Edit Menu

Friday, January 15, 2010

Edit Menu allows you to select one of the following menu items.


Undoes the previous operation. If previous operation cannot be undone then this item is disabled. This item will indicate the last operation which can be undone.


This command copies the selected object(s) or the selected text into the clipboard. It remains in the clipboard until you do a cut again. The selected object(s) or the selected text will be deleted from the document.

To cut text, you will have to be in the Text Edit Mode. Select text which you want to cut. Now choose the Cut menu item from the Edit menu. The selected text will be removed from the Text Box and it will be placed in the clipboard. If you want to paste this text somewhere else, choose paste from the Edit menu.

To cut a picture go to Picture Edit Mode. Choosing Cut from the Edit menu will place the selected picture into the clipboard.

To cut object, you will first have to select the object or objects which you want to cut. Now choose the Cut menu item from the Edit menu. The selected object will be removed from the from the document and will be placed in the clipboard. Now you can paste this object or object(s) with the paste menu


Copy copies the selected text, the selected picture or the selected object(s) into the clipboard. Copy is similar to Cut but the difference is that Copy does not delete the selected text or selected object(s) from the document.



You can paste copied text or objects from the clipboard into the document.

To paste text, you will have to be in the Edit Text mode. On selecting the paste menu item, text is pasted at the insertion point in the Text Box. If some text is already selected, then during paste that text is overwritten.

To paste picture, ensure that you are in Picture Edit Mode. On selecting the Paste menu item, the clipboard picture is pasted onto the selected picture box.

If there are objects selected into clipboard, then on choosing the Paste menu item from the Edit menu, the Paste cursor becomes visible. On clicking with this cursor at any point on the page, the objects from the pasteboard are copied at that point.


Duplicate duplicates the selected objects. On selecting this menu item, you will be prompted with a dialog.

In this dialog you will be required to specify the number of rows and number of columns of duplicated object that you desire. You also need to specify the row and the column gap between the duplicated objects. Or you can just let the default values work and just press OK. All the duplicated objects along with the original objects will be selected at the end of this operation.


Clear is equivalent to Delete. It does not affect the Clipboard in any way.
Clear can be used for deleting selected text, selected picture or selected objects.

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Find & Replace...

Find allows you to search for Text in Urdu and in English.

Find Text: Enter the text to be searched for in the Find Text edit control.

Replace With: Enter the text that will replace the word(s) found by the Find command.

Replace and Find: This command will replace the current occurence of the found text. It will also find and select the next occurence of the same word(s).

Replace All: This command is similar to Replace and Find except that it will replace all the occurences of the found text in one go.

From Beginning: If you want to start the search from beginning of the text chain then check Find From Beginning option.

Match Case: If you want to match occurrence of the specified text in different case then check Match Case option.

Match Word: If you do not want to match occurrence of the specified text within a word then check Match Whole word option.

Find Next: Click on Find Next button to start the search. If the text is found then the found text will be selected other wise the system will beep.

Find Text: Enter the text to be searched for in the Find Text edit control.

Close: Find dialog stays on top of the text until you press Close.

Top Most

Sometimes in a double-sided document and withFacing Pages ON, you may need to draw an object which is common to both the pages. Even though this object occupies both the pages, it actually belongs to one particular page. When the objects of the other facing page are being drawn then this object usually gets drawn last. To enable some other object to be drawn after this big object, you can select that object and make it TopMost.

Send To Back

Sends the selected objects behind the unselected objects. Useful when at the same point there are more than one objects and you wish to work with the object which is below. For this first send to back the top object. Now the object which was earlier below comes on top. You can now carry out the desired operation on this object.

Bring To Front

Brings the selected objects in front of the unselected objects. Useful when at the same point there are more than one objects and you wish to work with the object which is below. For this first bring to front the object which is behind. Now the object which was earlier below comes on top. You can now carry out the desired operation on this object.

