[request] Notes Field in Guides: Bug or "need-to-reinvent indicator"?

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 30 2015 11:16 AM

The most obvious issue (which I assume is a bug) is that no cursor shows in the notes field of any of the Guides sections. My thought is, however, that this is a minor problem within a much bigger issue; notes.

Currently, users can enter notes in each section of the guides, but where do those note go? Nowhere. That means that there is no note indicator, no way to add attachment points, no note file to browse/search, etc. etc. The only way to see those notes is to run that same guide again and expand the appropriate sections again. This is especially problematic when entering notes at a given word in the word-by-word section. Not only does the right section need to be expanded, so does the correct verse and word! 

I would like to see all the notes I make in a My Passage Guide automatically show up in a notes document that would be named accordingly.

In the word-by-word section there should be a notes field at the verse level (while keeping the word level). Notes entered on the verse level would be available to all versified resources, and notes entered at the word level would be visible in the Original Language bibles as well as all Reverse Interlinears. All notes entered through/in the guides should be treated as "full citizens"

I should probably create a UserVoice suggestion, but there are too many improvement requests (as you can see in my signature) for me to create a suggestion for each one (seeing I only have 10 votes).

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 30 2015 11:52 AM

I have never been a fan of the notes feature in the guides. I'm sure some users utilize them, but I don't. I am however a little confused about what you're looking for out of this feature.

You said you want to see all the notes you make in a guide to show up in a note file. Why not just make notes in a note file instead of a guide? 

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 30 2015 12:08 PM

Fredc:
Why not just make notes in a note file instead of a guide?

There are multiple instance where I would find this useful. One principal example would be the word-by-word section. As I work my way through a passage on the exegetical level and dig into words, I wish to enter notes "on the fly" right there as I move through the text via the guide. I know there are other ways to accomplish virtually the same thing (e.g. have a notes file open all the time) but in a far less elegant way. Another reason is that if I want to make a note, say, about the outlines in the outline section of a given passage, I would like this note to appear in the correct place when sorting the note canonically, but without a note (necessarily) appearing in my Bibles. 

I've just created a UserVoice suggestion which might help clarify what I'm requesting.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 30 2015 1:48 PM

I like your suggestions. However, I have come to the conclusion that Logos thinks of the Guides as empheral as I keep running up against limitations in their usefulness when I try to make them permanent. (I would like to have a permanent Guide for each lection.) The results is that I now use the Guide notes only to keep notes on the status of my research ... where I am, where I need to go next ....

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 15 2015 8:47 AM

Bump -- Faithlife, can someone investigate why there's no cursor when typing in the notes field of any guides section?

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Martin Potter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 17 2015 10:10 AM

Reuben Helmuth:
Bump -- Faithlife, can someone investigate why there's no cursor when typing in the notes field of any guides section?

Thank you for reporting this, I have created a case for this issue. It has been fixed internally and will ship in a future release.

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 17 2015 11:15 AM

Martin Potter:
Thank you for reporting this, I have created a case for this issue. It has been fixed internally and will ship in a future release.

Thanks Martin! And thank you MJ for posting a link to this thread (in case that's how Martin found it). Big Smile

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