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Windows, Tabs & Views

A document has a single two-paned document window by default, with two tabs. What you do in Tinderbox takes place in one of the two main panes of a document window, the View pane and the Text pane:

Some View pane views show only a narrow context, e.g. Map view, whilst others can show some of the document’s hierarchical structure - such as Outline or Chart views.

For users familiar with Tinderbox pre-v6, tabs are essentially a stack of old Explorer-like views stacked in a single window.

All new document windows always have a Map view (tab #1, selected by default) and Outline (tab #2). However, users are free to use as many or as few view types as their work or particular projects demand. Not all users will need to use every view type.

A number of secondary view and windows from pre-v6 Tinderbox have now become pop-over dialogs (and thus essentially modal), although a few can be 'torn off', by dragging them, to be stand alone windows.

There are no old-style text windows. These are now essentially the text view of a document window tab. However, to allow viewing of more than one text space at once, a note can be opened as a session-only secondary window showing the $Text and the key attributes.

You may keep many view windows, of whatever type, open while working in Tinderbox as well as note text windows and palettes such as the attributes/links/etc. They can show the same or different parts of your document. you can also have multiple windows open for more than one TBX. If more than one document is open at a time, windows from each/every document my be open at the same time (useful when trying out new code techniques).

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