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Outliner, Hierarchical Tree Note Editor and Information Manager for text, data and images. NoteLynX combines features of both Outliner and Mind Map - as Outliner, notes are displayed in a Hierarchy of expandable Tree Nodes, but like a Mind Map, there is a Tree Root (the project title) and support for Non-Hierarchical cross reference links between notes . Especially useful, you can choose any note to be the current tree root at any time and Multiple Parents feature allows a child note to be linked to more than one parent although defined only once... convenient when something doesn't fit into a single category. NoteLynX Pro also has the ability to embed images in notes.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

User Guide Online

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  • User Guide

    Welcome


    Outliner, Personal Wiki and Information Manager for Text, Data and Images.



    NoteLynX has a powerful, Multiple Category, Hierarchical Tree Structure, that allows a Child note to be linked to Multiple Parents, Cross Referenced notes, Hyperlinked notes, Rich Text & Images in notes (Pro) and many more useful features.

    NB.

    The coloured arrow icons indicate the Link Type of a note, Parent, Friend or Child.

    Version 3.0
    • Features

      Free Version


      • Wiki links
      • Bookmarks
      • Category labelled notes
      • Search, with Wild Cards and Regular Expressions
      • Day & Night Themes
      • Programmable notes
      • Insert Current Date
      • Auto Backup & Restore
      • Cloud Backup & Synchronization
      • Multiple Parents & Cross-References
      • Cloned Notes
      • Import/Export NoteLynX XML to backup or share
      • Import/Export Natara Bonsai 5 CSV files
      • Multi-Select operations
      • Text Size and List Formatting
      • Notes of any size
      • Set any tree node as the current tree root
      • Hierarchical and non-hierarchical links
      • Projects with multiple tree roots

      Pro Version


      • Todo
      • User Defined Categories
      • Sort (alphabetical)
      • Search title, note, case, word
      • Formatting
        • Size, Bold, Italic, Underline
        • Centre, Bullets, Text Color
        • Web, Email, Telephone
        • Images
        • Custom Html tags
      • Style Sheets
      • Templates (via Cloned Sub-trees)
      • Export to HTML (makes printing possible)
    • Getting Started
      Control the outline via the Toolbar, Main Menu and two Context Menus, activated by a Long Tap on either a Note Title or on the Link Icon (colored arrow) to its left.

      New Project


      To add a new project, "Example"
      1. Tap the '+' icon on the the Project List toolbar.
      2. Type, "Example" and tap OK.

      New Notes


      To add three sub-notes, "Color", "Red" & "Blue"
      1. Tap project 'Example' to view the outline. You can see that it acts as the tree root node.
      2. Long tap this note and select 'New Sub-Note'
      3. Type "Color" and Tap the '+'  (ok+next) button.
      4. Type "Red" and Tap the '+' button again.
      5. Type "Blue" and tap OK.

      New Wiki Note


      Here is a Wiki Hyperlink explaining how to make them! The return button will bring you back.

      Moving Notes


      To make 'Red' & 'Blue' children of 'Color'
      1. Tap the 'Link Icons' (colored arrows) to the left of 'Red' & 'Blue' to select them.
      2. Long tap the Link Icon of 'Color', select 'Move Sub-Links' and tap OK.

      Re-ordering Lists


      To move 'Red' to below 'Blue'
      1. Select 'Red' (as described above).
      2. Execute 'Move Links' on 'Blue'.
      You can move multiple items at once if you select them all. In a similar way, you can re-order the project list by tapping and long tapping the project node icons.

      Delete the Project


      When you are finished with this project, long tap its title on the project list and from the menu that appears, tap Delete.

      Finally


      Read the rest of the User Guide to learn the many other features, gestures and keyboard shortcuts. eg. See the FAQ
    • Commands
      Reference guide to all menu commands and gestures.
      • Project List
        The Project List is the screen you first see on starting. It displays a list of all the separate projects you create.

        To quit the Project List, use the Android return button or tap the NoteLynX icon to the left of the title.
        • Toolbar
          The toolbar has the following commands.
          • New
            Create a new Project. You will be presented with the editor screen. Enter the project name in the title area. Add a description below in the text area if you wish, but this will only be visible when you switch to Tree View.
          • Import
            Import a NoteLynX XML project file. A dialog will appear with all valid files to choose from. These are held in a folder called "NoteLynX" on the internal sd card of your device.

