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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.

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

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.
- New User Notes files have the file
   extension U.amynotes and
   support Unicode, formatting, etc.
- Upgrade of old User Notes files to
   support Unicode is   planned for a
   future version.

View 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.

View User Notes with 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.

Tip: You can also scroll through the User Notes in the additional Pane. Tap the Linked button (The additional pane is linked; click to Unlink the panes so that each pane can be scrolled separate from one another) to unlink the file from the Text and scroll through all your User Notes.

View 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 TOC button (The TOC button (for table of contents) is used to navigate content in a particular resource.) 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 Search 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.

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. Accordance content is licensed for one user. It is illegal to allow other users to load your modules on their computers or mobile devices. To protect the rights of the copyright owners of the content, the following protections are in place:
  2. The user of Accordance must be the Accordance admin.
  3. If a device is synced to a different computer all the previous content is deleted prior to the sync, unless the user selects syncing only of user notes
  4. Open the desired User Notes file in Notes View.
  5. Tap the Edit button ().
  6. The text of the selected note appears with the keyboard.
  7. The standard keyboard and device selection functions are available.
  8. To display the text of the verse you are annotating, tap the notes file name displayed on the top bar.
  9. Tap the up and down arrows (top right of display) to go to the prior or next verse.
  10. If a note is already present for that verse, you can edit it.
  11. 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.
  12. Accordance attempts to AutoLink Scripture references.
  13. Empty notes are not saved.
  14. 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 all devices with Accordance Mobile.

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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