The notepad stores any text that you enter from turn to turn. You can write a
note for any object that has an ID number. Objects that have an active note
will have a white flag sticking out of them on the main star map. You can turn on
an additional green, yellow and red flags by click on the boxes along the
bottom of the notepad. A solid color inside one of the boxes indicates that the flag
is on the object. The above object has a yellow and a red flag turned on, the
green flag is off.
The notepad can track ether the hammer object or the anvil object, it is
currently tracking the hammer object as you can tell from the depressed hammer
button. As you change to different hammer objects using the space command panel the object being displayed by the notepad will change to the new hammer
object. Depressing the anvil button will cause the notepad to begin tracking the
anvil object instead of the hammer object.