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Using the Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting Pop-up Toolbar

Use the Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar to edit and format multiline BlockAttributes and multiline BlockAttributes definitions.

To open the Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar:

  • When you type a multiline BlockAttribute definition or a multiline BlockAttribute, right-click and click Editor Settings > Show Toolbar.

To format BlockAttributes using the Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar:

  • As you type and edit, specify toolbar options as needed:
  1. Undo . Removes the previous text editing or formatting.
  2. Redo . Restores the state prior to issuing Undo.
  3. Underline . Specifies underline formatting for subsequent or selected text.
  4. Overline . Specifies overline formatting for subsequent or selected text.
  5. Ruler. Displays a ruler at the top of the text box.
  6. Insert Field . Inserts a Field at the cursor position.
  7. Other Options . From the menu, select an option:
    • Find and Replace. Lets you search for text strings and replace text strings.
    • AutoCAPS. Creates new text with uppercase characters. To alter the case of existing text, highlight the text, then right-click, and click Change Case. AutoCAPS does not affect existing text.
    • Editor Settings. Specify options:
      • Always display as WYSIWYG. Controls text display when you edit text. When selected, text is displayed with the size and insertion angle as defined. When cleared, text that is very small, very large, or rotated and difficult to read is displayed at a legible size and horizontally oriented so you can read it easily.
      • Show Toolbar. Shows or hides the Note Formatting pop-up toolbar.
      • Opaque Background. Shows or hides opaque background.
      • Show Ruler. Shows or hides the ruler.
      • Text Highlight Color. Specifies the background color when text is selected.
    • Background Mask. Specifies an opaque background color behind the multiline BlockAttribute.
  8. Help . Displays this help topic.
  9. OK . Finishes multiline BlockAttribute editing.

  Note: Use the NoteOptions command to specify whether you want to edit Notes in place or in a dialog box. The settings for Notes apply also for multiline BlockAttribute definitions.

To use shortcut menu options:

  • As you type and edit, right-click and select options as needed:
    • Text Import. Inserts text from an ASCII text file (.txt) or Rich Text Format file (.rtf).
    • Change Case. Changes selected text to Uppercase or Lowercase.
    • Remove Formatting. Lets you Remove Character Formatting, Remove Paragraph Formatting, or Remove All Formatting from the selected text.
    • Paste Special. Lets you Paste without Character Formatting, Paste without Paragraph Formatting, or Paste without Any Formatting from the clipboard. To paste text from the clipboard with formatting, click Paste on the shortcut menu.

  Note: Other options on the shortcut menu are available on the Multiline BlockAttribute Formatting pop-up toolbar, many of them are available on the Other Options menu (see above).

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