Chapter 4. The Toolbars

Table of Contents
The Edit Toolbar
The File Toolbar
The Plot Toolbar
The Layers Toolbar
The Table Toolbar
The Column Toolbar
The Plot 3D Toolbar

Groups of related commands are collected together in a number of toolbars. All toolbars can be moved and docked in a more convenient location (left, right or bottom sides of the application window) or moved onto the desktop (outside the main window) using drag-and-drop, using their left side handle. Toolbars are automatically enabled/disabled depending on the currently active window. For example, if the current window is a table, the Table toolbar will be enabled and all the other toolbars will be automatically disabled.

The same approach is used for showing/hiding toolbars: if there are no visible tables in the workspace, the Table toolbar will be automatically hidden. It will be shown again when the user adds a new table into the project. Toolbars can also be manually shown/hidden at any time by right-clicking on the Toolbars... command from the View menu or entering Ctrl-Shift-T and then checking/unchecking the corresponding item in the pop-up menu.

Visible toolbars will be shown in one of two possible formats depending upon the space available at the docking location. By default, when there is sufficient room, all tool icons will be shown in a single row or column. If there is not sufficient room to show all icons in one row, the toolbar will be collapsed to the extent necessary to fit the toolbar into the available space. In this case, the ">>" symbol will be shown to indicate that there are hidden command icons. As long as the toolbar is not disabled, left clicking on the ">>" symbol will temporarily expand the toolbar and show the hidden commands, which may then be left clicked to execute them. Moving the mouse pointer off of the toolbar will automatically collapse it. Note that toolbars located on the desktop are always shown expanded.

The Edit Toolbar

Figure 4-1. The QtiPlot Edit Toolbar

Table 4-1. Edit toolbar commands.

Undo commandCtrl-ZUndo the last command, this feature doesn't work for plot modifications. See the Undo command command for more details.
Redo commandCtrl-Shift-ZRedo the last command, this feature doesn't work for plot modifications. See the Redo command command for more details.
Cut SelectionCtrl-XCut the current selection.
Copy Selection commandCtrl-CCopy the current selection.
Paste Selection commandCtrl-VPaste the current selection.
Delete Selection commandDelDelete the current selection.