            Initially, this User Guide will be the only project in the NoteLynX export folder on the internal SD card of your Android device. But if you are upgrading from a previous version of NoteLynX and you wish to import projects from it, just export them here first.

            NB

            Projects with the same name in the Project List are over-written.
          • Settings
            Open the settings screen to set global parameters
          • Night
            Toggle between Day & Night themes.
        • Main Menu
          To access, tap the android menu button. These menu options are global.
          • New
            Create a new Project.
          • Import
            Import a NoteLynX XML project file.
          • Import CSV
            Import a Natara Bonsai 5 Windows Desktop .csv file. This is an outline that has been exported as comma separated values. The .csv file to be imported must be placed in the NoteLynX folder on your device's internal SD card. Only the basic outline structure is currently supported.
          • Restore
            Allows you to restore a project to an earlier date. Choosing a project from the list shown displays a list of projects from earlier dates and times. Tap one of these to import it.

            NB

            The original project is over-written; you should rename this first of you wish to keep it.
          • Settings
            Open the settings screen to set global parameters
          • Version
            Version History logs all changes in each release of NoteLynX.
          • Help
        • Project Title Context Menu
          Activate by a long tap on a project title. These menu options will apply to that project specifically.
          • Edit
            Change the project name.
          • Export
            Export this project to your device's internal SD card. It will be sent to the folder "NoteLynX" as an XML file with the same name as the title of this project. If the file already exists, it will be overwritten.

            Initially, this User Guide will be the only project in the NoteLynX export folder on the internal SD card of your Android device. But if you are upgrading from a previous version of NoteLynX and you wish to import projects from it, just export them here first.

            NB

            There is a restriction on the characters currently allowed within file names: alpha-numeric, spaces, underscore & hyphen. Other characters will be omitted.
          • Export to HTML (Pro)
            Export a project outline as HTML (file extension .htm) with all formatting preserved. You may then view this in a web browser to send to a printer, embed in a web page online or view independently of NoteLynX.

            Images


            If there are images, these are placed in a folder with the same project name and must be kept with the HTML document if moved from the NoteLynX export folder.

            Wiki Notes


            Because notes created by Wiki hyperlinks are, by default, orphans, they will not be visible in an HTML export unless you use the Recover option in Orphan Scan and then paste them into the outline tree structure.

            Compatibility


            Some word processors (eg Microsoft Word) can open this HTML file as a web document. If you then switch to standard view, it can be saved as a normal document (eg file extension .doc, .docx). This may be convenient if you wish to send an outline as an email attachment to someone without NoteLynX.

            NB

            There is a restriction on the characters currently allowed within HTML file names: alpha-numeric, underscore & hyphen. Other characters will be omitted.
          • Export to CSV
            Export to Natara Bonsai 5 Windows Desktop .csv file. The export file will be placed in the NoteLynX folder on your device's internal SD card. Only the basic outline structure is currently supported.
          • Optimize
            Scans the project to ensure optimal performance. A scan may be initiated by the system when necessary.
          • Delete
            Delete this project: cannot be undone - a confirmation dialog will be shown. Offers the option to also delete any exported .xml project file.
        • Project Node Context Menu
          Activate by a long tap on a project node icon. These menu options are for selecting and re-ordering projects. Will not work when alphabetic sorting of the project list is enabled in settings.
          • Move
            Move all selected projects to a position following this project.
          • Move to Top
            Move all selected projects to the top of the project list.
          • Invert Selection
            Cancel all selected projects and select all non-selected projects.
          • Cancel selected
            Cancel all selected projects.
      • Tree View
        Tree View displays your outline as a hierarchy of collapsible nodes. You access this view by tapping on a particular project in the Project List.

        Tree Root


        Initially, the displayed Tree Root is your project title, but this can change, for example, when you go to a bookmark or perform a search. To return to the initial display, you can use the default (home) bookmark.

        Scrolling


        Tree View scrolls both vertically and horizontally. The latter may be needed if you expand the tree many levels.

        Tree Nodes


        To expand a tree node, tap the + symbol to the left of a note. The number to the immediate left of the + symbol indicates the number of notes that are hidden.

