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Syntax Highlighting (Preferences Dialog)

 

 

Syntax highlighting allows the display of function names, EES keywords, and constants in a user-configurable manner.  Syntax Highlighting can be toggled on or by clicking the right-most panel in the Equations window status bar or by clicking the Equation Window button in the button bar just below the EES main menu bar.  Except for the Tab Stops (which are always in effect), the options in this dialog applicable only when Syntax Highlighting is On.  Syntax Highlighting can be turned on or off by clicking in the right-most pane of the status bar at the bottom of the Equations window or by clicking the Equations window button in the button bar below the main menu bar. 

 

 

After changing the options, click the Store button to permanently save them in the EES.PRF file.  These options will then be in effect whenever EES is started.  

 

 

Function Name syntax is controlled with two drop-down boxes.  The first controls the case and the second controls the font of the function name as it will appear in the Equations window.

 

Keyword Name syntax is controlled with two drop-down boxes.  The first controls the case and the second controls the font of EES keywords as it they appear in the Equations window.

 

Constants syntax is controlled with two drop-down boxes.  The first controls the color and the second controls the font of EES keywords as it they appear in the Equations window.  The case of the constants (which are identified with # as the last character in the name) are changed to match the case in the Constants dialog.  

 

Display line break indicator controls whether the line continuation symbols indicating the position of line breaks will be visible.  This option is applicable only if word wrapping is in effect.  Word wrapping is controlled with an option on the General Display page

 

Display uniform case for variable names causes EES to change every variable name to the upper case or lower case sequence as it first appears in the Equations window.  

 

The syntax highlighting changes are applied with the Check/Format or Solve commands are applied.  Toggling the Syntax Highligting off and on will also update the display.

 

Tab Stops sets the tab stops used in the Equations window.  One to five tab stops can be entered in this edit field, separated by spaces, as shown above.  The units of the tab stop settings can be specified in cm or in inches.  Click on the unit specification (cm or in) at the right of the tab stop edit field to toggle the unit choice. Tab stops can also be specified with the $TABSTOPS directive.  If a $TABSTOPS directive appears in the Equations window, the setting made in this field are overridden.

 

 

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