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Library Manager

Menu:Program | Library Manager... [Ctrl+M]
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The library manager helps you to organize Davar modules into a tree of "folders" according to your preferences. The Dialog window is resizeable, topmost and modal - you must close it first to be able to work in the main program window. In Davar4, functionality of the library manager was improved. The Dialog window has three tabs:


Module manager window (see picture above) has the following parts:

Library tree it is located in the left half of the dialog window. The basic types of data folders (Books, Lexicons, Dictionaries, Writings and Notes) can have up to 9 levels of subfolders. For example, Books can be divided into Hebrew Scriptures, Greek Scriptures, English Scriptures, Commentaries, ...etc according to your preferences.

Files of a selected folder from the library tree are located on the right half of the dialog. If you select a "root" folder (Books, Lexicons, ..) you can then see the files which are not placed in subfolders. For example, on the picture, on the left side you selected English Scriptures in a Book folder, module KJV+ is located in this folder (displayed on the right side for files).

Drag and Drop of files can be done by dragging a file from the right list of files and dropping it into a compatible folder on the left (e.g. a book file to another book folder or "root" of books).

Drag and Drop of folders can be done all in the left library tree. Folders can be dropped only in compatible places (e.g. drag folder "Commentaries" and drop into folder "English Scriptures" because all are under the same folder (Books).

New folder - this button allows you to create a new folder in the left library tree.

Edit folder - edit the name of the folder.

Delete folder - delete folder. Files from a deleted folder are not lost! After deletion of the folder, files are moved to the main "root" folder (Books, Lexicons, Dictionaries, ...).

Cancel will close dialog. All unsaved changes in the library structure will be lost.

Save will update the library structure in the file (library.cfg) and close the dialog.

Information for advanced users:

  • All "folders" are only virtual. Files are stored in \data\ directories (with no subfolders) in all paths and the library tree is built according to information in the library.cfg file. Any attempt to create folders in the \data\ directory will hide the files placed in the folder.

  • File library.cfg is a text file with simple syntax. If necessary, you can open it in a notepad-like editor and modify it. Because the syntax of the file is not intensively checked in the program, be sure that your changes are correct! The recommended way on how to do changes in this file is by using the module manager.