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I use Docear to get an overview of the notes taken in my PDFs and Mendeley for citations. In the Docear help they explain, that simply highlighting a section in Adobe Reader will not create a parseable annotation, but Adobe Acrobat will. A workaround for the Reader is to mark the text, copy it and then highlight it. Reader has an option for automatically ...
I don't think you know what your goals are - I don't say this with disrespect, but rather to help you. What are your goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals? Objective: physical wellness Goals: x minutes running, y calories taken These goals and systems are just part of the physical wellness. Physical wellness can't be achieved, it's not like you say "I ran x minutes, ...
Goals and Systems are just constructs to help you identify what you want to aim for, and steps to take to get there. Your question on whether you should work on systems or goals is a very personal one. It sounds like you are having difficulty at breaking longer term goals down into bite size chunks. Financial Independence can be a very long term goal. ...
Here are two other detailed implementations of GTD in Onenote: The blogpost from Tuts+ outlining the system detailed in the video A blogpost from Reason for Success describing another implementation If you want to combine this with Outlook, then this post is a good starting point: GTD with Outlook 2010 and Onenote 2010
Maybe this will be handy How to Use OneNote to Get Things Done from Tuts+. It's quit simple introduction but gives overall direction and overview of unique features for One Note. To be fair I haven't successfully implemented GTD in One Note.
I use EndNote, with the marked up PDF saved into the record for citing as well as populating the 'research notes' field with quotes that I would use regularly from that text. (See below image for an example) The later versions of EndNote (I currently use X7) mean that the saved PDF is also searchable and so sometimes I've discovered useful sections by ...
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