Lock Guides

This menu item enables you to lock guides. This prevents them from being accidentally modified. On selecting this menu item, it will appear checked. Now the guides are not modifiable by mouse. If you want the modify guides using the mouse, then uncheck this menu item by selecting it again.

Story Editor

This menu item enables you to switch between Story Editor and Page Layout mode. The story editor mode is useful for fast editing of story. All the text attributes except the font size are displayed in a WYSIWYG fashion in this mode. The size of the text can be set in the Story Editor Preferences. To go back to Page Layout mode choose this menu item again.

Delete Page...

In the ensuing dialog, you can enter the range of pages to be deleted.

From Page: Type the starting page no. to be deleted.

To Page: Type the ending page no. to be deleted.

You can remove all but one page in the document.

For a double sided document, you have to delete pages in multiples of two except if the deletion range includes the last page in the document.

Menu Edit:Preferences

Preferences allows you to set the Application, Document, Typographic, Story Editor and Nastaliq Entry Window Preferences. All these occur as submenus.

Preferences:Application Preferences

On selecting the Application Preferences, the Application Preferences dialog is displayed.

Application Type:

Left To Right/Right To Left: To change the overall working direction of the application. This can either be Left To Right as in English documents or Right to Left as in Arabic documents. Changing application to "Left To Right" will lead to change in the positions of the Tool Bar, the Rulers, the Scroll Bar and the Status Bar. Also the document is taken to flow from Right to Left i.e. all the measurements will be taken from right.

Arrow Keys Movement: The selected objects can be moved with Arrow keys.

With Control: You can specify the amount of the movement with the Arrow Keys as also movement if Control Key too pressed.

Greek :

Text Below: Greek Text Threshold limit. This value specifies the font size below which the text display will be greeked.

Pictures: If this check box is on, then the picture is not drawn.

Right Button:

Floating Menu/Zoom: You can customize the behaviour of the right button click. If you select Zoom, then you can zoom in/out directly as per the zoom percentage specified in Zoom % field. On the other hand choosing Floating menu enables you to select from a menu.

Zoom %: The percantage amount to zoom in or zoom out when the user clicks on the right button.

Guides Color: You can set the color of the three kinds of guides used in InPage.

Margins ...: Page guides are the default guides which appear at the margins of the page.

User ...: Other guides which the user makes are the User guides. On clicking on the respective button, you are prompted with a dialog where you can choose the color you want to set.

Column…: Column guides appear if the user specifies the number of columns in the New Document dialog or the Document Format dialog.

Drag and Drop of Text: Selected InPage Text can be dragged and dropped from one text box to another text box or from one document to another document. Also textfiles can be dragged and dropped into a text box.

1. To enable drag and drop of text, you first need to goto application preferences and check the drag and drop Text check box ON.
1. Now the text to be dropped is to be selected.
1. If you move cursor on top of this selected box, it will become an arrow tool. You can click on this selection the cursor will change to drag/drop cursor. Now you drag with mouse pressed and leave the text at the cursor position in this text box or some other text box in this or another InPage document.

1. If you press Control key while dragging the mouse, then the text will be copied and not cut.

Autosave of InPage document: If you wish your current InPage document be automatically saved periodically then you can do so by checking on the Autosave button. The number of minutes after which the document should be saved can be entered in the editable field.

Allow Custom Postscript: If you wish to generate custom Postscript then you can put the corresponding check box ON. This will enable a Custom Postscript check box in the Print dialog. For a Postscript driver, you can then generate Postscript file, which can then be used for color separation.

Preferences:Document Preferences

The Document Preferences allows you to do the following

Measurement Unit:

General/Character: Specify the Units for the General/Character measurements as Inches, Picas, Points, Centimeters, Millimeters.


Snap Distance: Enter the snap distance in points. This defines a region (based on the specified snap distance) around each guide. If an object is moved inside this region, the object will snap to the guide position.

Position: On selecting the Guides in Front, the guides are drawn in front of all other objects. New guides now constructed also appear on top of the existing objects. On selecting Guides Behind, all the guides are sent behind. The objects are drawn on top of the guides.

