Associated Documents Section
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse (core versions 0315+)

One of the main goals of Cranium and Synapse is to provide a common container for all information about chemicals, mixtures and estimation techniques. The source of this information includes books, journal articles, technical reports, websites, etc. The Associated Documents field helps keep track of all these sources by storing their name and location.

Editing Associated Documents

Clicking the left mouse button within the Associated Documents sections's table control activates the Associated Documents dialog.

Table Control: the dialog's table control displays the current list of associated documents. Clicking the left mouse button on a table row selects that table row. Clicking and holding the left mouse button down and then dragging the mouse will select several table rows. Double-clicking the left mouse button on a row selects the row and edits the contents of that row.
Edit Button: pressing the dialog's Edit button activates the Associated Document edit dialog. See below for documentation.
Commands Button: pressing the dialog's Commands button or clicking the right mouse button on the table control displays the commands menu. This menu provides standard commands for copying, pasting, and clearing associated documents. See the documentation on Common Menu Commands for details.
Sort Button: the dialog's Sort button will be enabled if two or more rows are selected. Pressing the Sort button will activate the Sort Attribute dialog. This dialog enables you to sort associated documents in ascending or descending order by name or location.
Open Button: pressing the Open button will will open the selected document. Only one document must be selected for the Open button to be enabled.
Add Rows Button: pressing the Add Rows button will add rows to the bottom of the table control.
Save Button: pressing the Save button will verify and store the entered values into the current document.
Editing an Associated Document

Pressing the Associated Documents dialog's Edit button or double-clicking the left mouse button on a row in the dialog's table control with activate the Associated Document dialog. This dialog enables you to enter a name and location, enter supporting information, and open the associated document.

Name Control: enter a name for this associated document.
Location Control: enter the full pathname of the associated document. Note that this document can be on your computer, on an accessible network, or even on an internet site.
Browse Button: pressing the browse button will activate the Select Associated Document dialog. This dialog will enable you to select a file on a local or network drive.
Library Button: replaces a matching folder location with a library prefix. See the documentation for the Libraries Section for details.
Comments Edit Control: displays and enables editing of the comments associated with this associated document. A general description of the associated document's contents is often helpful.
Date, Phrase, and Set Buttons: the Date button inserts the current date and time into the Comments Control. The Phrase button inserts the current user's 'Personal Phrase' into the Comments Control. The Set Button activates the Set Phrase Dialog which enables you to change your personal phrase.
Data Commands Menu

Clicking the right mouse button within a field's table control activates the field's data commands menu.

The menu's commands enable you to copy, cut and paste values to and from the data control. See Common Menu Commands for documentation on the commands commonly found on command menus. See below for documentation on this field's specific menu commands.

Example: Associate a website with ethyl acetate
  1. Open the MKS Core Knowledge Base, change to the Chemicals chapter and scroll down to the Associated Documents section.
  2. Click the left mouse button in the field’s table’s data pane. The application activates the Associated Documents edit dialog.
  3. Select an empty row and press the Edit button. Cranium displays the Edit or Open Associated Document dialog. Enter the values shown here (The entry for the comment can be anything you wish):
    • Name: PubChem, Ethyl acetate
    • Location:
  4. Press the OK button when finished. The application will return to the Associated Documents edit dialog.
  5. Press the Save button to store the new values in the document.

Once a document has been entered it can be viewed using the edit dialog's Open command.

Example: Open an associated document
  1. Click the left mouse button on the Associated Document field's table. The application will activate the Edit or Open Associated Documents dialog.
  2. Select one of the entries and press the dialog's Open button. The application will display the selected document in the appropriate application.
Related Documentation
Topic Description
Getting Started using Synapse provides a quick tour of Synapse's capabilities including examples of chemical product design.
Getting Started using Cranium provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including a discussion of structure editing.