The Text Editor's Menu
This command empties the contents of the editor and opens a new blank document. If the current contents of the editor have been modified, you will be prompted to save your changes.
This command allows you to load an existing Rich Text (RTF) or plain text (ASCII/ANSI) document for editing. A standard Windows file selector will appear allowing you to select a file from your hard drive. If the current contents of the editor have been modified, you will be prompted to save your changes. Only one document at a time may be opened in the Text Editor.
Choose this command to save changes made to the current document. If this is a new document that has not previously been saved, you will be prompted to specify a file name.
Use this command to save the current document using a different file name. If you select a file name which already exists, the Text Editor will ask for confirmation before replacing the file.
Note: Text Editor document file names normally end with the file extension “.RTF”. It is recommended that you use this extension to avoid confusion with other types of files.
You can use this command to define the default margins and paper orientation (landscape/portrait) for the current document. This allows more precise formatting of printed documents. This information is stored inside the document and will be used as the defaults for the PrintTextFile Action. The paper size cannot be specified because this is limited by the media available on the printer attached to the reader's PC.
This command prints the current document or selection.
This command saves the current document and closes the Text Editor.
This command closes the Text Editor without saving the current document.
This command removes the last change you made to the current document.
Use this command to remove the selected text and place it onto the Windows Clipboard.
Use this command to place a copy of the selected text onto the Windows Clipboard.
This command inserts the contents of the Windows Clipboard into the document at the cursor position.
Note: The Paste command will disabled if the contents of the Clipboard are not compatible with the Text Editor.
Use this command to remove the selected text from the document. Deleted text is not placed onto the Windows Clipboard and cannot be pasted back into the document. If you delete text by mistake, you can use the Undo command to recover it.
Use this command to select all the text in the document.
Insert Text File
Use this command to insert an external Rich Text or plain text file into the current document at the cursor position.
Insert Image File
This command allows you to insert a small graphic file into your document. The file must be in Windows Bitmap format (BMP).
Search for text within the current document.
Repeat the last search command.
Search for and replace existing text within the current document.
After selecting a block of text, use this command to convert the selection into a Hyperlink.
Hyperlinks containing hidden Action commands can be inserted into your text. At runtime, Hyperlinks appear as underlined text, which readers can click to execute the associated Actions. Hyperlinks are often used to navigate between pages or display information related to the underlined text.
To define a Hyperlink, highlight a word or phrase in your text and choose Add Link from the Hypertext menu (or click the Add Hyperlink button in the Speed Bar). VisualNEO for Windows’s Action Editor will appear allowing you to specify what will happen when the reader clicks this Hyperlink. The Hyperlink can be instructed to jump to a Bookmark (see below) within this document or execute a series of Action commands.
Use this command to edit the Actions associated with the Hyperlink under the cursor.
Use this command to delete the Hyperlink under the cursor.
This command Inserts a Bookmark into the text at the cursor position.
Bookmarks are hidden codes embedded within your text that can be used in conjunction with Hyperlinks to quickly jump to another section of the same document. To create a Bookmark, position the cursor near the text that you want to jump to and click the button. A small screen will appear requesting that you enter a name that describes the Bookmark. The name will be referenced by the Hyperlink that you’ll use to jump to this point in the text. Neither the name or the Bookmark code will be visible to the reader.
Select this command to change the name of the Bookmark under the cursor.
This command deletes the Bookmark under the cursor.
Select this command to insert a simple table into the document at the cursor position. A small screen will appear allowing you to define margins and the number of rows and columns for the table. Once created, text may be entered into the table’s cells.
This command adds a new row (at the cursor position) to the current table.
This command adds a new column (at the cursor position) to the current table.
Selecting this command will delete the row containing the cursor in the current table.
Use this command to delete the column containing the cursor in the current table.
This command will merge selected cells horizontally in the current table. To select cells, drag the mouse cursor across the cells to be selected.
This command will divide the current cell into two cells.
This command will display a screen allowing you to define the text alignment, color, spacing and border for the current cell or selected cells.
This command displays a screen allowing you to define the margins for the current table. The margins define amount of space between the table and the left and right sides of the document.
This command displays a list of fonts currently installed on your computer. You may select a font, size and style to apply to the current text selection. To change the font for the entire document, use the Select All command.
Hint: You can also use the Speed Bar’s Font Style controls to change the font, size and color of selected text.
This command will display a screen allowing you to define the text alignment, color, spacing and border for the current paragraph.
This command allows you to set or adjust tab stops for the current paragraph. To create a new tab stop, enter the position of the new tab, select an alignment method and click the Set button.
Hint: You can also click the ruler to set tab stops. Tabs can be deleted by dragging them off the ruler.
Selecting this command allows you to format the current paragraph or selection as a bulleted or numbered list.
This command checks your text allowing you to identify and correct misspelled words.
Show Formatting Codes
When this option is enabled, special symbols will appear onscreen showing tab characters and the end of each paragraph. The symbols appear only in the Text Editor and will not be saved as part of your document.
Unit of Measurement
Use this command to set the unit of measurement used for setting tabs and margins. You may choose between inches and centimeters.
Using the Text Editor
Choose this option to display the section of VisualNEO for Windows’s Help file containing instructions for using the Text Editor.