Editing Commands

Editing Commands
File Maintenance
Creating New Elements
Master Libraries
Formulae Functions & Operators
Filing Utilities
Element Schedules
Room Data
Running Calculix
Worked-Up Data
Vertical Data
Site Layout
General Bill Data


Editing Commands

  1. F7 Insert record
  2. F8 Delete record
  3. INSERT character
  4. DELETE character
  6. F12 Delete to end of line
  7. F11 Edit this item
  8. F1 Break to new environment (not available in DOS)
  9. F2 Restore last environment (not available in DOS)
  10. F3 Print screen
  11. F4 Redraw screen
  12. F5 Note pad


F7 Insert record

The <F7> command will INSERT a new record at the current cursor position. All subsequent records will be moved down to make space for the new record. If a record "falls" of the bottom of the page this will now become the first record on the next page.


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F8 Delete record

The <F8> command will DELETE the whole of the current record. All subsequent records will move up to fill the space and the bottom record of the page will be left blank.


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INSERT character

The <INSERT> command will MOVE of the text to the right of the cursor and make a space for a new character to be entered at the cursor position. Several insertions can be made by repeated key depressions.


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DELETE character

The <DELETE> command will DELETE the character at the cursor position and all the text to the right of the cursor will move one space to the left.


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The <BACKSPACE> command will DELETE the previous character.

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F12 Delete to end of line

The <F12> command will DELETE all characters from the current cursor position to the end of the field being edited. If there are no characters to the right of the cursor <F12> will place the cursor at the beginning of the current field.

Note - In the case of a description record each "line" is a separate "field" so that the <F12> command will delete to the end of the current line and NOT to the end of the description.


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F11 Edit this item

The <F11> command allows you to 'edit this item'. For instance, in the Room data worksheet if you place the cursor on the element name, <F11> will allow you to edit the element or add the element if it does not already exist. When you have finished editing the element you will return to the room data worksheet.

Special Command -In general on most worksheets, if the data includes a reference to another worksheet <F11> will allow you to edit or add the data referred to.


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F1 Break to new environment (not available in DOS)

The <F1> command allows you to interrupt what you are doing and go and do something else. Once you have pressed the <F1> command you can go to any part of the system to create or edit anything you like. The system will remember exactly where you were when you pressed the <F1> command so that you can go back to it when you are ready. You can Break to a New Environment up to 10 times. The number of the current Environment is displayed on the screen for information.


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F2 Restore last environment (not available in DOS)

The <F2> command allows you to go back to where you were before you used the <F1> command. If you have used the <F1> command more than once the <F2> command will take you back one environment at a time. You can only <F2> from a menu. If you are in a Worksheet you must QUIT back to a Menu before using the <F2> command.


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F3 Print screen

The <F3> command will send the current screen display to the printer being used for calculix Reports.


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F4 Redraw screen

The <F4> command (while holding down the shift key) will redraw the current screen display. It is only used where the current display has Redraw screen been corrupted with messages from the operating system.


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F5 Note pad

The <F5> command invokes the Note Pad feature which will allow notes and reminders to be entered in the target word processor. In certain areas this will also allow access to the Look Up function - see Elements for further details. This feature is available throughout the system.

This function actually executes the user definable program /port/bin/memo which can be modified to run any external program.

Note. If you are in any doubt about the function of an individual key in any worksheet, pressing the TAB key will display the various function available in the worksheet. Continue to press TAB to display further information. Press the key you require or <F4> to redraw the screen.



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