Once you have made your product, press this button and the plot is drawn, from the bottom panel up. If no Draw Window exist, a new one is created. Otherwise the plot is redrawn in the currently active Draw Window.
Any changes you make (new time range, more panels, edited panels, etc.) are only updated the next time you press Draw or Draw New.
However, any changes to the Mouse Action take immediate effect in the current Draw Window.
Has the same effect as the Draw button, but here a new Draw window is opened. This window gets a new running number in the title bar and becomes the active Draw Window. Any older draw windows remain on screen for reference but are inactive.
NOTE: The last window drawn in or created is always the active draw window. It is also the window with the highest window number in the title.
This button is inactive when no Draw Windows exist. Use Draw to create the first one.
Same action as Draw or Draw New, but graphics output is redirected to a printer or file, or data output to file, depending on the current setting of the Print Action.
If the Print Action is set to one of the Batch options, a file widget comes up first for you to choose which batch file is to be processed.
Once a plot has been drawn this becomes active. IDL supplies it's own annotate tool and this has been slightly modified to work with PaPCo. This button calls up the annotate widget (Figure 4.3 which interactively allows you to annotate the currently active draw window. The normal slice functions are disabled while the annotate widget is in use.
This widget is basically the same as the IDL supplied version. It has been
modified to use the PaPCo colors, and to save batch files into
papco_user_XX/papco_products/annotate by default. To learn how to
use it, use the widget's Help button. Here's a quick guide only:
The annotation file name becomes part of the current product and is saved along with it.
A lot of the draw/redraw activity that PaPCo needs to perform to overlay the annotation onto the current draw window depends on being able to save the bitmap of the current draw window. This is automatically done at the end of each draw loop, but this feature might not be supported on all window systems, AND it also depends on enough memory being available!
NOTE: Use this facility for SIMPLE annotation only. Mor complicated annotation should be done by using a professional package such as xFiG, and importing PaPCo output into it.
Once a plot has been drawn this becomes active. Redraws the plot but also
outputs the data to file. This functionality must be supported in the user's
module, see Section C.3. It is supported by the PaPCo template
Once you have annotated your plot, this button becomes active. It deletes the annotation from your plot.
Clears the active graphics window and the panel compose list. Keeps the currently set time range.
Load up the PREVIOUSLY drawn product. PaPCo keeps a history of all drawn products from a given session. They are all deleted upon normal exit from PaPCo.
This brings up the PaPCo defaults window in which the user can set various default formating options (see Figure 4.4). Any change in the default settings will only take effect the next time the Draw button is hit, for changes to the draw window size to take effect you need to hit Draw New.
The user can modify any of the entry fields: new values are read when the Enter New Values button is pressed - you do not need to press ``enter'' in each modified field.
This button calls up the IDL-supplied widget for choosing a font. The fonts you have available depend on what is installed for your X-window manager. The font you chose here is used for the labeling of all widget text in PaPCo. For the new font to take effect you have to exit PaPCo and restart.
This option is supplied for user customization. At times the PaPCo default font will be too large for the size of your screen, and the whole widget window will not fit. Choose a font of your liking for optimum size for your hardware and for best readability.
Brings up the general help screen for the PaPCo main window.
Brings up a brief information window about PaPCo . This is mainly to avoid anyone else copyrighting the package and making us pay for it!
Brings up a simple widget to choose and edit a PaPCo batch file. The batch
files are searched for in
Loads a previously stored product file. The Load clears the current product and displays the loaded product in the compose window. Draw then displays the plot. The product is loaded together with the time range at the time of saving.
Saves the current product as defined in the Panel Compose Area and time range
to a user-selected file. Default directory is
saved product is also tagged with the version of PaPCo that made it. While
every effort is made to ensure compatibility of these products across version
changes, there is no guarantee of compatibility - we're not that professional
yet. Also, if you load a product which includes panels from modules which you
do not have, PaPCo will allow you to do that: Delete the unknown panel before
plotting, otherwise PaPCo will crash (we hope to fix such problems in the
Exits PaPCo, after asking for confirmation, and saves all currently compiled
procedures and functions in a file
papco_routines.save in the user's
PAPCO_USER_XX directory. This file is used for quick startup of PaPCo
using the ``Restore'' feature (3.3.4).
Exits PaPCo, after asking for confirmation. At exit, all Draw Windows are destroyed, all temporary postscript plot files are deleted and the current state of PaPCo is stored in a defaults file (stores pre-set paths for products, print files, printer options, see Section 4.5.9).