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Tips for getting a handle on Legend

In Legend there are many tools for providing various views of your work. Getting familiar with these tools will go a long way in helping you master the app.

Understand the difference between documents, panes, and boards

  • Document: An outline
  • Pane: The windows in which you view and edit your outlines
  • Boards: Set collections of panes
Changing the side panel to display boards along the top helps me keep boards and documents straight.

Use the documents view to navigate among and within your outlines

Set the default view for your most used boards

Right click on a board title to be save the default view and to restore that view if you’ve wandered off.

Make good use of the filters

Get to know and understand the various views

  • View. Select from outline, list (your items without hierarchy), and calendar. These are pretty self explanatory.
  • Group by. How you elect to group the items in the pane has a huge impact on what you see and how you see it. It is worth experimenting with these to get familiar with them (and if you do, don’t forget the tip above about setting and restoring the default view.

Don’t be intimidated by the “blank canvas”



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Stephen Zeoli

Stephen Zeoli

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