Check for duplicates before introducing a file

From Topicscape
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Drag-and-drop / Import -- to make topics, occurrences and associations

(Go to:Topicscape Pro User Guide - contents list)

If you routinely organize project files in Topicscape as a project progresses and have trouble with duplicate files and multiple versions, you'll love this one. You can drop one or more files on the "Duplicate check" panel,


and it will tell you if the file is already in that Topicscape and give you a report.

The report shows sizes in bytes, colors sizes or dates in red if they are different (i.e. potentially not duplicates despite having the same name), points out if the duplicate in that Topicscape is actually a missing occurrence file, and shows which topic it is in. Then it allows you to control what to do next, one by one (replace, delete the external one or bring it in anyway). This is really useful if you are tidying up multiple copies of different versions of documents that should already be in a Topicscape.

Click for larger version

Next: Connect topics using Associations

For an exciting free guide to all things visual, visit the
Visual Thinking Center