I have a very long document that many lines can be logically grouped into ranges. For example, maybe something like this:

cow #1
cow #2
cow #3
...
dog #1
dog #2
...
table #1
...
chair #1
...
etc.

This list can be grouped into ranges (lines 1-1000: animals, lines 1001-2042: furniture, etc.) and sub ranges (lines 1-444: cows, lines 445-678: dogs, etc.)
Since this is a long list, I want to present a quick document map type of scroll bar thing with colored areas (don't need labels) to allow quick navigation by clicking the bar. Any ideas/examples of how to do this?

Bonus What if the ranges aren't nested, so that we can have for example ranges such as 1-200, 100-150, 120-300?

  • What is the relationship between the line items? For example, is there any connection between cow #1 with cow #2? – Michael Lai Aug 9 at 21:19
  • @MichaelLai Yes. In actuality, each item is a write of a single byte to a device. I am grouping them into logical transactions, then larger multi-stage transactions, etc. – baruch Aug 12 at 7:13

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