09-25-2010 10:44 PM
I can't figure out how to take notes... I open it next to my book, but there's nothing to click on like "add note" or "new note" or something. Same with highlighting. Help? Thanks!
09-27-2010 12:33 AM
What are you highlighting? If you right click you can add a note, but it has to be attached to a specific text. You can't just right free notes. It really makes you wonder if the people who wrote this program ever wrote notes in college.
And don't get me started about pdf file notes. If you convert something to PDF, you can't take any notes. It will let you highlight and select only topics to attach your notes and highlighting to. Why? They have no idea. When I called them they first told me that it was because you had to get the file from B&N. Now then they said it was because I created the file and the DRM code prevented me from doing it. Well if it prevented me from doing it, why does it do it for only certain portions?
In short, they have no clue about how their product works, or doesn't work and I am sorely disappointed in this software. I feel like a guniea pig. Who has time to test out their software when taking on a full load in school???
10-03-2010 11:05 PM
No, it depends on the particular PDF. PDFs can be formatted in a variety of ways. There are PDfs taht are aonly images of the document, and, I believe, you can't highlight or take notes on these. however, if you run an OCR program over the PDF, it will create an OCR mask (or some such), and then you can highlight and take notes on particular words.
I'm not really technologically very knowledgable about this, but I've run into this problem too. As for taking notes, just open up Word or some other word processor and take general notes there. If you don't need the nots attached to a p[artcular word or passage, then there's really no need for a journal application in NookStudy itself. You can just use already existing word processors.
And you can highlight text by dragging your cursor across the text you want to highlight and then right-click. This bring up the annotations menu, and you can add a note, highlight and a coupoe of other types of markup.
10-04-2010 11:27 AM
To highlight, just drag and select the text you want to highlight, then a box pops up and you want to Apply Markup, then select highlight or asterisk or whatever.
For notes, it seems to be the same process of highlighting, then going to Add Note.