TIP: Give Tabs Better Names
Dec 28, 2012 David Lang

TIP: Give Tabs Better Names

In my last post, I encouraged you to use the Duplicate command to duplicate a tab that is already set up the way you want rather than creating a new tab and then going to the trouble of setting it up yourself. This is precisely what I did when preparing for a Sunday School class in which I wanted to display multiple passages in separate tabs. Today's tip is just as simple, but just as effective in streamlining your workflow: take the time to give your tabs names that will make it easy to tell which tab is which.

After duplicating several tabs, I had a workspace that looked like this:

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As you can see, HCSBS, HCSBS2, HCSBS3, and HCSBS4 are not the most descriptive names. If I kept these names, I would be hard-pressed to remember which passage was displayed in each tab. So I renamed the tabs by clicking the drop-down arrow to the right of the name of the active tab and choosing Rename Tab….

RenameTabs1

In the dialog that appeared, I then replaced the default name with the words "Rachel Dies".

RenameTabs2

This title was concise enough to be read even when the tabs were relatively narrow, but descriptive enough so that I could go right to that passage when I needed it. When I clicked OK, the new name appeared on the tab.

RenameTabs3

By repeating this for each of the other tabs, I had a workspace in which each passage I wanted to use was clearly identified.

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Steve Walton

December 28, 2012 10:41 AM

How about a note on how to use the Dropbox link in the new iOS version of Accordance, David? I've set it up and it's created a set of folders in my Dropbox folder, but I don't know how these relate to the versions in my Library/Application Support/Accordance/Modules folder...


Abram K-J

December 28, 2012 10:51 AM

It's useful to be able to do this. I'm renaming my tabs more and more these days, the more involved my study gets.

Is it possible to name a tab with a Greek word (if it's a list of search results on that word, for example)?




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