You can add comments in User Notes. I don't then anyone wants the original text to be editable.
Yes, indeed, Helen. I don't think anyone wants the original text to be editable.
To some degree User Notes are an option. But, I don't think it's a very elegant one.
I was thinking that readily accessible to the user would be a "Title Page" so to speak with all the info on the author, title, publisher, ISBN, etc. That is almost the "original text" you referred to, I think.
The additional thing I was requesting was letting us users have a way to append our own "penciled in notes" like we do (or some of us do) in paper books. I think it'd be nice if they were accessible in the same place as the "Title Page" info. Rather than having a user note attached to on the first word of the text or the first line of the first chapter, I'd like a convenient, easy-to-go-place in each resource where I can write down my own thoughts, e.g., who and when recommended the book to me, when I read it, general analysis of the author's viewpoint and suppositions (as I see them), whether I'd recommend it to someone else and with what reservations, etc.
I guess from the developers' perspective there doesn't seem to be a high enough cost-benefit relationship to make this worth it, but I would welcome it with great gratitude.
Here's something I wrote back in Nov. 2015 (http://www.accordanc...-in-accordance/): Another thing that I think would be excellent would be the ability to "attach" a brief note to the actual titles in the Library list. I like to write down some notes on the commentary (who recommended it, my thoughts on the author's theology, etc.). If I could right-click on the title in the Library list to see my annotations on that title, it would be excellent. But I guess that even when one has commentaries in Bible software like Accordance, one still might want to have a separate spreadsheet listing "go-to" commentaries for each book of the Bible. Here's an example: recently a friend recommended a commentary on Genesis. He said this, and it's the kind of thing I'd like to include in such annotations so that when I have a chance to read the commentary, I can decide if I agree. He said, "[Author] is weak through chapter 11, but is great for the patriarchs."