OrganiZATOR User's Guide

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You should have noticed that the toolbar of the dBase window, a series of buttons located under the main windows, took a somewhat unusual position regarding the standard Windows programs. The reason for this intermediate position in the screen is try to minimize the mouse travel.  Notice also, that under certain circumstances, some of these buttons are disabled (glow clear). I.e. the ones to create a link, , , , remain disabled until has been defined an origin and a target .  The one to create a nominated link (qualified) also requires that you have defined a type (qualifier) for the link .

Using the buttons is a follows:

Displacement (horizontal scroll) to the far left of the upper space to display the root space
Ditto, scroll to display the right side of the actual path
Reload the current set of data -depending on the tab selected in that moment-.
DBase recalls the last 30 mouse clicks involving change of the current item.
This button moves a step backwards on the path [1].  The context menu available on the button beside it, allows jump directly to any previous position without the need to visit the intermediate steps.
Undo the step led by the button above
Set the actual item as source for the next link to be created.
Set the actual item as type for the next new qualified link to be created.
Set actual item as target for the next new link to be created.
Note that the button beside each of these three last buttons, lets access to the corresponding historic and establish the source, type and target for the next link, amongst the last twenty items used for that purpose.
Create an anonymous link
Create an qualified link
Create anonymous reverse link (the actual signaled source is taken as target and vice versa)
Delete the last anonymous link created
Delete the last qualified link created
Show the Extended Data (dB Extended tab).
Note that in the main window (dBase tab) this button can have two different aspects: and , depending on the existence or not of any image in the frame holder of the selected item. This allow detect the presence of associated images from the dBase tab without having to visit the tab of the extended data.
Search next. Related to the search options in the extended fields -Search in index and Search in field-.
Select the item previous to the one actually selected in the main -upper- window of the dBase tab.
Select the item next to the one actually selected in the main window
Select the parent -root- of the actually selected item in the main window -if the actual is not a root item-.
Select the first element of the derived group -next window- of the item actually selected in the main -upper- window. Tat item must exist -the derived window must not be empty-.
Note: These last four buttons are particularly useful when is selected the view of Extended data (the tab labeled dB extended) and the user want to move to the next/previous atom in the group without having to return to the dBase view.

  If in doubt, remember that all buttons have a corresponding emerging pop-up message (tooltip) with a brief description of their function. This message appears when the mouse stops for a moment over them (about half a second).


[1]  This option is particularly useful if you want to return to a previous point of exploration, but recall that the changes of the actual item obtained with the cursor keys (arrows) are not remembered by this historic mechanism.