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Linking thoughts to quotations

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Linking thoughts to quotations

Postby Susan » 2017-08-13 13:33

System information: [ Citavi Version 5.0-5.5, Windows 10, English, Google Chrome, MS Office 2010 32Bit, - ]

Is therea way of linking thoughts to quotations that may have sparked the thought. This would be useful for me.
Susan
 

Re: Linking thoughts to quotations

Postby jay-squared » 2017-08-13 19:31

This is an interesting issue. If you create a comment by clicking "Add comment to this item" in the knowledge item popout window, they will be linked. One can easily test that by running a macro:

Code: Select all
using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Windows.Forms;

using SwissAcademic.Citavi;
using SwissAcademic.Citavi.Metadata;
using SwissAcademic.Citavi.Shell;
using SwissAcademic.Collections;

// Implementation of macro editor is preliminary and experimental.
// The Citavi object model is subject to change in future version.

public static class CitaviMacro
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      List<KnowledgeItem> knowledgeItems =  Program.ActiveProjectShell.PrimaryMainForm.GetSelectedQuotations();
     
      KnowledgeItem knowledgeItem = knowledgeItems[0];
     
      MessageBox.Show(knowledgeItem.EntityLinks.FirstOrDefault().Target.ToString());
   }
}


However, there is no way to link thoughts to quotations, nor is there a way to link comments to quotations ex post, at least not via the GUI. I guess it could be done via a more complicated script or via an AddOn, but then the link would not be visible. My understanding is that adding this feature is on the roadmap, but it will be a while.

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jay-squared
Citavi Expert
 


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