A Quick Tour
(Plus some tricks you wouldn't have guessed).
Finding a book:
At the home page, type in the title of a book and click search:
You can also select "By Author" and search by the book author's name.
Select the your book from the search results:
You can see all the notes on the book on the notebook page:
Click "+ new note" on the upper right of the notebook page.
Enter your note and click Ok.
Notes are entered for the currently selected chapter.
Summary / quote: Use this for points or quotes
directly from the book
Idea: Use this to flag your own thoughts or ideas
that relate to the points in that chapter.
Question: Flag questions you have about that
chapter to encourage other people to help respond to.
Using the keyboard:
You can use the TAB key to enter a tab into your notes. This is very handy for creating outlines and
To leave the note text-box without using the mouse, hit the ESC (escape) key.
Hitting ESC twice will select the cancel link.
You can enter special commands at the very beginning of your notes to save you time. Commands are
enclosed in square brackets:
- [i] - Flag this note as an Idea
- [q] - Flag this note as a question
- [c15] - File this note under chapter 15 (replace "15" with the chapter you want to file it under)
- [pg42] - This note is related to page 42 (replace 42 with the page you want).
Tip: Use the chapter inline command to move incorrectly filed notes to different chapters.
You can string these commands together, but they must all appear at the very beginning of the note,
You can edit any note you've written by clicking on the text, or on the pencil (edit) icon next to
You can delete any of your notes by clicking on the 'x' (delete) icon. Deleting a note is permanent
and also deletes all the comments associated with it.
Notebook chapter tabs:
All Notes - Shows all the notes for that book
Overview - Use this to write your overall impressions and takeaways from reading the book. Also use
it for notes related to the introduction.
+/- Chapters - Set the number of chapters this book has. You cannot reduce this below the highest
chapter that has a note in it.
Notebook top tabs:
Only My Notes: Show only notes written by you on
Favorites: Show your notes and notes you have
added to your favorites
Everyone's Notes: Show your notes and all public
notes on this book
When you are viewing "Everyone's Notes", the notes are sorted by time-entered, with the most recent
notes on top. This makes it easy for you to quickly see what new notes have been entered on a book
since the last time you visited its page.
Viewing other reader's notes:
When you see a note that you like and want to remember, click on the star (favorite) icon next to
the note writer's name.
Clicking on the star again will remove it from your favorites list.
Click on the magnifying glass icon to see all the notes written by that person on this book.
Click on the reader's name to see all the books he or she has notes on.
Click "comment" to view and write a comment on that note.
A Note on Browsers:
Scribilus is designed to work on any modern browser, but has been mainly tested on FireFox 2 and IE 7.
IE 6 and Safari should work as well, but the experience may vary.
If you are running an older browser, consider upgrading to the latest FireFox
or Internet Explorer browsers for
the best experience.