Create an unlimited number of notes, each up to 2048 characters in length. Share your notes with other players via whisper, guild, officer, party, raid, instance, or chat channels. Notebook notes sent by other players will be temporarily added to your Notebook, where you will be able to read them at your leisure, save them permanently, or use them to update your existing note with the same name.
Type /notebook or /note to open your Notebook, or bind a key to it in the Key Bindings window.
To add a note, click the New button in the upper right corner, enter a unique title, and start typing!
To edit a note, just type in the text area and start making changes. Click the Save button to save your changes permanently, or click the Cancel button to undo all your changes since the last time you saved. You can edit more than one note at a time. An asterisk will appear next to each note with unsaved changes. These unsaved changes will be lost if you log out or reload your UI, so don’t forget to Save!
To see details about a note, mouse over it in the title list. The tooltip will show who sent or edited the note last, when it was last received or saved, when it was last sent (if it was), and its size.
Before you can send a note, first enable the “Can be sent” option for the note. By default, this option is disabled for notes you created yourself, but enabled for notes you received from other players. Also, notes with unsaved changes can’t be sent even if this option is enabled. Save your changes first!
To send the note, right-click the note's title, select the Send command in the menu, and then choose a channel to send the note to. Unavailable channels are grayed out. The Raid channel is only available to raid leaders and assistants at this time.
If you’re sending a note via whisper, you’ll be prompted to enter the player name. If you’re sending a note to a public server channel (like General or Trade) you’ll be prompted for confirmation before the note is actually sent. Notebook automatically ignores notes seen in public server channels, so these won’t show up in your Notebook.
Because Notebook allows you to send large pieces of text easily, it is important to point out that the responsibility for not spamming other players (and maybe even getting yourself banned by doing so) still rests on YOU! Notebook itself only imposes a very minimal limit on when you can send Notes (using a 5 second "cooldown" between sendings) because of legitimate reasons why you might need to send multiple Notes quickly.
When a Note is sent by another player to you (via raid, party, guild, whisper, or a custom chat channel), Notebook will automatically recognize this and add the Note to the notes shown in the All and Recent tabs. Notes shown in the Recent tab are either Notes you already have saved and have sent or received this session (these appear in yellow text and are editable), or Notes you have received and either do not have saved, or are an update to a Note you already have (these will appear in grey text and cannot be edited, although you can change their titles).
For received Notes shown in grey text, you will see one of two options on the buttons on the bottom-left of the Notebook window - Add (for new Notes) or Update (for Notes with the same title as one you already have, but different description text). Also, if you use the right-click menu to Delete a Note shown in grey text, you will not be prompted for confirmation like you will for Notes that you have saved.
Notebook is compatible with all locales. The UI is translated into English and Spanish. If you can provide translations for another language, please send me a PM.
Update for WoW 5.4
Added Spanish translations
Update for WoW 5.3
Added support for Instance Chat
Fixed sending notes to party/raid and numbered channels
Fixed some issues with the right-click menu on notes
Changed help text to format it for use with Blizzard options interface.
Replaced chat frame announcement with showing the description and slash commands in the Blizzard addons interface menu.
Fixed issue that arises when logging in on a newly created character or after reinstalling WoW due to client messages arriving in unexpected order.
Moved all functions into the one Notebook global table
Added tooltip text to the various buttons
Added channel numbers and correct channel ordering in the drop-down list for the channels
Changed the word "Remove" to "Delete" in the drop-down list
Removed the "Details" sub-menu from the drop-down list - this is now shown on the tooltip as you cursor over the note titles
Slowed down line sending rate to match Blizzard's recommendation of 1 per second
Added status option to report note count and memory used.
Various changes for version 3.0 compatibility
Implemented basic modifications for Notebook to work with WoW 2 (and 2.2).
Replaced the "Saved" tab with an "All" tab, and added a "Mine" tab for per-current-character filtering (based on who the last saved author of the Note is).
Added description tooltips to the All, Mine, and Recent tabs.
Saving changes to a note automatically adds it to the Recent tab.
Implemented two fixes to avoid problems with saving Notes (one to avoid over-long strings as reported by Telic, and one to avoid a logout-before-login-completed bug).
Notes are now saved independent of realm, so you can access your notes on any server. Previous per-server notes will be automatically loaded and converted though, so you won't lose anything you had before.
If you have multiple pending-update notes with the same title, adding or updating to any one of them will remove the others from the pending list.
You can now only restore the welcome note (using /note welcome) if you don't have a note with the same name already.
Various minor tweaks to text messages, etc.
Changed version and interface strings to match client patch 1.11.
Fixed up button usage to match the client patch 1.11 implementation.
Cosmetic code cleanups (login/logout and event code).
Changed maximum sent note length from 32 to 48 lines.