Menus, Toolbars, and Information Panels

A menu is a list of various program actions. The menubar is a collection of the current menus. To display the contents of a menu you click the menu name (e.g., File). A menu item will often represent another menu (called a submenu), indicated by the bm90 symbol. To view a submenu, simply hold the mouse cursor over the desired menu item. (Note: A submenu will disappear when you move the mouse cursor off of the menu item that it belongs to. To select an item from a submenu, move the mouse cursor over to the submenu, then up or down to the desired menu item.)

The main menu in OneTouch® is dynamic, meaning that the menus available from it will change as various OneTouch® windows are opened and closed. The main menu represents every possible action that can be taken at any time while using the OneTouch® program.

A toolbar is a collection of buttons that provide shortcuts for various program actions. OneTouch® provides two types of toolbars: Main and Local. The Main Toolbar contains buttons that effect the Application Desktop, whereas the lower toolbar contains buttons that only effect the current window. For example, buttons that open a new window, or move to the next or previous window, are located on the Main Toolbar; whereas buttons to copy a pre-set portion of text, begin a cross-reference from the current topic, or change the current display, are located on the lower toolbar.

An information panel is a display of the buttons that are currently available on the lower toolbar, along with a text description of the action represented by each button. Click the button--located on the lower toolbar--to toggle between the information panel and the current content of the secondary panel.