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Author Topic: online tool or software to create a treeview  (Read 3214 times)

kalos

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online tool or software to create a treeview
« on: March 05, 2015, 05:35:03 AM »
hello

I want to create a virtual treeview, as the folder/file view you get in Windows when viewing as a treeview hierarchy

it doesn't have to be functional, I just want the treeview to edit and display

is there a tool for this?

I am looking to specify parent folders and subfolders (their names) and display the whole structure in a treeview

can I do it in Excel? in Word? in another tool? online? using JS or something?

thanks!

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 05:41:43 AM »
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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 06:00:19 AM »
the easiest solution I found is to use skwire's text to folders to actually create the folder hierarchy in Windows

now I need to extract the actual screenshot of it, but it's hard because it's very long!

what can I do?


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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 06:03:57 AM »
I found this:
http://www.dynamicdr...1/treeview/index.htm

it's very close to what I want, but how do I add/edit/delete folders/files?

how do I run it?

thanks!

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 12:02:42 PM »
you will need a html EDITOR, if you want to use dynamicdrive/jQuery treeview


But I think the company behind the "All-In-One Diagram Software" Edraw Max Pro may offer what  you want. Look around at their site; Edraw Max Pro is the Master, but you may want one of their many, cheaper versions. http://www.edrawsoft.com/

You could also use any "mind-mapper"-program.

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 02:36:51 PM »
Do you mean you want [1] to create a text 'tree' listing of an *actual* folder hierarchy -
or do you [2] want to create a 'mock' hierarchy.
(Or is it something else again?)

And 'extract a screenshot of it' ?? - you're hopping all over the place here :tellme:
I think it might help if you explained in more detail what exactly you want to do.

Reading again, it sounds like #2 -
why not use any PIM or any programme that'll allow you to create an outline?
Tom

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 03:04:02 PM »
[2]

yes, a good pim might do the work, which one should I use? the easiest?

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 03:37:22 PM »
modified quote:

I think it might help if you explained in more detail what exactly you want to do [with it]
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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 03:53:24 PM »
sorry yes

I have a huge pile of files
also new files are always generated come in
I want to organize them in a hierarchy
I am not sure about the exact subfolders that need to be created and it's a matter of debate with others
so I need to build mocks of hierarchies (folders with numerous subfolder structures)
easily edited (eg change level of depth, name of folder, add/move/delete folders, etc)
and I want to present them, so I need to make screenshots or even to be functional mocks (I mean functional, ie. to look and feel like treeviews, eg to expand, collapse them, etc) but this is not necessary, a simple screenshot of the particularly long hierarchy would do

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 04:27:51 PM »
Something like the attached would be nice. It's a html export from InfoQube.
open in IE - allow ActiveX controls (as asked bottom of page by IE) [edit] new version also works (expand/collapse) in PaleMoon [/edit]
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You can then expand and collapse levels as wished. It's not clear though which levels are expandable when they are collapsed.
I used use this feature a lot - but havent in a couple of years so I'm no longer familiar with the settings.

Here's what you should see when fully expanded:

Screenshot - 2015-03-06 , 10_54_59.png
Tom
« Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 04:04:39 AM by tomos, Reason: updated attached file & related screenshot - ask if you need more info on settings »

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 05:33:38 PM »
I'm not particularly recommending InfoQube for a quick and dirty solution - although this is reasonably easy to do **
But any PIM should be easily able to create an outline, and many will do export of some sort.
I'd also recommended the free ToDoList to Contro lately - not sure what type of export that does though. (Search for that here for link.)

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use portable version:
Create a new file
menu: View>Grids>New Grid for a new empty tab (grid/view)
Create new item - I think Enter or EnterX2 are the default shortcuts (look under menu:Item>New) / Ctrl+Enter for new sub-item
Alt+Arrowkeys to move items (entries) up/down; Alt+left/right-arrows to move it's level in the hierarchy
Formatting as expected (e.g. Ctrl+B) and colour background via context menu

Export:
Select all
menu: Grid>Export to a webpage
Use the 'Settings' tab (try default and then experiment)
Save and preview will create file and open in default browser - to enable the collapsing/expanding, you need to open in IE (for the ActiveX)

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 06:30:04 PM »

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2015, 09:31:19 AM »
Re. edit and display a tree view:
1. Freeplane tree view [ available as a live DVD in Freeplane_1.2.23 with Uberstudent_4.1].
2. Emacs org-mode.
3. Wordperfect outlines.
4. Notecase [available in most linux, Puppy_6 or Fatdog 700]

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 10:51:12 AM »
Re. edit and display a tree view:
1. Freeplane tree view [ available as a live DVD in Freeplane_1.2.23 with Uberstudent_4.1].
2. Emacs org-mode.
3. Wordperfect outlines.
4. Notecase [available in most linux, Puppy_6 or Fatdog 700]

sorry I didnt understand a thing
is there anything for windows?

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Would TREE.com be useful?
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 08:55:40 AM »
The native TREE.com command line utility may be useful. It generates a text version of a directory tree structure.

>tree /?
Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path.

TREE [drive:][path] [/F] [/A]

   /F   Display the names of the files in each folder.
   /A   Use ASCII instead of extended characters.

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Re: online tool or software to create a treeview
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 09:06:40 AM »
@ kalos Re: "anything for windows? #13 March 14

Wordperfect runs in windows. I would be pleased to send details.