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Sorting at the Top Level?
May 05th, 2009, 6:16pm
 
Hi all-

I searched around a bit to see if I could find anything on this subject, and didn't. But apologies if I've overlooked something.

I'm clear how to sort notes in a container or agent, but how does one sort at the top-level?

More generally, is the top-level behavior different from a note (ie it doesn't have all the attributes of a note AFAIK); and where can I get more info on this topic, or what is conventional wisdom with regard to the top-level?

Thanks, Charles



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Reply #1 - May 5th, 2009, 6:24pm
 
De-select all notes, and click Cmd+Opt+i . this opens the Info view dialog for the overall (doc) container.  Select the 'Sorting' group of attributes and set your sort criteria there.
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Reply #2 - May 5th, 2009, 6:53pm
 
Or, better, select the root node in the chart view and use Get Info or QUICKSTAMP to set its sort attributes.

My suggestion, though, would be to avoid sorting the top level.  You're likely to have a mix of things at the top -- data, notes to yourself, prototypes, whatnot -- and sorting them might be confusing.  Your mileage may vary.
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Reply #3 - May 6th, 2009, 4:35am
 
It's worth noting that the chart view (at root level anyway) draws the whole TBX. For a large TBX this can create a very large diagram which your Mac, depending on its speed, may take a while to re-draw as you move the view around. Fine with smaller TBXs (the case for most users I suspect), but if you find the chart view too big/sluggish for your Mac's horsepower you may do best to revert to using Info view to set root level sorts.
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Re: Sorting at the Top Level?
Reply #4 - May 6th, 2009, 10:01am
 
Thanks you two for the very complete response! I see M. Berstein's point about not wanting to sort at that level, however...

:-)  Charles

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