Tropy's project view is the default view when you open Tropy. The project view lists all your items, and you can edit or tag multiple items at once. Project view enables you to see you work in "big picture" terms.
To switch to item view, double click one of your items.
Items within Tropy can contain one or multiple images, which is useful for documents containing more than one page. Each photograph within one item will contain the same metadata. Combining photographs into items is not intended to collect different documents.
There are two ways to combine photographs into an item.
There are two ways to add an image that is not currently in Tropy to an item that is in Tropy.
To add metadata to an item, click the item to select it. In the metadata pane on the right hand side of the screen, enter the metadata for that item. To save, press enter, or press tab to move on to the next field.
Tropy comes pre-loaded with three metadata templates: Dublin Core, Tropy Correspondence, and Tropy Generic. You can edit these existing templates to reorder, add, or subtract fields, or you can add a new template. Learn more about templates, including how to create a template, edit a template, import and export templates, and add vocabularies, by reading Tropy's documentation.
To select a metadata template, click the dropdown menu under item.
To add a metadata field to an item, right click in the metadata pane, select new field, and a dropdown box of new fields will appear. Select which field you would like to add to the template. The field you added to the template will appear in italics in the metadata pane.
You can add metadata to your item from the item view as well. Double click the item to navigate to item view, and the metadata pane will appear on the left hand side of the screen.
Tags are useful for describing and grouping similar items within your project. It is important to consider what items you have in your project and how they can best be categorized in order to create a meaningful tagging system.
To add tags to an item, click on the tags tab of the metadata pane. Select add tag and type your new tag name. To save, press enter. Your tag will appear in the tag list in the sidebar and in the tags tab of the metadata pane.
To add tags to multiple items at once, use control/command and select the items you want to tag, or use shift and click the items, and select add tag. Type the new tag name and press enter to save.
To see all items with the same tag, click on the tag name in the sidebar.
Lists can be used to organize and link items in Tropy either by theme or by structure. Items can be put into multiple lists. When put into a list, items will remain in the main project view.
To create a list, go to file > new > list. The new list will show up in the sidebar. Then type a name for your list and press enter.
Once you have created your first list, you are able to create more lists by right clicking on lists or the project name in the left pane and choosing new list.
To add items to a list, you can drag and drop them. You can add multiple items to a list at once by choosing multiple items and dragging and dropping them into the list.