The Notes window shows the notes associated with each abstract displayed in the
Abstracts window. Notes are contained in a separate file from the abstracts file.
See the file formats page for details about this file.
Reading notes files
To read a notes file, click the 'Read Notes...' button. Navigate through the
Mac file system using the Open dialog, and choose a file to read. The file will
be read and parsed, and all notes stored in memory. Each note will be matched
up with an existing abstract of the same PMID number. You must already have
read an abstracts file in order to read a notes file. WARNING: Each time
you read an abstracts file, the current set of notes are erased.
Entering and editing notes
Enter or edit a note for the currently displayed abstract by typing in the main
text field of the window. You can also paste notes into the field using the
Edit menu. Notes are only saved to a file when you click the 'Write Notes...'
Navigating through abstracts
Click the 'Previous Abstract' or 'Next Abstract' buttons to move through all the
abstracts in the file, one at a time. These buttons duplicate the navigation buttons
contained in the Abstracts window.
Selecting the font
To change the font of the notes text field, click the mouse in the field and
choose 'Select All' from the Edit menu. You can then access the Font menu and
change the font with 'Show Fonts' or any of the other menu items. Only if you
selected the entire notes field will changes to the font persist to notes in
Writing notes files
To write the current set of notes to a file, click the 'Write Notes...' button.
Navigate through the Mac file system using the Save dialog, and enter the name
of a file to write. All notes for the current set of abstracts will be written
to the file.
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