The Edit Text dialog appear when you click the Edit button that appears to the right of a non-localized multiline text field in one of the attribute panes. It allows you to edit the text string in a larger text window than is available in the attribute pane. You can also import and export the text from this dialog box to disk files.
Note: The maximum allowed text size is approximately 30 KBytes. If you try to enter more text, either manually, by pasting from the clipboard, or by inserting a file, the excess will be ignored. (Please note that 30 KBytes translates to approximately 15,000 Unicode text characters, the representation used internally by InstallMate.)
The dialog box contains its own menu bar and tool bar, which implement the following commands.
Displays the standard Open dialog and allows you to browse for a text file. Once opened, the contents of the text file will be inserted at the current caret position.
Warning: If some or all of the text in the dialog box are selected, then the text from the file will replace the selection.
|Save As File...||Displays the standard Save As dialog that allows you to specify a file name and folder in which to save the current text.|
|Close||Closes the dialog box. If the text in the dialog box was changed, then you will be prompted to save or discard those changes.|
|Undo||Undoes the most recent edit command for the text field. Successive Undo commands undo each other (thus cycling between two states).|
|Redo||Re-applies the most recently undone edit command for the text field.|
|Cut||Deletes the currently selected text and places it on the Windows clipboard.|
|Copy||Places a copy of the currently selected text on the Windows clipboard.|
Inserts the contents of the Windows clipboard into the text field at the current caret position.
Warning: If some or all of the text in the dialog box are selected, then the text from the clipboard will replace the selection.
|Delete||Deletes the currently selected text without placing it on the clipboard.|
|Select All||Selects the entire contents of the text field.|
|Find...||(not currently implemented)|
|Replace...||(not currently implemented)|
|Insert Variable||Displays a submenu with a selection of commonly used symbolic variables. Selecting one of these inserts the corresponding text string into the text field. See Specials commands for a full list.|
Dialog fields and options
This dialog box contains the following fields and options.
|(Main text field)||Enter and edit the desired text in the main text field. You can also use the commands from the dialog box menu and tool bar; see above.|
|OK||Closes the dialog box and transfers the (possibly changed) text to the multiline text field of the underlying attribute pane.|
|Cancel||Closes the dialog box and discards the (possibly changed) text. The multiline text field of the underlying attribute pane is not changed.|