How to split a large note file

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Francis | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 13 2010 8:07 PM

I have attempted to unearth an existing answer by googling the forum but gave up after a while of going through irrelevant hits. Does anyone know the answer: can it be done and how?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 8:11 PM

You can create a second notes file and then drag notes one-by-one from the large notes file into the new one. There's unfortunately no way to select multiple notes at once and drag them together. That would be the ideal way to do it, if it were possible.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 8:13 PM

i don't have a good or easy answer.

But if you open the new note file in a panel next to the note file that you want to transfer from. Then you can use Drag and Drop to move them over one at a time.

 

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 9:48 PM

Has the ability to drag or cut and paste multiple notes already been suggested to Logos? The reason I want to split the file in the first place is because it is very large and that would be also the reason there is no way I'd want to do it one entry at a time.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 13 2010 10:05 PM

Francis:

Has the ability to drag or cut and paste multiple notes already been suggested to Logos? The reason I want to split the file in the first place is because it is very large and that would be also the reason there is no way I'd want to do it one entry at a time.

It doesn't look like it, at least not via UserVoice. There was one entry there about improving Notes functionality, including adding drag & drop in the first place, but that item has been marked "completed" so you would need to add a new suggestion there for multi-note selection and cut/copy/paste and drag & drop. I know others have brought up the issue of how to manage large notes files before on the forums, but I don't know whether others have suggested what you're asking for as a way to make them less unwieldy.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 5 2012 12:42 PM

Steps to split a Logos4 notes file

Why would I submit to this exercise in frustration?

In Logos3, all my notes were in one file. It was large and slow. When I upgraded to Logos4, I moved each note to two files (Old Testament, New Testament) in an effort to speed things along. The bad news arrived when I exported the Old Testament Notes to Microsoft Word—the result was up over 22,000 pages when I killed it. Now each book of the Bible will have its own notes file. Each book of the Bible will have its own layout, with separate notes file, and appropriate commentaries, etc.

1.       Set up

   a.       Open the notes file that you want to split (“Source”) in its panel.

   b.       On the main menu, click File è Notes to create a new notes file (“Destination”). It will open in the same panel as Source; not where you want it.

   c.        In Destination, click the pencil icon next to “Unnamed Notes” and edit the title (ie: Genesis Notes), then press [Enter] to save the change.

   d.       Drag Destination to a different panel, away from Source, so that you can see both at the same time.

   e.        In Source, click Full to see whole notes.

2.       Moving notes, one at a time

   a.       In Source, click the note text. You must see a window frame around the text.

    b.       In Source, click above the verse reference and drag the note to Destination.
If you did this correctly, a line will appear above the note, showing its position relative to other notes in Source. Then your drag will work.

   c.        When you drop the note into Destination, you will see it disappear from Source and reappear in Destination.

   d.       Repeat.

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Kenneth L Russell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 17 2012 6:17 PM

Beautiful.  Exactly what I needed in my quest to go from L3 to L4.  Thanks so much Jack.

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