McKinney:
 I highlighted the passage with my mouse and then clicked add note.

Where, exactly, did you click "Add note"?

EDIT:  Allow me to add some material-

Here I have highlighted a verse in my bible. If you try to add a note by opening a new note file and clicking 'Add note' (E), as I've done here, you can type in a note (F) but it will not be associated with your verse, or even your bible.

Using the screenshot below, if you want a note associated with your bible, highlight the text (A), then right-click. You'll get a two-column context menu, as seen below.

In the right side of the two-column menu, you see two choices at the top. The very top choice (B) is called "Selection" and will allow you to highlight or to create a note that is associated with this particular resource only...it won't be visible in other versions of the bible. The second choice (C) is called "Reference" and will allow you to create a note that will be visible in any version of the bible (or any other versified resource).

(D) shows in the context menu where the note will be added. Just click it to open the note file and add the note.

In this example, the last note file I had open was one titled, "Questions", so that is what appears in the list. If you have a particular note file where you want to add notes, you can leave it open and it will always be available in this list so you can choose to add the note there.

As Bama stated above, you can only add a highlight if you use the Selection (B) menu choice. If you want to type in a note, you can use either, but if you want it available across all your bible versions, use Reference (C).

Trying to stay simple...hope this helps.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 11:44 AM

Clippings are useful for preparing a bible study on a topic. So you 'clip' as much text as is relevant from a number of resources and optionally add/type your own comments to each clip (under Notes).

Notes are your thoughts on a specific passage, similar to writing in the margins of a hard copy bible. To that you can add the extra dimension of a Label, to categorise the text. Where relevant you can add your note(s) to a clipping for your bible study.

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2015 11:45 AM

Here is the wiki page for Notes-

  https://wiki.logos.com/Notes_$28ver_4.5_$26_up$29

It has a LOT more detail. There are also several video links there.

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