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What are the best practices for using Personal Study Notes?

The Personal Study Notes feature is not a bug-free part of PC Study Bible, but with each new version, it is more reliable than before.

We recommend the following "best practices" when working with Personal Study Notes:

  • Save a note before leaving it.
  • Periodically (perhaps each time you have added enough to your notes that you would be grieved should you lose the changes; weekly?), put the cursor on one of your notes so that the window containing the note has the focus, then select File > Save As Source to save your notes as a text file.  This creates a text file with the extension .jtx in the folder C:\Program Files\Biblesoft\PC Study Bible 3.0 (or 4)\RefWorks.  Should your notes file become corrupt, this text file may be useful as a fallback.
  • If you are inputting data by copying and pasting, be careful to save & backup frequently.  Sometimes copying and pasting can corrupt personal study notes.

    Q: How do I determine the name of the file containing personal study notes?  (say, if you wanted to backup or delete a personal study notes file)


    A. Your Personal Study Notes are saved in the folder titled "RefWorks".  This is usually located in C:\Program Files\Biblesoft\PC Study Bible 3.0 {throughout these instructions, this "PC Study Bible 3.0" folder may be called "PC Study Bible 4", if you are running version 4}.  There may be two files associated with each Study Note, though there may only be one.  The file extensions are “J4L” or “JDR”.  "My Personal Notes" is PC Study Bible's default study note set, and is titled "default" in the RefWorks.  Any other set you created will be called whatever "Short Name" you assigned it at the time of creation. 


    You can check this name by opening PC Study Bible, choosing Options from the main menu, and selecting Preferences.  Scroll down and click on Reference Works in the left pane.  Click on the Reference Work in right pane you would like to find the file name for.  Once you've highlighted it, click on the Attributes button just below that pane.  The first tab, titled Reference Works Information, will list the File Name near the bottom of this box.  It might be gray, and thus difficult to read.  This “File Name” gives the name of the file and the folder where it is located.



    Q: How do I add footnotes to my notes?


    A: In this version of PC Study Bible, it is not possible to add a footnote to a personal study note.



    Q: How do I print all my notes?


    A: Follow the steps below:

  • Start PCSB
  • Click the "Com" button.
  • Choose "Personal Study Notes" or whatever note set you want to print.
  • The "Verse Reference" dialog appears.
  • Enter Genesis 1:1 and click OK.
  • Use File > Print > Reference Work


    Q: How do I find all the verses to which I have attached a personal study note?


    A: Follow the steps below:

  • Start PC Study Bible (PCSB)
  • Click the "Com" button.
  • Choose "Personal Study Notes" or whatever note set you want to explore.
  • The "Verse Reference" dialog appears.
  • Enter Genesis 1:1 and click OK.  (Always enter Gen 1:1, even if you don't have a note on that verse.  PCSB will go to the first verse that *does* have a note.)
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