Legion GUI text editor window

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Text editor window
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A note on this page's style conventions: context path names are in a fixed font and the GUI's main menu bar command options are in green. If you need to click a series of options, they will be separated by a "|" pipe. For example, File | Import indicates that you need to go to the menu bar, click "File" and then click "Import".

Text editor window

The text editor window is used to create and edit memos and text files. It has some word processor features but has limited document-creation facilities. You can have multiple editor windows open for multiple files. You can also keep editor windows open while working in view windows.

If you have opened a Legion or GUI text file, the editor window's title bar will display the file's full path name. If you have opened a memo, the title bar will display the accompanying object context path.

Menu commands

Not all File functions can be used for both memo and text files. They are therefore notated as follows:
Mapplicable to memos only
Tapplicable to GUI text files and BasicFileObjects
All of the Edit commands can be executed with keyboard combinations, which are noted next to each command. In all cases, hit the two keys at the same time.

File | Save (M, T)
Saves your work to an existing memo or text file. Memos are saved to the GUI's persistent Legion storage. Text files are saved to the BasicFileObject or local text file that you have been working with.

File | Save as (T)
Saves your work to a new file object. The GUI will temporarily replace all current views with a folders-only view window and ask you to select a folder to hold the new object. You will then be asked to name the file and if you wish the new file to be annotated as a GUI text file or a BasicFileObject.

File | Change file type (T)
Change the current file object's notation from (Text File) to (Basic File) or vice versa. Future releases will offer more notation options.

File | Quit (M, T)
Close the current editor window. If there are any unsaved changes in an open file, you will asked if you wish to save your changes. You can also click the Windows Close button on the upper right side of the title bar.

Edit | Undo (Ctrl + z)
Undo the most recent editor actions (up to 15 actions). You cannot undo actions prior to saving a file.

Edit | Redo (Ctrl + y)
Redo an action that was undone via Edit | Undo.

Edit | Copy (Ctrl + c)
Copy the selected portion of the text to the clipboard.

Edit | Cut (Ctrl + x)
Cut the selected portion of the text (i.e., copy it to the clipboard).

Edit | Paste (Ctrl + v)
Paste the clipboard's contents to the current editor cursor position.

Edit | Find (Ctrl + f)
Find a character string. A pop-up box will ask for the desired string. The editor will begin the search at the current editor cursor position and wrap around at the end of the text.

Edit | Replace (Ctrl + h)
Find and replace a character string. A pop-up box will ask for the string to be found and the replacement string. The editor will begin the search at the current editor cursor position and wrap around at the end of the text. When the specified string is found, press the Replace button to make the replacement.

Select the font size for the editor window. This is a drop-down list that offers selections from 9 points to 48 points. The choice will be applied to the entire text shown in the window. The selected font size is not retained between sessions.

Choose tab spacing for the editor window. You can choose 4 characters or 8 characters. The selected setting is applied to the entire text.

Tabs | Other
Make an arbitrary tab space setting. A pop-up box lets you enter a number of characters. The setting applies to the entire text.

Other relevant on-line documents:
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Logging in to a running Legion system
Introduction to Legion context space
Context-related commands
Legion tty objects
Running a PVM code in Legion
Running a Legion MPI code
Running native MPI code
Quick list of all 1.7 Legion commands
Usage of all 1.7 Legion commands
FAQs for running programs in Legion
Starting a new Legion system
Legion security
Legion host and vault objects
Adding host and vault objects
Brief descriptions of all on-line tutorials

Last modified: Mon Apr 24 15:57:24 2000


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