Tips & tricks for advanced users

This page contains a diverse set of “Did you know…?”-style tips & tricks, for users who want to upgrade their knowledge of ClauseBase.

Navigating around

  • You can (repeatedly) press Ctrl-i to cycle between the last 10 visited parts of the app — somewhat similar to pressing Alt+Tab in Windows, or Command+Tab on a Mac.
  • You can Alt-click on most file tabs to immediately navigate to (and select) that file within Browse Files. This works in Assemble Document, Design Q&A, Use Q&A, as well as all opened clauses and concepts.

Searching for content

  • You can press Ctrl-Shift-F to show a quick-find dialog box, that enables you to quickly search for some content.
    • When you type some text, a standard search will be performed within Browse Files.
    • When you type in a number, you will search for the number of a file, and be shown all the results in Browse Files.
      • When you are currently within Assemble Document and type in a number, you can navigate to the first instance of that clause within the currently active document/binder.

Editor

  • When editing a clause, you can get typing assist by pressing Control-Spacebar. What you will see, depends on what you are typing:
    • when you are typing the name of concept (i.e., when there is a preceding #), you will get a list of matching concepts
    • when you are typing the name of a special function (i.e., when there is a preceding @), you will get a list of all matching special functions
    • when you are typing the parameters to a special function (i.e., when there is a preceding @ and opening parenthesis), you will get a popup explaining the parameters for that special function

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