        To collapse the tree at a note, hit the - symbol to its left. The tree root is expanded by default and cannot be collapsed. You can collapse all nodes below the root via the toolbar option.

        NB.

        To exit back to the Project List, use the Android return button or tap the NoteLynX icon to the left of the title.
        • Note Link Types
          There are three types of note link denoted by different colored arrows to the left of a note title. You choose the link type when creating or editing a note or when pasting a link from clipboard dialog.

          See the FAQ section at the end of the user guide for examples of how to use them.
          • ^ Parent
            A link to a parent note has a red up-arrow. NoteLynX supports multiple parents, so there may be more than one. Think of this as like a folder that can contain other notes (or folders).
          • > Friend
            A link to a friend note has a yellow right-arrow. Think of this as either a cross referencing or non-hierarchical link type.
          • Child
            Links to child notes have green down-arrows. Think of these as like items in a folder.
        • Toolbar
          The toolbar has the following commands and scrolls on narrower screens.
          • Cut Links
            This option will remove all selected note links from their current positions and place them on the clipboard. You may then if you wish paste the links back into the tree at another location.
          • Copy Links
            This copies selected note links (ie note references) to the clipboard. It does not copy the notes themselves.
          • Collapse Tree
            Collapse all nodes in the Tree View.
          • Bookmarks
            Displays a list of all current bookmarks. Initially, there is just the default - the project title note.

            To go to a bookmarked note, select it from this list and that note will appear as the current tree view root. To return to the default view, select 'Home' from bookmarks
          • Done (Pro)
            Marks all currently selected notes as Done by striking out the title. Apply a second time to Reset.
          • Find

            Search Terms


            Type in a search term and a list of all notes in the project containing it will be displayed.

            You can now either:-
            1. Tap the desired note to go to it. It will appear as the current tree root. To return to the default view, select 'Home' from bookmarks.

            2. Tap the return button to dismiss the dialog. You will find that all notes found are highlighted. This is useful if you wish to locate the note in a long list.
            To turn off highlighting, use the Cancel Selected option on the main menu.

            Wild Cards


            The symbol '.' acts as a wild card and represents any single character. For example, a search in the User Guide for l.st will find notes containing list as well as last.

            Regular Expressions


            A regular expression is a syntax used for pattern matching. For example,  the combination .* (dot asterix) means zero or more of any character. So a search for ex.*  will match both export and expand. For further information, search online for java regular expressions. suggested link

            TIP:

            To find out the number of notes in a project, use find without a search term, as this matches ALL notes.
            • Case Sensitive (Pro)
              Distinguishes between upper and lower case letters. eg When this option is checked, a search in the User Guide for the word "Number" will find just this note, but when unchecked will also match "number" in several other notes.
            • Whole Words (Pro)
              This option seeks out word boundaries. For example, when this option is left unchecked, a search for "work" in the User Guide will also find "network" in several notes because "work" is a substring.
            • Search Title (Pro)
              Scan the title for matches when making a search
            • Search Text (Pro)
              Scan the text for matches when making a search
          • Night
            Toggle between Day & Night themes.
        • Main Menu
          These options are global and don't relate to any specific note.
          • Cancel Selected
            De-selects all currently selected note links as well as any notes highlighted by Find.
          • Empty Clipboard
            Empty the clipboard of all copied and cut note links.
          • Orphan Scan

            What are Orphan notes?


            An orphan note is one that is detached from the main body of the outline.

            How do they occur?


            1. When Hyperlinking to new Wiki notes.
            2. Using Delete from the Note context menu. Any notes linked to that note may become orphaned if they are not linked elsewhere.
            3. Using Empty Clipboard from the main menu. Any note links that have not been pasted back into the outline may become orphaned if they are not linked elsewhere.
            4. When Optimize detects and resolves issues, notes may become orphaned

            Orphan Scan


            Searches the outline for orphaned notes. If found, they will be displayed in a dialog with options to:-
            1. Recover : they will be sent to the Clipboard where you can paste them back into the outline
            2. Purge : they will be removed permanently from the outline

            Link Stats


            Orphan notes may still be linked to each other. This means that if you recover them, you may only need to paste back one note from each orphan sub-tree, probably the orphan root node.

