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SAS/SPECTRAVIEW Software User's Guide

Configuring the Interface

Resizing the Display Windows

You can control the size of the display windows. That is, you can enlarge a window to fill the entire viewing area, or you can enlarge one window somewhat and maintain the other three on a smaller scale. For example, resizing the display windows to a single window could provide a better view of an image.

To resize the display windows:

  1. Position the cursor in a window.

  2. Press the middle (or right) mouse button, drag the cursor, then click the mouse button.

Or position the cursor within the display area where you want the intersection of all four windows to be, then double-click the middle (or right) mouse button.

Resized Display Windows


Note that double-clicking in the middle of the display area returns the windows to their default size.

Resizing the Text Window

You can increase the size of the text window with the [+] button, which is located in the window's upper left corner. Increasing the size of the text window provides a larger display of software messages.

To make the text window larger, select [+]. To return the window to its default size, select [-].

Resized Text Window


Controlling the Online Reference Window

In order for the Online Reference window to be visible, the SAS/SPECTRAVIEW interface should pop-to-top only when you select its window border. If the window does not stay on top, you need to modify your window manager files.

PC Systems

In order for the online help to work properly, you must make the SAS/SPECTRAVIEW interface window the active window. Depending on your screen resolution, this may require that the Online Reference window be partially obscured by the SAS/SPECTRAVIEW window while you are selecting the desired button.

X Window System

In order for the online help to work properly, the SAS/SPECTRAVIEW interface window must have focus. You can change your window manager resources to allow the Online Reference window to remain on top while the SAS/SPECTRAVIEW window retains focus. The values you change and the affected files depend on the window manager you are using. See your window manager documentation or your system administrator for assistance.

Resetting the Interface

From the [Reset] global button, you can reset the following for SAS/SPECTRAVIEW:
[View] resets the four display windows' orientation and any zoomed or rotated image to the default view.
[Palette] resets all color palette items to their defaults, which includes items such as axis tick marks and labels, bounding box, missing values, an isosurface, and the data ramp to 32 colors with the default ranges and colors. (Any stored color palette is not affected.)
[All] resets all items in the software to their defaults, including windows, cutting planes, color palette, marker sizes, and so on.

Changing Background Colors

Prior to invoking SAS/SPECTRAVIEW, you can change the default background colors, which are the primary background color that defines the color behind the buttons and the secondary background color that defines the color of the display windows. You cannot set both background colors to the same color.

To change background colors:

  1. From the SAS PROGRAM EDITOR window menu bar, select Globals, Options, then Color setup. The software opens the SASCOLOR window.

  2. To change the primary background color, select Background, click the color from the color palette, and select [Save].

  3. To change the secondary background color, select Secondary Background, click the color from the color palette, and select [Save].

  4. To close the window, save the changes, and return to the Display Manager window, select [OK].

The changes are saved to the catalog entry SASUSER.PROFILE.SAS.CPARMS.

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