To define the measurement model in the current model specification area, the indicators that belong to a factor must be organized so that they are contiguous in a group. This is rarely the case in many of the datasets we deal with. In a recent attempt to define 13 factors out of 82 indicators where the items were not grouped was not an easy task to hunt and peck these variables. I would like to suggest an option to:
1. Sort the variables in alphabetic order within the specification window 2. Color code the used variables or make them inactive to choose 3. Sort according to a factor prefix letter or something
This suggestion is connected to my previous idea of importing factor definition from an EFA which will make all this so much easier.