How to quickly return to my main writing item

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:29 am Post


I'll be working in a binder item and then will go do something different like add a new research item or something. Is there a way to quickly return to my current main binder item where I'm working. Both the binder item and my last location in it?

Thanks all ... James

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:31 am Post

Cmd-[ walks you back through previously visited documents. Once you've reached the one you want, cmd-opt-R will update the binder selection to reflect that document.


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:26 pm Post

The editor pane has a Back button as well.

More elaborately, you can split the editor pane with the split button and use one side to go off to the other place, then use the (now) unsplit button on the side which still shows your main doc to return to state.

There are other ways and variants you can use depending what you are doing. Using a quick reference panel, for example.

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:21 pm Post

And also as with any Web browser, you can right-click on the back button to get a list of all of the things you've been working on recently. That way you can jump straight back to where you were even if it is ten hops back.
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