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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Sep 18 2015 1:38 PM

I am on Windows Verbum; in this Logos Blog on Notes, the author describes building a chart "using just tabs". It shows this:

Helpful Chart

The first note I see in my files on Genesis 1:1 is a simple chart from Gordon Wenham’s top-rated Genesis commentary in the (now on sale) Word Biblical Commentary series. I just typed it in with tabs:

Day 1 Light Day 4 Luminaries
Day 2 Sky Day 5 Birds and Fish
Day 3 Land (plants) Day 6 Animals and Man (plants for food)
Day 7 Sabbath

Notice he said he typed it in with tabs. Can this be done? When I hit tab (I am on 6.6 RC-1) I lose focus in my Note. 

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2015 4:03 PM

Don Awalt:
Notice he said he typed it in with tabs. Can this be done? When I hit tab (I am on 6.6 RC-1) I lose focus in my Note.

It does not work for me either Don, I'm on 6.5.0.0027 at the moment, hitting tab forces you out  of the note, also tried shift-tab etc and these did not work either

Also tried typing it in notepad using tabs and the copy paste into note but the tabs are converted into spaces.

However the old trick of typing up a table in Word and then pasting into note file still works to a degree but borders do not show and spacing between columns is less than desirable and if you have a row centred like in second example it left aligns it.

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Erwin Stull, Sr. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 18 2015 4:23 PM

I wonder if tabs is some type of application. I tried it also and could not find any way to make this work.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2015 4:08 AM

I posted a comment on the page referring to here - it was written by Mark Ward at Faithlife, does anyone know how to get in touch with him and ask him/point him to this thread? That would be highly useful if there is a key combination that allows entering charts in a Note without having to do it in another program!

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2015 4:25 AM

Don Awalt:

I posted a comment on the page referring to here - it was written by Mark Ward at Faithlife, does anyone know how to get in touch with him and ask him/point him to this thread? That would be highly useful if there is a key combination that allows entering charts in a Note without having to do it in another program!

Don,  since this is a Logos Pro blog post, I'm assuming Mark is part of the "Logos Pro" team so maybe try emailing them:

LogosPro@Faithlife.com

 

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Mark Ward | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2015 1:04 PM

Good call, gentlemen. I spent some time trying to decide how much detail to get into with that line—apparently I erred too much on the side of brevity. It is true that you cannot type tabs directly into the notes field at this point. I have a bare-bones text editor mapped to a keyboard shortcut, and I just typed it in there with the tabs and pasted it back into my Logos notes. The tabs do carry over, maintaining the look of my chart. Of course, you can also copy the text directly from the resource into the notes. The tabs carry over nicely with that method, too, but I wanted to have a little more control so I did it myself. Smile

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2015 3:47 PM

Thanks Mark, we use that trick too, it sounded like you had discovered something new. It would be great if Nots supported more advanced text entry!

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 19 2015 10:00 PM

Mark Ward:

Good call, gentlemen. I spent some time trying to decide how much detail to get into with that line—apparently I erred too much on the side of brevity. It is true that you cannot type tabs directly into the notes field at this point. I have a bare-bones text editor mapped to a keyboard shortcut, and I just typed it in there with the tabs and pasted it back into my Logos notes. The tabs do carry over, maintaining the look of my chart. Of course, you can also copy the text directly from the resource into the notes. The tabs carry over nicely with that method, too, but I wanted to have a little more control so I did it myself. Smile

Thanks for taking the time to clarify Mark. I've just tried it in PSPad Editor which and put multiple tab stops between the columns and was able to get a much more visually appealing result than a word table (the first two examples).  I use this editor when creating files for topics.logos.com.  Think I might add it to the shortcut bar in logos since I open it fairly regularly and now know it gives a better result for creating tables in notes.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 20 2015 3:55 AM

I was playing around with tables in Microsoft Word and copying a construction/pasting it works very well too:

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