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Sorter Window Column Type

A column type is set by right clicking on the column setting bar above a column. There are 8 column types.

Time Reference Column

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Time reference column displays the start time, duration, and timeline origin for the instance in the row. The column header can be changed to display the total duration for all time reference rows in the sorter window. Right click on the column header name and select “Display as total duration”.

Picture Column

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An image can be pasted into this column and it will be presented as a title in a made movie. A picture can be created in the drawing window and pasted using the paste to sorter button in the drawing window.

Code Column

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The name of the code row from which the row was pasted is displayed in this column. The text in this column can be edited for overlay text purposes, but the code row name cannot be synchronized back to the original timeline.

Instance Number Column

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The instance number from the original timeline row is displayed in this column. This column can be helpful for sorting purposes in the sorter window or referencing instances in the original timeline.

Instance Note Column

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The instance note column displays any instance notes that have been entered into the instance. Notes can be edited or added in this column. This is an easy way to add instance notes, copy and paste can be used to add the same notes to multiple instances quickly.

Label Column

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The label column displays any ungrouped labels that have been coded in the instance using label buttons. If label buttons have not been designated in groups the column header will read “No group”. Each label will be displayed on a separate line. To add new labels, enter each label on a new line.

Group Label Column

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The group label column displays grouped labels that have been coded in the instance. The column header name represents the group name and the grouped labels will fall separately under the associated group columns. This column type is best for nested sorting.

Default Column

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The default column is generally not used in the sorter window. But, can be used as a general note column or column separator.