            To help you decide, the recovered list displays the number of parent (P), friend (F) and child (C) links for each orphan. eg P0 F0 C0 means no links of any type. As a rule, it is best to paste back notes without any parent links ie P0, as these are the sub-tree root nodes
          • Cancel Done (Pro)
            Reset all tasks in this project.
          • Global Sort [ OFF / ON ] (Pro)
            Set global sorting for this project [ON] or [OFF], current status is shown in brackets. When [ON], all lists in the project will be kept sorted by name, although individual list settings can override this.

            For example, using the Sort option on the Link Context Menu, you can specify that certain lists will NOT be sorted, even if global sort is [ON], or that certain others WILL be sorted, even if global sort is [OFF].

            NB.

            If you are uncertain, make a backup of your project first, as previous manual ordering of lists will be lost and cannot be recovered.
          • Style Sheets (Pro)
            Advanced feature requiring some knowledge of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

            The Style Sheets


            There are three style sheets controlling the appearance of your project notes. "Main" contains general definitions such as font and text size, whereas "Day" and "Night" contain definitions specific to the two reading modes, such as background color.

            Example 1


            The default font is Arial. To set a Serif font, change the font-family definition in the body section of the Main stylesheet as follows:-

            font-family: "Times";

            Remember to terminate the code with a semi-colon else it will not work.

            Example 2


            The toolbar text size option inserts header tags, h1- h6. To change the definition of h1 to green, underlined text, insert the following into a project's Main stylesheet:

            h1 {
            color: green;
            text-decoration: underline;
            }

            Color Picker


            Use the toolbar option to set color attributes. Works differently to the color picker for general notes in that it only inserts the RGB color code. You must delete the existing color name or code before use.

            Learning CSS


            Here is a  suggested link  in case you wish to study the subject further.
        • Note Context Menu
          Commands to create, edit and delete notes, accessed by a long tap on the title or subtitle of a note.
          • New Note
            Create a new note in the current list directly below the current note. You have the option to choose the Link Type in the edit screen by tapping on the Link Icon (arrow). New notes are automatically sorted by Link Type in the order Parent, Friend, Child.
          • New Sub-Note
            Create a new note, indented at the top of the current note's Sub-List. You have the option to choose the Link Type in the edit screen by tapping on the Link Icon (arrow). Notes are sorted by Link Type in the order Parent, Friend, Child.
          • Edit
            Edit the Title, Text and Link Type of this note. If there are multiple links to this note, the changes will be immediately apparent at all locations in the tree.
          • Categorize (Pro)
            Applies user defined sub-categories to a note. Also, a quick way to create multiple parents. See FAQ for examples of use.
          • Delete
            Delete this note from the outline. All links from this note to other notes will also be removed.

            This action may result in Orphaned notes ie invisible notes detached from the project title note. You can search for these using the Orphan Scan command on the main menu.
          • Hoist
            Make this note the new Tree View root. It will now appear at the top of the screen.  This is useful when the tree is over expanded. It is used also to go to a bookmarked or found note and to explore an alternative parent.

            To return to the default Tree View, use this command on the current tree root or use the Home bookmark.

            NB

            This operation only alters how the outline appears to you. It does not change the actual structure of the outline.
          • Use as Bookmark
            Bookmark this note or, if it is already bookmarked then remove it.
          • Use as Category (Pro)
            Informs the system a note is to be used as a category. It must have child notes to act as sub-categories. See FAQ for examples of use.
          • Clone Note
            A dialog will ask if you wish to clone all Sub-Notes as well. In this way, you can use a Note or an entire Sub Tree as a Template. (Pro).

            NB

            Only Child links are followed in a Sub-Tree. Parent and Friend links are ignored due to the danger of leakage ie copying spreading to the entire outline.
          • Paste Clone
            Paste a cloned note into the current list, directly below the current note. Works even if the cloned note was in a different project.
          • Paste Sub-Clone
            Paste a cloned note, indented, at the top of the current note's Sub-List. Works even if the cloned note was in a different project.
        • Link Context Menu
          Commands mostly to control links between notes, accessed by a long tap on the link type icon ie the arrow symbol to the left of each note.
          • Move Links
            Moves selected note links to directly below the current position in the outline. Use this command between lists or within the same list to change the order.

