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Popup notes

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook

You can enter popup notes in your documents to provide supplementary material such as additional explanations, solutions to quiz questions and problems, or hints for students. A popup note can contain text, graphics, and mathematics. The availability of popup notes depends on the shell used to create the document.

Popup notes are not the same as footnotes and margin notes, which are designed for typeset documents only. Popup notes are intended for use in read-only documents. They appear on screen as text or as a predefined icon, according to your specifications. The information in popup notes appears on screen only when the note is activated.

If you typeset your document, the information in popup notes appears as a margin note, according to the typesetting specifications for your document. No reference to the notes appears in the text. If you produce your document without typesetting it, popup notes appear in the text as they do in the document window.

Follow these instructions to enter a note:

  1. In Version 4.0 or later, on the Field toolbar click Note button or, from the Insert menu, choose Note.


    In Version 3.x, on the Field toolbar click Note button or, from the Insert menu, choose Field, and then choose Note.

  2. Choose the type of note you want to enter.

  3. Enter the text of the note.

  4. In the Screen Appearance area, enter the text or import the graphic you want to see on the screen.

  5. Choose OK.

To read a note in a document saved as read only:

  • Click the note with the mouse.


  • Select the note from the keyboard and, from the Tools menu, choose Action.

To read a note In a document not saved as read only:

  • Hold down the Ctrl key and click the note.


  • Select the note and, from the Tools menu, choose Action.

Last revised 03/02/06

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