Merging Notes and Links

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Merging Notes and Links

Postby rcwso » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:00 am

Is there a way to merge notes with links? I notice that on some of the notes I have made the link is included that I created. I notice on others that they are not. On the right side of the page (using the app) it will show the “note” icon and the “link” icon. Other times it only shows the “note” icon and then when I click on the “note” icon it opens on the right side and shows the linked scripture. This also is true for some of my notebook entries.

How can I make it only one “note” with the links showing inside the note? I cannot seem to find the pattern I use to make that happen versus having them separated.

Thanks.

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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:35 am

It sounds like you're creating two highlights on top of each other, one with a note, and another with a link. Instead, you'll want to create one highlight with both a note and a link:

1. Select the text you want to annotate.
2. Add a note to that text.
3. Tap on the highlight that was created (don't long-press on the highlight; that would create a new selection with a new annotation on top of the other one – just a single tap will select the existing highlight.
4. Add a link.
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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby rcwso » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 pm

I’ll give it a shot when I use it in the next day or so.

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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby demares16 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:14 am

I have a similar question that may or may not be related. I love using the notebooks on churchofjesuschrist.org but I would like to combine highlighted notes into one big note. I have noticed that every time I highlight something I like, I am able to choose a note book to place it in but it creates a whole different note and I want to add it to a previous note in that same notebook. It would be easy for me just to copy and paste it into the note book I want but then it does not have a link to click to go directly to the scripture or whatever I copied.

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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:08 am

demares16 wrote:I have a similar question that may or may not be related. I love using the notebooks on churchofjesuschrist.org but I would like to combine highlighted notes into one big note. I have noticed that every time I highlight something I like, I am able to choose a note book to place it in but it creates a whole different note and I want to add it to a previous note in that same notebook. It would be easy for me just to copy and paste it into the note book I want but then it does not have a link to click to go directly to the scripture or whatever I copied.

Copy/pasting is the only way to combine text from multiple notes into a single note.

There isn't a way for a single annotation/note to have more than one highlight attached to it, so if there are multiple highlights and you want a note on each one, they need to be separate notes.
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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby kholt78@msn.com » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:57 am

sbradshaw wrote:
demares16 wrote:I have a similar question that may or may not be related. I love using the notebooks on churchofjesuschrist.org but I would like to combine highlighted notes into one big note. I have noticed that every time I highlight something I like, I am able to choose a note book to place it in but it creates a whole different note and I want to add it to a previous note in that same notebook. It would be easy for me just to copy and paste it into the note book I want but then it does not have a link to click to go directly to the scripture or whatever I copied.

Copy/pasting is the only way to combine text from multiple notes into a single note.

There isn't a way for a single annotation/note to have more than one highlight attached to it, so if there are multiple highlights and you want a note on each one, they need to be separate notes.

So, if I understand what you are saying: Suppose I want to highlight three verses, but skipping the two in between, say, verses 3, 4, and 7. If I use your method, I end up with two notes. One for verses 3 and 4, as I can highlight those, and one for 7 separately. I'd like to highlight them once, and add one note, but you are telling that is not possible. :cry: Can you comment?

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Re: Merging Notes and Links

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:05 pm

kholt78@msn.com wrote:
sbradshaw wrote:
demares16 wrote:I have a similar question that may or may not be related. I love using the notebooks on churchofjesuschrist.org but I would like to combine highlighted notes into one big note. I have noticed that every time I highlight something I like, I am able to choose a note book to place it in but it creates a whole different note and I want to add it to a previous note in that same notebook. It would be easy for me just to copy and paste it into the note book I want but then it does not have a link to click to go directly to the scripture or whatever I copied.

Copy/pasting is the only way to combine text from multiple notes into a single note.

There isn't a way for a single annotation/note to have more than one highlight attached to it, so if there are multiple highlights and you want a note on each one, they need to be separate notes.

So, if I understand what you are saying: Suppose I want to highlight three verses, but skipping the two in between, say, verses 3, 4, and 7. If I use your method, I end up with two notes. One for verses 3 and 4, as I can highlight those, and one for 7 separately. I'd like to highlight them once, and add one note, but you are telling that is not possible. :cry: Can you comment?

Correct, it's not currently possible. If it were me, I'd highlight the whole thing (3–7) and in the note, say something about which parts of the highlight are relevant – OR, create two separate highlights, and in the note on the first highlight, mention that verse 7 is also relevant (not adding a separate note on verse 7's highlight).

I'm curious if you know of any other apps where it's possible for multiple highlights to be connected together into a single annotation – it'd be interesting to see how they implement highlighting and notes.
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