Notes

In Plottr, you can use the Notes section to brainstorm and jot down ideas.

This article provides an overview of Notes.

Use Cases

There are many different ways to use Notes — here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Brainstorms (e.g. story ideas, character ideas)
  • Research (e.g. story background, history, article links)
  • Story Lore
  • Important Items

Creating a Note

To create a new note:

  1. Click the “New” button on the Notes submenu, or click the plus (+) button by the Notes heading
  2. Add a title, image, and/or text
  3. When you’re done, click the “Save” button

Editing and Deleting Notes

To edit a note:

  1. Click on the note’s name; the edit button on hover; or the details area
  2. Update the note title, image, and/or text
  3. Click “Save”

To delete a note:

  1. Click on the the note you’d like to delete
  2. Click the “Delete” button
  3. When prompted, confirm you’d like to delete the note

Note Images

To add a note image:

  1. Open the note’s editing pane (see above)
  2. Click the “Choose an image” button from the editing pane
  3. Click “Upload a new image” to add a new image OR click on an existing image to select it
  4. Click “Choose” to save the image

To remove a note image:

  1. Open the note’s editing pane (see above)
  2. Click the “Remove” button from the editing pane
  3. Click “Save”

Connecting Notes with Books, Characters, Places, and Tags

You can easily connect your notes to books, characters, places, and tags for filtering and organizational purposes.

Connecting Notes with Books

To link your notes with books in your project:

  1. Click on the note you’d like to edit
  2. Hover over the word Books in the sidebar
  3. Click the plus (+) button that appears
  4. Select the book you wish to link with the note

Connecting Notes with Characters

To link your notes with characters in your project:

  1. Click on the note you’d like to edit
  2. Hover over the word Characters in the sidebar
  3. Click the plus (+) button that appears
  4. Select the character you wish to link with the note

Connecting Notes with Places

To link notes with places in your project:

  1. Open your note
  2. Hover over the word “Places” in the sidebar
  3. Click the plus (+) button that appears
  4. Select the place you wish to link with the note

Connecting Notes with Tags

To link your notes with tags in your project:

  1. Open your note
  2. Hover over the word “Tags” in the sidebar
  3. Click the plus (+) button that appears
  4. Select the Tags you wish to link with the note

Removing Books, Characters, Places, and Tags from Notes

You can easily remove elements linked with your notes at any time.

To delete a book, character, place, or tag from a note:

  1. Hover over the element you wish to delete
  2. Click the X button that appears

Filtering Notes

The filter button lets you easily view only those notes you have connected to specific books, characters, places, and/or tags. All other notes will be hidden until you reset the filter.

To filter your notes:

  1. Click the “Filter” button
  2. Select the characters, places, and tags you wish to filter by
  3. To reset the filter, individually uncheck the elements or click the X by the filter alert that appears on the menu.

If you’d like to filter for cards with ANY of your characters, places, or tags, click the corresponding title (e.g. Characters) instead of selecting individual options.

Note: Filtering in Plottr currently uses OR logic, meaning it will display story cards with ANY of the criteria you have chosen, not ALL of them. (For example, if you select two tags, the notes section will display cards that have any one of them — regardless of whether they have both.)

Additional Resources

Common Questions

How are notes ordered?

Notes are currently listed in the order in which they were last modified.

Can I custom order notes?

Not yet, but it’s on our roadmap!

Updated on December 17, 2020

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