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How do I save notes about a resource?

Your Notebook allows you to save notes and highlights about digital resources.

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Highlighting Text
Adding Notes
Deleting Notes
• On the App
• On the Website
Viewing Notes
• On the App
• On the Website


Highlighting Text

To create a note about a passage of text in a resource, you must first highlight that passage. Select the text by clicking and dragging the cursor or Text Selection Pins (or tap/hold on a tablet). When the highlight menu appears, select a color or underline. (You will need to highlight text in order for the highlight menu to appear.)

A highlighted passage of text and the highlight menu above it featuring different color options and serveral icons

 


Adding Notes

To create a note about text in a resource, you must first highlight that text (see Highlighting Text above). After you’ve selected text, click/tap the Note button in the highlight menu.

Add Note icon

If you’ve selected a single word, click/tap the Add Note button in the Options menu.

Add Note button

A Note icon appears in the margins when a note is associated with the highlighted passage.

The Note icon is located to the right of this highlighted passage of text


Deleting Notes

You can delete notes from the Notebook screen or from directly within a resource. To delete a note or highlighted passage, click/tap anywhere in the highlighted passage.

A highlighted passage of text and the highlight menu above it featuring different color options and serveral icons

When the highlight menu appears, click the Delete button.

The Delete icon

You will be asked to confirm the deletion.

The Delete Note confirmation window with the following text: "This highlight includes a note. Do you want to delete it?" Beneath are two buttons, Yes and No


Delete Notes on the App

To delete a note using the MackinVIA™ app, tap the Notebook button in the upper-right corner main menu.

The Notebook icon

Tap the Notes button in the window.

My Notebook screen. The Notes button is circled and is found to the right of the Bookmarks button. At the far right is the Edit button and an X to exit the screen.

Then tap the Edit button.

My Notebook screen. At the far right is the Edit button and an X to exit the screen.

Once in edit mode, you can select entries to delete.

My Notebook screen. The Delete button is red and found above the passage of text. To the left of the text is a red circle with a white line in the middle, which will delete the passage if selected.


Delete Notes on the Website

To delete a note on the MackinVIA website, click on the Backpack™ icon and choose Notebook. You will need to sign into your Backpack account if you haven’t already.

The Backpack Options. The Notebook button is located beneath Favorites, and above Checkouts and Requests

All the resources containing your notes and highlights will appear. Click the title or cover image of the resource containing the notes or highlights you wish to delete.

The Notebook screen listing two eBooks. Next to the cover images are the titles, synopsis, More Info button and several buttons

Click the Delete button under the note or highlight you want to delete.

The My Notes & Highlights screen. An arrow points to the delete icon at the far right of the screen under each note.


Viewing Notes

Your notes will be available for viewing in the MackinVia app and on the MackinVIA website. You can view a list of all highlights and notes you’ve taken on your Notebook screen.


View Notes on the App

If you’re using the MackinVIA app, open the resource you want to view notes for, then tap the Notebook icon in the upper-right corner main menu.

The Notebook icon

Tap the Notes button in the window.

My Notebook screen. The Notes button is circled and is found to the right of the Bookmarks button. At the far right is the Edit button and an X to exit the screen.

You will see a list of notebook entries for that title. Each entry contains a highlighted passage, an associated note (if one was created) and a corresponding page number.

The My Notebook screen with two highlighted passages of text and two corresponding notes

PLEASE NOTE: For offline devices, notes and highlights will be available as soon as the device is connected to the Internet. However, the app needs to be opened to prompt this action.


View Notes on the Website

To view a note on the MackinVIA website, click on the Backpack icon and choose Notebook. You will need to sign into your Backpack account if you haven’t already.

The Backpack Options. The Notebook button is located beneath Favorites, and above Checkouts and Requests

All the resources containing your notes and highlights will appear. The number of notes you took on each resource will be included in a label attached to the cover image. Click on the resource containing the notes or highlights you wish to view.

The Notebook screen listing two eBooks. Next to the cover images are the titles, synopsis, More Info button and several buttons

Once you click on a resource you made notes about, from there you can edit or delete those notes and highlights or you can click on the Cite! button for a bibliographic citation of the resource. Beneath each highlighted passage is the page number the passage was taken from.

The My Notes & Highlights screen with two highlighted passages of text and two corresponding notes


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