To see a list of all your sources, chooseto open the Source List. This window can also be opened when you attempt to cite an existing source in a data entry window.
The Source List has four columns, showing:
- the source number
- the source type
- text from the source fields of each source record
- an icon that indicates if a source record has multimedia items attached to it.
The columns can be rearranged by clicking the column titles and dragging to the left or right.
The most basic search is to look for text in any field of any source type. To perform such a search, make sure the Type and Field popup menus are set to "Any Type" and "Any Field" respectively. Then, type some text into the search box, and press the Return key. The list will show only the source records that contain the search text. To show all sources, click the little " " button in the search box.
For example, if you wanted to search for any source record that mentions Aunt Wilma in any field, you'd chooseand set up a seach like this...
The Source List also lets you search for source records of a particular type (or any type), using the Type popup menu. In addition, you can search for text in any particular source field using the Field popup menu.
For example, to search for sources of type "Census" that contain "1850" in the Title field, you'd setup the Source List like this...
Each source record can have multimedia items associated with the source. To work with multimedia items in a source record, click thebutton in the Edit Source window.
The easiest way to add multimedia items to a source record is to simply drag and drop them into the list, as shown above. You can also click the Tools popup menu, shown below.button (the plus sign) and then select an item, or choose Add Items from the
To remove an item, select it and press the Delete key on the keyboard. Or, select an item and click thebutton (the minus sign).