How to change note's entries from one file to another?

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Gabe Orea | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 30 2013 9:37 PM

Hi there!

Accidentally I wrote several notes under the wrong Notes file.

How can I move them to the correct Notes file?

Many thanks!

Gabe.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 30 2013 9:40 PM

You can drag them from one Notes file to another.

EDIT: Position the two Notes files side-by-side. Click on the note icon to grab it and drag it, and drop it into the other Notes file wherever you want it. You can use drag-and-drop to reorder the notes in a Notes file as well.

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Gabe Orea | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 30 2013 10:08 PM

Many thanks Rosie!

It worked nicely!  Smile

Gabe

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 7 2013 2:40 PM

Rosie Perera:

You can drag them from one Notes file to another.

Rosie,

I notice that drag & drop works with clippings, as well. 

Is there any way to copy a note or a clipping so that the original stays in place?  Sometimes the note/clipping apply to multiple files.  For instance, I might want to push an entry to a shared file, but retain it in the original place.

Thanks,

David

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 7 2013 2:57 PM

David A Egolf:
Is there any way to copy a note or a clipping so that the original stays in place?

I think the only way to do it is to create a new clipping, copy the text from the old one, and paste it into the new one. There isn't a "duplicate" clipping feature.

EDIT: My comment was specifically about clippings. Thanks fgh for the clarification. Smile

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 8 2013 6:20 AM

David A Egolf:
Is there any way to copy a note (...) so that the original stays in place?

  1. Open the two note files beside each other.
  2. Drag a note from file A to file B.
  3. Immediately hit Ctrl-Z (Cmd-Z).
  4. The note should reappear in file A, without disappearing from file B.

Note: be very very careful when you do this, or you could easily lose or misplace notes. And try it out with some test notes first.

You could also go to https://documents.logos.com/ and duplicate the files before you start, so that you have backup copies.

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 8 2013 11:42 AM

fgh:

David A Egolf:
Is there any way to copy a note (...) so that the original stays in place?

  1. Open the two note files beside each other.
  2. Drag a note from file A to file B.
  3. Immediately hit Ctrl-Z (Cmd-Z).
  4. The note should reappear in file A, without disappearing from file B.

Note: be very very careful when you do this, or you could easily lose or misplace notes. And try it out with some test notes first.

You could also go to https://documents.logos.com/ and duplicate the files before you start, so that you have backup copies.

That does give an interesting result. 

First, you are certainly correct about "Immediately".  During the first attempt I scrolled one of the files first and the Ctrl-Z would not work.

Second, I would agree that one should be very very careful.  In fact, this might not be ready for prime time.  The note content created by the Ctrl-Z is a copy of the the original note.  Updating it does not change the note being displayed in the target text.

EXPERIMENT:

1) Create a note by reference in Test Note File 1 for Rev 12:7 and add note text

2) Drag note from Test Note File 1 to Test Note File 2

3) Immediately employ Ctrl-Z to reestablish a copy in Test Note File 1

4) Hovering over note in Bible shows that note is now in Test Note File 2

5) Updating note text in Test Note File 1 does not change text displayed during hover; changing text of note in Test Note File 2 does

6) I made changes to both note files to verify that only note Test Note File 2 version was updated on hover, which was the case

At this point, I deleted the note copy in Test Note File 1.  Things really got strange.  About 4 or 5 note icons appeared side-by-side in my Bible at the Rev 12:7 reference point.  They referred to various versions of the same note in both note files. 

Then several versions of the note suddenly appeared in Test Note File 1.  At least one of the versions contained part of what I had typed; i.e., it wasn't a complete edit.

At that point panic set in. I was afraid that I may have polluted my Bible copy and I deleted all the notes.  The icons then disappeared from the Bible.

So I don't think I will be trying this again soon. :)

Thanks,

David

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