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    Is there a way to keep the notes pane open without using the Details/Task Form pane? I use notes extensively (I dump status emails on tasks directly into it) and I like to be able to see more than a few lines at a time but that means close to 25% of my screen space is wasted when I’ve got the details pane open. Is there any other way to modelessly view the Notes that I’ve missed?

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Jigs GatonJigs Gaton
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    SURE DAN, just add the notes field to any view, such as the Gantt, and you can just scroll the screen and see / edit all the notes from the view. Best,
    Jigs

    #477222 Reply

    Jigs,

    If I’m understanding you correctly that would give me a tiny window through which to view the notes, would it not? Also I’d be limited to viewing only the first 255 characters of the notes. I’d like to have a large display of the notes.

    Regards,
    Dan

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    Jigs GatonJigs Gaton
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    Ha, yes, that will put the first 255 characters of note data in a cell, The only other think my feeble brain can think of is to create a custom report using the notes field only… that might do it, not sure 🙂 Give it a try!

    #477293 Reply
    Ismet Kocaman
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    Dan,

    – By using the key sequence <Shift+F11>, open two windows of the same project plan file, get rid of the Timeline if the default new view includes it.
    – Arrange two windows (Project_File:1 and Project_File:2) vertically so as to share the application space, then open the Task Form/Notes on the right,and open another sheet view that you want on the left. But they won’t be interactive like it happens in a combination view.

    I use this configuration all the time, and if you have two monitors, you can extend the Project application window toward the 2nd screen. I hope this works.

    Ismet Kocaman

    #477353 Reply

    Ismet,

    That’s close enough! Thank you!!

    Are there any synchronization issues I should be worried about?

    Dann

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    Jigs GatonJigs Gaton
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    yes, Ismet rocks. Another thought that I had was to use Evernote in another window, and link to it from the notes field…

    #477361 Reply
    Ismet Kocaman
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    It is easy to test, as follows:
    – Open the Task Entry view with Notes detail on the left window
    – Open the Task Form view with Notes detail on the right window
    – Select the same task on both windows such that both show the same task notes
    – Enter some text into either Notes box and and click OK, the entry will appear on the other box.
    Hope this works.

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