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Chapter 4. Managing Clips > Working with List View

Working with List View

List view lets you organize items according to a number of categories that appear as columns in the Media window. You can select which columns you want to include and add your own custom columns. You can also resize and rearrange the columns to suit your organizational method. However, you can only rename or permanently remove custom columns, and the name column is always the first column.

To hide or show columns in list view:

1.
In the Media window’s More menu, choose Edit Columns (Figure 4.14).

Figure 4.14. In the Media window’s More menu, choose Edit Columns.


The Edit Columns dialog box appears.

2.
Select the headings for the type of information you want to view when the Media window is set to list view (Figure 4.15).

Figure 4.15. In the Edit Columns dialog box, select the headings for the type of information you want to view.


3.
Click OK to close the Edit Columns dialog box.

Only the columns you specified appear in the Media window.

To add custom columns in list view:

1.
In the Media window menu, choose Edit Columns.

The Edit Columns dialog box appears.

2.
Click Add (Figure 4.16).

Figure 4.16. In the Edit Columns dialog box, click Add.


An Add Column dialog box appears.

3.
Type the name of the custom column (Figure 4.17).

Figure 4.17. In the Add Column dialog box, type the name of the custom column.


4.
Choose an option from the Type drop-down menu (Figure 4.18):

Figure 4.18. In the Type drop-down menu, specify whether the column will contain a text field or a check box.


Text— Creates a column of text fields in which you can enter information

Boolean— Creates a column of check boxes, which you can use to indicate a yes or no state

5.
Click OK to close the dialog box.

The new column appears in the Edit Columns dialog box.

6.
When you’re finished editing columns, click OK to close the Edit Columns dialog box.

To edit columns in list view:

1.
In the Media window menu, choose Edit Columns.

The Edit Columns dialog box appears.

2.
Select a column name, and click any of the following buttons (Figure 4.19):

Figure 4.19. Select a column name, and choose to rename, remove, or move the column.


Rename— To rename a custom column

Remove— To remove a custom column

Move Up— To move a column one item higher in the list, which moves it to the left in the Media window

Move Down— To move a column one item lower in the list, which moves it to the right in the Media window

3.
Click OK to close the dialog box.

The Media window reflects your choices.

✓ Tip

  • You can’t rename or remove any of the default columns, but you can hide them.


To rearrange headings in list view:

  • With the Media window set to list view, drag a heading in the Media window to the left or right to place it where you want (Figures 4.20 and 4.21).

    Figure 4.20. Dragging a heading to the left or to the right...


    Figure 4.21. ...changes its relative position in the Media window.


To adjust a column’s width in list view:

  • With the Media window set to list view, drag the right edge of a heading in the Media window to resize the heading (Figures 4.22 and 4.23).

    Figure 4.22. Drag the right edge of a heading to resize it.


    Figure 4.23. The heading appears narrower or (in this case) wider.


To sort items in list view:

  • With the Media window set to list view, do one of the following:

    • Click a column heading to sort clips by that heading (Figure 4.24).

      Figure 4.24. Click a column heading to sort clips by that heading.


    • Click a column heading twice to reverse the sort order (Figure 4.25).

      Figure 4.25. Click the same heading again to reverse the sort order.


    A small triangle next to the column name indicates whether items are sorted in ascending or descending order.

✓ Tip

  • List view can include a Label column. (See the task “To hide or show columns in list view,” earlier in this chapter.) Instead of providing a text field or a check box, the Label column identifies each item by color. You can choose which colors represent different types of items in the Media window by choosing Edit > Preferences > Label Colors.


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