Sente’s main window has several components, including:
•Toolbar. Many common commands can appear as buttons or other controls in
the toolbar for quick access. It is not necessary to have the toolbar shown in
your version of Sente, because all of the commands included in the toolbar are
accessible either through the main menu, or some other means within the
application. But many people find the toolbar a convenient way to access many
commonly used features in Sente.
•Tab Bar. When you launch Sente, the main window shows the library view of
your library and the tab bar is not visible. As you open single collection tabs and
single reference tabs (described below), the tab bar will appear and it will contain
entries for each of the tabs you create.
•Source List. Present only in the main library tab, the source list (sometimes
called the sidebar) provides you with access to everything in your library,
including both your references and the various configuration options for your
library. The selection in the source list controls what is displayed in the rest of
the library view. This may be a collection of references, or a library set-up
•Reference List. When a collection of references is selected in the source list, the
references are displayed in the reference list.
•Reference Editor. Whenever a single reference is selected in the reference list,
the details of that reference are displayed in the reference editor at the right side
of the main window (if it is open).
•Attachment View. When the reference that is selected in the reference list has
at least one attachment, such as a PDF, one of those attachments will be
displayed in the attachment view.
•Setup Panes. If you select any item under Library Setup in the source list, you
will see the selected library setup pane in place of the reference list, attachment
pane and reference editor. The options in these setup panes are explained in
detail in the next chapter.
Each of these components (other than the Setup Panes) is described in more detail
The toolbar provides quick access to many commonly used commands. Like most
Mac applications, the contents of the toolbar can be configured by the user to show
only the most useful items.