            To make a selection, tap each link icon required or use Invert Selected to select multiple items.
          • Move Sub-Links
            Moves selected note links to the top of the current note's sub-list or creates a new sub-list if it is a leaf node. Use this command between lists or within the same list to change the order.

            To make a selection, tap each link icon required or use Invert Selected to select multiple items.
          • Paste Links
            Paste note links, from the clipboard, to directly below the current position in the outline . You have the option to choose the Link Type in the clipboard dialog by tapping on the Link Icon (arrow).

            This option is usually used after Cut Links in order to move notes in the tree. It can also be used after Copy Links to create multiple parents.

            NB. Pasted note links are automatically sorted according to link type in the order Parent, Friend, Child.
          • Paste Sub-Links
            Paste note links, from the clipboard, to the top of the current note's sub-list or creates a new sub-list if it is a leaf node. You have the option to choose the Link Type in the clipboard dialog by tapping on the Link Icon (arrow).

            This option is usually used after Cut Links in order to move notes in the tree. It can also be used after Copy Link to create multiple parents.

            NB. Pasted note links are automatically sorted according to link type in the order Parent, Friend, Child.
          • Invert Selected
            Inverts the selection in the current list. All Note Links that are not selected become selected and vice-a-versa.
          • Sort [ OFF/AUTO/ON ] (Pro)
            Set the sort mode for this note's list of linked notes, current mode is displayed in brackets. Sorting is by name and changes of mode take effect immediately.

            Sort [ OFF ]


            Never sort, even if global sort is [ON]

            Sort [ AUTO ]


            Only sort if global sort is [ON]

            Sort [ ON ]


            Always sort, even if global sort is [OFF]
      • Note View
        Displays a note in full via a tap on the title of a note in Tree View.

        Below the note is a hyperlinked section of the outline. If you follow a link, you can return by tapping the Android back button. To return to the Tree View immediately, tap the NoteLynX icon, top left.

        A position indicator, top left, indicates your current position in a list. eg. 3/5 means you are viewing note 3 in a list of 5
        • Previous
          Go to previous note in the current list

          Use


          • Toolbar Icon
          • Swipe Right
          • Left arrow (hard keyboard)
          • Menu
        • Next
          Go to next note in the current list

          Use


          • Toolbar Icon
          • Swipe Left
          • Right arrow (hard keyboard)
          • Menu
        • Edit
          Edit this note.

          Use


          • Toolbar Icon
          • Double tap
          • Enter key (hard keyboard)
          • Menu
        • Hoist & Exit
          Return to the Outline, making this note the new Tree View root. It will now appear at the top of the screen.

          NB

          This operation only alters how the outline appears to you. It does not change the actual structure of the outline. Revert to normal using bookmarks.
        • Copy
          Copy this note as plain text to the Android Clipboard.

          Use


          • Toolbar Icon
          • Menu
        • Night
          Toggle between Day & Night themes. You can customise these using the Stylesheets menu option in Tree View

          Use


          • Toolbar Icon
          • Menu
        • Exit
          Exit back to the Outline.

          Use


          • NoteLynX Icon
          • Menu
      • Edit Screen
        Here you can modify the Title, Text and Link Type of a note.

        NB.

        When editing the title, the Enter key will move the cursor to the note area.
        • Formatting Tool Bar
          You can add text formatting using options from the toolbar (which scrolls on smaller screens).

          Formatting works by inserting HTML tags around the text to be formatted. You will need to confirm changes to see the results.

          At present, if you have used the toolbar to apply formatting and you wish to change it, you must first remove the unwanted HTML tags and then re-apply.

          NB.

          Only Date works in the title.
          • Date & Time
            Inserts the current date and time. Uses your android device date format settings.  
          • Wiki Hyperlink
            Creates a Wiki hyperlink to another note. Tapping it takes you directly to it and the Android return button brings you back again.

            To Link to a New Note


            Pre-select the text that will be the title of the new note (by long tapping it). Then run the Hyperlink command from the toolbar. Tap 'New Note' from the top of the dialog and then OK to activate the new hyperlink. You may now follow this link to edit it.

            To Link to an Existing Note


            Run the Hyperlink command from the toolbar. Enter a search term. Select a note from the dialog and then OK to activate the new hyperlink. Alternatively, you could have pre-selected text as described above.

            NB.

