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Notes View

User Notes are comments you add to specific verses in the Bible. You can apply notes to verses on your mobile device and on your desktop version of Accordance, and then sync them so that both devices have the same notes. The Sample Notes file is included with the App as a demonstration. It provides notes for the first three chapters of Genesis and Matthew.

If a User Note has Scripture Links, tapping the link opens the reference in the Instant Details. User Notes are displayed and edited in Notes View. They can also be displayed in an additional pane. You can customize the fonts used in User Notes via the Settings View.

Note for Experienced Accordance Users: Links in User Notes are not functional in the mobile app. User Notes files now have a file extension, acc.4, to enable cross-platform accessibility.

The file My Mobile Notes is a blank Notes file pre-installed with the App.

Viewing User Notes

A red dot beside a verse indicates a verse with a note. A red triangle indicates more than one note has been applied to the verse.

User Notes can be displayed in an additional pane, or in Notes View.

To view User Notes with the displayed text:

  1. Tap the Add pane ( or Add pane (horizontal view)) button. Module type buttons are displayed with a list of available modules (the list depends on the module type selected).
  2. Tap the User Notes button () and choose the desired notes file. The User Notes open in the additional pane.

    The file scrolls with the verse in the displayed Text module.

To view the User Notes file in Notes View:

  1. Tap the Library button () to open the Library.
  2. Tap the My Notes category in the Library. A list of available User Notes files is displayed.
  3. Tap the desired User Notes file. The file opens in Notes View.

    Tap the Go To button () to jump to the note for any verse.

Note: Links are not currently implemented in User Notes.

Search User Notes

You can search User Notes as you would any other module.

  1. Open the User Notes file in Notes View.
  2. Tap the Search button () to go to Search View.
  3. Enter the words you are looking for in the Argument Entry box.
  4. Tap either Content or Reference to search the entire file or only for specific verse references, respectively.
  5. If desired, in the Options, turn on Show All Text. By default, Show All Text is turned off. In this case, only those notes that meet your search criteria are displayed.

Note: The Contents search of Notes is a simple string search only, finding the entered characters whether they represent a whole word or a part of a word.

Creating and Editing User Notes

You can create a new User Notes file and add/edit notes via the Main View or Notes View. Each method is described below.

Create and Edit Notes in Main View

  1. In Main View, tap and hold a verse reference to display a pop-up menu.
  2. On the pop-up menu, tap User Note. A pop-up appears for selecting the User Notes file to which you want to add a note, or for creating a new User Notes file.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Open the desired User Notes file by tapping it.
  5. Create a new User Notes file by tapping in the name box and entering a name for the file. To cancel this command, leave the name box empty.

    In either case, the User Notes file opens in a pop-up and you can now add or edit a note for the selected verse.

Create and Edit Notes in Notes View

  1. Open the desired User Notes file in Notes view.
  2. Tap the Edit button (). A message appears advising that formatting of the note (from the Mac version) will be lost if you proceed to edit the Notes File. Click OK.

    This message does not reappear once you tap OK.

    Note: Accordance for iOS does not currently support the editing of text styles. If you later sync these notes with your Mac version you will add any new material, but lose the font, size, and style information for all the text of that note, including the blue underline for links. Greek and Hebrew text is preserved.

  3. The text of the selected note appears with the keyboard.
  4. The standard keyboard and iOS selection functions are available.
  5. To display the text of the verse you are annotating, tap the notes file name displayed on the top bar.
  6. Tap the up and down arrows (top right of display) to go to the prior or next verse.
  7. If a note is already present for that verse, you can edit it.
  8. If there is no note for that verse, the verse reference is displayed and you can start writing a note beneath the reference, or proceed to another note.
  9. Empty notes are not saved.
  10. Tap Done to return to the previous display.
Adding and Deleting Notes

To add a note to a specific verse, do one of the following:

  • Tap and hold on a verse reference in the Bible text.
  • Tap Edit () in Notes View.

To delete an entire note, simply delete its contents.

A User Notes file is deleted via the Library.

Syncing User Notes

User Notes can be synced in both directions between your Mac and iOS Accordance apps.

When syncing, if the User Notes are checked in the list, Accordance automatically applies the changes made to each individual note, whether on the Mac or the mobile device, to the other set of notes. If the same note has been modified in both sets of notes, a dialog box displays both notes and allows you to select the note you want to keep.

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