All Entities Dialog
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse

The All Entities Dialog is used throughout Cranium and Synapse for the navigation and the selection of entities. For almost all entity types, the dialog has the same format. (A different dialog is used for navigating and selecting groups. See documentation for the All Groups Dialog for details.)

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The attribute to display for each entity. The options for control vary depending upong the entity type. An entity's identifier will always be one attribute option. Other attribute options include synonyms, chemical formula, authors and titles.
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The list of attributes associated with each entity. Note that an entity may be listed more than once. For example, if you are listing all chemicals and selected the synonyms attribute, then the Entities list may contain several entries for the same entity - one entry for each synonym.
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The dialog will display only those attributes containing both matching substrings.
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The dialog will display only those attributes containing both matching substrings.
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In addition to the standard OK and Cancel buttons, the right side of the dialog displays two buttons used to provide additional information on the selected entity.
Example: Displaying chemical details

Many entity types provide additional details to facilitate selection. Selecting an entity and then pressing the dialog's Detail button will display this additional detail.

  1. Open a knowledge base document using either Cranium or Synapse.
  2. Using the tabs at the top of the document, change to the Chemicals Chapter by clicking the left mouse button on Chemicals tab.
  3. Select the Go To command from the Navigation menu or press the ctrl-g keyboard shortcut. The application will display the Go To Chemical dialog.
  4. Select hexadecamethylheptasiloxane or any other convenient chemical. Use the Match Substrings controls to help find the named chemcial.
  5. Once you click on hexadecamethylheptasiloxane, the Detail button will become enabled. Press the Detail button. The application will display the Chemical Details dialog.

    See the Chemical Details Dialog documentation for details on using the dialog.

Example: Displaying technique notes

Every entity has a General Notes Section. This section is typically near the bottom of the entity's page. Selecting an entity and then pressing the All Entities Dialog's Notes button will display these general notes.

  1. Open a knowledge base document using either Cranium or Synapse.
  2. Using the tabs at the top of the document, change to the Techniques Chapter by clicking the left mouse button on Techniques tab.
  3. Select the Go To command from the Navigation menu or press the ctrl-g keyboard shortcut. The application will display the Go To Technique dialog.
  4. Select the ThrmCnd,v (T): Stiel + Thodos Method [MKS] estimation technique or any other convenient technique. Use the Match Substrings controls to help find the named technique.
  5. Once you click on the technique, the Notes button will become enabled. Press the Notes button. The application will display the Entity Notes dialog.
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