Fastest/most conventient way to call up research/notes?

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Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:49 am Post


I tend to divide my research and note content by the section they'll go in. So I duplicate the document's structure in the research area and paste my notes in there as needed. Then with 2 panes open, I keep my left pane in the current chapter's text editing area, and the right pane in the corresponding research section.

One drawback of this is that it requires a lot of redundant clicking to keep the sections in sync when I'm jumping around. Is there any way to simply bind a research page to its corresponding document page? If not what other option might work well for bringing notes and research to the screen for a certain section, with minimal extra clicks?

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Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:52 pm Post

Depending on the size of your notes, you could have them in the Inspector for each document instead.
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:20 pm Post

That’s what I do too. I see you’re on Windows, which I’m not familiar with, but on Mac I just copy the relevant research info to the document note window of the file I’m actually writing. On iOS, it shows up in the inspector, as Lunk noted. If I’m starting on iOS, i'll sometimes do the same thing (tap the little circled í to bring up inspector, then tap where it says tap here to add notes), or sometimes I’ll just make the original research note a quick reference item for the file I’m writing, so I don’t have to copy and paste from the original to the document note section. I’m sure there are other ways too.