make it possible to MERGE or SPLIT notes files.
I have large duplicate note files since new note files were started in Logos4 before my old ones were imported from Logos3. Also, with the horribly slow note editor in Logos4, I need to split large note files into smaller ones.
The new Notes Tool in Logos 8 does away with individual Notes Documents, and merges all notes into one database that can be faceted by many different criteria. This makes it unnecessary to need to merge/split notes files or manage the storage of notes. It’s supported on desktop, web, and mobile. https://community.logos.com/forums/t/173735.aspx
@sparrow This feature will be addressed in our next-generation Notes tool. It's currently available in the Logos web app, and for beta testing in the desktop application: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/159247.aspx
Do we know whether any work is being done on this or whether it's even possible? I've had this need for several years and just wonder if there's any type of update or if someone has discovered another way of merging note files. Thank you.
Charles Earle Tucker commented
I have a Logos 7 license, with several Notes files. Among these the largest are in 2 versions: "General Notes" and "General Notes (4)". These 2 are very large (having been a user for many years now) and very close in content. [Probably the "(4)" was created because of phone (i.e., Android Bible app) usage on my part.]
I would like to suggest/request, as an interim solution, a new utility option in Logos that could compare any 2 NOTES files (for now, comparing 2 files is better than none). The 2 files to compare could be chosen by a checklist. The output of the utility would list the differences between the files -- that is, what individual notes are different between them. This 'differences file' could then be printed or exported as an informal guide to the user as to what notes to manually (for now) move (if he wants to do so) from 1 file to the other. These "moves" would be done by the user manually creating a new note in the desired Note file, and then he would copy & paste from one source to the other. All this would be the user's responsibility -- at least for now).
This is better than having no option (as it is now) other than that of retaining the 2 very large notes files, which of course slows the computer, can add confusion -- etc.
Another even better option to consider (longer term?) is just as Amazon has done fairly recently for Kindle notes. The Kindle syncing process allows user notes made on any device to be uniformly displayed on all devices, and this is true even for their user-created content (such as PDFs, Word files converted for Kindle display, etc.). They are (I believe) a company worth studying and hooking up with (at one time Logos documents could be moved to Kindle, not sure about that now -- but that's another issue.)
THanks for considering the needs of the user communities, many of us "aging". If we can use the software easily, it will more naturally be adopted by our grandkids and the like, if/when we no longer have time to use it heavily as we do now. Also, many clergy depend on the utility to help prepare their sermons, notes and lessons -- hoping that can robustly continue in the future. "Freely you have received -- freely give." That is my aim, and I hope yours also, when it comes to making the software easier to use productively.
Is this still an active need? Is there a way to do this now?
Merging and splitting should be part of the basic functionality within the Notes environment.
Somehow I have 4 different locations where my ESV notes / highlights are located. If I could transfer 3 of the locations to the fourth, my problem would be solved.
At least enable CTRL click to select more than one note at a time. Moving hundreds of notes one by one is daunting!
Thanks for all you do Logos team!
Rich Thirsk commented
Highlighting is very important to my use of Logos 6.
But it has stopped working properly for me, presumably because of an extremely large Notes file per the "Re: Getting the Yellow Sync triangle on PC today" (https://community.logos.com/forums/p/86349/802433.aspx#802433) in the Logos 5 forum).
Highlighting using the palette associated with this large Notes file will not apply the highlighting. Sync'g (both uploading and downloading) takes a very long time (10+ minutes). Also, some previous highlighting in this large Notes file was not sync'd up and down to another device I have.
I would very much like a tool that will allow me to split the notes in this large Notes file into two or more smaller Notes files.
Michael Waldstein commented
I think this is a priority improvement.
Tim Stephens commented
Anton Brown commented
I agree. I've been in Logos for years and have multiple note files- especially of the highlighter variety that could be and should be merged.
This is a real sore spot for users who have inadvertently created duplicate note files.
Faye Bryant commented
As I highlight text using the inductive study method, I seem to have developed three notes files when I really only wanted one. It would be really nice if I could merge them all into one.
Ed Wandling commented
I've been using Logos for years now. I've got all kinds of different note files that seemed like a good idea when I started them, but now not so much. Still, I don't want to lose the individual insights gained and would like a way of combining them. This way I can reduce my total number of files to a more workable size.