Taking notes. Better.

Novlr has the ability to add notes on your novel in a separate ‘Notes’ chapter that isn’t included in your word counts.

Notes version 2 will allow links to webpages in the notes chapter so that you can use that space for any online research.

Status

This feature is now in development!

TELL US IF YOU WANT THIS FEATURE:

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  1. Jen Larsen says:

    While I love the basic Note feature I would REALLY love chapter-specific Notes–a separate note section for each individual chapter.

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    • Kimberley says:

      Completely agree. Have add Notes v3 to the pipeline (and I’ll add it to the website for votes/discussion tomorrow). Thanks a lot for your feedback!

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      • Graham Brand says:

        Great. I was about to ask for this too. One of the reasons that I’m keeping an eye on Novlr, and haven’t started to use it for actual projects yet, is that I like to refer to chapter/scene specific notes. They’d be a big help when both outlining and writing.

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      • Clare says:

        Hi Bruce! Multiple notes are going to be introuced soon so you can have 1 note per chapter or 1 note per character 🙂

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    • Megan says:

      Agree with chapter-specific notes. I was disappointed to see this was not already a feature. I would also like to be able to include character and setting specific notes within each chapter drop-down.

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  2. Jace says:

    How about the ability to also make multiple notes and change the name of them so that we can organize and refer back to certain things we need instead of trying to cram it all in one note and find it later?

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Tristan, thanks for your comment. We’ll be looking at adding this feature in an upcoming release to make it easier for you guys to organise your novel. 🙂

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  3. Irina says:

    What you are requesting is Comments and not Notes. Why do you need more than one Note per chapter? Scrivener has a project note section and a document note section, and it works great.

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  4. Craig Roberts says:

    It would be great to be able to have the notes section as a slide-in panel, so that I am not having to switch between the chapter I’m currently writing and the notes section where I have organised events in the story. It would be good to be able to see my chapter and the notes pane side-by-side at times.

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    • Clare says:

      Hi Craig. Thanks for your comment. Splitting the screen has been suggested before by a few users. I don’t know how easy it would be to develop, but could be something we could consider for a future release. Thanks for the suggestion! Clare 🙂

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    • LV says:

      Great minds think alike. I was Just thinking of this today as I was writing notes for a chapter within my chapter pane. I thought how great it would be to be able to see my notes as I went forward with writing the actual chapter. I think this is essential and the option to turn it on and off would also be helpful as with all new items.

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  5. LV says:

    I had another idea today for a Notes section as we revise our drafts. Here it is: We highlight a span of text we want to make a note about, it brings up the current bar (for bolding text, etc…) and has a symbol or letter for making a note for that text. Once we select that, a tray comes out from the right-hand side (much like the chapter/scene title tray on the left) and a text box is open within that tray for us to write a little something regarding the text. Then we hit “done” or something and it saves the text. We can then continue through our chapter/scene and making notes by highlighting text. Then once we’re done (or whenever we want) we can hit an icon at the top (probably to the left of the current settings button with the wrench) and close that “Notes Tray”. Then, if we’re on a particular chapter/scene and want to look at all the notes at once, we can click on the notes icon at the top and it pulls out the entire tray, immediately highlighting all our text with notes through that entire page. We can then scroll down through our notes/text. Once we have completed a note and no longer want a particular text section highlighted, there should be a way to delete the note (thus deleting the highlighting). I just find that as I’m reading I’d like to write notes about a particular line of text, dialogue, etc… so I can come back to it later.

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  6. LV says:

    Extra thought on Notes Tray idea, perhaps give highlighting color options. That way when we’re looking at our notes we can say “These notes highlighted in blue pertain to character stuff and these notes highlighted in green pertain to scene stuff” and automatically see which ones we want to work on. And maybe have a toggle for certain colors so we can turn them on or off depending on which ones we want to focus on? I realize this whole idea might take a lot of time to create, but I wanted to provide it anyway as I thought it’d be a useful tool, super helpful for when we’re revising.

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  7. Amy Adams says:

    I would just like to go back to the same spot in the chapter I was working on after I add to notes. I find that, as I’m writing, something will occur to me. I’ll click on notes and jot it down and then click on the chapter I had been working on and have to scroll down to find my spot again. Eliminating the need to find my spot would be helpful.

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