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Definitions for Keyboard and Mouse Commands
 

Documentation of PowerCoach Software contains specific symbols and syntax to describe the various Keyboard Commands and Mouse Commands. Have a look at the topics of this document to become familiar with command symbols and syntax.
 
 

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[0] ... [9]
[A] ... [Z]
[ALT]  on MAC
[ALT]  on WIN
[BAC]
[CTR]  on MAC
[CTR]  on WIN
[ctrl]  on MAC
[DO]
[ENT]
[ESC]
[F1] ... [F12]
[LOC]
[MULT]
[RET]
[R*]  on MAC
[R*]  on WIN
[SHI]  on MAC
[SHI]  on WIN
[SP]
[TAB]
[UP]
[<-]
[->]
[.]
[*]  on MAC
[*]  on WIN
[**]  on MAC
[**]  on WIN
 
 

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PowerCoach Symbols

Platform dependent Symbol Definitions

  WIN Keyboard
  MAC Keyboard

  RIGHT CLICK
  CONTROL CLICK

Symbol for SHIFT LOCK and Caps Lock

Symbols for Modifier Keys

  WIN Modifier Keys
  MAC Modifier Keys

Symbols for Special Keys

Symbols for Common Keys

Symbols for Mouse Actions

  WIN Mouse Actions
  MAC Mouse Actions

Symbol for Multipliers

  WIN Multiplier Keys
  MAC Multiplier Keys

Syntax of PowerCoach Command Description

  Key Actions
  Mouse Actions
  SHIFT LOCK
  Modifier Keys
  Multipliers

  Example of Keyboard Command
  Example of Mouse Command
 
 

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PowerCoach Symbols
 

• In this documentation, the symbol "WIN" is used when refering to Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista computer platform.
 

• In this documentation, the symbol "MAC" is used when refering to Apple Mac OS 7/8/9/X computer platform.
 

• Specific symbols are used to describe Keyboard Commands, Mouse Commands and other actions users might execute to interact with the software. These symbols are shown in brackets:

[A]

[ESC]

[SP]

[**]

...etc
 
 

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Platform dependent Symbol Definitions
 

• Due to hardware dependent characteristics of each platform, definitions of certain symbols used to describe PowerCoach commands are different for WIN computers or MAC computers:
 

[CTR]

...is used as symbol for "Hold down the CTRL key" on the WIN keyboard.
 

[CTR]

...is used as symbol for "Hold down the COMMAND key" on the MAC keyboard.
 
 

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NOTE:  The [ENT] ENTER key is not available on some WIN keyboards, although the RETURN key might be labeled with the name "Enter". Be aware that ENTER key and RETURN key are two different keys:

[ENT]  ENTER corresponds to ASCII code 3.

[RET]  RETURN corresponds to ASCII code 13.

The [ENT] key is used for marking with Keyboard Commands. Alternatively, you may use the [F12] key for marking if the [ENT] key is not available on your WIN keyboard.
 
 

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NOTE:  COMMAND key of MAC keyboards is also called "APPLE" key.
 
 

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• The Mac OS "ctrl" key has no equivalent key on WIN keyboards.
 

• Holding down the Mac OS "ctrl" key while executing a mouse click is equivalent to the "right mouse button click" on WIN computers.

These actions are specific to each computer platform and are expressed by one common symbol:
 

[R*]

...means "Execute a right mouse button click" on WIN. This action is called a

 - RIGHT CLICK

on WIN computers.
 

[R*]

...means "Hold down Mac OS CTRL key" and "Execute a mouse click" on MAC. This action is called a

 - CONTROL CLICK

on MAC computers.
 

NOTE:  The WIN mouse has two mouse buttons (left button and right button). The MAC mouse has one mouse button.
 
 

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Symbol for Shift Lock and Caps Lock
 

• To execute some Keyboard Commands and Mouse Commands you must have "Caps Lock" activated on WIN keyboards or you must have the equivalent "Shift Lock" activated on MAC keyboards.

The "locked" state of CAPS LOCK or SHIFT LOCK is expressed by one common symbol:
 

[LOC]

...means "SHIFT LOCK is activated" on WIN keyboard or MAC keyboard.
 

NOTE:  The term CAPS LOCK is not used in this documentation. SHIFT LOCK is used as a standard and common term to express the "locked" state on any platform.
 


