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:

Commands

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 for details.
  • 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 property. See 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 documentation.
  • 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 documentation.
  • 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.
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