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    Here’s an edited version of today’s webinar: https://faithlifetv.com/items/626730. We hope it’s helpful. Please post your follow-up questions and feedback to this group, and we’ll do our best to answer and address them as quickly as we can.
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    Welcome to the Logos Notes group. This is a place for users of Logos Bible Software to talk about the new Notes tool in the Logos desktop, web, and mobile apps. Share and learn tips, ask and answer questions, and show some of the cool ways you’re using Notes to help you do better Bible study—and let us know how we can make Logos Notes even better.
  • When I open up the Notes, the notes don't appear. I have to click on a note in the text and then they all appear within in Notes.
    1. Could you paste a screenshot of what you see in the first case?
    2. What a quick reply! Thanks so much for all you do. I think I figured it out. The first picture is what shows up when I click on the Note tool. No notebooks. However, when I click the notebooks icon and move from the filter icon, everything shows up.
    3. Hmm. I'm not sure why you're not seeing all your notes in the first screenshot. I'm copying some folks for awareness. cc: ,
  • Notes in Logos 8 is not an improvement. Now we have to learn another thing in Logos in order to do our Bible Study. Isn't the purpose of Logos to make study easier? Then why change Logos notes so that I have to waste time figuring out how to use the tool when it worked just fine to begin with. I want my highlights as a tool and my notes as another tool. I will integrate the two when I want to. Also, this new notes feature is slow. I work on a 2018 Mac-book Pro and have 16 gb's of memory, and I usually keep only 2-3 applications open to do my research in order to avoid the Mac "spinning wheel of death" to appear. I can add half a dozen notes and the spinning wheel of death shows up for each new note. I am constantly shutting down Logos and restarting it in order to try to speed up the note taking feature. It is a frustrating feature that I had to pay money for in the upgrade! Logos, you are not helping me out in any way! This program has become difficult and extremely frustrating.
    1. this is not true. At least from Logos 4 on they have been in the same tool. Now, you may have had them in different note files and it may seemed as though it was separate but it was not really. But in reality, you have that same functionality in the notes tool. You can look at just highlights, or you can look at just notes, or you can look at both. You can put certain highlight styles in specific notebooks just like you could put them in specific note files in the old system.
    2. The bottom line is how? And then it takes more work, more time, to separate them. My visual filters and notes were added to my chosen Scripture as I had seen fit for my purposes and editing was much easier in Logos 7. As I am studying today the BKC reminded me that Paul's hardships made him better, not bitter--but in my case this frustration is not working to the good, for me as a child of God!
    3. Separating them is very easy actually. In the notes tool, make sure you are only looking at highlights by clicking on that facet filter. Then you can use the command and shift buttons to select multiple highlights and you can bulk move them into their own notebook. Then you just turn that notebook on or off in the visual filter.
  • Please Please PLEASE bring back the old highlighter colors schemes. They were good as they were and looked like real highlighters. Now they just look dull and drab and unrealistic. Seems like the change was made just for the sake of making a change.
  • In the new notes system, it’s sorting the most recently edited note to the top. I don’t want that. I want to be able to have my notes manually sorted, and the new system kind of jumbled up my notes in my notebooks. I’d at least like to know how I can get back to manually sorting my notes rather than the auto date moving them.
    1. You can sort your notes by Notebook order, which defaults to oldest to newest by creation date but allows you to manually reorder them by dragging and dropping. When you open a notebook, it will automatically switch to Notebook order.
  • Where di Cain's wife come from?
    1. Thanks, Liam. I guess perhaps you may be on the same page as the folks at BioLogos.org? Myself, I like the approach of the folks at Reasons to Believe (reasons.org) who hold to a progressive creationism view.
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      Yes that is correct. I've no problems with the lovely folk over at Reason to Believe. Although we might disagree on some areas, I think RtB are doing great work. I especially appreciate their willingness to engage in open and friendly dialogue with those who think differently to them.
    3. Agreed, Liam. I think that's one of their best strong points.
  • I've noticed that Notes seems to be overriding my links whenever the text I'm linking looks like a scripture reference. For instance, when I quote Augustine's Expositions of the Psalms (abbreviated en. Ps) I include a citation of link at the end of the quote (i.e. en. Ps 37.6). I select the relevant text from the passage, copy the location as a URL link, add an anchor to the note, and link the citation at the end of the quote to the passage using the URL link I had copied. My problem is when I go back the citation later, it's linking to Psalm 37:6. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Is there a way to stop Logos from overriding my links?
    1. It seems to work for me to wait until the automatic linking has already occurred and then select the now hyperlinked text and hit the "clear formatting" button (circled in red). This removes the auto hyperlink and you can now add the URL link that you want.
  • Can we share notes over the web or mobile app? Share notebooks and notes within the church?
    1. Not to the best of my knowledge. You can share notebooks at documents.logos.com if that helps at all
  • I'm wondering if Logos is aware of this bug or bad behavior of the notes tool. The notes tool creates 3 columns, the left column being a sidebar that can be made invisible. I usually have it invisible to give max space to notes. However if you make the panel the notes tool is in narrow to gain room for other panels, the notes tool will force this sidebar to be visible. Try it. It's rather annoying because when I scrunch up that panel, the note tool suddenly clutters itself up making the tool rather useless. If you expand the panel, the sidebar will disappear again. It's actually the opposite of good behavior.
    1. Sorry about this, Jim; yes, it's a known issue that we have on our backlog to fix. In the meantime, you can work around the problem by clicking the diagonal double-arrow to make the note editor full-screen in a narrow panel.
    2. Good to know. Thanks, Adam!
    3. I would advise, monitors are really cheap and would be worth the investment that you have already made, get an external monitor. And I don't see Logos fixing that real soon because even on a 27" some of those windows look better on a second monitor. {like text comparison with 5 or 6 bibles}.
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    Greetings, I feel as though my notes have gotten noticeably slower lately. I'll click - nothing will happen, cursors won't appear, typing won't show up for 20-30 seconds (not every time, but I would say - multiple times every morning), notes will freeze, or won't open when I click and icon, I'll need to close them/reopen them, etc. I don't think it's my laptop specs. Those haven't changed for some time...I know my 5400rpm spin drive is my bottleneck. but it's at only about 1/3 of it's capacity, so its not space... Are there perhaps maintenance or user-best-practices that I should consider? I typically have a few different tabs open, each filtered to different notebooks. The largest being my Bible Notes notebook which is at about 8,600 notes. Could either of those (multiple tabs, notebook size) play a significant role in what seems to be a noticeable shift in delays lately? Thanks
    1. I'm sorry about the trouble, . Neither of those ought to affect performance, but we aren't sure what's going on. Would you please follow the directions below to profile your Logos session, and then send me the log? That will help us narrow down the problem.
    1. This would be a nice feature, but no definite plans at this time, I'm afraid. Would you say more about your use case?
    2. This is how we plan to implement Community Notes in the new Notes system, when we get to it. No time frame yet.
    3. for example, I work with a group of teen boys at my church on lesson plans. I would love for each of them to be able to submit notes on a passage (they all use Logos) and it show up in the others softwares but not be able to edit each others, only their own. It's collaboration but it doesn't give chance to mess up someone else's work.