Help on Overlay Attributes . . .

To change an attribute of an overlay, it must be the active overlay. The active overlay can be changed by clicking on the desired overlay name from the overlay list. The attributes of the active overlay appear in the option menus (visibility, color and drawing mode). Its name is in the label at the top of the window. To change one of the attributes, press the left mouse button over the current selection and a menu will appear. Drag the mouse over the desired selection and release.

Overlay Menus

Visibility Menu:

On: The figures of this overlay are visible if the Overlay mode is Edit or Browse. All overlays are invisible if the Overlay mode is Off.

Off: The figures of this overlay are not visible.

Color Menu:

The options are the same as those under the Color menu on the main menubar. Changing the color on the overlay affects all figures on the overlay. It may not always be possible to allocate these colors, in which case black or white are the most likely colors find available. In the extreme case that none of the colors can be allocated, inverse is the only choice because it uses colors already in the colormap.

Black

White

Red

Yellow

Green

Blue

Inverse: Due to the way X implements colors, inverse is not truly an inverse color but it is usually different from the background colors. Inverse does not always function correctly if the X server and client are running different versions of Motif. In these cases, it usually appears black.

Drawing Mode Menu:

The options are the same as those under the Drawing Mode menu on the main menubar. Unlike the previous two attributes, the drawing mode does not affect the entire overlay, just the figure about to be drawn. It is also not saved with the overlay, so changing the active overlay will not change the drawing mode. The drawing mode need not be reselected for every figure drawn but will stay in effect until it is changed.

Rectangle: This sets the figure that will be drawn on the active overlay to a rectangle.

Circle: This sets the figure that will be drawn on the active overlay to a circle.

Point: This sets the figure that will be drawn on the active overlay to a point.

Overlay List

The overlay list is a list of all the overlay names. The active overlay name will be highlighted. To change the active overlay, click the mouse button over the overlay you wish to make active. That overlay's information (name, color and visibility) will appear above the list. Below the list are three buttons:

Create: You will be prompted for a name for the new overlay which must not be the same as any existing overlay. If press OK with no name in the entry, inote will supply a default name.

Rename: You will be prompted for a new name which must not be the same as any existing overlay's name.

Delete: You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the overlay. If you answer in the affirmative, the overlay will be deleted. There is no undo.