Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ConnectedText 5 Released

Today, ConnectedText version 5 was released. I blogged earlier about what I especially like in the new version. There were two things that I did not mention because they were not part of ConnectedText then. The first is automatic category assignments (or automatic tagging), the second is the addition of sorting in attribute and property summary. This was a direct response to this post.

You can now add a "+" or "-" sign to a column in summary search and force an ascending or descending sort of the information on the basis of that column.


will result in this:

Click to enlarge!

See the little down arrow after "when" It can easily be changed to up or a different column can be used for sorting, like so:


Miles said... about the previous post: "Very good. It's a shame - especially for a Schedule Topic like this - that CT doesn't let you choose a Sort order."

I asked whether it could not be added. Eduardo fulfilled the wish. Now that's what I call a quick response. I have never seen a developer more responsive to his customers.

P.S.: Perhaps I should add that I changed the summary table in the CSS file to get the appearance I like. It's now this:

** Summary table

table.summary {
margin: 1em 1em 1em 0;
background: ;
border: 0;
border-collapse: collapse;

.summary th,
.summary td {
border: 0;
padding: 0.2em;

.summary th {
background: ;
text-align: left;

.summary caption {
margin-left: inherit;
margin-right: inherit;
font-weight: bold;

.editsection {
float: right;
margin-left: 5px;

Postscript: ConnectedText 5.02 shows the dates in summary view like this "09/28/2011". This makes the dates more readable—and more like Agenda's dates as well. (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello,everybody! ConnectedText proved to be a very useful application and I am glad to hear that it provides new options which will make it even more easy in use.

Tamika, employee of