Overview: Notecards can be moved into piles when they have something in common so that you can work with them as a group. For example, you might create a pile of notecards that provide facts or evidence around one particular argument or topic (and later move that whole group of notecards into your outline under a single subtopic).
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Creating a pile:
The simplest method of creating a notecard pile in the Tabletop View is to drag and drop one notecard on top of another notecard. In the "New pile" window, type the name of your new pile and click the Ok button.
Creating a pile from many notecards:
To create a new pile out of a group of three or more notecards, mark the checkboxes on each of the notecards on the Tabletop View. (When selected the checkmark turns green.) The "Notecards selected" bar appears at the top. Click "Manage."
In the "Manage pile" window, click on "Create new pile," enter the pile title, and click the Submit button.
Adding a notecard to an existing pile:
Normally you can simply drag a notecard over a pile to move it. The target pile can be in its expanded state or not when you do this. You'll observe the number on the pile increase by one, letting you know the notecard has been added.
If the pile you want to add the notecard to isn't in view, you can mouse-over the notecard and click the "Add to pile" icon in the notecard's toolbar. Select the target pile from the list of pile titles to complete the move.
Merging one pile with another pile:
Notecard piles can be merged. Drag one notecard pile on top of a second notecard pile, then click Yes to confirm. The notecards in the first pile are added to drop target pile.