OpenUtilities Substation Help

Text Editor Window

Used to create and modify text in the model.

The Text Editor window opens when you:

  • start any of the following tools: Ribbon: Drawing > Home > Placement > Place Text
    • Place Text
    • Place Text Along
    • Place Note
  • start the Edit Text tool and identify a text element
  • select a text element and then select the Edit Text tool
  • select the Element Selection tool and double click a text element

Text Editor icon bar Contains the controls used to modify the formatting of the text in the editor.
Tab ruler Defines tabs stops in text and allows you to place text with tabs, first line and paragraph indents. Right-clicking on the Tab ruler and selecting Indentation & Tab Settings opens the Edit Indentation & Tab Settings dialog , which is used to set values for tab stops, first line and paragraph indents.
Editing box The box in which text editing takes place.

To undo an editing action, press <Ctrl+Z>.

Pop-up menu The right-click, pop-up menu contains items that are used to copy, move, delete, and select text, and insert fields derived from properties.
Item Shortcut Action
Cut <Ctrl+X> Cuts the selected text.
Copy <Ctrl+C> Copies the selected text.
Paste <Ctrl+V> Pastes the text on the Clipboard to the location of the insertion point in the editor.
Paste Unformatted   Removes formatting of the text on the clipboard and pastes to the location of the insertion point in the editor.
Insert Stacked Fraction   Opens the Insert Stacked Fraction dialog, which allows you to insert fractions.
Make Stacked Fraction   Opens the Insert Stacked Fraction dialog, which allows you to convert the selected fraction to a stacked fraction.
Edit Stacked Fraction   Opens the Edit Stacked Fraction dialog, which allows you to make changes to the selected stacked fractions.
Insert Enter Data Field   Opens the Edit Enter Data Field dialog for creating an enter data field when in either placement or edit mode.
Insert Field   Opens the Field Type dialog for editing the selected field.
Reassign Field   (Available only when you right-click an element property) Allows you to reassign a field to a different target element.
Save Text Favorite   Saves the selected text as text favorite.
Change Case  
  • All Upper - converts text to all upper case.
  • All Lower - converts text to all lower case.
  • Title - converts all the first letters of each word to upper case.
  • First Capital - converts only the first letter of the text in the Text Editor window to upper case.
Spell Check   Opens the Check Spelling dialog, which is used to spell check the text in the editor.
Revert to Style   Removes text style override(s) and resets the style to its previously saved version.
Input Direction   Modifies the orientation and position of the scroll bars and insert cursor. It primarily affects interaction with the editor, and does not directly affect placed text. Options are Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left, and Vertical.

Left-to-Right and Right-to-Left - While the editor is capable of showing bidirectional text, based on the language entered, in either of these modes, users of Right-to-Left languages will find it more natural to edit in Right-to-Left mode, as the scroll bar is more naturally on the left, and the insert cursor is aligned to the right edge of the screen.

Vertical - Has a similar effect for vertical text (for example, some Chinese, Japanese, or Korean text). The primary scroll bar is placed on the bottom, and the insert cursor is oriented horizontally.

Display Options  
  • White space - Displays formatting symbols.
  • Displays the ruler.
Editor Preferences   Opens the Preferences dialog.