            When creating new notes, as described above, be aware that this note will be an Orphan and not visible in the outline. If you would like to include some or all of these in the outline, use the Recover option of Orphan Scan and then paste them from the clipboard. This will be necessary if you wish to Export to HTML.
          • Size, Bold, Italic, Underline, Center, Bullet List, Color

            Using prior to entering text


            Place the cursor where you wish to insert formatted text. Tap the toolbar option and the formatting tags will be inserted, leaving the cursor ready for you to enter text between them.

            Using on pre-existing text


            If the text to be formatted is already present, select the text before tapping the toolbar option and the formatting tags will be placed around the text.

            NB.

            The Text Size option is most useful for creating section headers (as on this page). It inserts HTML tags <h1> to <h6>, where <h1> is the largest. The User Guide has additionally re-defined the styles of some of them via the stylesheets.
          • Web, Email, Telephone
            You can insert a web address (URL), email address or telephone number in either of the following two ways.

            Using prior to entering text


            Place the cursor where you wish to insert a link. Tap the toolbar option and a dialog will ask you for the address or number. You may leave the name field empty and tap ok, in which case the address or number becomes the visible link. If you supply a name then that is used instead.

            Using on pre-existing text


            If the address or number is selected before the dialog appears then the relevant dialog field is filled in for you. The name is optional. Or if any other text is pre-selected then the dialog name field will be filled in and you need only supply the address or number.

            Usage


            When in Note View, you can tap on the link. This will either invoke the web browser, your email client or telephone dialer.

            Examples



            Web: Google

            Email: someone@gmail.com

            Tel: 123

            Image as Click-to-Dial



            To achieve the above, first insert a picture of your choice  (see following note in User Guide) then select the HTML code for that image before tapping the telephone toolbar option. Now just enter the number to dial. Also works with web and email addresses.

            NB.


            A valid web URL must start with "http". An international telephone number may be preceded with "+".
          • Picture
            Allows you to select and insert a picture from the Android picture gallery.
          • HTML Tag
            This is an advanced feature and requires some knowledge of HTML/CSS. It is an aid to enter generic HTML tags that aren't on the toolbar.

            Example 1


            To insert a horizontal line as a page divider (see below), choose the Html Tag option from the toolbar, supply tag name "hr" and do not check the "Twin" box (as this needs only a single tag).

            Example 2


            The toolbar has options for bold, italic and underline, but no "subscript". To insert subscripted text like this  (H2O), type HO and place the cursor between the H and the O. Now choose the Html Tag option, supply a tag name  of "sub", check the "Twin" checkbox (because in this instance, there will be a pair of tags) and tap OK. Now type the number 2 between the two HTML tags. This option also works on pre-existing text if you highlight it first.

            Example 3


            You can also construct HTML tags with attribute value pairs. For example, to use a different font (like Courier) do as follows. Bring up the Html tag dialog, and with the "Twin" check box selected, enter the following comma separated string:

            span,style,font-family:Courier;

            This will insert the following HTML:

            <span  style="font-family:Courier;"></span>

            Now just enter the intended text at the current cursor position.



            NB.

            Do not enter  <html>, <head> or <body> sections, as NoteLynX automatically appends these to each note.

            Learning HTML


            Here is a  suggested link  in case you wish to study the subject further.
            • Edit Modes

              Text Mode


              Ordinarily, the editor is in text mode. This means that new-lines and spaces are automatically converted into HTML equivalents <br> and &nbsp;. Sometimes, this may be undesirable.

              HTML Mode


              To switch to HTML mode where spaces and newlines are not significant, start the note with the sequence: </>. This is easier if you use the Html Tag dialog with just a single "/" as the tag name and the "Twin" checkbox unchecked.

              <br> and &nbsp;


              For convenience, when in HTML mode, the Html Tag dialog will insert a <br> tag if you leave the tag name empty.  It can also insert &nbsp; (non-break space) if you enter just a space for the tag name. In both cases, leave the "Twin" checkbox unchecked.

              NB.

              See the following Table Example

            • Table Example

              Row 1 Col 1 Row 1 Col 2
              Row 2 Col 1 Row 2 Col 2
              Row 3 Col 1 Row 3 Col 2

            • Programmable Notes
              Using JavaScript and HTML Forms, you can program your notes to perform various useful functions. See the following two examples.

