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idle thoughts about item fields - inline fields and forms

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Posted by jimspoon
Nov 12, 2012 at 03:58 AM

 

It would be nice if we could put “inline fields” in our notes - fields that could be hidden or shown.  As an alternative to having to move to columns to enter the data there.  For example:

“Drove down to Zilker Park, ran.  [distance:5.0] [route:zilker park trail] [duration:45:27].”

“Took my blood pressure [sys:120] [dia:80] [pulse:60].”

Of course there would also need to be to display this data in a columar view.

There should also be the possibility of “inline forms” ... for example, if I typed “//bp”, this might automatically display the blood pressure fields sys, dia, and pulse, and entering the appropriate numbers could be done simply by tabbing between the fields.

I think AskSam had this capacity for “inline fields” as I am speaking of them ... wondering if any other programs had the same.

 


Posted by Eduardo Mauro
Nov 12, 2012 at 07:53 AM

 

ConnectedText allows it although syntax is a little bit different. Check “Attributes and Properties”. It also cross-reference values automatically.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 12, 2012 at 01:53 PM

 

You can sort of do this in Zoot, but I think you’re restricted to putting your fields at the start of the line, like this:

Distance: 3

The data would appear in the columns of the grid, if you have set it up that way.

Steve

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 12, 2012 at 02:05 PM

 

jimspoon wrote:
>There should also be the possibility of “inline forms” ... for example,
>if I typed “//bp”, this might automatically display the blood pressure
>fields sys, dia, and pulse, and entering the appropriate numbers could
>be done simply by tabbing between the fields.

PhraseExpander could do the “inline forms”, if you combine it with another software for the first half of the task (though this might be superfluous if you go down the ConnectedText route, as CT does have the “completion proposal” feature).

 


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