Windows & Views

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Most of what you do in Tinderbox takes place in two types of windows: note windows and view windows. A note window shows information about one particular note. A view window depicts some, or all, of the notes in the document; some of the document’s hierarchical structure; and possibly some of its links. There are three types of note windows:

There are five types of of primary view windows:

Of the list above the normal view for most users is Outline or Map. Indeed, some use one or other type almost exclusively according to their style of work. Regardless, the first window of a new TBX file is an outline and that cannot be changed via a preference.

There are a number of other 'view' windows (Find, Roadmap, Info) that the user will probably think of as dialogs or palettes but with due to how they work are considered views; the distinction is not important for the user and the term 'view' might best be remembered as the list above.

The Attributes 'window', although non-modal (i.e. you can still use the document with it open) is better thought of as a non-modal dialog with 6 panes/tabs.

You may keep many view windows, of whatever type, open while working in Tinderbox as well as note text windows and palettes such as the attributes/links/etc. They can show the same or different parts of your document. you can also have multiple windows open for more than one TBX. If more than one document is open at a time, windows from each/every document my be open at the same time (useful when trying out new code techniques).

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