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System Settings

System settings (the Settings section of the system document) affect all Sfairadora documents. You can display them also by the Settings|System Settings menu command. Some setting items have a button for value inheritance . If the button is pressed down, the value is inherited from the setting of the Windows system. If the Windows setting is changed, the change is reflected here. If you wish to set a value different from the Windows setting, release the button.
Settings that differ from the settings of standard documents are described below. The Page, Symbols, and Text formatting styles settings sections are identical to the settings of a standard document. The chapter on the settings of a standard document explains how these values are inherited from the system document.
Item
Description
Automatic indentation
When you start a new line by the Enter key, the cursor jumps under the first non-space character on the preceding line. This is convenient for structured typing of programs. If the box is unchecked, the cursor jumps to the beginning of the line.
Home jumps to the first non-space character first
If the cursor is not on the first non-space character, it jumps to the first non-space character when you hit the Home key. If it is there already, it jumps to the beginning of the line. If the box is unchecked, the cursor always jumps to the beginning of the line.
Enable cursor beyond end of line
Enables the cursor to occur at any position in a line including to the right of the last character in the line. If the box is unchecked, an attempt to move the cursor beyond the last typed character moves it to the beginning of the next line.
Formatted text editors (line editor and Rich text editor)
Automatic superscript after meters
If you type m2 or m3 in an editor, the editor automatically corrects it to m2 and m3 respectively. The correction is performed as soon as you type a space after the digit or hit Enter. You can cancel the automatic correction by the “Undo” function (e.g. by the Ctrl+Z keys).
Automatic round quotation marks
Automatically replaces straight quotes with smart quotes. That is "text" is replaced with “text” and 'text' with ‘text’. The choice between left and right quotation marks depends on whether there is a space before or after the quotation mark.
Technical
Enable internet access
If the box is checked, the application automatically connects to the internet to check for updates.
Text written at active line editor overwrites its content
If a line editor is active, but its content is not being edited (the cursor is not inside), and the box is checked, then a typed character overwrites the entire content. If it is unchecked, the typed character is placed at the end of the current content of the line editor.
Confirm window canceling with Esc
If you close a window by the Esc key, all changes made in that window are canceled. If this box is checked, a request for confirmation is displayed before the window is closed and changes canceled.
Recent documents list size
A list of recently opened documents is displayed in the File menu. This field allows you to specify the maximum number of items in that list.
Code page
Standard text encoding in Sfairadora. If the inheritance button is pressed down, the value of the language setting for the current user in Windows is used. See the settings of a standard document.
Language
Standard language. If the inheritance button is pressed down, the value of the language setting for the current user in Windows is used. See the settings of a standard document.