Tag Map Window  

Contents

 

Tag map of category ‘US State Capitals’ of collection ‘Misc’

in 3 column format, without content preview box

 

 

A tag map is a window showing a number of panels of the same size, aligned to form one or more columns, with a title on each panel and an optional ‘content preview box’ on the bottom of the window.

 

There are three types of tag map:

 

o        ‘Category tag map’: it is a window showing all records of a given category of a given collection (tags have a gray background)

 

o        ‘Collection tag map’: it is a window showing all the categories of a given collection (tags have a light yellow background)

 

o        ‘Top map’: it is a window showing all the existing collections (tags have a green background). You cannot change the top map.

 

One tag is always selected. This tag can be recognized by a light blue background in all types of tag map. To select any tag, just click on it.

 

A tag map can optionally include an additional panel called ‘content preview box’, as illustrated in the figure below. This shows the content of the selected tag. To view/hide the content preview box you can press the F9 key or the appropriate command in the ‘preferences’ section of the tag map context menu.

 

 

Tag map of category ‘US State Capitals’ of collection ‘Misc’

in 3 column format, with content preview box

 

 

The following table specifies the information displayed in each panel for the different types of tag maps.

 

Tag map type

Information in tag panels

Info in content preview panel

Top Map

Collection titles

List of categories present in the selected collection

Collection Map

Category titles

List of items (titles) present in the selected category

Category Map

Item titles (preceded by expiration date if this is not null)

Content of selected item

 

 

A tilde ( ) placed after an item title in a category tag map indicates that the item content is not empty.

 

You can choose the number of columns you prefer to have in the tag map. To change the number of columns you can just type the number you prefer or use the appropriate command in the ‘preferences’ section of the tag map context menu.

 

Inserting a new tag

 

To add a new tag, you should press the INS key or use the appropriate command in the context menu. This will allow you to enter the item title (in category tag map) or category (in collection map). In order to enter the item content in category tag maps, you should open the content edit window by pressing the F10 key or using the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Renaming a tag

 

To rename a tag, press the F2 key or use the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Renaming a tag map

 

To rename a category tag map or a collection tag map, press the key combination Shift + F2 or use the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Editing a tag content

 

In order to edit a tag content, you should open the content edit window by pressing the F10 key or using the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Closing a tag map

 

You can close a tag map by pressing the ESC key or clicking on the ‘X’ box of the window. You can close all open tag maps at once using the appropriate icon in the toolbar ( ).

 

Auto-size

 

You can have the size of the tag map to be set automatically to the minimum size that allows reading the tag titles completely in one line. You can obtain this by pressing the F5 key or using the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Tag position, drag and drop

 

Initially, tags are ordered by item titles, but you can change the position of single tags by dragging and dropping them as you wish.

 

You can also force a new ordering, in alphabetical order, by pressing the F7 key or using the appropriate command in the context menu. If tags are related to records with an expiration dated, you can sort tags by expiration date.

 

Tag map animation (auto-selection)

 

You may want to have the tag selection change automatically every given number of seconds. To do that, you should use the command ‘auto selection on/off’ in the ‘preferences’ section of the context menu. To change the period of the auto selection you should use command ‘Frequency of auto selection’ in the ‘preferences’ section of the context menu.

 

Auto selection can be done in a sequential or random mode. To select the preferred mode, you should use command ‘Random auto selection on/off’ in the ‘preferences’ section of the context menu.

 

Child maps and parent map

 

The meaning of child map varies according to the type of the type of tag map to which the term is related.

 

For the top map, child maps are all the collections maps. For a collection map, child maps are all the category maps pertaining to that collection. For a category map, child maps are all the tag maps referred to by reference items (if any).

 

You can open or close all the child maps of a given tag map at once, by using the appropriate commands in the context menu.

 

If you want all the child maps of a given tag map open automatically when the tag map is opened, you can use the ‘Auto open child maps on/off’ command in the ‘preferences’ section of the context menu.

 

You can also open the parent map of a given map using the appropriate command in the context menu.

 

Start maps

                                    

Start maps are tag maps that are automatically opened when the program is started. You can declare one or more tag maps as start map using the appropriate command in the context menu. You can also open manually all start maps by means of the appropriate toolbar icon ( ).

 

Context menu

 

For more information about what you can do with a tag map, check all the commands in the Tag Map Context Menu.