Suggestion: Marker for clippings

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Aug 14 2014 4:45 AM

When I clip a passage in the Bible or text in a book I often wish it left a marker behind (like note indicators) so that the next time I come across that passage or text I would know I referenced it before and be able to click on the indicator to see what I used it for (just like I can with notes).

Currently I have to add a note to the passage/text that contains a "Copy location as" link to the clipping file to indicate it was used in a clipping, but that only takes me to the clipping file, not to the specific clipping in the file.

Ideally, when saving a clipping, it should automatically leave a note-like indicator (with similar indicator and highlight options) at the beginning of the passage/text that links directly to that specific clipping in the clipping file.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 14 2014 5:36 AM

You can use a note to accomplish the exact same thing so why would we need clippings to act differently. Clippings are designed to gather information and research with citations. When I am academically doing research I gather 100s of clippings in it's own file, I don't want markers all through my library on something I cited when I am done with the research. I know I can delete the associate clipping file, but since notes already do what you want, I would tell you to use a note to accomplish what you are seeking.

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 14 2014 5:57 AM

Tim,

There's an extended thread on clippings at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/87547.aspx. In it, I raised the following question:

When you click on an entry in a clipping to go the clipped location, you get a short sort of flash/highlight which helps identify the location in the resource to which the clipping points. However, that's not really enough. I'd like to see the exact section I highlighted when I added the entry to the clippings file. Is there a way to do that? An actual highlight, or a visual filter, or some other means to enable that? If not, that seems like a fairly substantial oversight.

I think you're making the same point, and if so, I agree with you. I understand Matt's point about cluttering the display of resources with visual indicators of clippings. But there's got to be a way to make it easier to find the specific section that was clipped in a resource. Otherwise, why is a clipping begun by selecting a portion of a resource?

One of those visual filter-like display indicators that you can turn on / off at the top of a resource panel would seem to be in order.

Donnie

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Elyse Fitzpatrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 8:41 AM

Sorry...can someone tell me how to entitle a clipping?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 16 2014 12:46 PM

Elyse Fitzpatrick:

Sorry...can someone tell me how to entitle a clipping?

Left click on the title and it will open for editing.

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 17 2014 4:27 PM

Hi Matt,

Matt Hamrick:
You can use a note to accomplish the exact same thing so why would we need clippings to act differently.

I use notes extensively, but clippings have distinct features that make them more useful for purposes you and others have described in this and other posts.  

If I "clip" a paragraph from a journal (or other resource/book/Bible) for a particular study project, and a few weeks later am working on a different project in the same journal, it would be nice to see that I clipped that paragraph before.  

Benefits I am looking for include:

  • Immediate indication in the journal that I've clipped the paragraph before (like notes, the markers could be turned off via the Visual Filter selector in the resource to reduce clutter)
  • Ability to check where the clipping was previously used (via the marker link) in case information there was related/useful in the current study project (without having to do a search, which is not likely unless I recognize the passage) to bring previous study work to bear on the current study work.

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Tim Hensler | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 20 2014 12:01 PM

Tim Hensler:
When I clip a passage in the Bible or text in a book I often wish it left a marker behind

See also: http://logos.uservoice.com/forums/42823-logos-bible-software-5/suggestions/1100243-have-a-marker-when-a-verse-has-been-added-to-a-cli 

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