Just as in a Map view it is possible to alter the focus (scope) of an Outline view. By default, a new TBX opens as an Outline view with every note in scope (even if folded away from view within a container).
Note: the commands here can also be applied to Treemap and Chart views. Map views have a few slight navigational differences.
Can I have an outline of just a part of my document?
Yes. Select the note to take focus and View menu -> Focus view (⌘+⇧+↓). If you'd prefer the new outline to be a separate window, instead use View menu → Tab sub-menu → New tab to make a new tab. this new tab opens in the current view (which will thus be another outline).
Can I shift focus up/down one container level, as with a map?
Yes. To move up a level there are 2 methods:
- View menu -> Expand View (⌘+⇧+↑).
- Click the parent container of the desired new scope in the breadcrumb bar.
To move ('drill') down, there is one option only. Select the note to act as the new focus, then use View menu -> Focus view (⌘+⇧+↓). if you use the opposite shortcut to that for Expand View (i.e. a 'drill down' shortcut) is merely expands the current container in the view without shifting focus. This makes sense as there may be more than one child container and via the shortcut Tinderbox has no way to tell which sub-container is the users desired new focus.
How do I quickly get back to whole-document outline focus?
- Click the left-most segment of the view pane breadcrumb bar.
- Use View menu -> Expand view (⌘+⇧+↑) repeatedly until at root level (view does not change focus).
How can I tell if my current outline view has whole-document focus?
The view pane breadcrumb bar is not displayed. Below root level is shows the ancestor containers of the current scope.