Define custom tools

Define custom tools when you want to customize a procedure or task which you can perform from within the desktop client.

Note: You can add up to 40 custom tools.

To define a new custom tool:

  1. Select Tools > Customize Menus and Toolbar.

  2. Select the Tools tab.

  3. Click the new_menuset_button.gif button beside the Menu texts of user-modifiable tools text box.

  4. Type the text you wish to use for the menu option for this new custom tool in the menu text area.

    To specify menu options in a hierarchy within the group of custom tools, enter an exclamation mark separator (!) between the commands.

    For example, the entries:

    GUI Tools!Tool 1

    GUI Tools!Tool 2

    Tool3

    will be displayed In the pulldown menu as the following:

    pulldown_menus.gif

  5. To make this command selectable by typing a letter on the keyboard, precede that letter with an & (ampersand) in the name. (On the menu itself this letter will appear underlined.)

  6. To change the position of the custom tool within the existing menu options (if any) select it and use the up and down arrow buttons down_button.gif and up_button.gif to move it up or down.

  7. Enter the file to be executed in the Command field, or use the browse button to locate it. You can use a keyword/ filter combination as part of the name/path of this file. Use the side_button.gif button to select this if required. If you do not require a filter keyword, choose <unfiltered text> from the submenu.

  8. Enter any arguments required by the executable file in the Arguments field. You can insert keyword/ filter combinations as part of these arguments. Use the right arrow side_button.gif button to select this, if required, as in the Command field above.

  9. Enter the folder from which the process will be started in the Start in field, or use the browse button to locate it. You can use a keyword/ filter combination as part of the name/path of this file using the right arrow side_button.gif button as above.

  10. Click OK to commit the changes.

To Edit a Custom Tool:

  1. Select Tools > Customize Menus and Toolbar.

  2. Select the Tools tab.

  3. Select the name of the custom tool in the Current user-modifiable tools text box.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To change the name, click on and edit the name in the text box.

    • To change the Command, Arguments or Start in fields for the selected custom tool, enter or edit the values.

    • To change the position of the custom tool within the existing menu options (if any) select it and use the arrow buttons down_button.gif and up_button.gif to move it up or down.

  5. When finished, click OK to commit the changes.

To delete a custom tool:

  1. Select Tools > Customize Menus and Toolbar.

  2. Select the Tools tab.

  3. Select the name of the custom tool in the Current user-modifiable tools text box.

  4. Click Delete delete_button.gif .

  5. Click OK to commit the changes.

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