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Linked Elements Window

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dlg_linked_element

In this window you can master linked elements of a same type connected to an element. The window consists of four parts: toolbar, element list, text field and bottom bar. The linked element type and the parent element are displayed in the window's title bar: <linked element type> - <parent element>.

 

 

The Toolbar

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The following functions are available at the toolbar:

 

btn_new


Create a new linked element.

btn_delete


Delete a linked element.

btn_properties


Change properties of a linked element.

btn_information_item


Open the Information Item window.

btn_help


Open the QPR Metrics User's Guide.

 

 

The Element List

All linked elements of a same type of the parent element are listed here. You may select an element from the list by clicking it with the left mouse button. Double-clicking will open the properties window for changing linked element properties.

 

 

The Text Field

You can change the text properties of a linked element to create more impact, and thus facilitate communication.

 

pic_linked_element_editor_toolbar

When the text field is activated with the Edit button, ICN_EDIT, of the bottom bar, text formatting toolbar appears above the text field. The toolbar contains the following functions:

 

btn_font


Font selector. Select the font to be used with the drop-down list box.

btn_font_size


Font size selector. Select the size for the font using the drop-down list box.

btn_bold


Toggle bold text.

btn_italic


Toggle italic text.

btn_underline


Toggle underlining.

btn_palette


Select color for the text. The Color Window will open for selecting the color.

btn_align_left


Align text to the left.

btn_align_center


Align text to the center.

btn_align_right


Align text to the right.

 

You can select the font and font size. You can also use bold, italic, underlining or color to highlight your text and right-align, center or left-align it.

 

Note: Keep in mind that all fonts may not be displayed correctly in the Web Client. Therefore you should test that the selected font will work properly.

 

 

To edit the text of the linked element, click the Edit button ICN_EDIT of the bottom bar. To save your changes, click Accept changes button ICN_ACCEPT. To cancel, click Cancel Editing button ICN_CANCEL.

 

 

Bottom Bar

With the bottom bar you can edit the text of the linked element and confirm or cancel any changes made. The bar contains the following functions:

 

ICN_EDIT


Edit text. Click this to edit the text.

ICN_ACCEPT


Accept changes made to the text.

ICN_CANCEL


Cancel editing.

 

 

Creating a New Linked Element

To create a new linked element:

 

1.Click the New <element type>, btn_new, button. A linked element properties window appears.
dlg_new_strategy
2.Enter name for the linked element into the Name field.
3.Select a Status  for the linked element from the drop-down list box: Draft, Proposal, Accepted or Obsolete.
4.Click OK button.

 

 

Deleting a Linked Element

To delete a linked element, select an element from the element list and click Delete <element type> , btn_delete, button. A confirmation dialog appears. Answer Yes to confirm the deletion.

 

 

Editing a Linked Element

To edit a linked element:

 

1.Select an element from the element list.
2.Click Show Properties , btn_properties, button and the linked element properties window appears.
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3.Edit the properties and click OK  to save the changes.

 

 

See Also

Linked Elements

Working with Linked Elements