Editor Settings

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The appearance of the PowerLanguage Editor work area can be customized.

Navigator panel, Output panel, Toolbar, and Status bar can be hidden and redisplayed.

Study Window font, font size, and background color can be selected.

The color of each type of the EasyLanguage(R) code elements and line numbers can be individually selected.


Hiding and Redisplaying Toolbars and Panels

To hide or redisplay a toolbar or panel, select View in the main menu and clear or select the check box next to the name of the toolbar or panel.

Toolbars can also be hidden or redisplayed form the Editor Options window:

  1. Open the Editor Options window.
    To open the Editor Options window, select Tools in the main menu and click Editor Options.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. In the Display section, clear or select the check box next to the name of the toolbar or panel to hide or redisplay that toolbar or panel.


Note: Panels can also be hidden by clicking the Close button in the corner of the toolbar.


Setting Font and Font Size

Font type and size can be set form the Editor Options window:

  1. Open the Editor Options window.
    To open the Editor Options window, select Tools in the main menu and click Editor Options.
  2. Select the General tab.
  3. In the Editor section, select the font name from the drop-down list
  4. Select the font size from the drop-down list.


Setting Colors

Study Window background color, and colors of each type of the EasyLanguage(R) code elements and line numbers can be selected individually.

The colors can be set from form the Editor Options window:

  1. Open the Editor Options window.
    To open the Editor Options window, select Tools in the main menu and click Editor Options.
  2. Select the Colors tab.
  3. In the Display Items list, select an EasyLanguage(R) code element (item).
  4. In the Item Color palette box, select one of the standard 40 colors, or click the More Colors button to create custom colors; repeat for steps 3 and 4 for any additional items.
  5. In the Background Color palette box, select one of the standard 40 colors for the background, or click the More Colors button to create custom colors.
  6. In the Line Numbers Color palette box, select one of the standard 40 colors for the line numbers, or click the More Colors button to create custom colors.