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Setting Note Editing Options

Use the NoteOptions command to set preferences for text editing with the Note and SimpleNote commands.

The settings for Notes also apply to multiline BlockAttributes and multiline BlockAttribute definitions.

You can:

  • Determine whether you want to edit in place or in a dialog box
  • Set options for text display when you type
  • Specify a sample string to preview TextStyle and formatting when you start text editing

To set text editing options for Notes:

  1. Type NoteOptions at the command prompt.
  2. Specify the Note Editor option.
  3. Specify an option:
    • In-place. Specifies that you type Notes in-place in the graphics area and use the Note Formatting pop-up toolbar to format text. This is the default mode.
    • Dialog box. Specifies that you type Notes in a dialog box with the formatting options at the top. Dialog box based editing is applied especially if you need to place or modify rotated text that is difficult to view when typing in-place.
    • External editor. Specifies that you create Notes in an external text editor or wordprocessor (such as Notepad). Text formatting from an external editor is not preserved.
  4. If you selected External editor, specify the path and the name of an executable file (such as Notepad). Type ~ (tilde) to open the Browse for file dialog box.

To set text editing options for SimpleNotes:

  1. Type NoteOptions at the command prompt.
  2. Specify the SimpleNote Editor option.
  3. Specify an option:
    • Dialog box. Specifies that you type SimpleNotes in a dialog box with the formatting options at the top.
    • In-place. Specifies that you type SimpleNotes in-place in the graphics area and use the SimpleNote Formatting pop-up toolbar to format text.
    • Advanced. Specifies that you create SimpleNotes in-place, additionally providing the advanced option to click elsewhere in the graphics area to specify a new start point for subsequent text within the running command. This is the default mode.

To set display options for text editing:

  1. Type NoteOptions at the command prompt.
  2. Specify the Display Options option.
  3. Specify an option:
    • As defined. When editing text in-place, it is displayed as defined even though it is too small to read or rotated about an angle that makes it difficult to read.
    • Easy readable. Temporarily enlarges very small text and rotates it if necessary for easy viewing during in-place text editing.

To set a sample string for editing preview:

  1. Type NoteOptions at the command prompt.
  2. Specify the Sample Text option.
  3. Type a sample text string such as "abc".
  4. Enter a period (".") to display no sample text.
  5. The sample string will display in the current TextStyle, text size, and formatting at the cursor location when you start the Note command.

Access

Command: NoteOptions



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