The Edit Objects dialog box has much the same layout as the Edit Graphs dialog box. It is divided into 3 regions...
At the top of the dialog box are two list boxes. The box on the left lists all known display objects (curves and images). The box on the right lists all known data objects. The number following the data objects' names indicates the number of values contained within each object. (The NULL data object is used to specify no data for certain elements of Curve objects.) The name of the display object being editted is indicated by the entry box below the left box. New objects are editted by simply entering a unique name. (Note that curves and images are treated separately, so one can have both a curve and image with the same name.) The Edit Data button on the right currently does nothing. In a future release, one will be able to edit old and create new data objects.
The middle portion of the dialog box lists the parameters defining the selected object. Using the pair of radio buttons at the top of this region one can alternate (or convert) between editting the object as a Curve or Image...
At the bottom of the dialog box are 3 buttons. Create Object creates the indicated object. If the Object Name is unique, a new object will be created otherwise, it will replace the old version. (Note than a curve and image can have the same name and but will still be considered unique.) Creating/Editting an object does not immediately affect the graphs in which that object already exists, so it is necessary to update them manual from the Edit Graphs dialog box. Reload Info will reset the parameter list and update the object/data boxes with the current list of known objects. The Exit button closes the dialog box. Any changes will be lost if an object wasn't created before exitting.
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