              NB

              You must be in HTML Mode when entering the code.
              • Celcius to Fahrenheit
                INV
              • Squared Numbers

        • Menu
          • OK
            Commit changes and exit.

            Use


            • Double tap
            • Shift Enter (hard keyboard)
          • OK + Next
            Commit changes and add another new note.

            This option is only available after creating a new note, not when modifying an existing note.

            Use


            • Swipe Left
            • Ctrl Enter (hard keyboard)
          • Night
            Toggle between Day & Night themes.
          • Cancel
            Cancel changes and exit edit mode.

            Use


            • Swipe Right
            • Android back key
            • NoteLynX Icon
      • Settings
        Set global parameters
        • Note Text Size
          Sets the global text size in Note View [Range 0.5 - 2.0, Default 1.0]
        • List Text Size
          Sets the size of text in Tree View, Context Menus and Project List [Range 0.5 - 2.0, Default 1.0] Requires re-start.
        • List Line Spacing
          Sets the minimum separation between lines on the Project List and Tree View. Takes decimal values 0.5 - 2.0 with a default value of 1.0. Requires you to restart NoteLynX to take effect.
        • Outline Subtitle
          Sets the maximum number of lines displayed below titles in Tree View [default 3].
        • Outine Title Wrap
          Line wrap Tree View note titles. Default is ON.
        • Outline Category Labels
          Display category labels above notes. Default is ON.
        • Backups
          Maximum number of backups to be maintained [ 0 - 25, Default 5 ]

          Your modified projects are automatically exported and backed up each time you return to the Project List.
        • Sort Project List (Pro)
          Lists projects in alphabetic order. Requires restart.
        • Restore User Guide
          Use this option if the User Guide is not in the Project List or the NoteLynX export folder. Check the box, quit NoteLynX and then restart it.

          Use this option also after a market update to access the latest version of the User Guide.
    • FAQ
      Frequently asked questions.
      • How can I create Multiple Parents?
        When you create a Sub-Note with Link Type 'Child', the note one level up is its 'Parent'. It is possible, and often very useful, for the same 'Child' linked note to appear in multiple locations in an outline, thus having multiple 'Parents'.

        Example


        Suppose you have notes 'Living Things' & 'Large Things' to be used as categories. You could create a Sub-Note 'Elephant' under 'Living Things' with Link Type 'Child'. To make 'Elephant' also a 'Child' of 'Large Things', do the following:-
        1. Tap on the Link icon for 'Elephant' to select it and then tap the 'Copy Links' icon on the toolbar.
        2. Paste this link as a Child into 'Large Things'. To do this, long tap on the Link icon of 'Large Things' and select 'Paste Sub-Link'.
        3. In the clipboard paste dialog which appears, ensure the Link icon is set to Child (Green Arrow) and tap OK.
        Now 'Elephant' has two 'Parents' and appears twice in the outline. The alternate parent is displayed above the note as a Category Label.

        NB.

        The Categorize and Use as Category commands (Pro) are recommended as they automate and greatly simplify the process of creating multiple parents.
      • How can I use Friend links?
        Use Friend links to cross-reference two notes.

        Method


        1. Go to one of the notes and tap its link icon to select it and then tap the 'Copy Links' icon on the toolbar.
        2. Go to the other note and long tap its link icon, selecting 'Paste Sub-Link' from the context menu.
        3. When the clipboard appears, tap the link type selector icon until it shows 'Friend' (yellow right arrow), then tap OK.
        Now you will find both your notes are Friends ie cross-referenced.
      • How can I use Categorize and Use as Category? (Pro)

        Example 1


        Supposing you had the tree structure below and you wanted to set the priorities for the todo notes.
        • Todo
          • Buy milk
          • Get kids from school
        • Urgency
          • Priority 1
          • Priority 2
        Initially, just to set things up, you would apply "Use as Category" on the note, "Urgency". Thereafter, use the "Categorize" command on each of the todo items, choosing Priority 1 or 2 from the dialog.

