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 How to make subtopics in a dictionary module? 
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Post How to make subtopics in a dictionary module?
I created a user module for storing quotations by subject matter. I chose the dictionary format. Now, months later, after about 10,000 quotes have been added, little by little, I need to group my topics. For example, I had a topic called "science," and I found quotes from Einstein on science, quotes from Descartes on science, and even from Shakespeare on science. I would like to put those three topics into my "science" topic, to make them subtopics, as I have always done with book modules, however it does not seem possible, so I am stuck. Is there a way to convert this dictionary module into a book module without losing information? Why does the dictionary format not allow subtopics? I may never use the dictionary format again, after this experience. In fact, I was hoping that it would sort my topics alphabetically, but it does not do that either, so I am not sure why I even need it, if a GBK format is more flexible.

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Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:45 am
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Post Re: How to make subtopics in a dictionary module?
You just need to change the type value from 1 to 3 as per the spec doc
http://www.theword.net/docs/tw3-book-module-spec.doc

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Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:00 am
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Post Re: How to make subtopics in a dictionary module?
Thanks, Jon. I appreciate that information.

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Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:59 pm
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Post Re: How to make subtopics in a dictionary module?
Oops. I figured out a more non-technical way to do it, on my own.
I created a new GBK module with a similar name.
I opened the dictionary module in question, and revealed the empty topic tree there.
I selected all of my topics from the dictionary module and dragged them across the screen to the topic tree of the new GBK module.
Now I have a duplicate module, but the topics can be sorted with greater flexibility.

(However, I am still waiting for the feature that will allow me to sort the topics alphabetically and automatically from the right-click context-menu.)

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:14 am
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Post Re: How to make subtopics in a dictionary module?
I was not sure if you had any hyperlinking that could be effected, but yes there is the dnd way.

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