Options from the Menu Strip and Icon Menu

by Gustaaf Van Moorsel last modified Jan 04, 2013 by Lorant Sjouwerman

In the previous recipes some usage of the options in the menu strip were given (e.g., FILE - CREATE NEW - CATALOG). The menu strip options under FILE and EDIT are grayed out or missing if that particular option is not valid for the current selection (highlighted item in the catalog tree in the left hand side column). If the action you want to perform shows up as an invalid option (e.g., EDIT - GROUP PROPERTIES to change the name of your group of resources) this usually means that you are not at the right place in the tree (e.g., not in the group, but in the upper level catalog). The names of the actions are quite self-explanatory, so we only list them for reference in the table.

FILE CREATE NEW CATALOG EDIT [ADD TO GROUP] HELP


GROUP
[REMOVE FROM GROUP]
ABOUT THE RCT


INSTRUMENT CONFIGURATION
CUT CATALOGS
MANUAL

SAVE ALL


GROUPS
CONTACT INFO.

EXPORT...


INSTRUMENT CFGS.


IMPORT...

COPY CATALOGS


EXIT


GROUPS






INSTRUMENT CFGS.





PASTE CATALOGS






GROUPS






INSTRUMENT CFGS.





CATALOG PROPERTIES





GROUP PROPERTIES














A similar list of menu strip options is available in the SCT and OPT, but with options specific to the tools - we will present those lists in the SCT and OPT chapters. Menu strip options may act on both items in the left hand side column as well as items in the main editing window.

The icon menu is the line of little icons at the top of the resource catalogs in the left hand side column. They have the same functionality as the options from the menu strip, although not every menu strip option is represented as they are not used as often. Only valid actions will have an icon in the menu, i.e., pasting an item may only be performed after copying or cutting the item first - until then the paste-icon will not appear. Hovering over an item with your mouse will display a fly-over help tool-tip to remind you of the action attached to the icon, but we also show them for reference below:

Save All
Save projects/catalogs in this tree
Cut
Cut (or delete) selected tree item
Page Copy
Copy selected tree item
Page Paste
Paste selected tree item

 

The same icon menu can be found in the SCT; for the OPT we will present extra icons for more options related to ordering scans in the OPT chapter. Remember that these icons only act on left hand side column items.