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Tags and PDFs

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Ariel, May 13, 2010.

  1. Ariel

    Ariel Flightless Bird

    Hi- I am a graduate student, and i mainly work with articles and books in PDF
    form. Since OneNote 2007 can not tag specific paragraphs within a PDF - I
    read PDFs in Acrobat, and then cut and past important paragraphs into
    OneNote to be tagged and commented on. I normally have at least two tags per
    paragraph.

    When I perform a tag search- the results are organized by individual tag,
    but I can't tell what other tags were assigned to the paragraph. For example,
    if I have four tags: X,Y,1 and 2 - i can sort documents by each individual
    tags, but I can't tell which documents in my X category are also in my 1
    category.

    Do you have any tips to fix or work around this problem?

    Thanks,

    Ariel
     
  2. djprius

    djprius Flightless Bird

    Re:Sortings Tags in ON 2010 Beta (was Tags and PDFs)

    On 5/13/2010 8:53 PM, Ariel wrote:
    > Hi- I am a graduate student, and i mainly work with articles and books in PDF
    > form. Since OneNote 2007 can not tag specific paragraphs within a PDF - I
    > read PDFs in Acrobat, and then cut and past important paragraphs into
    > OneNote to be tagged and commented on. I normally have at least two tags per
    > paragraph.
    >
    > When I perform a tag search- the results are organized by individual tag,
    > but I can't tell what other tags were assigned to the paragraph. For example,
    > if I have four tags: X,Y,1 and 2 - i can sort documents by each individual
    > tags, but I can't tell which documents in my X category are also in my 1
    > category.
    >
    > Do you have any tips to fix or work around this problem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ariel


    In OneNote 2010 Beta, one can sort the tags by "Note Text" (as well
    as other sorts, including by "Tag"). If one uses "Note Text", the
    result is organized by each 'container'. Thus, if there are 3 tags on a
    paragraph (container) starting "The last time that ...", one will the
    that phrase appearing 3 times (adjacent) and show the three different
    tags associated with that paragraph (container). I think this is what
    you are looking for.
    One can search for tags by page group, section, section group,
    notebook, or all notebooks (as well as several 'date' options -- like
    "This week's notes").
    Not sure which of these features are available on OneNote 2007.

    David
     
  3. djprius

    djprius Flightless Bird

    Re: Sortings Tags in ON 2010 Beta (was Tags and PDFs)

    On 5/20/2010 8:15 AM, djprius wrote:
    > On 5/13/2010 8:53 PM, Ariel wrote:
    >> Hi- I am a graduate student, and i mainly work with articles and books
    >> in PDF
    >> form. Since OneNote 2007 can not tag specific paragraphs within a PDF - I
    >> read PDFs in Acrobat, and then cut and past important paragraphs into
    >> OneNote to be tagged and commented on. I normally have at least two
    >> tags per
    >> paragraph.
    >>
    >> When I perform a tag search- the results are organized by individual tag,
    >> but I can't tell what other tags were assigned to the paragraph. For
    >> example,
    >> if I have four tags: X,Y,1 and 2 - i can sort documents by each
    >> individual
    >> tags, but I can't tell which documents in my X category are also in my 1
    >> category.
    >>
    >> Do you have any tips to fix or work around this problem?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Ariel

    >
    > In OneNote 2010 Beta, one can sort the tags by "Note Text" (as well as
    > other sorts, including by "Tag"). If one uses "Note Text", the result is
    > organized by each 'container'. Thus, if there are 3 tags on a paragraph
    > (container) starting "The last time that ...", one will the that phrase
    > appearing 3 times (adjacent) and show the three different tags
    > associated with that paragraph (container). I think this is what you are
    > looking for.
    > One can search for tags by page group, section, section group, notebook,
    > or all notebooks (as well as several 'date' options -- like "This week's
    > notes").
    > Not sure which of these features are available on OneNote 2007.
    >
    > David

    This is a correction to the above post by me:
    1. In the second sentence "one will the that ..." should say "one
    will see that ..."

    2. I used the word "containers" incorrectly, I think. It should
    probably be "elements" -- or some other word: I am referring to parts
    that have the "+" sign in the left margin when one left clicks in the text.

    David
     

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