The structure of sections within the application is similar to the structure of directories or folders on your desktop computer. Each folder has a name and has its own data. Additionally, each folder can have any number of subfolders, which themselves have their own data and subfolders.

Within the application, each section has its own data, as well as an unlimited number of subsections, each of which has its own data and subsections, and so on.

To navigate from section to section, you click the links in the Navigation Bar. Figure 1 shows how a folder structure might be arranged in Windows. Figure 2 shows how the equivalent section structure might appear in nTreePoint.

Windows Folders
Figure 1: Windows Folders

nTreePoint Sections
Figure 2: nTreePoint Sections

The nTreePoint view of sections is similar to that of a Windows folder structure in that they are both tree structures, but the nTreePoint view is a snapshot of a single section, its parent sections, and its subsections, whereas the Windows view allows you to see the whole structure or any parts of it at the same time.

In the nTreePoint view of sections, the section that you are currently in is the section with the largest font in the Navigation Bar. In the case of the example, the current section is "Departments". The links above the current section show the path in the hierarchy that has been navigated to get to the current section. In this case, the "Science" section is the immediate parent of the "Departments" section; the "Faculties" section is the immediate parent of the "Science" section; and so on. The "Unidigm University" section is the very top section in the structure. There will always be only one top-level section but it can have an unlimited number of subsections.

In order to change the current section, you simply click on the name of any of the sections within the Navigation Bar. Clicking a parent section or a subsection of the current section will take you to that section. The Navigation Bar will then change to show the parent sections and subsections of the new current section.