Edit Text Scheme Dialog

This dialog is reached from the Text Tab of the Diagram Options dialog. It is used for editing the contents of an existing text scheme, or for specifying the contents of a new one.

See also Create a Simple Text Scheme which gives an example of how this dialog can be used to create a simple scheme.

If the text scheme being edited is the one currently being used in the Diagram Window (see Current Text Scheme in the Text Tab), you will see changes reflected immediately in the Diagram Window when you click OK or Apply.

Fields

Scheme Name Name of the current text scheme.
Type Custom or Standard. This field is not editable.
Initial Font The initial font for the text scheme. Press Select to modify the initial font details. The font information includes the size and type of the font, and also its style (underlined, italics, bold, etc), and colour. Additionally you can specify whether or not the colour can be overridden in the Boxes Tab of the Diagram Options dialog, where, for example, you may wish to specify different text colours for males or females. If you do this, only text lines which have a font that allows colour override will be affected.

As well as an 'initial font', you will also be able to change all font information (including text colour, style, colour override state, etc) as often as you like, within the body of the text scheme. You do this by inserting a <Font change> Item at the required place (see Available Items below).

Name Format Choose from a number of predefined name formats to use throughout the text scheme.

The list does not include all possible name formats - only ones that you might wish to use for all names in a text scheme. see Name Formats for a complete list of all possible name formats and their meanings.

You do not have to use the same format throughout a text scheme if you do not want to. You can use different name formats within different items if you wish, and choose from the complete range of name formats. If you are using more than one name format within a text scheme, the Name Format field will show as <multiple>.

Date Format Choose from a number of predefined date formats to use throughout the text scheme.

The list does not include all possible date formats - only ones that you might wish to use for all dates in a text scheme. see Date Formats for a complete list of all possible date formats and their meanings.

You do not have to use the same format throughout a text scheme if you do not want to. You can use different date formats within different items if you wish, and choose from the complete range of date formats. If you are using more than one date format within a text scheme, the Date Format field will show as <multiple>.

Place Format Choose from a number of predefined date formats to use throughout the text scheme.

See Place Formats for a list of place formats and their meanings.

You do not have to use the same format throughout a text scheme if you do not want to. You can use different place formats within different items if you wish. If you are using more than one place format within a text scheme, the Place Format field will show as <multiple>.

Available Items This is the list of available items that you can choose from, to add to the text scheme. When you add an item from the Available Items list, you may find that multiple lines are inserted into the Items Used list (see next).

New lines are always inserted at the end of the Items Used list, so you may need to use the Move Up/Down arrows ({bmc App Toolbar - Move Up.png} and {bmc App Toolbar - Move Down.png}) to move the new items to the desired position in the Items Used list.

If multiple items have been added, it is usually a good idea to keep them together and move them all together as one.

Items Used in this Text Scheme This is the list of items actually used in the current text scheme. The items displayed here determine what actually appears in boxes in the diagram.
Add currently selected item to the list of items used.

Remove currently selected items from the list of items used.

Tip: The Items Used list supports multiple selection. e.g. Press-and-hold the Ctrl key while clicking on an item to add it to the selection. Or click-and-drag on the background of the box (or anywhere except the first column) to 'lasso' a number of items in the first column.

Move all selected items up. Works with multiple selection (see previous tip).

Be careful when moving items which are part of an Item Group. You will usually wish to move the entire group, or none of it. To move the entire group, you must select all items in the group.

Move all selected items down. Works with multiple selection (see previous tip).

Be careful when moving items which are part of an Item Group. You will usually wish to move the entire group, or none of it. To move the entire group, you must select all items in the group.

Copy all selected items to the clipboard. Works with multiple selection (see previous tip).
Paste all previously copied items into the current text scheme.
Clone Line Makes an instant copy of the selected item.
Edit Edit the item in the Edit Template Line Dialog.

Tip: The Edit button supports multiple selection (at least for all standard data items). If you edit multiple items simultaneously, you can only change features which are common to all selected items.

Tip: A quick way to open the Edit dialog for an item is just to double click on it.

Show Template If checked, each item's template will be displayed in the list, instead of the item's name.
Installation Settings Not available for custom text schemes. Sets standard text schemes back to their initial installation settings.
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