Issue: Adding notes in reading direction

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:01 pm Post


I enjoy using Scapple to make simple plots.

There’s a ”problem” when adding short, connected notes in the reading direction: The note area becomes very long when editing! Let me show you what I mean:

0. What you want:
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1. You make the first note:
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2. You now have to make the second note at an unnaturally large distance from the first:
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… and move it manually.

If you’re creating a long chain of events like this, it does get a little tiresome! :?

Could you make (it an option to make) the notes expand-as-you-type, instead of giving them a preset editing width?

(Please! :) )

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:40 pm Post

bjørn wrote:0. What you want:

What you get if you make a note "Jim is born", press Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-Right arrow, Return (creates new note) and write "Mother dies in childbirth":

Whatever you get. Don't know how to add a link to the screen grab. But the point is you get two notes after each other, with a short arrow between them.
Scribo ergo sum

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Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:02 am Post

Thanks, matsgz!
That works perfect.

(Why didn’t I check the menus? :oops: )