File name

Each type of file needs a file name, e.g. to be able to retrieve it in the Browse Files mode, by searching for it or for concepts specifically, to be able to refer to it in clauses in the ClauseBase grammar.

Editing the file name

Editing the file name is easy. Double click the relevant file in the browse files mode or having selected it, click the edit button .

By default, the editing pane opens on the file name tab, as you can verify in the navigation menu on the right where  will be selected.

Multiple languages

With its multi-language support, ClauseBase enables you to give a file name in multiple languages to one single file. Each user will then see the file name in the language that is highest on his language preferences order.

Adding a file name in another language is easy: just click the button with the language you want to add a file name in. E.g.:  to add a Dutch file name or  to add an English file name.

Tips for naming files

  • It is best practice not to use capitals when naming files (see also below for concepts), save for documents or binders. Using only lower case letters avoids any issues when referring to a file in the ClauseBase grammar.
  • Describe the content of the file accurately, but keep it short (especially when naming concepts).
  • Remember that you do not have to describe all the characteristics when naming a clause – make clever use of the available attributes.
  • When naming concepts (and external snippets):
    • It is best practice to use dashes (‘-‘) instead of spaces in concept names to be able to refer to them in the ClauseBase grammar when writing clauses. 
    • Do not use capitals when naming concepts. Concept names are used to refer to a concept or its datafield in the ClauseBase grammar. When writing a concept name with a capital in a clause text, the concept label or datafield (whichever you are referring to) will be written with a capital in the final text. Therefore the concept name itself should not in all cases have a capital – only when required (e.g. when it is used in the beginning of a sentence).
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