Page Number:

Start: Sets the starting page of the document. Default is 1. Useful during printing a part of the document.

Style: Sets Page Number style that you want the page Number to appear in.

Pasteboard Size:

Across/Down: If you need to increase the Pasteboard size around the pages, then you can do so by entering the Horizontal and Vertical Pasteboard size values. These values can be entered either as percentage of the page size or as absolute values.


Visible: You can set as to whether in this document, the rulers should not be shown or not.

Origin Across/Down: Specify the distance of Ruler Origin from Left. Top of the Page for Left to Right documents and from Right, Top of the Page for Right to Left documents.

View: The View Percentage for the document can be set here. Another way to specify this is by entering this value in the Status Bar.
Save As Default: Saves the current values in the Preferences dialog as application preferences so that the next time you make a new document, it automatically takes on these values.

Defaults: This button restores the default values of all the fields in this dialog.

Preferences:Typographic Preferences

The Typographic Preferences allow you to change default values for text formatting.

Nastaliq Space Width: Here you can set the width of the Nastaliq Space as a percentage of the font Size.

Auto Line Spacing: Specifies the amount of Extra spacing to be added to the line when the text is in Horizontal direction. This value is specified in percentage.

Reduce Latin Fontsize: Specifies the percentage reduction of Latin Fontsize in comparison to Urdu Fontsize. For Example if Urdu char if of 10 pt. Size then 10% reduction in Latin Fontsize means, the English char will appear of 9 Pt.

Justification Priorities:

Nastaliq Space: Specifies the space between Urdu/Arabic characters

Latin Space: Specifies the space between English characters

Box Styles:

Above: Specifies the percent of font height by which to extend the top of boxed style above the top of the base characters.

Below: Specifies the percent of font height by which to extend the bottom of boxed style below the bottom of the base characters.

Text: Specifies the amount of spacing to be given between the boxed style and text before and after as percent of font height.


Shift: Amount in Percent of font size of base character by which to shift underline down.

Width: Thickness of underline in Percent of base character font size.

Save As Default: Saves the current in the preferences dialog as Application preferences , So that next time you make a new document it automatically takes these values.

Auto Kerning: This feature has been provided to automatically remove white space between nastaliq words. This allows the nastaliq text to look more compact. For version 1 files this check box is set to OFF to allow the same spacing for nastaliq text as in version 1. For new documents, this checkbox is always ON.

Auto Kashida: When you are justifying Arabic text, you have an option to allow InPage to automatically insert the Kashida character instead of inserting extra white space.

Defaults: This button restores the default values of all the fields in this dialog.

Preferences:Story Editor Preferences

This menu item prompts you with a dialog in which you can set Story Editor Preferences.

Story Font Size.

Here you can set the Font Size in which the Story Editor will show the Text in.

Print Font Size.

You can set the Font Size fin which the story Editor will print out the Text.

Preferences: Keyboard Preferences

With this option you can either select one of the predefined keyboards (Aftab, Muqtadra, Phonetic, Farsi, Arabic) or make your own keyboards (upto eight User Defined Keyboards can be defined). Predefined Keyboards cannot be modified whereas you can modify User Defined Keyboard according to your need.

Keyboard: You can specify your preference for a keyboard by selecting it from the Combobox and clicking on OK button.

Enable Sindhi: if you want to use Sindhi then check this box.

Enable Pushtu: if you want to use Pushtu then check this box.

View/Edit: If you have selected one of the fixed keyboard, you can either view the keyboard layout and can also edit in the case of User Defined Keyboards

To make a new user defined keyboard, you need to go to the Keyboard Preferences dialog in the Edit menu and follow these steps—

· Select one of the eight User defined keyboards.
· Click on the User Defined keyboard button.
· Select one of predefined keyboards from the Import Keyboard combobox. Your new keyboard will be based on this keyboard.
· Now you can make modifications to this keyboard by assigning a character to a key. To do this, click on the character and while keeping the mouse pressed dragging the mouse and leave it on top of the key where you wish to place this character.