Multiple Views Of Data

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APO stores data in a Microsoft Access 2000 compatible database in form of records with fixed fields (or attributes) as explained in Record Fields Names and Aliases.

 

These records can be shown in different formats, which are:

 

Format

Comment

Toolbar icon

Table

A grid-like panel

Calendar

Organized by month and day (only for information associated with an expiration date/time)

Tree map

A hierarchical organization structure with roots, branches and leaves

Tag map

A map of text tags aligned to form one or more columns

Sticky note

A window showing an item's title and content looking like a yellow paper sticky note.

 

Random map

A map of tags randomly positioned and randomly animated (containing text or images)

Random item

A slide show of single tags randomly chosen (with text and/or images

 

The same records can be viewed in all above formats and it is possible to move from one format to another simply by clicking the appropriate tool-bar icon or by choosing the appropriate context menu command.

 

When you click an icon of the toolbar, which represents a collection, a window will be opened displaying the collection data. This will be a  Table Window or a Tag Map Window according to the preference set in the Toolbar and Collections Preferences Window, However, if you press the "ALT" key while clicking the toolbar icon, the alternative window type will be applied.

 

Something similar happens when you are working on a collection tag map and you click on a tag representing a category of that collection. A Table Window or Tag Map Window will be opened, according to the preference set in the Toolbar and Collections Preferences Window, displaying the category data. However, if you press the "ALT" key while clicking the toolbar icon, the alternative window type will be applied.