Accordance Blog
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:


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….


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


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.


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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