This is the editor gui as it appears during editing of a template. Open a database/template set and edit a template.

Elements in the GUI

  1. Menu Bar
  2. Main Tool Bar
    The main tool bar contains the most frequently used commands for template editing.
  3. Formatting Tool Bar
    The formatting tool bar gives quick access to the text format settings of the current cell.
  4. Explore Panel
    The explore panel contains five tabs, that allow you to navigate to the contents of your template set.
  5. Property Panel
    The property panel shows the properties of the selected element in the explorer panel or in the editor.
  6. Short messages:
    Keeps you informed about the effect of your actions.
  7. Template List
    Contains all the templates that you have already designed. Use the context menu on any of the entries to edit/run/delete the entry.
  8. Data Entry Point List:
    This shows all entry points into your database. These can be roots, relational tables, or extents. Use it to create new templates or views.
  9. Types List:
    It lists all types with their derived views in your repository. Use it for reference or to create a view for a type.
  10. Style Selector:
    This shows all your named styles. Select an element in the editor pane and click on a style to activate it. If you have an element (cell, table, frame, page) selected in the editor, the style will be applied to that element. In any case it will be loaded into the property panel for editing.
  11. Fields List
  12. Editor Panel:
    Here the current template page is displayed for editing. The buttons in the tool bar operate on this template.
  13. The Table Indicator:
    The green rounded rectangle indicates a table template. The data fields in the lower half of the table template become the columns of the table when the report is run. {short description of image}Creating a table. If tables are {short description of image}nested then nested table indicators will show the structure. Double click into one of the tables' data cells to select the table and load the table properties into the property panel.
  14. The Frame Indicator:
    The grey square marks the top left corner of a frame. The frame itself is marked with grey border lines. To select a frame click into the page margin to the left or right of a frame.
  15. Margin Indicators:
    The grey lines extending to the edge of the page indicate the page margins of headers, footers and body areas.
  16. The cell grid in a frame. This frame has one row and three columns.
  17. The Current Selection.
    The selection is indicated by a blue rectangle. If you select a frame, the line of the rectangle will be dashed.
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