In Outline, Chart or Treemap views, Hoist focuses the view on the currently selected note and its descendants. The hoist command is not available in map view.
A hoisted view is subtly like a map except that in a map you can't access the contents of the parent container. Conversely, in a hoisted view you can see/edit the container but you can't add siblings to it; this is because the view's scope for adding/removing notes restricted entirely within the root notes descendants.
Thus, in a hoisted view, siblings can't be added to to the root (top) note, only children/descendants.
To navigate from a 'hoisted' view you can move scope:
- 'Up arrow' - see below.
- Expand View - see below.
- Expand View shortcut
- Unhoist - see below.
- Select and Hoist a descendant.
- Outline view only - double click a note's icon.
For reference, Maps have the same 'up' choices but slightly different 'down' choices:
- Double-click a container's viewport area.
- 'Drill-down' shortcut (no menu option). This is a useful trick in that it can drill down a level even if a container has its viewport hidden by expanding the title area.
The Expand View function moves the current view 'up' one level. It is the same effect as clicking once on a view windows 'Up Arrow' icon (greyed out at top level). Although there is no menu item, the opposite keyboard short cut to this method achieves a 'drill down' one level if the current note is a container.
Actually a left-pointing arrow in all main views but map view, this is an icon in the bottom left corner of the view window. Clicking it move the view scope up one outline level. If the view is at root level, the icon is greyed out. Expand view is a function equivalent to the Up Arrow feature.
In Outline, Chart, Treemap view Unhoist returns the focus to the root level note(s). This is thus a view of the whole document.
In Map view, it sets a map of the root level notes and containers.
There is no Unhoist shortcut, it must be called from the View menu.