Common Menu Commands
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse
Cranium's and Synapse's user interface architecture is designed
to reuse common themes. Documents form the base of the
user interface. Documents are divided into chapters. Chapters
are divided into sections. Sections are divided into fields.
Each field contains one or more controls such as labels,
datum controls, estimate controls, units controls, tables
and graphs. Clicking the left mouse button on these controls
typically activates an edit dialog. Clicking the right
mouse button on these controls typically activates a commands
menu. Some example commands menus are shown here:
The common commands found on the various command menus used
throughout Cranium and Synapse are detailed below.
Edit All Data: uses an All Data dialog to enable
editing data having status values of passive, rejected
or unknown. See documentation for each specific field
Edit Data: typically activates a property specific
edit dialog enabling you to change datum values, graph
attributes, state variables, design options, etc. See
documentation for each specific field for details. accuracy,
Compile Values: uses s Compile Property Values dialog
to compile data and/or estimates for the current physical
Compile Chemical Property Values for
documentation on compiling chemical properties and
Compile Mixture Property Values for
documentation on compile mixture properties.
Internet Search: executes the internet search
associated with this property on the current entity. See
documentation on the
Web Search Dialog for
details on performing internet searches.
Copy Special: allows you to choose which attributes
of the current datum or estimate should be copied to the
Windows clipboard. See
Copy Special for
Copy Data or Copy Estimate: copies the
displayed values to the windows clipboard. Only displayed
values are copied, e.g., the datum's value is copied - the
reference and comment are not copied.
Paste Special: allows you to choose which values
should be pasted from those on the Windows clipboard. This
command is very useful when pasting values copied from
spreadsheets and text-based documents. See
Paste Special for
Paste Data: copies data from the Windows clipboard
into this section's data table. Values must be separated
by tabs and set of values must be separated by newlines.
Clear Special: provides the capability of clearing
non-required values from each datum.
Clear All Data: removes all data, e.g., active,
passive, rejected, and unknown data, for this property
from the current entity.
Clear Data or Clear Estimate: removes the
active data for this property
from the current entity.
Cut Data or Cut Estimate: copies the active
data or estimate for this property
from the current entity and then clears the data. This
command can be thought of as a combination of the Copy
Data and Clear Data commands.