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Video: The new toolbar in 5.0 (4 minutes)
The toolbar appears across the top of the Analytica application window. It contains buttons to open various views of the model, and to change between browse and edit modes.
Navigation toolbar: The first five buttons on the toolbar open a window relating to the variable or the object selected in the active (frontmost) window:
- Parent Diagram button: Click to open the Diagram window for the module or model containing the object in the current active Diagram, Object, or Result window. It highlights the object you were viewing in the parent diagram. If you are viewing the top-level model, which has no parent, this button is grayed out. The keyboard shortcut is F2.
- Outline button: Click to open the Outline window. The outline highlights the object you were previously looking at. The keyboard shortcut is F3.
- Object windowbutton: Click to open the Object window for the selected node in a diagram or the active module. The keyboard shortcut is F4.
- Result button: Click to open a Result window (table or graph) for the selected variable. This button is grayed out if no variable is selected. If you have selected more than one variable, it offers to create a compare variable that shows a result combining the values of all the variables. The keyboard shortcut is Control+r or F5.
- Definition button: Click to view the definition of the selected variable. If the variable is defined as a probability distribution or sequence, it opens the function in the Object Finder dialog; if the variable is an editable table (edit table, subtable, or probability table), it opens the Edit Table window. Otherwise, an Attribute panel or an Object window opens, depending on the Edit Attributes setting in the Preferences dialog. This button is grayed out if no variable is selected. The keyboard shortcut is Control+e or F6.
- Find button: Brings up the Find Dialog. Use this to search for an object in your model by name or other criteria, or from a table to search for text appearing in the table. You can also use it search the Analytica docs.
Edit buttons: These two buttons control your mode of interaction with Analytica. The shape of the cursor reflects which mode you are in:
- Browse tool: Lets you navigate a model, compute and view results, and change inputs. It does not let you change other variables. See Browse mode.
- Edit tool: Lets you create new objects, and move and edit existing objects. See Creating and editing nodes.