Note: Adjusting tabs in rulers only affects currently highlighted text. If you want a tab to affect the entire Freeform Text Area, use Command-A to select all text, then set your tabs.
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Kinds of Links
Beginning with version 3.0.0, iData can now store permanent links
that are not in standard URL format. (This applies to the Freeform Text
Area only. Links in fields must be stored in standard URL format.)
Standard URL formats include forms like the following:
We will refer to this type of link as a "URL-format link".
iData has alwasy been able to recognize these forms and turn them into clickable links. However, it did not store links to text in other formats.
For example, the link at the bottom of this page, Return to Main Help Page, represents a URL of iData 3 Help.html, which is not obvious from the text itself.
We will refer to this type of link as a "hidden-URL link".
To remove a link:
1. Select all or part
of the linked text.
2. Open the Link
Panel, as explained
above. At this point, you should be able to see that all of the linked
text has been selected, even if you selected only part of it.
3. Delete all the text
from the Link destination:
4. Click the OK button. Now the highlighted text
will no longer show up as a link.
Note that this only works for hidden-URL links. iData 3 automatically restores URL-format links.
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You can set a block of text to be formatted as a list, with bulleted
items or numbers that will be added automatically to each paragraph
within the list.
To create a list:
1. Select the text to which the list setting is
to apply, or just start a new paragraph.
2. Select List... in the Text sub-menu, under the Format menu. You will see the following dialog.
3. The Bullet/Number popup menu lets you
select list item markers from among Arabic numerals, uppercase Roman
numerals, lowercase Roman numerals, lowercase letters, and uppercase
letters, all of which will automatically increment when you add items
to the list. Or, you can select one of several graphic symbols, such as
bullets, check marks, etc.
4. You can also type
some text into the Prefix and Suffix boxes, if desired. These are
pieces of text that will be added in front or or behind the list item
documentation for the Prepend
enclosing list marker option says: "Specifies that a nested list
should include the marker for its enclosing superlist before its own
marker." We are confident that someone will find this useful.
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To add a table to the Freeform Text Area:
1. Select Table...
in the Text sub-menu, under
the Format menu. Make your
settings in the following dialog, then click the close button in the
2. Once the settings
are made, you can add text to the cells of the table.