Feature request: Notes

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Feature request: Notes

Postby kbecker87 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:26 am

Sometimes I would like to have a window or drawer within mellel where I could store notes or text snippets I might want to use at some point, something like the corkboard feature of scrivener oder the Notestream/notecard feature of Bookends. As for now I do store those notes in Evernote or simple text documents somewhere on my computer or some other notetaking app, a centralized place for all information regarding a Mellel document in progress would be really nice!
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Re: Feature request: Notes

Postby growlerbox » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:24 pm

Have you tried adding "Comments" (via the edit menu, or command-K)? These can be viewed by opening the Annotations pane (via view menu, also has a keyboard shortcut).

You can paste text cut from other applications into these comments, which are appended to specific points in your Mellel document. I haven't tried putting other things like PDFs or images into comments, but this may be possible.

It's not as powerful as the Scrivener approach, but it's a different kind of application.
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Re: Feature request: Notes

Postby farcas » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:33 am


I've tried using Comments but there is not way to get them out in any automated fashion.

I make an extensive use of endnotes / footnotes as a work around, but its not ideal.

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Re: Feature request: Notes

Postby farcas » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:42 pm

On this issue, I'd love to see comments expanded into a notes feature:

1) a place for notes (as suggested above)
2) a way to connect notes to text if so desired (like at present with comments)
3) colors, fonts, labels for different kind of notes
4) option to show or hide comments/notes marker in text (right now when you hide the annotations pane, the yellow marker still appears in the text)
5) way to export comments/notes with snippet of text commented on

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