In a brand new session, the TAGS pane initially appears in the form of an innocuous bar (imaginatively labeled TAGS) across the bottom of the Replay Desktop. This is a drag bar, and also provides several added convenience features related to viewing or hiding the TAGS pane.
To begin, double-click the bar (left or right of the TAGS label) to expand the pane just high enough to show the Tabs, numbered column header row (0-9), and the first row (i.e., row 0) of tag cells. This is the default ‘open’ TAGS bar position.
When you move the mouse over the drag bar the pointer turns into a double-headed arrow.
Click and drag to move the bar vertically to expose as much of the TAGS pane as you wish to see. Double-click the bar at any time to return it to its default (‘tabs plus one row’) height on the screen. You can also drag the bar to the bottom of the screen to close the pane, but you might prefer another approach, discussed next.
The central label area of the drag bar is bounded by small triangles (Figure 143). The mouse pointer appears as a pointing hand when it is in this zone. Click once here to minimize the TAGS pane; click it again to restore the TAGS pane to its last expanded state.
Tip: Pushing SHIFT + TAGS on the Control Surface has the same effect as clicking the TAGS bar in the central minimize/restore zone.
By default, the TAGS pane provides ten tabbed pages you can use to organize your media. You can navigate through the tabs by pressing the left or right TAB buttons on the Control Surface with the SHIFT button held down. (Alternatively, simply clicking a specific tab displays it.)
Right-click a tab to show a context menu holding two items:
- Rename – Give each tab a unique name to suit your needs.
- Delete – Tabs can be deleted at any time.
Note: The number of tabs is not limited to ten. You can add new tabs easily by clicking the + button at right, next to the last tab. On smaller screens, use the < and > buttons at either end of the titlebar tab row to access tabs at that have scrolled out of view.
You will find the EDIT TAGS button at the right-hand end of the TAGS pane titlebar (Figure 145). Clicking this button allows you to create a list of tags or modify the existing one (tagging Figure 145 Page | 163 functionality is de-activated).
To create or update a tag, simply enable EDIT TAGS, click in a cell, and type. Pressing ENTER confirms the edit and moves the cursor to the next tag cell, ready to continue. When finished, turn off EDIT TAGS to resume normal tagging operation.
Tip: The first cell (0,0) in each tab cell is non-editable, and always shows the word “SKIP” (Figure 144). This fixed cell serves as a ‘null’ entry that can be especially useful in the Auto-Advance tagging workflow discussed next.
Often, you will want to quickly create a Memo comprised of add a short series of tags. The Auto Advance feature makes this s simple task. When it is active, the TAGS pane automatically advances to the next tab after a new tag is added, then awaits further input.