Tutorial - all the item types

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Introduction

An Organiser document is a tree of folders where each folder can contain any number of items. There are different types of items, all of them having their specific dialog to provide a clear view of all things involved in your projects, instead of providing a generic 'Todo' item. When trying to under item types, think of such things as simple todo texts (a single line specifying a bit of work), more involved todo's called action (which have start/end dates attached) and other types such as Contacts (persons) and Facts.

Some item types define the work that needs to be done; other item types are mostly there to keep track of other necessities in your projects, such as Contacts, or Facts. Below, all item types are described.

Each folder can have its default item type. This is not a necessity, as some projects or subprojects are just too small to warrant a specific type. But as projects grow, you will want to subdivide all the project information into different folders, and if each folder is big enough, you will find that it is useful to provide a default item type for each folder. You are not limited to only that type in the folder, but it helps in organizing things. The default item type is reflected on the left side of the screen, where you can see the folder tree.

Figure 1 shows a collection of folders which all have their own default type. After that, we will discuss each type in detail.

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Figure 1

Item types

The different types of information you can store in Organiser can roughly be divided into 2 categories: things to do, and informational.

Things to do:

Informational types:

Actions

An example action dialog is shown below. You can enter the total time of work, and the period in which the action must be completed.

The 'Who?' section displays contacts that can be specified anywhere in the item tree. For more information how to create these, see the tutorial on Contacts. Any contact that is created anywhere in the document will show up in the listboxes of this dialog.

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Figure 2

 

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