I’m starting to use DTTG more actively, and as I’m getting into the app I’d welcome suggestions on how to improve my workflow.
I have a database that includes clippings from articles, ebooks, and other sources as rich text files. I often need to create a new text file that summarizes material from a number of these source documents, and I create/file those summary documents into a separate group in the database.
In the desktop app, I can have a group that holds the source documents open so I can skim document titles or use the preview pane to read parts of the document, and I can have a window for the summary document open in a separate window. I’m frequently flipping back and forth - often writing as little as a sentence in the summary, then reading through 2-10 source documents, then going back to the summary, etc.
I’m struggling with how best to adapt this workflow to DTTG. It seems like I’m doing a lot of clicking in order to navigate back and forth through the database in order to go from my summary document to the group(s) with the source documents. Because the summary document will often draw on information from multiple groups of source documents, it doesn’t make sense to save it in a group with the source documents.
What advice can others offer for how best to adapt my workflow when I’m in DTTG so I don’t spend so much time navigating between groups?