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Saleae

It's often difficult to fit all relevant details of my experimental setup into the filename, channel names, and annotations. A free-form text box that goes with a capture would really hep.

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Tim

(#60038)
"Maybe a possibility of writing comments on the screen – to explain something…
Up to now I've been editing the screen shots in Paint…"


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Mechi

Same thing by me...would really appreciate this feature


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Tim

(#59922)
"I have occaisionally forgotten to save a tab. Also, are there plans to add a "notes" feature? could be a short text record in the file that the user could use. I have been using longer and longer filenames to handle those sorts of things. Will windows allow those to be previewed when browsing to open a file?"


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Tim

discuss.saleae.com/t/save-restore-user-defined-notes-with-captures/981/3
"We have a note pad associated with each document we record (file == document == session) for just this reason. Ultimately this just means providing a rudimentary text editing window and making the text part of the file that is ultimately recorded.

I second Collin’s plea."


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Collin

Yes, please! I just had this difficulty. I added a specific termination resistor to my setup for a project and had to try to describe that in the filename. It'd be so much nicer if I could store notes in the capture so I can refer back to what I did to get a specific capture.


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Tim

Thanks! I wanted to add your comment from your discuss post as well, just to make sure we log as much info as possible with regards to your use case:

discuss.saleae.com/t/save-restore-user-defined-notes-with-captures/981?u=timreyes

"But, I’d like to be additionally loud and pleading. I’m hoping that the effort to effect ratio is weighted heavily toward effect. I’m trying to tweak a design and so I’m adding / subtracting resistance to various places and in general puttering around trying different things to see how the signals respond. As such, for each capture I take I’d like to record the hardware tweaks so I know what I did when. I suppose I could record this separately but then I could misplace them or fail to match them up. It’s all around best to have it all in one file if at all possible. So, pretty please, with sugar on top?"


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Tim

(#58544)
"Feature Request - User-defined capture description (to be saved with capture). Will help to save exact experiment details, so you could later figure out what you were testing and what is the system environment/settings this waveform was captured with"


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Tim

(#57142)
"Yes something like this. Generally I don’t care about text-box or not but I think it would be important to have the possibility to enter some text for a capture.

I currently use the Logic for system testing and store the captures a quality artifacts. Currently I have to create (an) external file(s) describing what is in the captures."