2.2 The Document Table

The Document Table displays summaries of each document in a selected folder or folders, presented in table form. A local folder may contain any mixture of documents, such as DNA sequences, protein sequences, journal articles, sequence alignments, and trees (Figure 2.2 ). The document types available are listed in Table 2.1 .

Table 2.1: Geneious document types

Document type Geneious Icon

Nucleotide sequence PIC
Oligo sequences PIC
Enzyme Sets PIC
Chromatogram PIC
Contig PIC
Protein sequence PIC
Phylogenetic tree PIC
3D structure PIC
Sequence alignment PIC
Journal articles PIC
Other documents PIC


Figure 2.2: The document table, when browsing the local folders

For information on how to search and filter documents in the Document Table, see section 4.2 .

Selecting a document in the Document Table will display its details in the Document View Panel. Selecting multiple documents will show a view of all the selected documents if they are of similar types, e.g. selecting two sequences will show both of them in the sequence view.

The easiest way to select multiple documents is by clicking on the checkboxes down the left-hand side of the table. Standard keyboard controls can also be used (Shift and Ctrl/command click).

Double-clicking a document in the Document Table displays the same view in a separate window.

To view the functions available for any particular document or group of documents, right-click (Ctrl+click on Mac OS X) on a selection of them. These options vary depending on the type of document.

    Document Table features
Document Table features

Editing. Values can be typed into the columns of the table. This is a useful way of editing the information in a document. To edit a particular value, first click on the document and then click on the column which you want to edit. Enter the appropriate new information and press enter. Certain columns cannot be edited however, eg. the NCBI accession number.

Copying. Column values can be copied. This is a quick method of extracting searchable information such as an accession number. To copy a value, right-click (Ctrl+click on Mac OS X) on it, and choose the “Copy name” option, where name is the column name.

Sorting. All columns can be alphabetically, numerically or chronologically sorted, depending on the data type. To sort by a given column click on its header. If you have different types of documents in the same folder, click on the “Icon” column to sort then according to their type.

Managing Columns. You can reorder the columns to suit. Click on the column header and drag it to the desired horizontal position.

You can also choose which columns you want to be visible by right-clicking (Ctrl-click on Mac OS X) on any column header or by clicking the small header button in the top right corner of the table. This gives a popup menu with a list of all the available columns. Clicking on a column will show/hide it. Your preference is remembered so if you hide a column it will remain hidden in all areas of the program until you show it again.

As well as items to show/hide any of the available columns, there are a few more options in this popup menu to help you manage columns.

Note. New columns can be added to the document table by adding Meta-Data to documents (see section 5.7 - Meta-Data).