To display this handy but often overlooked little feature, click Main menu ⁄ Tree ⁄ Subtree statistics, or Tree context menu ⁄ Subtree statistics.
This command will work from either the Tree pane or the Article pane and will pop up a window showing:
- The name of the current subtree
- The number of nodes it contains
- The number of bytes it contains
- The ID of the current node.
- The path of the current node
- The structure of the subtree (how many nodes each level contains)
Uses for this command
- The number of nodes and bytes in a subtree can help you redistribute your data within the file to make it a more balanced tree, if need be, without having to expand or explode the subtree.
- By selecting the tree's Root node and running this command, it can tell you how large the total file is, without needing to open Windows Explorer. Note that the information does not include the size of the images and icons in the subtree.
- You can use the Node ID to configure TreePad to auto-start a file at a particular node. See Specifying the startup file and node.
- You can use the Node ID to create external hyperlinks from other TreePad files to the selected node in the current file. See Inserting a hyperlink to an external node