Toolbar and Status Bar

Toolbar

This provides quick access to the main facilities.  The Notetaker program has more facilities than the student program.

The toolbar can be hidden or made visible by using the View, Status Bar menu item.

Button Function Description
New file button New Clear the screen. Start a new document.
Open file button Open Load a new document. It will be copied to the student display.
Save file button Save Save the document to disk, giving the document a name if necessary.
Save File As button Save As Save the document to disk, giving the opportunity to change the name.
Print button Print Send the document to the current printer. 
Print setup button Print Setup Display the print setup dialog.
Font button Font Change all aspects of the font used to display the document.
Background Colour Change the background colour used to display the document
Bold Make the current paragraph bold.
Italic Make the current paragraph italic.
Bullet Turn bulleted paragraphs on or off
Left Align Align the current paragraph to the left (ragged right)
Centre Align Align the current paragraph to the middle of the page
Right Align Align the current paragraph to the right (ragged left)
Undo last action button Undo Undo the last operation.
Cut button Cut Cut the selected text to the clipboard, so it can be pasted into this or another application.
Copy  button Copy Copy the selected text to the clipboard, so it can be pasted into this or another application.
Paste button Paste Paste any text from the clipboard into the documentation at the current cursor position.
Recover button Reset Clear the student's notes and copy all the notetaker's document to the student.  This can be used if the two programs have become out of step.
Close button Exit Close the program.
Select Font Font Name Sets the font used to display the current document.
Font Size button Font Size Sets the size of the current font.
Active Connection button Program Status Set the student program to be ready to send or receive.
Port Name Select the connection (port) to be used.
Connection check boxes Connections Select the connections on which the note-taker will transmit.
Load Abbreviations button Load Abbreviations Load a file containing abbreviations
Use Abbreviations check box Use Abbreviations Enable or disable abbreviations. Abbreviations can only be activated if some abbreviations have previously been loaded.
Spell check Check the spelling of the typed text. Word must be installed.
Define F Keys Modify the strings associated with the Function (F) Keys
Help button Help Display help information.

Status Bar

The status bar at the bottom of the screen shows information about the state of the program. It displays hints about the function provided by the button under the mouse.