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dp7602

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One way to rearrange your thesaurus
« on: September 15, 2021, 12:17:11 PM »
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.

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Re: One way to rearrange your thesaurus
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 12:58:04 PM »
Thanks for sharing.

Note that capable text editors allow you to move entire blocks of text withing the file easily - which saves you the trouble of working with multiple files.

dp7602

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Re: One way to rearrange your thesaurus
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 10:01:58 PM »
Right.

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.