Notes Overview

Notes

Taking notes and leaving notes are essential parts of the writing process whether you are crafting the work or editing. WriterDuet has provided a variety of ways to create notes for your project that can suit your workflow. 


Comments

Sometimes referred to as margin notes or embedded notes. When reviewing and editing, this is our recommended way of leaving notes in the document. This feature includes a variety of additional options that allow you to color code comments, track resolved and unresolved comments, view comments from specific collaborators, and more! See the full article on Comments to learn more. 

To leave a comment:

  1. Hover the cursor over or click in the line you would like to leave a comment on
  2. Select the comment bubble that appears in the left margin
  3. Type the comment
  4. Press Enter/Return
    1. The comment will appear in the same color as your user icon, with your name, and a time stamp.
    2. Lines with comments will have a visible solidly outlined comment bubble


Note Lines

Just as there are line types for Scene, Action, Dialogue, etc. There is a line type for Notes. This allows you to place notes directly in the script. 

  1. Place the cursor in the line you would like to be a Note line type
  2. Change the line type to Note
    1. Press Ctrl/Cmd + 9 
    2. Open the Line Types widget and select Note
    3. Select Format > Line Type and select the Note
  3. If there is not already content in the line, add the desired content.
    1. Note lines will appear in gray. You can change text color for the line type through Customize Format


Outline Lines

Similar to Note lines, Outline lines are directly linked to your Scene Headings. Once a line is assigned as an Outline line, turning on and off the Outline Mode will allow you to see them in Page view or even filter your view to just Scene Headings and Outline lines in Cards Mode and Mind Map. 

  1. Place the cursor in the line you would like to be an Outline line type
  2. Change the line type to Outline
    1. Press Ctrl/Cmd + 0 
    2. Open the Line Types widget and select Outline
    3. Select Format > Line Type and select Outline 
  3. If there is not already content in the line, add the desired content.
    1. Outline lines will appear in blue. You can change text color for the line type through Customize Format


Personal Notes in the Private Pad

This feature is for note-taking outside of the main document. Want to do some brainstorming, flesh-out a character backstory, or leave personal reminders about your writing? Whatever if it is, the Private Pad is built into your project to provide you with the space that's all yours. Your collaborator(s) will not be able to see anything that is in the Private Pad unless you choose to make it public

To open the Private Pad:

In Simplified or Hybrid Layouts

  1. Select the Cards & Private Pad icon in the left sidebar

OR in Classic Layout

  1. Open the Private Pad, Comments, & Share tab in the right widget panel

OR in other layouts

  1. Select View > Customize Layout
  2. Select the Widgets tab on the Customize Layout collapsible menu
  3. Click-and-hold the Private Pad widget to drag-and-drop it in the desired widget area

OR

  1. Open the Docs widget
  2. Double-click to open the Private Pad
    1. It will open as a full editor in the main editing area

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