 
 

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Symbols for Modifier Keys
 

• To execute certain Keyboard Commands and Mouse Commands you must use one or several "Modifier" keys.

Modifier keys must be simultaneously pressed and hold down while you

 - type a key

or

 - execute a mouse action.
 
 

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• Three symbols are used for Modifier keys on WIN computers:
 

[ALT]

...means "Hold down ALT key" on WIN keyboard.
 

[CTR]

...means "Hold down CTRL key" on WIN keyboard.
 

[SHI]

...means "Hold down SHIFT key" on WIN keyboard.
 


 
 

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• Four symbols are used for Modifier keys on MAC computers:
 

[ALT]

...means "Hold down ALT key" on MAC keyboard.
 

[CTR]

...means "Hold down COMMAND key" on MAC keyboard.

NOTE:  The COMMAND key of MAC keyboards is also called "APPLE" key.
 

[ctrl]

...means "Hold down Mac OS CTRL key" on MAC keyboard.
 

[SHI]

...means "Hold down SHIFT key" on MAC keyboard.
 


 
 

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Symbols for Special Keys
 

• To execute Keyboard Commands you must type keys on the keyboard.

Many Keyboard Commands are using a "Special" key. Special keys are not associated with printable characters, in contrast to the Common keys.
 

• Symbols used for Special keys on WIN keyboard or MAC keyboard and their meanings are as follows:
 

[BAC]

...means "Type BACKSPACE key".
 

[ENT]

...means "Type ENTER key".  (NOTE)
 

[ESC]

...means "Type ESCAPE key".
 

[RET]

...means "Type RETURN key".  (NOTE)
 

[TAB]

...means "Type TAB key".
 

[UP]

...means "Type UP ARROW key".
 

[DO]

...means "Type DOWN ARROW key".
 

[<-]

...means "Type LEFT ARROW key".
 

[->]

...means "Type RIGHT ARROW key".
 

[F1]

...means "Type F1 key".

[F2]

...means "Type F2 key".
 

...etc
 

[F12]

...means "Type F12 key".
 

• Have a look at the layout of WIN keyboard or MAC keyboard to become familiar with PowerCoach symbols used for Special keys on your computer platform.
 
 

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Symbols for Common Keys
 

• To execute Keyboard Commands you must type keys on the keyboard.

Many Keyboard Commands are using a "Common" key. Common keys are associated with printable characters, in contrast to the Special keys.
 

• Symbols used for Common keys on WIN keyboard or MAC keyboard and their meanings are as follows:
 

[SP]

...means "Type SPACE bar".
 

[.]

...means "Type DOT key".
 

[A]

...means "Type A key".

[B]

...means "Type B key".
 

...etc
 

[Z]

...means "Type Z key".
 

[0]

...means "Type 0 key".

[1]

...means "Type 1 key".
 

...etc
 

[9]

...means "Type 9 key".
 

• Have a look at the layout of WIN keyboard or MAC keyboard to become familiar with PowerCoach symbols used for keys on your computer platform.
 
 

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Symbols for Mouse Actions
 

To execute Mouse Commands you must act with the mouse.
 

• The symbols used for Mouse actions and their meanings on WIN computers are as follows:
 

[*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" on WIN computers.
 

[**]

...means "Execute a DOUBLE CLICK" on WIN computers.
 

[R*]

...means "Execute a RIGHT CLICK" on WIN computers.
 


 
 

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• The symbols used for Mouse actions and their meanings on MAC computers are as follows:
 

[*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" on MAC computers.
 

[**]

...means "Execute a DOUBLE CLICK" on MAC computers.
 

[R*]

...means "Execute a CONTROL CLICK" on MAC computers.
 


 
 

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Symbol for Multipliers
 

• Optionally, you may apply Multipliers when using certain Keyboard Commands or Mouse Commands.

Holding down Multiplier keys multiplies the requested command action by corresponding values.
 

[MULT]

...means "Use optional Multipliers".
 

The following Multiplier keys are used on WIN computers:

[CTR]  key multiplies by 10.

[SHI]  key multiplies by 100.

[CTR] + [SHI]  keys together multiply by 1000.
 

EXAMPLE:  When a data table has the Keyboard Command focus on WIN computers, holding down [SHI] key while typing [UP] key, moves the current table selection 100 elements upwards.
 
