Overview Graphical Components

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The various screens of IMSMA were designed to provide a common appearance.

Windows A window is the term used to refer to a screen in IMSMA. IMSMA contains a number of windows. Although the size at which windows are initially displayed will vary, they typically are square or rectangular in shape. The name of the window is displayed across the top.

Figure 188. Examples of Windows

Menus Menus are lists of options that provide access to features. The menu on the IMSMA Navigation window displays across the top of the window. Other menus only display when you right-click on a specific area.

Figure 189. Menus When you click a menu option, it may display a sub-menu within it.

Figure 190. Example of a Sub-Menu

Editing menu The editing menu is available from tables and text fields. The menu allows you to cut or copy the selected text so that it may be moved to another field, or copied to another field or application such as Microsoft Excel.

Figure 191. Editing Menu To display the editing menu, right-click on either a table or text field.

Panes Some windows, such as the Navigation window, are made up of several panes. A pane is a part of the window in which you may perform certain actions. The number of panes in each window will differ. For example, the Navigation window contains three panes.

Figure 192. Window with 3 Panes Resizing panes in a window The height and/or width of panes may be adjusted by dragging the pane’s border. To adjust the height and/or width of a pane: 1. Place the cursor on the pane border that you would like to adjust. The cursor should change to a double-ended arrow ( ).

Figure 193. Arrow to Adjust Panes 2. While holding down the mouse button, drag the border to increase or decrease the size of the pane. 3. Release the mouse button when the pane is the desired size.

Trees A tree is an interface that lists items based on their relationship with other items in the list. Items that are part of another item in the tree will be listed within the higher-level item. For example, the Navigation window contains a country structure tree that lists the country structure values for the site. A lower-level country structure is listed within the country structure that contains it.

Figure 194. Example of a Tree Trees provide you the option to display or hide items in the list by clicking a button next to an item’s name. The shows the lower-level items; the button hides the lower-level items. Nodes A node is an individual item within the tree. Each item in the tree is considered a node regardless of its position in the tree. Tables Many IMSMA windows display records in a table such as the one shown in Figure 195. The attribute on which the records in the table are ordered by default differs for each table. You may reorder the records in the table by clicking on the column header of the attribute on which you would like to order the records. An arrow icon ( ) displays beside the attribute name to indicate that it is the column on which the table’s records are ordered. An upward facing arrow ( ) indicates that the records are in ascending order; a downward facing arrow ( ) indicates that the records are sorted in descending order.

Figure 195. Example of IMSMA Table Filters Numerous windows in IMSMA allow you to limit the records displayed in the window to only those records in which you are interested. These windows have fields for specifying criteria to limit the records displayed in the table. By default, windows with a filter will display all records for the specific item. The records meeting the filter display in a table as shown in Figure 196.

Figure 196. Filters