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How do I use a view's column header arrows?

In the column headers of all views, there are a set of curved arrows on the left, and sometimes, a curved arrow slightly below and to the right of a column title. These let you switch the displayed view quickly. They are also very useful when linking documents. In the Sources, Arguments and counter arguments section of a Fact profile for example, clicking Insert doc-link calls up the database browser and the column header arrows let you switch its view to browse to and quickly locate what you need to link.

The database browser default view's curved arrows

When you click Insert doc-link in a fact profile as shown below, ...

The database browser default view's curved arrows

the database browser is displayed. The database browser has three unique curved arrows. Clicking on these switches the database browser's display to the following views respectively

  1. facts by Relevance
  2. documents by Date
  3. players

Once you have switched to a specific view, then the curved arrows in column headers in those views of the database browser work exactly as they do in the regular profile views as described below.

Column title curved arrows

If a column header has a curved arrow, depressing it will switch to that view.

Press the Doc Type's arrow, ...

Column title curved arrows

and you switch to the by Doc Type view. The same document(s) remains selected if they are in the view you've switched to.

Curved arrows - common functions

The curved arrows you see at the top left of views work in all view types as follows:

Arrow #1

  • Clicking arrow #1 in a view group (Documents, Research, Extracts, Facts or Chronologies) switches to the by Issue/Topic of that view. So for example, clicking #1 in the by Date view in the documents group switches to the by Issue/Topic view in the Documents group.
  • Clicking arrow #1 in the by Issue/Topic views of that view group (Documents, Research, Extracts, Facts, Chronologies or Players) switches to the everything by Issue/Topic view of the Everything group
  • Clicking arrow #1 in the Everything group views, toggles between the views in the Everything group, everything by Issue/Topic and everything by Issue/Topic X-Tab.
  • Clicking arrow #1 in the players by Name view, switches to the players by Issue/Topic view of the Keywords : Players group.

Arrow #2

  • Clicking arrow #2 in the Documents view group switches to the first view in the Research view group, research by Date.
  • Clicking arrow #2 in the Extracts view group toggles between the extracts by From or extracts by Doc Type , in the same, Extracts Group.
  • Clicking arrow #2 in the Facts view group switches to the first view in the Chronologies view group except in their by issue/topic views which toggles between them
  • Clicking arrow #2 in the Chronologies view group switches to the first view in the Facts view group, facts by Relevance.

Arrow #1 examples

documents, by Date view

Click arrow #1 and ...

documents, by Date view

you switch to Documents > by Issue/Topic. Selected document(s) remain selected in the new view.

Note, however, that if one of the selected profiles is not present in the view switched to, there's nothing to select for it and so only those profiles that do appear in that view remain selected. If none appear in the view being switched to, there's nothing to select at all, so an arbitrary profile or the first profile in the view is selected. See the facts, by relevance example below.

documents, by Relevance view

Click arrow #1 and ...

documents, by Relevance view

you switch to Facts > by Issue/Topic. Selected document(s) remain selected in the new view.

facts, by Issue/Topic view

Click arrow #1 and ...

you switch to Everything > everything by Issue/Topic. Selected document(s) remain selected in the new view.

Arrow #2 examples

facts, by relevance view

Click arrow #2 and ...

you switch to Chronologies > by Issue/Topic. Selected document(s) remain selected in the new view.

Note, that the selected fact was not a chronological event. Since only chronological fact(s) can appear in the Chronologies, by Issue/Topic view, in this case, the profile is not present to select, and cursor is placed at an arbitrary fact or the first in the view.