The colour and visibility of a link can be set through link types, available in the Attributes window. In addition to the link type default labels created Tinderbox, the user may add their own via the 'Link Type' tab of the Attributes window.
The link type is applied when first creating a link or may be altered later in the Browse Links window. The chosen link type is shown as a label on the link in Map views
The default link types are:
- untitled (default value). The default value of 'untitled' results in no visible label and no type being set.
- note+. The 'note+' link type is used for the 'reverse' reference in the cross-reference created by the Toolbar's Note Tool.
Although the above are the defaults, the values used in the pop-up lists in Create Link and Browse Links can be edited via the Link Types pane of the Attributes window. All built-in values except 'prototype' and '*untitled' may be deleted.
User supplied values are allowed and can be entered at the Link Types pane or simply added by typing in the 'type' box when creating/editing links.
Link Types are applied manually when creating Links or may be inherited if set in prototypes. Using a prototype note for a new note doesn't automatically create a 'prototype' link though this might intuitively seem the case.
During a session for any given TBX, when links are manually created, Tinderbox will initially leave the link type box blank in the Create Link dialog. Once a listed link type is chosen - or a new type added manually - the dialog will remember the last used value to make it easy to build link chains of a given type. The last-used type resets to nothing for each new session (i.e. it is not stored when the TBX is closed).