I just want to chime in and say this is really the only feature I feel is lacking so far. Maybe I’m crazy, but being able to attach a comment to a piece of text seems pretty crucial? It’s kinda the main thing preventing me from using this on anything longer than short stories so far.
I often don’t flesh out everything on the first go, or know that something needs to be fixed but just want to move on and fix it later. I need a way to make that piece of text stand out and also attach a comment to it, preferably not just inline. The way libreoffice does it is perfect, and I believe word is similar. The text itself is highlighted and a line underneath leads to a comment box on the right in a custom comment column.
For the sake of simplicity, it could take over the right panel the way daily word count/notes does, assuming there’s a way to make that look good with a scroll bar in the way. When comments aren’t being shown the line should disappear, but the text should remain highlighted and the comment should be shown in a popup when hovering over.
Currently using the hyperlink solution, but it’s a bad solution, and I pine for an official implementation. The problem with the hyperlink is that you have to manually scan the text, rather than seeing a simple list of comments that you can tackle one at a time. It’s also just hard to look at compared to tactfully highlighted text.
The expanded bookmarking isn’t really a solution at all because, while it would allow you to keep all your comments on a scene in a separate folder which may make things less cluttered, it would only link to a scene rather than a particular excerpt of text in that scene, which is the main reason notes as they function now don’t really cut it.