Module Sets

Overview

Module Sets are sets of modules that are, optionally, saved under a given title. They are used:

as the module tabs of a Book view (e.g. a Book view can be set to display all module belonging to a particular set)
as a set of modules to be searched from the Book search view.

When potentially hundreds of book modules are installed, module sets make a way to quickly organize them.  For instance, if you wanted to do a word study, you may have a set called "Word Study" which you could either search as such, or display it in a Book view.  In this set, you could have only the pertinent book modules needed to do a word study.  Further, using module sets, you can organize your modules in any way you like so all of them are available in the divisions that you want them.

A Module Set can be organized in a hierarchical manner (e.g. it may contain 'folders' within, like the shelves of a Bookshelf).

TIP: the collection of all modules at each moment on any Book view comprises a Module Set. A Module Set can exist under a name (if you have previously saved it), or it can only exist for as long as it is displayed in the Book view.

The module sets menu and dialog can be accessed in two ways:

1.Via the Module Sets button
Define Module Sets Button

Define Module Sets Button

2.Right-click on any module and select Module tabs->Define Module sets.

Define Module Sets Menu

Define Module Sets menu

Define Module Sets menu

This menu allows you to quickly change module sets to your liking.  This is where (some or all of) your saved module sets will be found.  There are already six pre-made sets: All modules, Dictionaries, Commentaries, Books, Maps and Graphics, Reading Plans.  You can enter the Define Module Sets dialog via Define module sets...

TIP: You can select which Module Sets appear on this menu. You may have as many Module Sets defined as you want, yet only choose to display in this menu the ones you use most often (see below how).

Define Module Sets Dialog

This dialog is used for two different purposes:

in order to select a previously saved module set to display in a Book view
in order to create 'on-the-fly' a module set and display it in a Book view (without saving it)
in order to choose which of the pre-saved Module Sets appear on the Define Module Sets Menu above.

Remember that this dialog provides in essence the way to select a sub-set of your modules in order to display them in a Book view. If you choose to save this set under a title (which is optional), then you have a re-usable set that you can recall at any moment (either to display it in a Book view or to search it in a Book search view).

Choosing an Existing Set or Selecting Directly

The first tab in the dialog gives options for basic and pre-made module sets.  This is the non-advanced method of customizing module sets.

Define Modules Sets Dialog (Basic)

Define Modules Sets Dialog (Basic)

The top section of this tab allows you to select which sets are displayed in the Define Module Sets Menu for quick reference.  The checked sets will be available in that menu (you can have as many module sets as you like, yet you may only select the ones you used most to be displayed in the quick reference menu).  You may also change the order in which these sets are displayed and delete sets that you do not need.

The bottom section of this tab allows you to choose which types of modules you would like displayed in the Book View tab bar.  This section does not allow you to choose which modules are in a set on an individual level, only on a type level.

First, you choose the types of modules you want displayed by the check boxes on the left, then the order in which to display them at the right.  Once done, you can save this combination as a set by checking the Save this combination and typing the name of this new set.  This set will then appear in the top section of this dialog and (if checked) in the Define Module Sets Menu.

Creating a Custom Set

The second tab in this dialog allows you to select modules on a individual level and create custom sets.

Define Module Sets dialog (Advanced)

Define Module Sets dialog (Advanced)

The left pane contains all available modules installed on your computer, organized in a module type tree along with several columns with information.

The right pane shows all modules that are either in the active set or that you have placed there to make a new module set.

Tip: To move modules from the left pane to the right pane, select the modules on the left and drag them where you want them in the right pane.  You may select multiple modules in both panes by using Shift and Ctrl also.  Further, you may click and drag modules or nodes in the right pane to rearrange them to your liking.

The Filter text input box allows you to filter the modules in the left pane by what you type, to find modules in the midst of many. The filter is applied to all columns, thus allowing better searching of the modules.

The buttons at right manipulate the modules in the right pane.

The Templates... button sorts the modules in the right pane in various ways.  See the menu.

The New folder... button creates a folder in which modules can be placed for organizational purposes in the Book View tab bar.  For instance, if you wanted to have all useful word study resources available in this set, but separately, you could select these modules and place them in a folder named "Word Study Books".

The Rename folder... button renames an existing folder.

The Delete button will delete the selected modules in the right pane.

The Clear tree... button deletes all modules in the right pane.  This button does not delete modules from your computer.

Once you have organized your set as you want it, check the Save this set checkbox and type the name of the set in the input box.  The set will now appear in the Define Module Sets Menu.

Tip: You can have as many module sets as you choose.  Simply clear the tree and make a new set.  Also, you can place the same modules in different folders.

TIP: A module set can be defined either as a set of static modules or as a dynamic set that contains at any moment all those modules of a particular type.

For example, you may create a set that contains all commentaries and name it 'Available Commentaries'. Obviously, this set does not specify which modules are included within, yet at any moment, when you refer to this set, it will contain all the available commentaries of your library. Sets of this type are the ones created from Choose existing set / select directly tab under the "or choose the types of modules you want in the set" area.

Static sets (e.g. sets that contain the modules you choose at the moment you create the set) are the ones you create from "Create custom set (advanced)" tab. In that case, even if you drag-n-drop the whole 'Commentary' node from the Available modules tree to the Drag from the list... tree, the actual set will NOT contain any commentaries that you add to the library in the future.

 
 
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