What are notes, and how do I create them?

A note is a text box where you can add descriptive information about a topic.

Add notes

The note shown here is typical. There are three ways you can add a note.

Add notes

Method 1: Right-click a topic

  • Right-click on a topic. This opens the usual BigPicture shortcut menu,
  • Click on Add Note from the Note option.
  • Type your description in the note.
Method 1: Right-click a topic

Method 2: Use the Outline pane

  • Click on the Outline button in the BigPicture ribbon to open the Outline view (if it isn't already open).
  • Right-click on the topic name that you would like to add a note to.
  • Select Add Note from the Note option in the pop-up menu.
Method 2: Use the Outline pane

Method 3: Use the Topic pane

  • Click on the Topic icon in the BigPicture ribbon to open the Topic view (if it isn't already open).
  • Click on the Note option and check the Include Note option.
  • Type your note in the field provided.
  • BigPicture will add the Note to the selected Topic
Method 3: Use the Topic pane

Note settings

Once a note exists, the shortcut menu allows you to delete the note, keep the note open, or show all notes.

Note settings

Note indicators

If you decide not to keep a note open, you can still see that a note exists by the note icon below the topic. You can click this icon to see the note, and click again to close it.

Note indicators