Outline Fundamentals > Item Attributes
Each item in the outline has a set of attributes.
This is the text that is displayed as the outline content.
Additional text associated with the item. Displayed in a separate pane or dialog.
Each item in the outline can be one of 3 types; Simple, To Do and Task.
The time the item was first added to the outline. This attribute cannot be modified.
The date when a To Do or Task should start
The date when a To Do or Task should be done.
The date a To Do or Task was completed.
Last Modified Date
Bonsai records the last time any of the item's attributes were modified.
An indication of the progress of a To Do or Task. The value for a To Do can only be either 0% or 100%. The percent complete of a Task can be anywhere from 0% to 100%.
The importance of the item. The priority is in a range of 1 to 5, with 1 being the most important. The priority can also be set to a value of None.
This attribute can be used to group like items. Only a single category can be assigned to each item.
Also used to group like items. Multiple keywords can be assigned to each item. In contrast to categories a much larger number of keywords can be defined.
This attribute can be used to associate a person with an item. However it can be used for other purposes since the value is not restricted to an external source.
The item can be linked to other Bonsai outlines, or when used on a handheld computer it can be linked with a To Do or Calendar entry.
A general purpose numeric value. This is a signed value with 2 decimal places. The label assigned to this attribute can be set in the outline preferences. One possible use of this value is to calculate project cost.
Parent of Next Action Items
This yes/no attribute is used in conjunction with a filter option to display the single child item that should be accomplished next.
Bonsai assigns a unique number to each item in the outline. This value is used for synchronization with handheld computers and is not normally visible.