For multi-page selection, you're out of luck, as this is not supported
by the PDF specs. Notes belong to *a* page, it's a hierarchical model.
As for multi-line highlights, this has been explained many times on
this list, the Wiki and I believe the Help.
On 30 Sep 2008, at 11:59 AM, Rolf Schmolling wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> Skim has become a very powerful tool when dealing with pdf-files and
> making notes (even though for a historian there are much less online-
> papers or sources in pdf-format available than in other disciplines).
> One thing I have problems with fairly often is problems when making
> selections across page boundaries or over column-boundaries (for lack
> of a better word, I mean when selecting one sentence which starts in
> one column and continues up on the page in the next column). I can
> select text with alt-mouse alright, but are stopped and the end of the
> page or column. It would be handy when I could easily add to a
> selection to either create a text-mark or a note.
> One example:
> Accummy convallis landignibh leo cursus vendipissit isisiscilit utet
> blam. Accummy convallis landignibh leo cursus vendipissit
> isisiscilit utet blam.
> Estie eros velenibh coremiscinim ver; dolendit ismolore ipsustie
> numsan Estie eros velenibh coremiscinim ver; dolendit ismolore
> ipsustie numsan
> exeros. Erit atinit duisit elesequ quatuer; sequat nis ip lumsan
> nisim. Od exeros. Erit atinit duisit elesequ quatuer; sequat nis
> ip lumsan nisim. Od
> dignis vullan netus. Im esting henisi, rilit molor, euisl quisisl, ex
> ullan vul- dignis vullan netus. Im esting henisi, rilit molor,
> euisl quisisl, ex ullan vul-
> lan tristique faciliquis. Susciduipit dipissit laortie ipit idunt,
> facincilit ea tat. lan tristique faciliquis. Susciduipit dipissit
> laortie ipit idunt, facincilit ea tat.
> I select text between "Accummy" and "tat" in the first column, and
> while this text is still selected, press cmd-alt and are free to
> select (part of) the second column as well: either to create a note or
> a text-marker. Same problem with slection accrosse page-boundaries or
> when there are footnotes, which should not be selected.
> Currently working on a text in Skim often creates little text-snippets
> which are showing up in the note-pane alright but are not linked to
> each other. If it would be possible to create some working solution
> along the lines I demonstrated above would make it much easier (even
> more easier than now) to work with the Skim-notes.
> Hope I got myself clear enough…
> Rolf Schmolling M.A. Historian, Rolf.Schmolling@...
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