Sorry so long since I posted... Of course, still love DWP, just been busy.
I'm trying to better organise my contacts. I know DWP can create Subgroups inside Groups and I'm trying to use the feature. But it doesn't seem to work as I'd expect. Here's what I've found.
To create a sub-group, I go to the Groups tab and Long Tap the chosen group. The Menu appears. Choose 'Edit Group'.
An 'Edit group' screen appears. Click into the end of the 'Group Name' field. After the existing group name, type in ".subgroup" where "subgroup" is the name of the new subgroup. Press 'Save'.
Note, Camel's instructions in: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2254&p=3013
have a typo. ">" should be "." to make a new sub-group.camel wrote:BUG-FIXING:
.) group / sub-group: add on the end of line ">" to be market a sub-group
So, say you have a Group named 'Colours'. Adding ".Red" to the end of the name and pressing 'Save' will cause a new group 'Red' to be created inside 'Colours'.
However. any contacts that were inside the Colours group will be moved into the new group Red, inside Colours. I wouldn't expect that.
So, the first question is: Can you have Contacts and Subgroups inside a Group - like you can have Files and Folders inside a Folder as in Windows etc?
Next, once the first group has been created, the Long Tap Menu usually disappears from the 'Colours' group entry. I can't Long Tap on Colours any more. So, creating a second new subgroup becomes tricky. Note that this problem only occurs if the Group's e-mail address and Contact count details are not showing in the relevant Group entry in the Groups list. Sometimes they are there, but mostly, they're not. It may be that this always happens when the first subgroup is created, but I haven't confirmed that.
So, to create a second subgroup beside the first one, you have to use a different method. In the Groups tab, first, note the exact spelling of the group you want to create a subgroup in. Click [ + ] or the Menu button then 'New Group' to create a new Top Level group. Select the appropriate Account, e.g. Google... Only now, instead of creating a new top level group, type in the full name of the new subgroup, e.g. "Colours.Green" into the 'Group Name' field. The new subgroup will be created, but if you get the main group name wrong, another top level group will also be created. However, creating a new Group.Subgroup in this way doesn't result in the Long Tap menu disappearing.
Obviously, there are some inconsistencies there.
Can you please clarify for me whether you can have contacts and subgroups inside one group?
Also, if anyone watching has used the sub-groups feature, how have you liked it? Is it worth doing, or is it faster to just use more top level groups? I'm tending to think that's the case, but welcome any comments.