Paper Notes -- Fields

Notes for papers are great.

But I still use Excel to keep various categories of notes. Instead of just writing open-ended notes or maintaining text template, if there were excel-like fields that we could add or remote, then we could have forms style notes. I use this strategy to maintain my notes as well as collaborate with others. Eg fields, summary, pros, cons, assumptions, video demo links, etc. Or you could allow people to add custom fields in the edit form.

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Same here- I use spreadsheets for my notes and would love the ability to set custom fields! This would be super useful as an analytical tool for literature reviews, meta-analyses, etc.

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I’m very new here. And yes I agree with both of the above contributions. I use Google docs to take longer notes, paper summaries, book summaries etc. So what I did is that I put a link to my Google Doc file in the “Notes” field which belongs to the paper (the one between Abstract and Attach), but when I put this link to my disappointment the “Notes” field doesn’t recognize it is a link, so I can’t open it through the field, so I have copy it and past it to open the file that has the longer notes. I wish there is a way to connect a “paper” to a file. Thank you.

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Neat workaround – with the link issue caveat. If you don’t mind an extra click, you could add it to your URLs field. And to get to it, you can click the “…” after the conference name to show details… and click on the document URL. But yeah, if the notes was at least a markup instead of plain text, this could be a workaround. Until then copy+paste for the spreadsheet for me.