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Using subsets

Subsets are files storing sets of elements (the default extension of subset files is sub). Each element is stored as a four-byte element number. This way, subset file size in bytes is four times the number of elements in the subset. The same subset files can be used by different collections, but such use is meaningful only if the collections have the same numbering of elements (e.g. if these are copies of the same original collection)

Creating subsets

To create a subset use one of the following options:

Note that subset operations in registries in conjunction with Browse current and Browse all are also useful here. For example: search for a given substring and choose Browse all (in the registry). You will create a browser with all elements using the founds texts. This browser can be saved in a subset file (Subset : Save all)

Using subsets

Subsets can be used in a number of options of which most important are: