Select Tools > Customize or right-click any icon in any
toolbar then select Customize to open the Customize
|The dialog box contains three tabs:
- Start Menu: customizes the Start menu
and workbench access icons (as described in
Accessing the Navigation Tools)
- User Workbenches: lets you create your own
- Toolbars: lists the currently visible toolbars
- Commands: lists the commands you can drag and drop
onto a toolbar
- Options: contains general customization options.
Access the Commands tab to list the commands
|The grey frame below the
Categories and Commands lists gives you
information on the selected command. When there are more than two
lines of text, the arrows displayed to the right are grayed out to
let you scroll up or down.
||The category All
Commands lists all commands available for the workshop you
are working in as well as global commands (e.g. Open,
Select a category (menu name), then double-click a
command, or select it and click Show
|The Command Properties frame is added to
the bottom of the dialog box:
Enter a new name for the command, if needed, in the title
Click Ctrl, Shift and Other
to include them in the shortcut displayed in the Accelerator
- It is recommended to start the shortcut with a special
character such as Ctrl, Shift or any
function key. Otherwise, the shortcut will work on UNIX only and
not on Windows
- If the command you are customizing is not
represented in a toolbar, a menu bar, etc., the Accelerator
box is grayed out to prevent you from defining a new accelerator or
from using an already existing accelerator. In that case, simply
drag and drop the command onto any toolbar to activate the Accelerator box.
If you want to use another key, click
Other... to see the list of available
Select a key then click Add,
or double-click a key.
|Whichever method you use, the corresponding choice
is displayed in the Accelerator box, for example like
|The User Alias
box lets you assign an alias to the selected command. After
clicking the Close button, you just have to type
c:alias_name in the power input field to run the command.
in the User Alias box
c:cap in the power input field
The Capture command starts.
Click ... to the right
of the Icon option (bottom right).
|This displays the
Icons Browser which lets you access all the graphic icons
installed with the Version 5 software, then browse to select the
||By default, only Version 5 icons are
displayed in the Icons Browser. If you want to be able
to pick customized icons, proceed as follows:
- first, create a directory ending either with
For instance, "e:\users\icons\normal"
- then, according to the size of your icons, put them in the
- access the
Environment Editor and valuate the CATGraphicPath variable
with the beginning of the path to the directory you created
but without mentioning "\normal" or
"\small": in our example, you simply enter "e:\users\icons"
- click OK to validate then re-access the Icons
Browser: your customized icons are displayed and you can
associate them to commands.
|However, keep in mind that:
- bitmap images exceeding 24 bits per pixel are not
- it is recommended to provide command icons in two
different sizes which are to be stored into the
corresponding directories (as explained above):
- small: 16x16. This size is always used in menus. It
is used in toolbars if the Large Icons check
box is cleared in the Options
- normal: 22x22. This size is used in toolbars if the
Large Icons check box is selected in the
- the color applied in background is the color of the
pixel in the top left corner.
||Note also that if the customized icon
you select is too big, it is replaced by a default image in the
Command Properties frame:
Click an icon then click Close (if you used
the Icons Browser).
|The icon is now displayed for the command in the
Commands tab, and Show
Properties... changes to Hide
Properties... as shown below:
to open the File Selection dialog box which lets you browse
your file tree to select your own icons. You just have to select the
desired icon then click Open.
If you want the selected icon to be taken into
account in Version 5, you need to access the
Environment Editor and valuate the CATGraphicPath variable with
the path to the directory containing the icon. Otherwise, you will
still be able to select the icon in the File Selection
dialog box but it will not be taken into account in your session.
Click Reset... to
access the reset options.
- restore the original settings of the present command
- or restore the original settings of all commands in the
Button Customization to access the Button Customization
dialog box which lets you assign any command or macro to a device button.
For detailed information, refer to Customizing
Buttons in this guide.