Advanced: Notes File Format


The notes files are in XML format. This is a mix of plain-text notes and computer code. It's not recommended to hand-edit these files yourself. If you want to copy and paste individual notes into other software, it is best to open the notes in the app and copy from there.

However, this XML format may be useful to advanced computer users. It is meant to be both human-readable and machine-readable for future compatibility. Advanced users may gain some comfort that the notes accumulated over several years could be imported into other software in the future with a little programming effort.

Within the XML structure, the format of each individual note is very basic Markdown (currently only bold and italics are supported).


Notes are stored in a single file per chapter.

Filename: BibleReaderNotes.40.2.biblenotes

Filename format: BibleReaderNotes.bookNumber.chapterNumber.biblenotes

  <Note Id="2c721679-5d94-4230-af1b-3184db586158"
    <Content>Cp. Hosea 11:1</Content>
  <Note Id="e8ce518a-f617-4c45-a45d-aeb4fe8bda91"
    <Content>Quoted from Micah 5:2.</Content>

Attributes and Elements

Format of the Content element

The Content element contains plain text but adds support for two features from the Markdown language. Surround text in two asterisks to mark it as bold, and single asterisks to mark it as italic.

To create hyperlinks to Bible references, simply enter the reference in plain text. They will be rendered as hyperlinks when loaded and displayed in the software.

Examples of recognised patterns:-

Learn more about the Notes features

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