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    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
    Two questions on this topic:

    In a particular project, I have many Documents, many Collections, many Groups, and many Filters. So the lists can get pretty long.
    When I make a new document and want to add it to a Collection, I've got to track it down in the Browser. Usually I use the search function to find it, or if I'm lucky, the 'Unfiled' group isn't too long...
    Just realized there is a better way: Make a Filter set to show Documents with a TimeStamp newer than 1 day. (Or file all documents more quickly and just used the Unfiled function ;-)

    Using a Filter to find recently made Documents is better, but is there an even better better way?

    Since assigning to a Collection, for me anyway, is easiest and most efficient when I'm creating the document, seems it would be nice to be able to do it without having to switch focus to the browser, etc. I guess I'd like to be able to drag the tab of a Document into the Browser. Or assign to a Collection by typing in InfoPanel. Maybe I'm just being picky. Either that or I'm just missing something obvious.

    2) (Related to the first)
    It would be helpful to be able to see quickly which collections, filters, and groups a given document belongs to. Afaict, there's no way other than scanning the contents of all collections, filters, and groups.
    Example scenario: I have a bunch of documents open in tabs. Perhaps I opened a given document a day or two before and am now thinking about it in new ways and wondering whether I've already added it to a given Collection.

    Is there an easier way to find this information?

    Maybe this could be made available for display in the Info Panel?
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010

    Sorry for getting back to this so late.

    1) One thing you could try is to set up a filter and have it scan the contents of the excerpt. I know it says "excerpt", but it's just a text field, really, so why not use it for tags as an example. You could simply type "#new" or some such, and once you save the document, it will show up in said filter.

    2) We had some ideas for including this information, even editing for multiple documents, but we never got far because of various implications. You can really mess up your whole project, if you decide to change collections on multiple documents. Info only is an option, of course, but again, we never got far with it.

    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
    I know this is an old thread -- but I would very much like to see a line in the Document Info panel that tell which collection(s) the document belongs to. I am rearranging my book and I have suddenly lost my mind, realizing I have the same sections in multiple chapters.
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
    We're looking into it, but I can't give you a timeframe here. Might make it into the next big release, though.

    You could of course select multiple collections and then search for the document title in the filter field. Just make sure you have "cumulative" off (right-click in the documents list). The results will show ALL documents in ALL selected collections, in the order they appear in the browser. So if your document appears in two collections, you should beable to quickly scan the results and determine the wrong place it's in.

    Hope this helps for the moment.