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Collections are essentially visual groups of files within Figlinq. They can serve multiple purposes:

  • Represent various documents like research papers, presentations, posters, and more.
  • Provide a structured and visual way to share files with others.

The Collection Editor is an integral component of Figlinq, designed to offer users a visual and organized approach to display and manage files, ensuring that the content is displayed in a structured and appealing manner. Whether you're preparing research papers, presentations, posters, or any other document, the Collection Editor streamlines the process of grouping, sharing, and collaborating on files. Collections also allow to interact with their contants and to access all collection contents directly from the editor.

Creating and Managing Collections

Collections support the addition of four primary file types:

  • Plots
  • Figures
  • Interactive documents
  • Images

Sharing and Collaboration

  • Sharing. You can easily share collections with others using a private link. Anyone with the link will gain access to the collection and all its contained files.

  • Collaboration. You can appoint collaborators for a collection. Collaborators have the privilege to edit the collection, add new files, and access all existing files within it.

Working with collection blocks

A collection is made up of multiple blocks. Each block acts as a container for a specific file. Blocks can be rearranged by moving them up or down according to the desired order. You can also delete blocks if they're no longer needed.

  • Each block can be assigned a title for better clarity.
  • Every block must contain at least one file.
  • Each file type within a block has a dedicated interactive viewer tailored to its content. This ensures that the content is displayed optimally, enhancing the user experience.

Benefits of Using Collections

Preparation: Collections provide a structured environment for preparing research papers and other documents.

Sharing and Publishing: With collections, sharing research findings, images, and interactive content becomes seamless. For a detailed guide on leveraging collections for publishing, refer to this page.

Differences from Folders

While both collections and folders serve as means to group files, there's a distinct difference:

  • Collections offer a visual and structured way to organize and display files. They are tailored for presentation, sharing, and collaboration.

Folders are primarily for hierarchical storage and organization of files without the emphasis on visual presentation.