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|A Tinderbox Reference File : Objects & Concepts : Aliases|
Making an alias to a note allows a note to be placed in more than one location in a Tinderbox document, just like an alias in Mac OS. The original note can be in one place in the hierarchy; the alias can be somewhere else entirely. Both the original note and the alias give access to the content of the note: the same text window, the same attributes, and so on.
A note can have many aliases, or none. Aliases are a flexible way for organising notes in ways that a simple Outline-style hierarchy doesn’t permit.
An alias will have the same name as the original. Change the name of either the alias or the original, and both will change.
Deleting the original note automatically deletes all its aliases; deleting an alias has no effect on the original.
To create an alias, choose Make Alias from the Edit menu, or press Cmd-L — if you are in a view window, first select the correct note with the arrow tool. Otherwise, create an agent, that will create aliases for any matching notes
The alias will be created as a sibling of the original note. You can then move it anywhere in the document that you want.
As from v3.0.0, newly-created aliases take their height and width from that of their original note. When exporting, aliases also now behave as if their original note's children were their own children. In previous releases, aliases behaved as if they never possessed children.
From v3.6.0, aliases are exported as separate pages in the appropriate location within the output. This makes it easier to use web links to alias content that point to the right place. It also helps when web output uses a hierarchical navigation system as with aTbRef.
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