Using the Sidebar
Use the sidebar to focus projects, activate searches, or filter by tag.
The sidebar has three sections: projects, searches, and tags. You can hide any section by clicking the "Hide" button that shows to the right of the section title when you move your mouse over it.
- To focus a project select it in the sidebar.
- Drag and drop to reorder projects in the sidebar.
- You can also drag and drop items from the editor onto projects in the sidebar.
- Double-click on project in sidebar to "hoist". Hide the item, but show its descendants.
The searches section shows saved searches.
- To create a saved search right-click on the "Searches" sidebar heading and choose New Search.
- To edit a saved search right-click on the search in the sidebar and choose Edit Search.
- In the search edit sheet there's a checkbox that determines where the search gets saved. Embedded in the current document, or saved into a common "searches" configuration file.
TaskPaper stored saved searches using
@search tags. Here's an example that you can paste into your own document:
Todo @search(@today and not @done)
There are some quirks when editing
@search tags. In particular if your search has a
) you must escape them by preceding them with a
Use the View > New Sidebar Search to show a search editing sheet that avoid this issue.
The tags section shows tags from the current document and the "tags" configuration file. Try it, enter a
@newtag into your document and note that it shows up in the sidebar.
To view and edit the above described configuration files:
- Choose the menu item: Window > StyleSheet > Open StyleSheet Folder
- Locate the "Configurations" folder, which is a sibling to the "StyleSheets" folder
- Edit the contained "searches" or "tags" configuration file. As soon as you save your edits TaskPaper's sidebar should reflect the changes.