• Reference Guide

Line Editor

The line editor is a control used for entering values as a single line text. The line editor can be in two modes. Either it is simply active – that means it is selected, but its content is not being edited; in this case its background has a different color. Or it is being edited – in this case a blinking cursor is displayed in the text. Editing the content of an active line editor is launched by one of the following options:
Enter, F2
Places the cursor at the end of existing text.
Deletes existing text and places the cursor in the empty line editor.
typing any character
Depending on the setting of the “Text written at active line editor overwrites its content” option in System settings, it either deletes the content of the line editor, and inserts only the desired character, or preserves the content of the editor, and inserts the character at the end.
mouse click
Starts editing and places the cursor to the click position.


The following keys are available in the editing mode of the line editor:
Cursor jumps to the next character.
Cursor jumps to the previous character.
Ctrl + →
Cursor jumps to the beginning of the next word.
Ctrl + ←
Cursor jumps to the beginning of the previous word.
Cursor jumps to the end of the text.
Cursor jumps to the beginning of the text.
The character next to the cursor or the selected part of the text is deleted.
Backspace (←)
The character in front of the cursor or the selected part of the text is deleted.
Characters from the cursor position to the end of the word are deleted.
The entire content of the editor is deleted.
Switches between the overtyping and inserting mode. The overtyping mode is indicated by a rectangular cursor covering the entire character.
Shift →, Shift ←, Shift+Home, Shift+End, etc.
Keys for moving the cursor pressed together with the Shift key: cursor jumps in the required direction, and at the same time the range of text in between is selected.
Selects the entire text.
Inserts a hard space (a space that does not separate words).
(minus on the numeric keypad on the right)
Inserts an en dash.
Ctrl+Alt+num –
Inserts an em dash.
Ctrl+_ (Ctrl+Shift)
Inserts a hard hyphen (a hyphen that does not separate words).
Selecting, copying, and moving parts of text is explained in chapter Copying and Moving Data.


Depending on the control setting, the inserted text can be either formatted (font type, font size, etc. can be specified) or plain. If formatting is permitted, the text typed into a line editor can be formatted using the tool bar, the character format window, or the keyboard shortcuts listed below. All of these formatting options apply either to the word on which the cursor is positioned or to the selected part of the text.
Toggles italics on/off.
Toggles bold font on/off.
Toggles underlining on/off.
Removes all text formatting.
A picture can be inserted into a line editor by copying via clipboard if formatting is permitted.

End of Editing

The process of entering and editing text in a line editor can be ended by the following operations:
Saves changes and activates the next control in the window.
Cancels all changes made during editing and ends the editing mode.
activation of any other control
Changes are saved before you switch from the line editor to another control. You can switch to another control by a mouse click or by any of the keys for moving within a window. Editing can thus be saved and closed, for example, by the Tab, ↓ or ↑ keys.