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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 4:48 PM

One time requirement for using a notebooks (this part is not obvious)

  1. Open left side bar
  2. Select notebooks
  3. select new notebook
  4. name your notebook
  5. close left side bar by clicking on the toggle switch you started with

Err 1

If your note icons appear in your Bible, simply turn them off in all resources through the visual filter tool. Or set the icon to no icon as I do below:

Setup that will persist unless you change it:

A. select the no icon for the icon slot

B. select the notebook created above

For notes:

1. In you Bible select your verse

2. Hit New Note (can be done through Context Menu as well)

3. Type in note

4. Select next verse and repeat.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 4:58 PM

JT (alabama24):
Why isn't "reference" (see red box) something I can sort by? 

I don't know but when I sort by notebook, it sorts by reference as well.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:16 PM

Re:blue box

Notes uses the first line of your note as if it were a title. I've not tried to get rid of it so I don't know the answer

Re: red box

I believe the default note text font and size controls that.

Re: green box

Set the note icon and the highlight icon both to the circle with a slash through it and you'll have no marker in your text. You currently have a t and a yellow A in these.

Tagging is on the bottom of the note panel and works like tagging in the library.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:30 PM

MJ. Smith:

JT (alabama24):
Why isn't "reference" (see red box) something I can sort by? 

I don't know but when I sort by notebook, it sorts by reference as well.

There is a “reference” option (see screenshot), but it is grayed out. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:31 PM

As for the scripture size: it is not the same size as the note. 

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Morgan | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:40 PM

JT (alabama24):

There is a “reference” option (see screenshot), but it is grayed out. 

One of the not-so-intuitive features of notes. You have to use the drill down list. You can use Reference/Bible or Bible-Book/* and from there you get the option to sort by reference.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:54 PM

Morgan:
You have to use the drill down list. You can use Reference/Bible or Bible-Book/* and from there you get the option to sort by reference.

Yes, thanks!

Morgan:
One of the not-so-intuitive features of notes.

To say the least!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:55 PM

MJ. Smith:
Notes uses the first line of your note as if it were a title. I've not tried to get rid of it so I don't know the answer

They need to have a title field then... and allow references to auto populate by preference. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 5:56 PM

JT (alabama24):
They need to have a title field then... and allow references to auto populate by preference. 

That is a common suggestion which I'm sure is on feedbear somewhere.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 6:00 PM

MJ. Smith:
I believe the default note text font and size controls that.

For clarification: You believe that the only control for this is found in program settings, and that the default note text should control it. Right? It is not doing so on my Mac. Compare my settings screenshot, the note document font/size, the scripture text, and the note text.

I created a BUG THREAD

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 8 2022 8:17 PM

In Notes.... I have not found a way to do a multi-column note. I have played with notes and use them now... but don't know a way to have a multi-column note....

But with Excel and Word... you can have multi-columns. and the process to make a Personal Book is easy... and once that is done...then you can search, etc.  in Logos and have all your information within your Bible program... which I like. Like I said... I do something kind of like you're wanting to do...

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 9 2022 5:13 AM

xnman:
But with Excel and Word... you can have multi-columns.

Multi-columns isn't a deal breaker for me... However I do like the layout I showed earlier in my spreadsheet. 

I'm going to spend a few days trying to see if notes can provide a GREAT option for me. I don't want to settle for "making it work." I will have to find it to be better than the spreadsheet option. 

xnman:
have all your information within your Bible program.

I don't know if I fully addressed this, but here is my 2¢... 

There are notes which are like the ones I used to create in the margins of my bible. Up to this point, even if I don't have notes mastered, I could create a note and have a note indicator placed in my bible at any given reference. That is NOT the point of my current project. 

I am trying to create notes for a project where I hope to write. My writing will be done in Scrivener, a tool designed for writing at length. I have spent some time trying to see if I could make my notes in that app... and have come to the conclusion that I can't for this portion of my writing. Once my research is done, I will move the portions I need into Scrivener and write away. Hopefully. Smile

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Bill | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 9 2022 5:51 PM

JT (alabama24):

In the screenshot below, some questions: 

  1. In the blue box, I want to see only the reference. Is there a way to get rid of the additional text? 
  • Yes- for the "anchor" text, select the hamburger menu at the top right and uncheck "show full reference text"

        2. In the red box, I need the text larger. I can't see a way to do so. 

  • Program settings> Text Display> Note Font or Note Text Size

        3. In the green box, the note has created a "note indicator" in the Bible. I do not want this. How do I delete it and

make sure new ones aren't created?  

  • In the top of the note bar select the icon drop down and choose the circle with the line through it. Note will keep the last used icon until you change it- I believe.         

        4. Oh, I also think a highlight was created. I do not want that either. 

  • Change the highlight in the drop down next to the icon drop down

As far as sorting by reference, you can only do that in the "Notebook List (first column). I have a feedbear request to change this. If I find it I'll post a link.

Another issue is the search box in the Notes Tool is useless-undeveloped for searching for text within notes. The regular search tool will however find highlights

Hope this helps

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Morgan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 9 2022 6:21 PM

Don't know if you'd like it, but maybe someone watching the thread would be interested in "Full Preview Mode." Turns your notes into a scrolling view, one after the other, but there's no editing while in it. Exit by Hitting "Done" in the top right corner.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 9 2022 7:41 PM

Bill:
Yes- for the "anchor" text, select the hamburger menu at the top right and uncheck "show full reference text"

Thanks Bill! However, that isn't the text I want to delete. See the screenshot again and look for the blue box. 

Bill:
Program settings> Text Display> Note Font or Note Text Size

That did not change the size of the scripture in the anchor, only the note itself. 

Bill:
In the top of the note bar select the icon drop down and choose the circle with the line through it. Note will keep the last used icon until you change it- I believe.

Thanks!

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 9 2022 7:42 PM

Morgan:
Turns your notes into a scrolling view, one after the other, but there's no editing while in it.

That may be helpful in the future. Thanks!

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JBR | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 11 2022 9:24 AM

I'm a bit surprised that no one has suggested using Clippings. It lets you change the font size of the selected text and of any notes you make about the text independently. It doesn't leave a marker in the document from which you made the clipping. You can add a tag in addition to the notes to the clipping you made. Maybe there are some deficiencies for what you want, but it's worth taking a look at and considering.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 11 2022 1:29 PM

Thanks JBR! I'll take a look. 

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 13 2022 6:19 PM

JT:

Have you looked into Zettelkasten method?

maybe you can modify available notes apps that you have to use such system.

https://zettelkasten.de/introduction/ 

https://zettelkasten.de/posts/overview/ 

Maybe you can apply the Zettel in Word and then turn it into a PB so that is within the L9 system.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 13 2022 6:54 PM

JBR:
I'm a bit surprised that no one has suggested using Clippings

I use Clippings for my Bible Study group, but the Search is rudimentary in terms of linking to the actual word(s) or tags. The Notes are standalone, thankfully. But Faithlife have indicated that they want to integrate it with the Notes tool, which is not a pleasing thought.

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