Hi, I have a 80 chapter book file that displays in a three 'tiers' tree in the LH side window. I use this constantly to organise files in the book. When I make a change to the Master Template, a paragraph style change for example, and want to apply that template to all files in the book, I do this using Import Formats. To do this all files must be visible in the tree view, that is all the + icons must be expanded out to - icons. In a larger book this is time consuming as I don't generally leave the tree view expanded fully as I'm working with it.
Is there a way to 'expand all' and 'collapse all' in this LH side tree view? I have searched and can't fined where to do this. Thanks, Mark
Structured or unstructured FM?
With FM2019, I've just experimented with selecting any file in the book window and clicking Ctrl+A – this seems to work, at least up to a two-level structure; that's as complex as I get. With all the component files selected, I can then fine-tune the selection with Ctrl+LeftClick*. Note, however, that while Ctrl+A selects everything while the structures are collapsed, it's a bit of a Schrodinger's cat: clicking on the plus to expand a collapsed group of files resets the focus so I can't tell whether the sub-components were selected or not.
* sudden flashback – does anyone still conscientiously refer to Primary and Secondary mouse buttons? do users still reconfigure their mice?
I can confirm what Mark says:
When the group is collapsed and you press CTRL+A to select all files and e.g. hide a condition, then the files in the group are not changed. I think this is a bug, as the group was selected as well.
When the group is open, CTRL+A selects also the files in the group and hiding a condition changes the files in the group as well.
When you select the collapsed group, the conditions in the Show/Hide conditions pod are not active. This means that the files will not be selected.
Is opening/collapsing a group with 80 files really so time-consuming?
When you create a new book with only the files of the group or all files but without any groups, would this help?
Thank you All for your input. Thnx Winfried for creating the bug report.
I shall just handle it as I have been doing
Upwritenzl, did you change your avatar to match your mood after expanding/collapsing in the book window? 😉