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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:03 PM

I wanted to let you know about a new feature in the 2.0.2 release. The developers have now given you better management tools for what note file your highlights go into. NOTE: These instructions are for the iPhone, but the iPad is very similar.  

First, you need to click on "more" (bottom right button) and then "settings":

 

 

 

Towards the bottom of your screen you should see "Document for Highlights." This allows you to change the default settings. When you first install the app, the setting will be at "Palette-specific Note Document." This is similar to how the highlighting note settings work on L4.5 MAC / PC. A "Palette-specific Note Document" means that the highlighting notes will go into a document with the same name as the Palette, i.e. "Solid Colors" or "Inductive." Of course, in Logos 4, you can create your own Palette and name it what you desire. 

 

 

 

Another option is "Most Recent Note Document." This is what I like to think of as "sticky." Lets say that you are reading through The Purpose Driven Life and you have a document just for that book. Each time you open the book to read, you will navigate to your book specific note document. From that point on, all highlights will automatically go into that folder. When you switch to a new book, you simply change the note document the first time you make a highlight in the new book.

 

 

 

In addition to settings for "Palette-specific Note Document" and "Most Recent Note Document," you may instead select any note document folder you want as a default. 

Let me walk you through what highlighting looks like on the iPhone app. First, select the text that you want to highlight and scroll through the popup menu choices and press "Highlight."

 

 

 

At this point, you select your highlighting style from a Palette (Remember, you can create new styles & palettes in Logos 4.5). If you have chosen to save your highlights in a "Palette-specific Note Document," or if you have set a default note document, you can click "done." If you chose "Most Recent Note Document," or if you want to change the note file temporarily, click on the "Document" button at the bottom. Notice that I am using a note document that I created called "ESV Notes 1." Once you have chosen the right note document, click "done" and your highlight note will be created in the right folder. 

REMEMBER: If you choose "Most Recent Note Document," you will only have to change the document file once until you are ready to start saving notes in a different file. Your choice will "stick" until you change it.

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Jonathan Sine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:41 PM

Thanks Alabama. That's really helpful!

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:44 PM

thanks, this is helpful.

Maybe one day the note file can be created on the app.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 7:15 PM

Kenneth Neighoff:
Maybe one day the note file can be created on the app.

Actually, it can be! Smile

In the screen shot, click on the plus in the upper right corner.

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 7:23 PM

Thanks, that is neat feature.

 

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Thomas K | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 11:34 PM

Thank you. Very helphful

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2012 11:11 AM

Thanks, Alabama, that is really helpful.

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tjebme | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 4 2012 5:37 AM

Thank you!

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Fred Greco | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 4 2012 10:13 AM

Is it just me, or do others get the Highlight pop-up window (allowing you to change the style and note association of the highlight) every time you highlight? If this is so, I'm not really sure what the benefit of a default selection is.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 4 2012 11:01 AM

Fred Greco:
Is it just me, or do others get the Highlight pop-up window (allowing you to change the style and note association of the highlight) every time you highlight?

Yes, you are supposed to get the pop-up each time.

Fred Greco:
If this is so, I'm not really sure what the benefit of a default selection is.

The benefit is that you don't have to change the note document each time. If some users only want the notes to go into one file, and only want yellow highlighter, it would be nice to avoid the pop-up box. However, even if you want all your highlights to go into a default folder, you may want to change the highlighter style. Also, as Logos implements more features (such as sharing notes that Bob has talked about), it will be more important for people to organize their note documents, which will require users to use the dialog box.

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Gabe Orea | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 4 2012 6:45 PM

Hey Alabama!

And how can I remove a highlighting I mistakenly did in my iPad? I can't figure out how to get the text back to normal. (in the desktop Logos is easy but in the App I haven't been able to do it). Thanks brother.

Gabe.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 4 2012 9:45 PM

Gabriel - 

See if THIS POST explains what you need to do. Of course, you can also delete the note/highlight from your computer via the note file.

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Gary Butner, Th.D. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 2:16 PM

I would like to be able to bowse the note files without creating a new note.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 2:47 PM

Gary Butner:

I would like to be able to bowse the note files without creating a new note.

Do you mean that you would like to browse the note files in the note folders (like you can do in L4)? You can "browse" the note files in the sense that when you come to a note in your text, you can view & add to it.

 

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 2:51 PM

alabama24:
The benefit is that you don't have to change the note document each time.

This is indeed a very good feature.  Thanks for pointing that out. Two questions: 

1) Is a similar feature (to choose the default Note/HL file) available in the desktop app?

2) I'm finding the highlighting dialog box does not actually let you change the Note/HL Document file.  Can someone confirm this?

All in all, the new Note/HL features in the iPad app is usable so far.  Could be more streamlined, but I won't be greedy.  Having the ability to look at all Notes/HL in a given document file will be extremely useful.

Thanks,

Peter

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 3:20 PM

Peter Li:
1) Is a similar feature (to choose the default Note/HL file) available in the desktop app?

Yes. Click to the right of the Palette name and a drop down box will appear:

Peter Li:
2) I'm finding the highlighting dialog box does not actually let you change the Note/HL Document file.  Can someone confirm this?

If you mean after you have created the note, yes. Another forum member pointed this out to me earlier today. I don't know if it is a bug, an intentional design, or a feature not yet enabled. I certainly hope it comes to a later build.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 4:06 PM

Thanks Alabama!  

Also, is anyone else noticing that the actual highlight takes a few seconds before it appears on the book, after you've hit Done on the Highlighting dialog box?  I hope this lag will be minimized in future releases.

Peter

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 5 2012 7:46 PM

Peter Li:
Also, is anyone else noticing that the actual highlight takes a few seconds before it appears on the book, after you've hit Done on the Highlighting dialog box?  I hope this lag will be minimized in future releases.

Yes, and unfortunately I have had it take from 3 seconds - almost 1 minute. One of the developers told me that a lead cause was having an older version of the file on your device (or on your desktop). I did notice a reduction in time when I replaced the file, but not much. To be honest, 3 seconds I can live with.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 6 2012 9:30 AM

Hi Alabama

alabama24:

Actually, it can be! Smile

In the screen shot, click on the plus in the upper right corner.

Can you confirm something for me, please?

If I click on the "+" sign I can indeed create a new note file.

However, the act of creating it doesn't select it. In other words when I go back to the "Note Documents" dialog box the selection is the same as before.

Is this the behaviour you see?

If so, I think it would be more intuitive if the one you have just created becomes selected as well.

Graham

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 6 2012 9:58 AM

Graham Criddle:

Can you confirm something for me, please?

If I click on the "+" sign I can indeed create a new note file.

However, the act of creating it doesn't select it.

I can confirm this behaviour. I will send the developers a quick note, but it may be good for you to make a post about it too.

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