I want to be able to add comments to my manuscript like I can with Google Docs
"Comments (like GDocs)" (suggested by Sunny J. Reed on 2017-12-01), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
The Ability to leave notes for yourself within the chapters and scenes would be amazing. I find it's easier to access them when they are within the section verses separate from the manuscript.
"In Line Commenting" (suggested by Maya on 2017-12-13), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
In line commenting would be ideal. Pretty please!
This would make the editing process a lot easier. There are a lot of times when I'm writing where I'll come to a point where I know I'm going to have to change something later. Currently, I write that down in a note with the chapter name and what I need to change, but it would be so much easier to be able to have a comment right there where I need to edit. As well, it's a lot nicer if your friend who's kindly helping you edit can leave a comment for you instead of changing something
This is the single-most important feature Dabble is missing. I would love to see this added! It's very useful to leave a note about the thing I need to change and to keep track of whether I've made those changes when editing.
This. It would be very helpful to be able to quickly note something and move on. Just off the cuff, to make it "more helpful" than what's currently out there, perhaps have a flag attached to the comment? Things like "Rewrite", "Research", "Grammar Fix", "Check Timeline"
I do a lot of editing with my writing group and this would be a great feature. (Maybe an editing mode would be an option?)
I do a lot of reworking in my stories and I'd like to be able to comment to say what parts need changing instead of having to do that immediately.
Ditto. Ditto. Ditto. I want the ability to flag a sentence, paragraph, or scene and attach a comment to it. A real example I'm dealing with; I'm proof-reading a scene and noticed that I changed the POV for one paragraph. So I had to bracket the paragraph in asterisks and add "WRONG POV" to the starred line. Hopefully, I can find these asterisks later. Inline comments, flagging, and the ability to jump between them would make this SO much easier.
Same! Inline commenting would be so helpful. I use it all the time in google docs and I think this one thing would tip me over to using Dabble 100% for my stories. Thanks for your consideration.
To add on to this, if this is implemented something i would love to see is the option for the comment to be *either* a comment with text *or* just a flag that has a visual, colored marker out on the margin and on the index/navigation side pane! It would be great to be able to flag things with a few simple colors for either tracking or returning to later.
The way I would use comments in a scene is as a synopsis, and as place to save a To Do item for later attention.
Even just being able to change the color of text would help to leave notes to self and catch attention when editing. I hope this is a feature that you consider.
This feature will let us "add comments" the same way we do it in Google Doc
"A Google Doc style "Add Comment" feature" (suggested by Jun on 2020-02-14), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Absolutely. I nearly gave up and went back to google docs because of this. I now have to add my comments into the text with searchable delimiters, but that screws up my word count. Yuck.
Please, please add this feature. It's the one big thing keeping me from subscribing.
Maybe a (relatively) simple solution(?): When I need to leave myself an inline note now, I add brackets around it & bold the note so I can find it later. If my note could somehow not be counted toward that scene's word count, I would be happy. Could you add a "note" style (just like there's a bold and italics style; it could also be a different color — bold/grayscale, even) that would exclude words in that style from the total wordcount? That would solve 90% of my inline commenting needs. Thx!
Hello Jacob...I love how many votes for this there are! I am almost ready to have readers for my first draft and it would be so much easier to share if I didn't have to send 350 pages, chapter by chapter to Word and then email, chapter by chapter, to readers. When does the consideration move to commitment and possibly happen?
For now, it might be wise to create a “notes” plot line so you can access it, then bracket and bold the word “notes” in scenes or chapters that have them so you know where they are.You could also easily check them via plot lines.
I'm currently browsing a variety of tools for my next novel, and this is SO close, but the problem is that I work a lot with various forms of margin note. If a line's not working for me, I need to be able to quickly and easily make a note as to why, and carry on with my draft secure that whatever problem I was having is one I can easily go back and fix. I need to have my worldbuilding notes up in the right hand pane beside my text, I just need more flexible usage of notes and the side pane.
Alas, also vital to use Dabble as an editing platform.
This and being able to add images to story notes and the manuscript itself are they only things Dabble needs to be perfect!!
Adding notes to one self while writing is necessary. It doesn't have to be exactly like in Word or Google Docs, but something
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