How do I "place" floating topics

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Mike

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Aug 27, 2011, 10:47:49 PM8/27/11
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When I drag and drop a favicon to a 'scape and select "URL", I get a
floating topic. Then Topicscape won't let me do anything with it. I
just keep getting a dialog that says "please place the floating topic
first". Place it where? How would I do that?

What I want to do is drag the URL and have a new topic created that I
can give a name to. I know that I can first create a topic than drag
the URL into it, but I'd prefer not to create the topic first.

Argey

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Aug 28, 2011, 12:21:24 AM8/28/11
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Hi Mike,

The quick answer
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You need to decide where you want the topic to be - usually its parent topic.  Then drag the small red cone to the parent cone you've chosen.  The target cone will light up to confirm.  Drop the small red cone - it will become a child of the target cone.

Argey


More detail in case you're interested
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Choosing the parent to drop it on is the most common case, but the target cone can become a child of the new topic, or a topic to be loosely associated with the new one.  The radio buttons at the bottom of the Create New Topic dialog give you this choice. 

The red cones are called floating topics because they float on the window, outside the 3D landscape.  That means that even though a floating topic is waiting to be placed, you can still fly and search while you are looking for the right topic to drop the new one on, and the red cone will stay where it is on the screen, unaffected by whatever is happening in the 3D environment.

In all of the above, I'm assuming you're using the 3D interface, but in 2D, for 'cone' read 'rectangle' and it works the same way.

Mike

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Aug 28, 2011, 12:28:29 PM8/28/11
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Perfect, thanks!

Mike

Argey

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Aug 28, 2011, 12:47:03 PM8/28/11
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Great!

I took the hint, and updated the wiki - it previously had several references to floating topics, but I've done a page specifically for that now, here:

You might like to know that the wiki is a vast source of information on using 3D Topicscape Pro.  You can search using the box on the left of each of its pages, scan the structured list of contents or the full alphabetical list of all pages.

Argey
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