One way to rearrange your thesaurus

Started by dp7602, September 15, 2021, 12:17:11 PM

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Hi everybody !

Since I wanted to clean the list of keywords I use, I had to find a way to do it as efficiently as possible.
Ok, before Imatch 2021 and the introduction of the drag & drop feature in the thesaurus manager, it wasn't easy.
The drag & drop feature is nice but I found easier to do it as follow.

- export the thesaurus in a txt file;
- create as many txt files as needed with the Notepad to match groups of keywords your need ([Where], [Who], [When], and so on);
- open the txt file with the exported thesaurus;
- open the different txt files ([Where], [Who], [When,...);
- select, drag & drop in the appropriate txt file keywords or a group of keywords you want to rearrange;

After the work is finished, copy the content of each small file in a new thesaurus file as txt.

In Imatch, import the thesaurus from this txt file. Done.


Thanks for sharing.

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But I found easier for me to use several small files opened side by side. I could avoid a lot of scrolling up and down in a rather large document.