Add a list of all PDF text annotations to record summary under the Tag&Notes section or a new tab
It would be very useful if one would be able to see all of the annotations, notes and highlighted text in a list without having to open the PDF and go page by page. This way, one could highlight the most important parts of a document and see all of this text when clicking on the record. In the future this could be tied into citing specific sections of documents where Mendeley could automatically insert page number if a specific document section that was highlighted/annotated needs to be cited.
This has been raised with our development Team
Klaus Fl commented
I want to stress the citing aspect of this: Directly citing a highlighted passage from the annotations list should insert the page of the according passage into the citation.
There's now already a list of the sticky notes added to the text, but there's no way to see all your highlights! Makes it really difficult to figure out where you've annotated, especially if you have 1,000pp e-books in your Mendeley library.
Jian Xu commented
this would be helpful, at that moment I won't click at each paper for whether new notes added!
would be very important, at the moment I still prefer to use skim to read pdf because of this
hoping this function coming soon
Peter Cruickshank commented
I'd love this - I've just gone through an article adding notes, and realised that Mendely doesn't indicate that they exist in the library list, nor is there way to get the notes out easily into the paper I'm writing (except by laborous copying and pasting). Both essential features I'd have thought
This is really a great idea. Check out: http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/352643-tagging-part-of-text which gets at some of the same needs.
People who support this should also support the suggestion below-- the idea would be to be able to use tags and annotations to navigate within documents, not just to be able to have ideas attached at the level of the whole document, and those insights should be represented in the interface somehow.