Named Expressions Dialog
Used to define and manage named expressions .
|list filter (drop-down menu)||Choose an application keyword to filter the named expressions listed below. Otherwise, all of the active file's named expressions are listed.|
|New||Click to create a list entry for a new named expression.|
|Copy||Click to create a named expression by copying the selected one.|
|Delete||Click to delete the selected named expression.|
|Save||Click to save the selected named expression.|
|Reload||Click to remove all changes that you made to the selected expression’s properties and to refresh the properties from those stored in the file.|
|list (box)|| Lists named expressions in the active file. To edit a previously defined named expression, you must first select it. Named expressions with unsaved changes are listed in blue.
The list is filtered according to the selection in the drop-down menu above the list.
|Internal Name||Sets the name of the selected named expression.|
|External Name||Sets the text label that appears in the user interface to describe the test that will be applied in the evaluation of the selected named expression.|
|Description||Sets the description of the selected named expression. A description is not required.|
|Keywords|| Checked application keywords are applicable to the selected named expression. Selecting User Interface, for example, enables the named expression to be used to define conditions under which a custom task, tool, or menu item will be shown/hidden or a menu item will be enabled/disabled in the user interface. To add or delete keywords, select
. Keywords selections are also used to filter the named expressions listed in the adjacent list box. |
The following keywords are defined by default:
|Required Symbol Sets (list box)||Lists symbol sets which contain symbols that are required to define the selected named expression.|
|symbol set selection (drop-down menu)||Choose a symbol set to add to the list of required symbol sets for the selected named expression.|
|Add||Adds the symbol set chosen with the drop-down menu above to the list of required symbol sets for the selected named expression.|
|Remove||Deletes the symbol set chosen with the drop-down menu above from the list of required symbol sets for the selected named expression.|
|Expression|| Define the selected named expression in this multi-line field. To insert an operator, number (integer or double-precision real), or string, key it in. To insert a symbol, right-click in the field and choose the symbol. The pop-up menu contains a submenu of symbols for each required symbol set.
To clear the Expression field, right-click and choose Clear.
|Test||Click to evaluate the selected named expression for testing purposes. The result displays in the adjacent field.|
|File > Import XML…||Opens the Import Named Expressions dialog, which is used to import to the active file named expressions that were defined in other files and exported to XML format.|
|File > Export XML…||Opens the Export Named Expressions dialog, which is used to export the named expressions in the active file to XML format for importing to other files or for backup purposes.|
|Edit > Keywords…||Opens the Named Expression Keywords dialog , which is used to manage the filtering keywords selection in the Keywords section.|
|Utilities > Report Expressions||Opens the Report Available Expression Symbols dialog, which is used to save an HTML document in which the named expressions defined in the active file are documented.|
|Utilities > Report Symbols||Opens a Web browser to display documentation of available symbol sets.|