Collections are used within Flow used for organizing items similar to using tags. To create a collection, simply click “New collection” on the left hand side of the page. Name your collection and click “OK”. Your new collection will appear on the left hand side of the page under “Collections”.
Items can be assigned to multiple collections, but need only be in your Flow account once.
You can easily identify duplicate articles within your Flow library and delete them. To delete duplicate articles: Click on the "more" option and select “Find Duplicates”. Flow will display duplicates, pre-selecting articles for deletion (the pre-selections appear in red). Flow takes into consideration metadata, attached articles and the date an article was last modified date when pre-selecting articles.
You can annotate any of your own documents saved in Flow. You may be able to annotate documents shared with you if you have been given permission to annotate and/or modify the document.
To annotate a document,select the reference with the document and click the "Read" button in the viewing pane. The document will display in the Flow reader. Click the note icon from the reader menu and select the text area you wish to make a note for. Your note will appear to the far right of the selected area and you have the option to change the color of your notes by clicking on the color of your choice in the note itself.
Flow allows you to view and read your documents without being connected to the internet using a service called Dropbox. You’ll need to download the Dropbox installer and create a Dropbox account which you will link to your Flow account.
To link Flow to Dropbox:
You can only store your own articles in Dropbox – articles in shared collections are not included. All of your articles (regardless of what Collection they are filed in) are saved to your ProQuest Flow dropbox in your Apps folder.
After you first set up your connection from Flow to Dropbox, newly uploaded documents are automatically saved in Dropbox as well as. When you remove a document from your Flow library, we’ll also remove it from Dropbox.