Window Controls menu

Last update: 2022-10-04
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The Window Controls menu enables you to control an individual window.

Right-click the top border of the window.

These menu options vary by window type. The table in the following procedure contains descriptions of the basic menu items available for most types of windows. Additional options available for particular types of windows are addressed in their respective sections in this guide.

Menu Option Description
Close Closes the current window.
Save Saves the visualization (as a .vw file) in its current state. The dialog box that displays enables you to save the visualization using a different name or to a different location. The default location is the User\profile name\Work folder within the Data Workbench installation directory.
Display As (Available for tables only.) Displays the data in a table as numbers, bars, or both at the same time. See Changing the Table Display.
Display (Available for graphs only.) Displays the data in a graph as lines or bars. See Changing the Graph Display.
Fit to Window Allows the contents of the window to automatically expand or shrink to fit the window each time you resize it. See Working with Image Annotations and Fitting Data to the Window.

Organizes the layers of windows in the workspace. Order commands include the following:

  • Front: Brings the window to the front of the display.
  • Normal: Leaves the window in the position in which it opened.
  • Back: Places the window behind any other windows open in the current display.

An X appears to the left of the active option.

Copy Copies individual windows to the clipboard for use in third-party applications. After you have copied a window to the clipboard, it can be pasted into common office applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, or a Microsoft Outlook email message. To copy a window, right-click its top border, click Copy, and click the appropriate option:
  • Black background copies the workspace as displayed.
  • White background copies the elements of the workspace in color and displays them on a white background.
  • White background (B&W) copies the elements of the workspace in grayscale and displays them on a white background.
Minimize Reduces the overall size of the window, while all of the window’s contents remain visible but are not being updated. Right-click the minimized window to restore it to its original size.
Borderless Removes the borders around the selected window. This command is very useful when creating reports.

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