Any updates on the ability to merge?
I'm curious because I am exploring using Tropy as a default program for analyzing West African manuscripts. One option to make "annotations/transcripts" more portable is follow the work of linguists that via ELAN choose to do individual annotations/transcripts on single audio/video files.
In this workflow and archiving practice, linguists create a single ELAN project file for each and every audio/video file that they are annotating or working on. There is some ability to search across ELAN project files via some fancy search option where you select all the ELAN project files of interest.
In terms of Tropy, the ability to have a single project file per manuscript/archival document etc would facilitate sharing, archiving and analyzing individual sources, but at the expense of stepping back and moving easily across an entire "collection" etc., if there's no way to merge.
Any insights or best practices that people have adopted or that you all have on your mind?
EDIT: Just realized this thread was from Sep 13, 2018 and not September 2013 so I'm assuming there's no update, but curious how Tropy is thinking about this since the path taken by linguists and the Max Planck Institute is totally different.