Why can't footnotes be highlighted?

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 21 2021 4:43 AM

Many times I have wished to highlight footnotes, especially longer ones that have technical explanations. Does anyone remember the reason why this can't be done? Is there a way to allow this in the future?

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 4:54 AM

Have thought the same thing numerous times- hope they answer.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 5:02 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Many times I have wished to highlight footnotes, especially longer ones that have technical explanations. Does anyone remember the reason why this can't be done? Is there a way to allow this in the future?

I agree. I wish this could be done.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 5:47 AM

I think that the limitations of footnotes extend to more than just highlights. Would be great if that changed.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 6:06 AM

I have commented for years that this would be a great thing.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 7:19 AM

scooter:

I have commented for years that this would be a great thing.

same here. I think it requires an overhaul of the way footnotes are stored in Logos. There's at least one feedback item for this to vote on: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-desktop-app/posts/allow-adding-notes-and-highlights-in-footnotes 

EDIT: it's even in the top ten most-voted enhancements, but could use more votes and comments, as it has been flagged "needs your opinion" by FL.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 9:30 AM

NB.Mick:

I think it requires an overhaul of the way footnotes are stored in Logos. There's at least one feedback item for this to vote on: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-desktop-app/posts/allow-adding-notes-and-highlights-in-footnotes 

EDIT: it's even in the top ten most-voted enhancements, but could use more votes and comments, as it has been flagged "needs your opinion" by FL.

I missed this but now I have voted. It would be great if more of us could vote for this. Any takers?

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 11:20 AM

Bruce Dunning:
I missed this but now I have voted. It would be great if more of us could vote for this. Any takers?

Added my vote. Now at 51.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 12:53 PM

David Paul:
I think that the limitations of footnotes extend to more than just highlights. Would be great if that changed.

One of the things that I think can't be done with footnotes is word studies. Same thing with the preambles of the Psalms, which is particularly egregious since the "preambles" are actually Verse 1 in Hebrew. The preambles should be fully searchable in Logos. In fact, they should be treated as regular text, and perhaps even designated as Verse 0 for search purposes, if that's possible.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 21 2021 1:10 PM

David Paul:
word studies. Same thing with the preambles of the Psalms

I just tried  Ps 3 in the NRSV and had no problem initiating a BWS on "Absalom" so I think I misunderstood you. I also matched it in a search - it showed as Ps 3:title.  Could you post a screen shot of what isn't working?

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 22 2021 12:08 PM

Perhaps they fixed the problem already. If so, great.

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Kevin A Lewis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2021 2:02 AM

Added my vote - now at 54

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2021 11:11 AM

Bruce Dunning:
Does anyone remember the reason why this can't be done?

It's a technical limitation due to a combination of the way footnotes are encoded in Logos resources and how notes/highlights record the range of text they are attached to.

Bruce Dunning:
Is there a way to allow this in the future?

It will require software development work to solve that limitation.

We know this is a popular request, but it's not an easy fix. It's something we do revisit periodically when discussing priorities for the next release.

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 23 2021 12:36 PM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

Bruce Dunning:
Does anyone remember the reason why this can't be done?

It's a technical limitation due to a combination of the way footnotes are encoded in Logos resources and how notes/highlights record the range of text they are attached to.

Bruce Dunning:
Is there a way to allow this in the future?

It will require software development work to solve that limitation.

We know this is a popular request, but it's not an easy fix. It's something we do revisit periodically when discussing priorities for the next release.

Is there a way to dev. a ''duplicate the footnote'' beside the original??  Then one can highlight the duplicate as normal Logos material. And add a note to the duplicate, as well.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 24 2021 5:29 AM

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

It will require software development work to solve that limitation.

We know this is a popular request, but it's not an easy fix. It's something we do revisit periodically when discussing priorities for the next release.

Thanks Bradley. I was pretty sure it would require some major software improvements. Glad that it is continuing to be discussed as obviously there is a lot of interest in being able to do this in the future.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 24 2021 6:16 AM

Added my vote.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 24 2021 6:44 AM

scooter:
Is there a way to dev. a ''duplicate the footnote'' beside the original??  Then one can highlight the duplicate as normal Logos material. And add a note to the duplicate, as well.

This can kind of be done by creating a clipping note. 

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 24 2021 7:26 AM

JT (alabama24):

scooter:
Is there a way to dev. a ''duplicate the footnote'' beside the original??  Then one can highlight the duplicate as normal Logos material. And add a note to the duplicate, as well.

This can kind of be done by creating a clipping note. 

Thanks, JT.

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True North | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 24 2021 7:29 AM

Added my vote.

mm. 

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