Ways of tagging nodes
This article summarizes the many ways you can tag nodes in TreePad to make them easy to find later!
- Add them to your list of Bookmarks. This method is best for the nodes you keep accessing frequently, and also for marking your place as you read through a long TreePad file. See also Bookmarks.
- Check (tick) their checkbox icon. A good use for this would be in a subtree containing a list of tasks, one per node, to be ticked off when completed. Checkboxes can be deliberately hidden or shown for each subtree and individual node. See also Checkbox icons.
- Set Search tree to restrict searching to checkmarked nodes. See also Tree search.
- Distinguish the node icon by changing it. See also Node icons
- Change node caption font face, font size and⁄or font style (bold, italic, underlined). See also Formatting nodes.
- Include a distinctive node caption character string, such as "$$$" or "###". Although not as striking as a brilliantly different icon and not as quickly reversible as a checkbox icon checkmark, you can use Search tree to locate all such tagged nodes. Whereas there is only one type of checkmark, you can create as many different sets of unique character strings as you wish and keep them handy in a lookup table. See also Searching and replacing hints and tips.
- Stamp your node titles with date, time and⁄or unique serial number. This will allow partial searches to be carried out, e.g., finding all nodes containing a particular year and month in their titles.
- Include a distinctive character string in the node's article. Similar to including these in the node caption, except it is easier to store multiple string tags in the article. By carrying several tags, a node can be found in multiple ways.
- Tag nodes by storing hyperlinks to them in a particular article. In TreePad the results of a tree search may be inserted into the article as a list of hyperlinks to the nodes found.