Suggestions for a new built-in Zotero PDF reader
When I create an item note from annotations or add quotations to a note, it would be nice to have my comments more visible and separate from quotations somehow. In its present state, they blur with the quotations. Thanks.
I can of course do it manually, but if I have read a long text, highlighted many of its parts, and wrote many comments, then manual change of the colour of the comments might be a bit tedious.
My personal preference would be to allow for styles (preferably user-editable) that could then be applied to elements (essentially applying a CSS class to the element). I've always done that manually using creating styles in notes.css and then editing the source code to add a class name. But with the new ProseMirror based editor, neither notes.css nor show source code work anymore.
I'm not sure whether user styles would be possible with the new editor, but if they were AND it were possible to assign a style to extracted annotations, that would be the bees knees.
@martynas_b could comment more on CSS override in the new editor.
Regarding the CSS, while, in theory, it would be possible to override it, it might interfere with Zotero note editor in various unexpected ways, especially for highlights and citations. We probably won't be able to provide support for note editor issues for those users who are using custom CSS.
@dstillman, I understand your idea about the standard workflow. This type of results usually come in my work at a later stage. First, I read a text, highlight its parts, and comment 'haha', 'not so sure', 'compare with X.' It is only later that I am able to come up with extended thoughts for which quotations will be subordinate. During the first reading, the comments are subordinate.
I am afraid, I am not qualified to suggest a technical solution. Thanks for listening.