The Linguist's Shoebox
Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist
You can change individual field markers and "rename" markers everywhere.
You can change an individual occurrence of a marker in a database. For example, you might change a particular gloss field's marker from \ge to \re. The way you select a different marker for a data field is related to the way that you entered it originally.
- Move the insertion point to the beginning of the data field (e.g., by clicking in the data pane).
- Press the Backspace key (Macintosh: press the delete key).
- Type the desired marker or select it from the list.
- Press the Enter key (Macintosh: press the return key).
You can "rename" a marker everywhere it occurs in the open databases. For example, to convert an existing lexical database so you can export it using the Multi-Dictionary Formatter (MDF), you might change the "name" of the English gloss marker from \gl to \ge. In Shoebox, you cannot use the Replace command to change all occurrences of a marker. Instead, you modify the marker's properties.
- In the marker pane, right-click the marker (Macintosh: hold down the option key when you click the marker).
- In the Marker box, change the marker. If needed, enter the Field Name, select the appropriate Language Encoding, and modify any of its other properties.
- Click OK.
- Click Yes.