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Future Author User Guide & Feature Additions (citation view and WordPress integration)

Cut from the current user guide:

Concept View WordPress Integration (future feature)

Author will integrate with WordPress to allow you to define your own Glossary Terms and how they relate to other terms. The Glossary Terms are stored on your WordPress blog under the Category of [Glossary Term] and can be created completely manually simply by typing the definition of your term into the body of the post or by defining them via Liquid | Flow where you can add structure to the term which make them much more powerful when accessing them later.

Assign Concept
To assign text with a concept, do cmd-shift-k and choose from a concept listed in the right column. If you have not connected to a WordPress blog then this will only have a button to ‘Connect to WordPress’ and if you have connected more than one blog you will have a pop-up option at the bottom of the screen to choose which one you want to use.

Any text which is assigned or matches a Glossary Term you have in WordPress gets enclosed in [hard brackets] to indicate that they contain more information. You can double click on these for more information, including being able to go into the Find† View.

Define Concept
To define a concept select text and cmd-g or ctrl-click and choose ‘Define Term’. This will produce a dialog where you can describe the term and also connect it with previously defined terms.

Concept Relationships
You can click and drag a concept to move it, if you drop it on top of another concept you will see a dialog where you will be asked to define the connection, same as if you had defined the connection in WordPress or while defining the term in Liquid | Flow. Please note that you will be asked to define the term in both directions since our human grammar can look different depending on which term you start with. For example: “Doug Engelbart ‘developed’ Augment” and “Augment ‘was developed by’ Doug Engelbart”. Technical note: The first connection is stored in the ‘Doug Engelbart’ WordPress post ’ and the second connection is stored in the ‘Augment’ WordPress post. Since Author had been given permissions to add and create WordPress posts for you, it can do this from within Author.

If you click on a concept which is connected to a concept not on the screen (as shown in the definition of that concept) you will see that concept appear in grey. You can click on it to permanently add it. You can also click on a concept and hit the delete key to remove it.

 

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Citation View (swipe horizontally – future feature)

To access the Citation View swipe horizontally with two fingers on your trackpad to flip your document over. You can return to the word processing view by swiping back. All documents you have cited in your document will be shown in a References section, same as you will have when you export your document.

The default view is simply by the author’s last names but you can click on a tab at the top of the screen to choose to list by date in a Timeline view. You can also double click in the margin to type in any keyword and connect the keyword to any of the documents. You will now also have the option (at the top of your screen) to list by Keyword, which re-arranges the document again, based on your keywords. If you drag keywords up or down in this view, the documents will follow.

If you do cmd-f while in this view you can enter a search term and once you hit ‘enter’ lines will automatically extend from the keyword to any document which contain the text, with thicker lines indicating more occurrences. This only works with documents you have copied and pasted the full text of into the Citation dialog. When you use this mode, any documents missing full text will be slightly grey, to help you identify them and also to correct it if you wish.

 

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