TEXTEDIT

Purpose:

Edits text annotation created by TEXT or TEXTCUR.

Syntax:

TEXTEDIT

Remarks:

You can edit any text block by moving the mouse cursor over any line in the block and pressing the left mouse button. After a line has been selected, it is surrounded by line handles, one at each corner and the chosen line of text is placed in its unevaluated form, (with curly braces around DADiSP expressions to be evaluated), in the command line buffer. You may edit the line in the line buffer and indicate that you are done by pressing the left mouse button, RETURN or the up or down arrow keys.

 

You can leave the line you are editing and move to the line above or below by pressing the up (or down) arrow keys. When you do, the line handles also move up and down and the current line appears in the command buffer.

 

Pressing the right mouse button (or the [ESC] key) aborts the line that you are editing. At this point you may place the mouse cursor on a new line of text and resume inputting text. When you've completed your text block editing, pressing the right mouse button (or [ESC]) a second time indicates that you're done.

 

TEXTEDIT allows you to edit single lines of text. It does not, however, allow you to erase single lines of text. Use TEXTDEL to delete text blocks.

 

Cursoring through lines of text to edit causes the surrounding box to be partially erased. The box can be redrawn with the PON command. All visible text blocks in the current Window and Worksheet margin are marked by handles for possible editing. To make titles and legends visible, call SCREENOPT(1, 1) before using TEXTEDIT.

See Also:

TEXT

TEXTCUR

TEXTDEL

TEXTMOVE