Printing notes with anchors

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Kin Wei Hsien | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 8 2019 12:59 PM

When I print my notes or export them to a file, I only get the content of my notes (what I typed), but not the corresponding anchors. That's quite useless. Does anybody have this problem, or know how to fix it?

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 8 2019 2:47 PM

I would venture to guess that everyone who has attempted to print a note has the same experience. This is the way the Print/Export feature in Notes Tool is currently designed; anchors do not print. There is no setting or work around I am aware of. I don't know if there are any plans to change this at some point in the future.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 9 2019 11:14 AM

Kin Wei Hsien:

When I print my notes or export them to a file, I only get the content of my notes (what I typed), but not the corresponding anchors. That's quite useless. Does anybody have this problem, or know how to fix it?

The list of coming improvements does not mention exporting anchors with Notes:

  1. Sorting notes by reference
  2. CTRL+F on desktop to find in Notes
  3. Integration of notebooks in Your Documents search section in Everything search
  4. Integration of notebooks in My Content section of guides
  5. Copy and paste from resources with citation links
  6. Highlight search extension searches
  7. Labels
  8. Create and find notebooks in the Docs panel
  9. Quotes view (currently supported for single resources in Notes & Highlights resource sidebar)
  10. Full view
  11. Compact (i.e., one line) view (which will enable a comparable Split view)
  12. Corresponding Notes & Highlights visual filter
  13. Send to sermon document
  14. Export to / save as word list / passage list
  15. Previous/Next Annotation in the Locator Bar
  16. Remember your icon, color, and style preferences
  17. Guide notes
  18. Search hit highlighting

But neither does the list of deprecated features, so we might be OK in the long run. I agree that, without the exported anchor for each Note, the Notes are practically useless, and exporting them without anchor references would require much effort to include them in teaching notes. Oh please, Faithlife, move "export" up in the list of priorities.

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Stephen Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 3:42 AM

On the current FAQ for notes, item 13 of "Shipped Items" reads:

Include Anchors (references and resource text) in Print/Export

This sounds like it should be possible to include anchor references in exported notes - any ideas if this is possible and if so, how to do it?

Stephen

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 4:21 AM

Try it, you'll like it.

Select some notes and press [Ctrl+P] to export them to MSWord. You will see anchor references by each Note.

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Stephen Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 5:59 AM

Hi, I've tried it but can't get that to happen. I do only have the Logos software - no base package (except Logos 7 Basic Feature Set.) Could this be the problem?

Logos Bible Software 8.4 SR-1
8.4.0.0047

Notes are selected as follows:

Then when I bring up print I get this preview, which is what I get if I send to Word or clipboard. No anchor references:

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Stephen Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 6:02 AM

Thanks, but tried this and it doesn't work for me - still no anchor references. Logos Bible Software 8.4 SR-1 8.4.0.0047 but no base package (just Logos 7 Basic Feature Set). Could this be the problem?

I select notes as follows:

Then print dialog shows this preview, which is what appears in Word / clipboard:

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Stephen Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 6:05 AM

Thanks, but still doesn't work for me. I am on Logos Bible Software 8.4 SR-1 8.4.0.0047 but have no base package (just Logos 7 Basic Feature Set). Could this be the problem?

I select notes (by clicking and holding) in notes pane, then click Print/Export (or Ctrl-P) and I get a print preview with the notes but no anchor references at all. This is what I get in Word if I take that option (same for clipboard).


Is there a setting anywhere to enable insertion of references?

Stephen

PS sorry no screenshots - tried to paste them in but it crashed the post!

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 6:55 AM

Stephen Childs:
PS sorry no screenshots - tried to paste them in but it crashed the post!

User the paperclip icon in the editor rather than pasting directly.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 21 2019 8:17 AM

To reassure you that what you want to do can be done, here is a screen grab of an exported note:

Both anchors on this note are marked. One anchor is in the Bible and one in the Talmud.

Notes can be created by reference (as above) or by selection (just a bit of highlighted text, without an anchor, (as shown below.)

Which output does yours resemble?

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Stephen Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 29 2019 3:42 AM

Thanks all for your time. I have created these notes by highlighting in the commentary text (sometimes 'add note', sometimes 'add highlight'). Here you can see I have filtered by bible book, and would like to export with references so I know where all the quotes came from. As you can see, when I hit "print/Export" there is no trace of references. Screenshots attached this time!

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Dar_B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 30 2019 2:56 AM

Yes, I have the same problem. It's a big issue, I think. I hope others will agree with me to ask for this feature. When speaking of Scripture, the anchor text is the WHOLE POINT, not our comments about it.

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Jonathan Ray | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 12 2019 4:48 PM

Dar_B:

Yes, I have the same problem. It's a big issue, I think. I hope others will agree with me to ask for this feature. When speaking of Scripture, the anchor text is the WHOLE POINT, not our comments about it.

Any update on this, Faithlife? Is this a confirmed bug?

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 12 2019 5:56 PM

Dar_B:

Yes, I have the same problem. It's a big issue, I think. I hope others will agree with me to ask for this feature. When speaking of Scripture, the anchor text is the WHOLE POINT, not our comments about it.

Back in the day, exported notes had the text also. Then about version four, it stopped, and from then on, the stated policy was not to print the scripture text. My guess is that copyright issues were responsible.

Faithlife will chime in if the policy is different.

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Robert J. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 9 2019 2:17 AM

Jonathan Ray:

Dar_B:

Yes, I have the same problem. It's a big issue, I think. I hope others will agree with me to ask for this feature. When speaking of Scripture, the anchor text is the WHOLE POINT, not our comments about it.

Any update on this, Faithlife? Is this a confirmed bug?

When I export to PDF or Word all my anchors are listed at the top of the note? Are ya'll talking about something else, or has this been addressed?

The Word Doc is on the left of this image

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Jonathan Ray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 9 2019 8:30 PM

Robert J.:

When I export to PDF or Word all my anchors are listed at the top of the note? Are ya'll talking about something else, or has this been addressed?

The Word Doc is on the left of this image

I am talking about the Note's heading as illustrated below.  I really hope the latest list of deprecated features #1 is not referring to this.  Without being able to print/export the heading on the Notes, the export feature is useless.  

Could someone from Faithlife chime in to help clarify?

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 9 2019 8:50 PM

Jonathan Ray:
I really hope the latest list of deprecated features #1 is not referring to this.

That is what it is referring to. L8 notes no longer have titles.

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Jonathan Ray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 9 2019 9:00 PM

If I switch over to L8 Notes, the reference and resource text are converted into anchors...or at least it looks that way.  But then, when I go to export them, only my notes appear--not the anchors or resource texts.  

If I am reading the the Notes FAQs list rightly, the anchors and resource text should be printing.  I think "titles" on the deprecation list is referring to something else entirely.

For me, any new anchor I add (or corresponding note resource text) will appear on the printed/exported document, but not the one entered before the switch. That seems like a bug, right?  Is this data corruption in the Notebook? What's going on here?

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