 

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• The following Multiplier keys are used on MAC computers:

[CTR]  key multiplies by 10.

[ALT]  key multiplies by 100.

[CTR] + [ALT]  keys together multiply by 1000.
 

EXAMPLE:  When a Graph Window has set the Keyboard Command focus on "W1" on MAC computers, holding down [ALT] key while typing [->] key, moves the Graph Window 100 pixels to the right.
 
 

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Syntax of PowerCoach Command Description
 

To execute a Keyboard Command, you must type a key.

In this documentation, the respective symbols for Special keys or Common keys are used to describe Keyboard Commands, for examples:
 

[A]

...means "Type A key".
 

[RET]

...means "Type RETURN key".
 

[<-]

...means "Type LEFT ARROW key".
 
 

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• To execute a Mouse Command, you act on objects using the mouse.

In this documentation, the respective symbols for Mouse actions are used to describe Mouse Commands:
 

[*]

...means "Execute a CLICK".
 

[**]

...means "Execute a DOUBLE CLICK".
 

[R*]

...means "Execute a RIGHT CLICK" on WIN computers.

...means "Execute a CONTROL CLICK" on MAC computers.
 
 

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• To execute some commands, you must activate or deactivate SHIFT LOCK.

In this documentation, the [LOC] symbol is used if a command requires activated SHIFT LOCK, for examples:
 

[LOC]  +  [*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" when "SHIFT LOCK is activated".
 

[LOC]  +  [->]

...means "Type RIGHT ARROW key" when "SHIFT LOCK is activated".
 

[LOC]  +  [UP]

...means "Type UP ARROW key" when "SHIFT LOCK is activated".
 

NOTE:  If a command requires activated SHIFT LOCK, the [LOC] symbol is the first element of the command description (separated of Key or Mouse symbol by the "+" sign).
 
 

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• To execute certain commands, you must simultaneously press and hold down one or several Modifier keys while typing a key or executing a mouse action.

In this documentation, the respective symbols for Modifier keys are used if a command requires such keys, for examples:
 

[SHI]  +  [*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" while you "hold down SHIFT key".
 

[LOC] [SHI]  +  [*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" when "SHIFT LOCK is activated" and while you "hold down SHIFT key".
 

[CTR] [SHI]  +  [RET]

...means "Type RETURN key" while you "hold down CTRL key" and "hold down SHIFT key" on WIN computers.

...means "Type RETURN key" while you "hold down COMMAND key" and "hold down SHIFT key" on MAC computers.
 

NOTE:  Symbols for Modifier keys are listed at the beginning of command descriptions (after the [LOC] symbol and separated of Key or Mouse symbol by the "+" sign).
 
 

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• To execute certain commands, you may use optional Multipliers.

In this documentation, the [MULT] symbol is used if a command allows Multipliers, for examples:
 

[<-]  +  [MULT]

...means "Type LEFT ARROW key" and "use optional Multipliers".
 

[UP]  +  [MULT]

...means "Type UP ARROW key" and "use optional Multipliers".
 

[*]  +  [MULT]

...means "Execute a CLICK" and "use optional Multipliers".
 

NOTE:  If a command allows Multipliers, the [MULT] symbol is the last element of the command description (separated of Key or Mouse symbol by the "+" sign).
 
 

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• The following examples illustrate the syntax of PowerCoach Keyboard Command description and the corresponding user actions to execute the command on each computer platform.
 

• To execute this Keyboard Command on WIN computers:

[CTR] [SHI]  +  [RET]

...means "Type RETURN key" while you "hold down CTRL key" and "hold down SHIFT key".
 
 

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• To execute this Keyboard Command on MAC computers:

[CTR] [SHI]  +  [RET]

...means "Type RETURN key" while you "hold down COMMAND key" and "hold down SHIFT key".
 
 

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• The following examples illustrate the syntax of PowerCoach Mouse Command description and the corresponding user actions to execute the command on each computer platform.
 

• To execute this Mouse Command on WIN computers:

[CTR] [SHI]  +  [*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" while you "hold down CTRL key" and "hold down SHIFT key".
 
 

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• To execute this Mouse Command on MAC computers:

[CTR] [SHI]  +  [*]

...means "Execute a CLICK" while you "hold down COMMAND key" and "hold down SHIFT key".
 
 

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