Collections of Pages

Organising work can sometimes be tricky. Collections in Saga help you group related content in the same place that's quickly accessible. They are just like folders but you can also have a page in multiple collections at the same time.

How to use collections?

Collections are useful for grouping related or similar pages.

  • Group pages related to the same project or topic in a collection for easier access and a better overview. In such a way, collections act like folders for your pages.
  • Add to a collection similar documents across different projects or topics like meeting notes. In such a way, collections act like tags.  
  • You can do both at the same time by adding a page to multiple collections. This flexibility allows you to group pages by project or topic but also gather similar pages across different projects.

Creating a collection

You can create a collection in two ways - from the left-hand sidebar or while editing a page.

To create a collection from the left-hand sidebar:

  • Open the sidebar by clicking on the Saga logo in the top left corner of your screen
  • Click on the + button next to Collections
  • Type in a name for your new collection and press Enter to create it

To create a collection while editing a page:

  • Open a page
  • Click on + Collection in the top left corner of the page
  • Type in a name for your new collection and press Enter to create it

Collection list

Pages that are part of a collection are displayed as a list with rows for each page. Similar to a spreadsheet, you can see the page titles in the first column. Continue with this guide to learn how to open, sort, and search inside a collection list.

Opening a collection

You can open and view a collection in three ways - from a page, from the left-hand sidebar, or by searching for it in the Search menu.

  • From a page — If your page is part of a collection, click on the collection pill in the top left ↖️ corner of your page to open a collection
  • From the left-hand sidebar — Open the left-hand sidebar ⬅️ by clicking on the Saga logo. Click on one of the listed collections to open them
  • Search with Ctrl / ⌘  + K Use the search to quickly navigate to a collection while you are editing a page

Adding a page to a collection

You can add a page to a collection in two ways - from a collection list or while editing a page.

To add a page to a collection from a collection list:

  • Open the left-hand sidebar and click on a collection to open it as a table
  • Click on Add Page to Collection in the top right corner
  • Type in a page name to search for an existing page or to create a new one

To add a page to a collection while editing a page:

  • Open a page
  • Click on the + Collection button in the top left ↖️ corner of the page
  • Type in a collection name to search for an existing collection or to create a new one

Mentioning a collection inside a page

You can use the autocomplete menu in Saga to link to a collection. Simply type @ or / in the editor and then autocomplete the collection name to create a link to it.

Renaming a collection

To rename a collection, open it from the left-hand sidebar, then hover over the collection name in the collection table. Press the edit button that will appear to the right of the collection name and rename your collection. Press Enter to confirm.

Deleting a collection

To delete a collection open it from the left-hand sidebar. Then click on the ⋯ button in the top right corner of the collection table and click on Delete Collection.

Sorting pages in a collection

To sort a collection list, open a collection and then click on the Sort button to view a dropdown with sort options. Alternatively, click on the header row of the list to sort by page title or by one of the collection properties.

Favoriting a collection

To favorite a collection, open a collection list and click on the button. Favorited collections are listed in the Favorites just like favorited pages.

Toggle collection pages from the left-hand sidebar

For quicker access, you can see a list of pages part of a collection or your favorites directly in the left-hand sidebar. Simply hover over a collection title or your favorites and click on the > button that appears to the left to show a list of pages. Click again to hide.

Tags and folder view

For collections with sub-collections, it's now possible to display the list of pages in folder view or tag view.

  • Folder View will show your sub-collections as folders. Pages that are part of those sub-collections will be visible when you open specific sub-collections.
  • Tag View will show all pages that are part of the main collection or any of its subcollections.

FAQs

Find answers to common questions about collections.

What happens when I delete a collection?

Deleting a collection will delete only the collection but not the pages inside that collection or the properties that were added to the pages of that collection.

Can a page be part of multiple collections?

Yes, a page can be part of multiple collections at the same time. This is a key difference between collections and folders.

Can I have two collections with the same name?

Yes, you can create multiple collections with the same name if you want to.

Does automatic linking work with collections?

Autolinking works only with pages. You can still create links to a collection by using the autocomplete menu.

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