Format toolbar

Format toolbar can be called up with Window : Toolbars : Format (you need to turn on the middle or professional level for this to work):

Here is the use of individual buttons:

  • Menu buttons - open menus otherwise available with right-click over the element display area and over individual components:
    • Element menu - open the element menu with operations related to the currently displayed element
    • Component menu - open the current component menu with operations related to the current component
  • Copy button - copy the currently displayed element to the clipboard
  • Paste button - paste the element from the clipboard (the element is added as a new element in the current collection)
  • Delete element button - delete the currently displayed element (and all its children if any)
  • Text attribute buttons - change properties of texts in the currently selected component:
    • Bold font button - change the bold attribute of the font in text components or in a rich text component selection
    • Italics font button - change the italics attribute of the font in text components or in a rich text component selection
    • Underlined font button - change the underline attribute of the font in text components or in a rich text component selection
    • Font button - change the font in the current text component or in the current selection of the rich text component
    • Font color button - change the color of the font in the current text component or in the current selection of the rich text component
    • Increase font size button - increase the size of the font in a text component or the size of the selected text in a rich text component
    • Reduce font size button - decrease the size of the font in a text component or the size of the selected text in a rich text component
    • Subscript button - change the selected text to subscript (only in HTML components)
    • Superscript button - change the selected text to superscript (only in HTML components)
    • Align left button - align the selected text left
    • Align center button - align the selected text center
    • Align right button - align the selected text right
    • Bullet button - convert the currently selected text to a bulleted text (only formatted text)
    • List button - convert the currently selected text to a numbered list (only in HTML components)
    • Outdent button - outdent the selected text (only in HTML components)
    • Indent button - indent the selected text (only in HTML components)
  • Component color button - change the color of the currently selected component
  • Alignment and size button - make it possible to size and align all components that are currently in the editing or dragging mode
  • Save template button - save the current layout and component attributes as a template for future use in other elements
  • Apply template button - apply a previously saved template to the current element
  • Component display mode buttons - change the way the components are displayed and acted upon:
    • Editing mode button - set all components in the mode that makes it possible to edit texts, edit OLE objects, etc.
    • Dragging mode button - set all components in the mode that makes dragging and sizing possible
    • Presentation mode button - set all components in way they will be seen by the student during repetitions
  • Edit file button - edit the file associated with the current component in the default editor. For example, rich text components will automatically launch your default word-processor, while HTML components will launch your default HTML editor. In the latter case you can use Internet Explorer : Tools : Internet Options : Program : HTML editor to choose your favorite editor (e.g. Microsoft FrontPage, HotDog, Dreamweaver, Bluefish, etc.)

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