Searching Text Notes

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Hey, folks, let’s make some NOTES in SlopeCharts!

The entry of text notes, launched last night, is the “input” that Slopers contribute. The “output” is just as interesting, however, because you can search through the text notes of all Slopers to see the charts they have posted and what their annotations are.

There’s one problem, though – – there’s hardly any notes yet, because this is a brand new feature! So I’m going to do my part and start going through all my charts, annotating them copiously. We’d all appreciate if you’d do the same with your own charts.

To execute a search, click on the Watch Lists link and choose Search Public Notes.

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Type in whatever word or phrase you would like to search and click OK.

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Whatever symbols are found will be displayed in alphabetical order in a special new watch list called Search Result. You can go through this watch list just as you would any other.

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As you look at the symbols, the chart will be displayed with any and all notes from all the users. All the annotated shapes will be displayed as a simple outline (irrespective of the colors and opacities used by the original posters), and you can mouse over any of these areas to see what each note says.

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If you want to remove the search result watch list, right click on it and click Delete.

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Finally, if you’d like to be exposed to all public notes at all times, just go to the Preferences icon (extreme right icon in SlopeCharts) and check the “View all public notes” checkbox. As long as you are in this mode, you’ll see rectangles denoting where anyone has made a note, and you can mouse over those shapes to see what it is they wrote about that portion of the chart.

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