Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of EwEugGeneralFeaturesOfGui


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2010-11-23 00:19:14 (8 years ago)
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    22EwE6 has a markedly different look to any previous version of EwE, representing much improved navigability of the software. After opening an EwE model, you will see an interface similar to that shown in Figure 5.1, consisting of: 
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    4 1. Menu bar 
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    6 2. Shortcut buttons 
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    8 3. Navigator window 
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    10 4. Main screen 
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    12 5. Tabs bar 
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    14 6. Status tab 
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    16 7. Remarks tab 
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    18 8. Status bar 
     4 1. Menu bar 
     5 1. Shortcut buttons 
     6 1. Navigator window 
     7 1. Main screen 
     8 1. Tabs bar 
     9 1. Status tab 
     10 1. Remarks tab 
     11 1. Status bar 
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    2013Note: click on ''Basic input'' on the ''Navigator window'' to see your Ecopath model groups. 
     
    3023Any window that is in visible mode [[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:0300004C.png)]]) can be moved to a floating window or docked to a new location. To move a window, click on the title bar at the top of the window (or its tab if it is on the Tabs bar) and move the mouse whilst holding down the left mouse button. A transparent blue box and a set of window dropper icons will appear (e.g., [[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:0300004E.png)]]).  To move to a floating window, drop the box anywhere on the screen except on the dropper icons. To move to a new docked location, position the mouse over the dropper icon where you would like to dock the window and release the mouse button. Use the centre docking icon ([[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:0300004F.png)]]) to lock a window to the Tabs bar. 
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    32 If you have checked “Save window layout” on the Tools menu, changes in layout will be preserved next time you open the model. 
     25If you have checked "Save window layout" on the Tools menu, changes in layout will be preserved next time you open the model. 
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    3427[[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:03000050.png)]] 
     
    5043The ''Navigator window'' is the main navigation tool in EwE6. Expanding menus provide access to all the features of Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace. Clicking on menu items (e.g., ''Basic input'' or ''Diet composition'') displays these items in the ''Main screen'' where they can be viewed and edited. 
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    52 To make navigation easier, the menu nodes in the ''Navigator window'' are colour coded. Green coded nodes indicate input forms (forms where you enter data). Blue coded nodes indicate output forms (forms where model results are displayed as tables or graphs). Menu nodes with a “+” icon can be expanded to reveal sub-nodes. 
     45To make navigation easier, the menu nodes in the ''Navigator window'' are colour coded. Green coded nodes indicate input forms (forms where you enter data). Blue coded nodes indicate output forms (forms where model results are displayed as tables or graphs). Menu nodes with a "+" icon can be expanded to reveal sub-nodes. 
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    5447Close the ''Navigator window'' by unchecking the ''Navigator'' option on the ''View menu'' or by clicking the close button at the top of the bar. The ''Navigator window'' can be hidden using the !AutoHide button ([[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:0300004C.png)]]) on the title bar (see instructions above). Note that you must click elsewhere on the screen before the Navigator window will disappear. 
     
    8275 * Information messages [[[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:03000051.png)]]]: Information messages provide feedback on regular events in EwE. Information events are confirmations of successful actions. Examples are opening the model; successful edits; and successful balancing (i.e., [wiki:EwEugBalancingaModel parameterization]) of the model.  
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    84  * Warning messages [[[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:03000052.png)]]]: Warnings occur when EwE was not able to complete an action and requires the user to fix a problem, usually with the input data. For example, one of the most important of these is when parameterization fails (i..e., the model fails to balance). When this occurs, you will get the message “Your model is NOT balanced! Computed Ecotrophic Efficiencies (EE) invalid for one or more group(s).”  Clicking on the “+” icon next to this message expands the message to show which groups are causing the problem. 
     77 * Warning messages [[[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:03000052.png)]]]: Warnings occur when EwE was not able to complete an action and requires the user to fix a problem, usually with the input data. For example, one of the most important of these is when parameterization fails (i..e., the model fails to balance). When this occurs, you will get the message "Your model is NOT balanced! Computed Ecotrophic Efficiencies (EE) invalid for one or more group(s)."  Clicking on the "+" icon next to this message expands the message to show which groups are causing the problem. 
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    8679 * Critical messages [[[Image(wiki:EwEugImages:03000053.png)]]]. Critical messages are very rare and should not be encountered during normal use of the software. Users encountering critical messages should try closing and re-opening the program. If the problem persists, please contact us through the user support section of www.ecopath.org. *Note the icons will match those on your system so may appear slightly different.