        Example 2

         
        In this more complex example, you would initially apply "Use as Category" to Music, Artist and Music Genre, in order to Categorize Song notes and also to Film, Director and Movie Genre, in order to Categorize Movie notes.
        • Music
          • Artist
            • Madonna
            • Beethoven
          • Music Genre
            • Pop
            • Classical
          • Song
            • Material Girl
            • Symphony #5
        • Film
          • Director
            • Steven Spielberg
            • Alfred Hitchcock
          • Movie Genre
            • Scifi
            • Horror
          • Movie
            • Close Encounters
            • The Birds
        Thereafter, the Categorize dialog would start showing just Music and Film, but you would then drill down to apply the bottom level sub categories to Song and Movie notes.
      • How can I Cloud Sync?
        Initially
        1. Install cloud storage & synchronisation apps DropBox  and DropSync on all your devices
        2. Create a new folder in DropBox to sync with
        3. Run DropSync and set up a sync between the NoteLynX export folder and your new folder in DropBox
        4. Set the sync mode to 2 way
        5. Set the Auto sync interval to 5 minutes.
        6. I would recommend that you select 'Monitor Service in the Foreground' .
        Thereafter, synchronisation is fully automatic.

        Note

        that if you wish to continuing editing a project on another device within a 5 minute interval, then enter DropSync (on that device) and tap the Sync button before running NoteLynX.

        If you wish,  there is a companion app that works identically, but with Google Drive instead of DropBox.

      • How can a Sub-Note be a Parent?
        In most other outliners, a Sub-Note is always a Child, but this is not the case in NoteLynX because it needs to be able to represent Multiple Parents and/or Friend links.

        A single Parent of a Child note is implicit by its position above and to the left of a note, but additional Parents cannot be shown in this way. NoteLynX solves this by displaying extra Parent/Friend links in the same Sub-List as the Children and using special link type icons to differentiate them.
      • Why do tree nodes sometimes repeat?
        It is possible for an outline to expand without limit when there are multiple Parent and/or Friend links that span Tree branches, thus causing a loop. It is not a fault and simply implies that you are traversing a circular path.
      • Can I use JavaScript in my notes?
        Yes, notes are web pages so you can program them using JavaScript and HTML Forms.  

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

NoteLynX Pro


NoteLynX Image
Outliner & Hierarchical Tree Note Editor. An Organizer for all your thoughts, ideas & information using cross referenced "Friend" links to create personal data networks of arbitrary complexity. Multiple parents feature allows a child note to be linked to more than one parent although defined only once... very useful when something doesn't fit into a single category. Unique ability to create multiple tree roots within a single network that simplifies the creation of family tree-like structures.

NoteLynX Pro has these extra features
  • Sort (alpha-numeric)
  • Find (with pattern matching)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tasks/Todo (not dated)
  • Night/Day Mode
  • Templates: using 'Copy/Paste Note' to 'clone' sections of an outline
  • Text Formatting
  • Export to XML for backups and sharing
  • Export to HTML for printing, hosting online or importing into MS Word
  • Auto Export: which, with 3rd party apps DropBox and DropSpace, allows periodic cloud backup
  • Style Sheets: giving global control over such things as fonts and text size
  • Cross References: using 'Friend' links to create non-hierarchical structures
  • Multiple parents: a note may appear to be in more than one place although defined only once... very useful when something doesn't fit into a single category or for family-tree-like structures

Get NoteLynX Pro on Android Market

Sunday, 9 October 2011

NoteLynX


NoteLynX Image
Outliner & Hierarchical Tree Note Editor. An Organizer for all your thoughts, ideas & information using cross referenced "Friend" links to create personal data networks of arbitrary complexity. Multiple parents feature allows a child note to be linked to more than one parent although defined only once... very useful when something doesn't fit into a single category. Unique ability to create multiple tree roots within a single network that simplifies the creation of family tree-like structures.

Features
  • Find - search for key words across a network
  • Bookmarks - give easy access to any note
  • Import / Export - to XML for backups and sharing
  • Bi-directional linkages - better than Wiki hyper-links
  • Multiple Networks - held in separate SQLite databases
  • Text Formatting - simple HTML for italic, font color, etc
  • Text or HTML Edit Modes
  • Images - may be embedded in notes
  • Web Links - clickable URLs in notes
  • Large Notes - may be of any size
  • Multiple Parents - advanced networking feature
  • Multiple Roots within each tree hierarchy
  • Friend Links - cross-references between notes
  • Expand/Collapse Outliner: hide unnecessary detail

  • Get NoteLynX Free on Android Market