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    Red face General Notes

    For small projects we use a general notes page filled with text from the 16 divisions. Now we have 8 columns of text on a 23x36 sheet. We edit each column to cut and paste from the top to bottom of each column as the notes change and apply or don't to a project. There has got to be a better way. A text family? A multi column single text piece w/ top & bottom limit?
    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: General Notes

    Two options.

    1. Make the text and the group it. Place that group on each sheet. Updating one group will update all sheets.

    2. Create a legend view. Place that on each sheet. Updating the legend view will update each sheet.

    Both are quite simple.

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    I wasn't clear. All the text is on one sheet. I'm changing the content of the text on that sheet which changes the length of the column. For example, add three paragraphs on concrete floor finishing and the column runs off the page. So I cut the runoff from the bottom of the column and add it to the top of the next column and so on until I reach the end. This is a good example as concrete is "Division 3" modifying columns all the way to Division 16 - Electrical.

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    Default Re: General Notes

    Would be awfully nice if we could break up text like you can with schedules

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    Exactly David!!!
    That's the way to go.
    I'm gonna mess with schedules to try a work around

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    Default Re: General Notes

    It'd be nice to be able to edit large amounts of text within a schedule...which leads me back to this wish I made a while back but really never got answered.

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    I suspect Note Blocks will do what you are looking for and will automate your work considerably. Look them up in Help. Noteblocks will provide schedule-like functionality and as an extra benefit they give an ability to create notes with leaders pointing to specific places in your views. If not clear post an image of your sheet with notes to clarify the need. May be someone should take the time to write a tutorial on note-blocks.
    Last edited by LRaiz; 2005-03-16 at 03:57 PM.

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    Ah. Revit need to just buy CorelDraw and incorporate its text tools.

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    Smile Re: General Notes

    IT WORKS!

    Sorry been in a meeting, I'm preparing a sample

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    O.K. Here it is.

    Since you need objects to create a schedule, I created a furniture schedule. I chose that because I'm not using it in this project and I have furniture in the presentation drawings.
    I made a filter to include only those listed for the divisions I created and used only the comments and description columns, then hid descriptions.

    Just substitute your text for the comments for each section.

    I havn't figured out how to get rid of the totle from each column, but I havn't looked yet.

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