Is Manually Scanning the Text the ONLY way to Reposition a Note to View the Highlighted Word or Phrase?

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Sharon Hillam | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Feb 19 2021 10:22 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong (Please!), but my understanding is that while there are multiple ways to search Notes in order to locate the specific notes where a search term is found, as of Logos 9, you still have to either manually scan the note itself, looking for the word or phrase, OR use the CTRL-F to highlight the search term. And in the latter case, it STILL requires manual repositioning of the note so you can find the portion of the note where the now-highlighted term is located.

Does anyone know if this limitation is being addressed by Faithlife/Logos in a future release anytime soon? At the very least, while using CTRL-F, it would be SO helpful if the screen were repositioned for every HIT (like in Evernote).

If not, then I'd be interested in strategies others use to compensate for this. In other words, obviously, this limitation would be minimized by breaking content into shorter notes versus creating LONGER notes where you have more text to wade through.

What say you, oh wise ones more advanced than I?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2021 5:34 PM

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2021 6:14 AM

Sharon Hillam:
as of Logos 9, you still have to either manually scan the note itself, looking for the word or phrase, OR use the CTRL-F to highlight the search term. And in the latter case, it STILL requires manual repositioning of the note so you can find the portion of the note where the now-highlighted term is located.

There is a Search box in the UI; not CTRL+F. The Notes with results are positioned conveniently, but you have to search each manually (no highlighted term).

If you search Basic > Your Documents, the result word(s) are highlighted. Clicking that will open the Note and you can locate the term from the context given in the Search result.

Sharon Hillam:
I'd be interested in strategies others use to compensate for this. In other words, obviously, this limitation would be minimized by breaking content into shorter notes versus creating LONGER notes where you have more text to wade through.

The Basic search provides some context for locating the first term (the longest was 35 words). But any other results in the same note may not be shown.

I wouldn't alter your note-taking until you have tried this for yourself.

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Sharon Hillam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2021 8:28 AM

Dave Hooton:
There is a Search box in the UI; not CTRL+F. The Notes with results are positioned conveniently, but you have to search each manually (no highlighted term).

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't have a UI within a given note. And that's what I'm talking about. I'm working WITHIN a note I already have open to full screen. The only way I know of to search for a word or phrase WITHIN a note is to use CTRL+F. Is there another way?

My issue is that while working WITHIN an already selected note, Logos does not reposition the screen on successive "hits" while using CTRL+F. Instead, you have to manually move the screen, looking for the orange or yellow box which highlights the search term.

On the other hand, if I'm in a Logos Resource (ex. a commentary or Study Bible) and use CTRL+F to find a term, it automatically repositions the screen for every "hit." 

It sure would be nice if CTRL+F worked the same way WITHIN a note.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 28 2021 1:32 PM

Sharon Hillam:
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't have a UI within a given note. And that's what I'm talking about. I'm working WITHIN a note I already have open to full screen. The only way I know of to search for a word or phrase WITHIN a note is to use CTRL+F. Is there another way?

UI = User interface. See "Search all notes" box below. When used the results are presented in 2-column view (3 columns if sidebar is used).

So I clicked one note and then the View button to get a "full screen" view or one column:-

It was then I discovered the small box with CTRL+F to search within a note!

Sharon Hillam:
On the other hand, if I'm in a Logos Resource (ex. a commentary or Study Bible) and use CTRL+F to find a term, it automatically repositions the screen for every "hit." 

The two Find boxes work differently, as Notes provides the number of hits (4/4). Three results are visible and I have to scroll to see the last one.

But I don't see why I have to do this. You can make a suggestion.

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Sharon Hillam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 1 2021 5:20 AM

Dave Hooton:
The two Find boxes work differently

I realize that now. Thanks, Dave, and for taking the time to illustrate. What you pictured is what I'm doing. So the answer to my question (subject of this thread) is yes. As you've illustrated, manually scrolling is the only way to see "hits" that are beyond what's displayed on the screen when you perform the CTRL+F.

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