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carlsson 2011-10-27 05:02 AM

Shortcut to create Projects in nestled folders
 
There is a shortcut to create projects from the Quick Entry box, by holding down COM when you press enter.

But what if you have a lot of folders in your OF structure, how would you do it then?

For example, I have two folders: Private and Work. In the Work folder I have one folder for a client, eg "Apple".
Now we are starting a new project; "The hologram trackpad", and I want to add a task to that project.

So, instead of opening OF, and creating The hologram trackpad in the Apple folder, is there a shortcut from the Quickentry box to do this?

whpalmer4 2011-10-27 06:29 AM

Just type in the full path for the project, then command-enter to create it. You can't create a new folder doing this, but you can put new projects in existing folders. Typing Work:Example command-enter will make a project called Example in your Work folder.

Brian 2011-10-28 02:50 PM

One thing that sometimes trips folks up here is that you do *not* want to put spaces on either side of the colon. ("Work : Example" won't give you the results you want, in other words.)

whpalmer4 2011-10-29 08:21 AM

[QUOTE=Brian;103464]One thing that sometimes trips folks up here is that you do *not* want to put spaces on either side of the colon. ("Work : Example" won't give you the results you want, in other words.)[/QUOTE]
Have you tried it recently? It seems to do the right thing for me. Perhaps the engineers put in the modicum of code needed to handle that situation in a user-friendly fashion.

It's also worth noting that even if you've changed your separator to be something else, ":" is what works when specifying a new nested project or context on the fly like this. Maybe this is what you were thinking of, Brian...

carlsson 2011-10-31 02:30 AM

Thanks for the input guys!


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