I have been a long time user of Accordance and have watched many upgrades to the program. It is unquestionably the best thing available, and I love using the program. What amazes me is that over the years no attention has been given to the user notes portion of this program. Anyone who wants to do even a simple outline that formats correctly finds it impossible.
Why, oh why, has this been ignored? Giving the notes window the ability to format text as one would in any word processor should have been a basic feature of this program from the beginning. While I am at it, let me mention one more thing. I upgraded to Accordance 10 with great expectations of using my iPad when I take notes in church or sunday classes, only to find that if you edit a note on the iPad even the rudimentary formatting placed in your note is wiped away. Unbelievable. I lose all my reference links, Yikes!
I was encouraged by looking over the posts about user notes that others want this feature fixed also, and in Acc 10 we now have basic font, color, size, emphasis and subscript, superscript tools on the tool bar in the notes window. Great! Now please finish the job. Give the program the ability to format text with rulers, outlining, and other abilities that will bring the notes up to the quality of the overall program.