Document Location Section
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse

The Reference Chapter's Document Location Section enables you to store the the filename or url (uniform resource locator) of the electronic document associated with the current reference. This entry enables you to access electronic documents at various times when running Cranium or Synapse.

The Document Location Section contains a single field.

Enter the location of a new Reference
  1. Open a knowledge base document. (Open a "working" document or create a copy of a document (see here) if you are just experimenting with this functionality.)
  2. Change to the References Chapter and navigate any convenient reference. (See documentation on Navigation Overview for details on navigating chapters and pages.)
  3. Scroll to the Document Location Section and click the left mouse button on the section's edit field. The application activates the Document Location dialog.
  4. Enter the reference's document location and comments. You can use the dialog's Browse button to select documents on your computer.
  5. If the leading part of the entered location matches one of the Library Locations specified in the Summary chapter, the Library button will be enabled. For example, the following document location
    uses the folder, "G:\Projects 03" which, in this example, matches the "Current Projects" entry in the Libraries Locations section shown in the Summary Chapter.
    The library's name. This text, with two appended colons, will replace the library's location in matching pathnames and urls.
    The library's location, e.g., pathname or url. This term will be replaced by the library name.
  6. Press the Library button. The text matching the Library folder is now replaced by the Library's name, i.e., the text "G:\Projects 03" is replaced with "Current Projects". Two colons ("::") are added after the library's name.
    An MKS document may contain the locations of hundreds of documents. If you ever changed the storage location of these documents, e.g., moved them to another hard disk, you might need to edit the location of all these documents. By using library names and locations, you might possibly only need to change the location of one libary.
  7. Finally press the Save button to store the document location into the current document.
Related Documentation
Topic Description
Libraries Locations Section Associate "nicknames" with common computer folders for flexible database storage.
Reference Chapter Stores titles, authors, location, etc. for each reference used in an MKS document.