New Stacked Note with Arrow

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Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:09 pm Post

If the previous note is connected with arrow, it would be nice to have a keyboard combination that would create a New Stacked Note With Arrow.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:20 am Post

Stacks and arrows seem to occupy two similar methods of binding items together, as such I don't see the point of combining them---it would be kind of redundant. Stacks are a bit like a rigid sequence of arrow connected notes. Arrows allow for non-linear sequence assignment and Stacks provide explicit togetherness and linear progression. Stacks provide a sub-class of binding that falls within the realm of what arrows provide.

Maybe I'm not following what you mean though. Perhaps if you could post a screenshot of an example.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:53 pm Post

See example appended. Scroll down for notes. The Stacked list is fast entry, then moving them for organization. If the arrows were added at creation with a “New Stacked Note w/arrow” you would not have to do so later.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 pm Post

Ah, okay that makes more sense. It sounded to me as though you were looking to create an arrow from line one to line two to line three to line four in the stack. To from an external note that points to all line within it.

I don't know, it's really easy to do this already. You just select the stack by clicking on the top one, hit Opt-Cmd-A, then Opt-drag the stack onto the "main idea" note. Done, they are all individually connected.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:44 pm Post

Result is the lines and arrows are too long. See attached.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:48 pm Post

Worked when I added text.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:15 pm Post

Yeah, you're just looking at how it draws the note at a fixed width until you add text, then it resizes the width to fit the text (up to a point), and thus the lines will draw more accurate once you've typed. The first two would make slightly more sense if you turned on background fills by default. You'd see the oblong shape and note the arrows are pointing to the middle of it.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 pm Post

Should not the arrows point to the front and not the middle?

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:33 pm Post

I don't think the arrows are that aware of what is going on around them. They point to the middle of the object. If the object is nearly on the same vertical plane as the other, then the arrow will appear to be pointing to the facing side, but you can see if you drag something around the arrow is just basically pointing to the middle of the rounded rectangle and stopping wherever it impacts the edge of it.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:36 pm Post

Thank you.
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:55 am Post

You can change the behaviour somewhat in the Document tab of the inspector, setting connections to point to note edges rather than to their centres.
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:01 pm Post

Thank you MM. That is perfect.