nicestep at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 16:14:33 EST 2015
The Read ETexts Activity can do highlighting and note taking and multiple
The catch is it only works with plain text files. There are a lot of these
at Project Gutenberg, and Word documents can be saved as plain text, so you
might be able to use it.
On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 2:51 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>
> Read activity can't add these types of comments, just can add notebooks
> for pages, and that comments cam have text associated.
> Read activity can display PDF, ePUb and text files. In the text files can
> highlight text.
> Would be possible modify Read to add the highlight to ePub files,
> for PDF would be a little more difficult. (evince, the piece of software
> we use to display PDF
> is adding that feature right now, but we use a older version of the
> I am available to work (on contract) in these features if you are
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 2:58 AM, Sora Edwards-Thro <sora at unleashkids.org>
>> Hi all,
>> For our upcoming literacy project in Haiti, we'd like users to have the
>> ability to take notes on books while they're reading them - basic things
>> like highlighting, drawing arrows and such, or leaving text comments. It
>> would be nice if they could then save those notes.
>> I'm guessing many of the books we are using will be available as ePub or
>> PDF. I know the XO activity Read supports those formats, but I don't think
>> it has all the features listed above.
>> So, should we be looking to modify the Read activity or modify the texts
>> themselves, in order to enable those features for readers?
>> Thanks for the advice, everyone!
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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> Gonzalo Odiard
> SugarLabs - Software for children learning
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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