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AppleWorks 6.2.4 Dictionary

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Index

  1. Standard Suite
  2. AppleWorks Suite
  3. AppleWorks Text Suite
  4. AppleWorks Database Suite
  5. AppleWorks Spreadsheet Suite
  6. AppleWorks Graphics Suite

Standard Suite: Common terms for most applications

Classes:

Class application: An application program

Plural form:

applications

Elements:

document by numeric index, by name, as a range of elements, satisfying a test

window by numeric index, by name, as a range of elements, satisfying a test

Properties:

frontmost boolean [r/o] -- Is this the frontmost application?

name international text [r/o] -- the name

selection text range/cell range/graphic object/graphic group/record range/field range -- the selection visible to the user

version version [r/o] -- the version of the application

company name international text [r/o] -- the name of the company to which the application is registered

import translators a list of text [r/o] -- names of import (read) translators available to the application

export translators a list of text [r/o] -- names of export (save) translators available to the application

editing styles boolean -- true if application is currently editing a style

clipboard anything [r/o] -- the clipboard

preferences application preferences -- application preferences

default document preferences document preferences -- application preferences

name international text [r/o] -- the application’s name

Class document: an open document

Plural form:

documents

Elements:

window by numeric index, by name, as a range of elements, satisfying a test

Properties:

text body text [r/o] -- the document’s text (if text document)

drawing area drawing layer [r/o] -- the document’s drawing area

painting painting layer [r/o] -- the document’s painting (if painting document)

spreadsheet spreadsheet layer [r/o] -- the document’s spreadsheet (if spreadsheet document)

database database layer [r/o] -- the document’s database (if database document)

preferences document preferences -- document preferences

modified boolean [r/o] -- has the document been modified since the last save?

margins rectangle -- the document’s margins

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the document

index integer [r/o] -- the document number

document kind drawing document/text document/spreadsheet document/database document/painting document/presentation document [r/o] -- the document kind

file alias [r/o] -- the document’s file

title string -- the title of the document

author string -- the author of the document

version string -- the version of the document

keywords string -- the keywords of the document

category string -- the category of the document

description string -- the description of the document

selection text range/cell range/graphic object/graphic group/record range/field range -- the current user selection or insertion point for the document

merge file alias -- the database file with which to merge

header international text -- the header of the document

footer international text -- the footer of the document

autohyphenate boolean -- automatically hyphenate as you edit and type new text?

date format numeric date/short abbreviated date/short date/long abbreviated date/long date -- format to use when displaying dates

fractional character widths boolean -- use fractional character widths when drawing text?

smart quotes boolean -- use smart quotes?

side handles boolean -- use side handles (for a total of 8) when displaying object selection?

polygon autoclose boolean -- automatically close polygons?

show invisibles boolean -- show invisible characters in text?

autosmooth boolean -- automatically smooth freehand?

gradient drawing faster/better -- method to use for displaying gradients

shift constraint integer -- the angle at which the shift key constrains the mouse

name international text [r/o] -- the document’s name

properties record -- the object's properties (record)

Class file: a file

Plural form:

files

Properties:

template boolean [r/o] -- Is the file a template file?

Class insertion point: An insertion location between two objects

Plural form:

insertion points

Class window: a document window

Plural form:

windows

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the window’s name

document document [r/o] -- the document associated with the window

bounds bounding rectangle -- the boundary rectangle for the window

zoomed boolean -- Is the window zoomed?

position point -- upper left coordinates of the window

scale real -- the viewing scale (zoom percentage)

tools boolean -- is the tool panel for this window visible?

page view boolean -- is the window in page view?

database view browse view/find view/layout view/list view -- (for databases only) the view type for the database

index integer [r/o] -- the window's index

visible boolean -- is this window visible?

Events:

close: Close a window or a document

close reference -- the object to close

[saving yes/no/ask] -- specifies whether or not changes should be saved before closing

[saving in alias] -- the file in which to save the object

[as file type type class] -- the type of file in which to save the document

[using translator international text] -- the name of the translator to use to save the document

count: Return the number of elements of a particular class within an object

count reference -- the object whose elements are to be counted

each type class -- the class of the elements to be counted.

Result: integer -- the number of elements

data size: Return the size in bytes of an object

data size reference -- the object whose data size is to be returned

[as type class] -- the data type for which the size is calculated

Result: integer -- the size of the object in bytes

delete: Delete an element from an object

delete reference -- the element to delete

duplicate: Duplicate object(s)

duplicate reference -- the object(s) to duplicate

[to location reference] -- the new location for the object(s)

Result: reference -- to the duplicated object(s)

exists: Verify if an object exists

exists reference -- the object in question

Result: boolean -- true if it exists, false if not

make: Make a new element

make

new type class -- the class of the new element.

at location reference -- the location at which to insert the element

[with data anything] -- the initial data for the element

[with properties record] -- the initial values for the properties of the element

Result: reference -- to the new object(s)

move: Move object(s) to a new location

move reference -- the object(s) to move

to location reference -- the new location for the object(s)

Result: reference -- to the object(s) after they have been moved

open: Open the specified object(s)

open alias -- list of objects to open

[using translator international text] -- the name of the translator to use to open the file

[as document type drawing document/text document/spreadsheet document/database document/painting document/presentation document] -- the type of AppleWorks document as which to open the file

[with password string] -- the password to use

print: Print the specified document, window, or file [Application must be 'active'/at front]

print alias -- Objects to print. Can be a document, window, file, or list of files

[print dialog boolean] -- Should the application show the print dialog? [default: false]

quit: Quit an application program

quit

[saving yes/no/ask] -- specifies whether to save currently open documents

save: Save a document

save document -- the document to save

[in alias] -- the file in which to save the document

[as file type type class] -- the type of file in which to save the document (e.g., PICT, TEXT, MW2D)

[using translator international text] -- the name of the translator to use to save the document

[template boolean] -- save the document as template?

AppleWorks Suite: General terms for use with AppleWorks

Classes:

Class application preferences: preferences which apply globaly throughout the application

Properties:

old version warning boolean -- display warning alert when opening a document created by an older version?

locked file warning boolean -- display warning alert when opening a locked document?

paint reduction warning boolean -- display warning alert when size of new painting document is reduced due to memory constraints?

converted file suffix boolean -- append “[v6.0]” to documents converted from older formats?

file extension boolean -- append “.cwk” to saved document’s name?

default font text -- the name of the default font

default font size integer -- the point size of the default font

remember translator boolean -- when saving, set the default export translator to be the same as the import translator?

Class document preferences: preferences which apply to individual documents

Properties:

date format numeric date/short abbreviated date/short date/long abbreviated date/long date -- format to use when displaying dates (default for new documents)

fractional character widths boolean -- use fractional character widths when drawing text? (default for new documents)

smart quotes boolean -- use smart quotes? (default for new documents)

side handles boolean -- use side handles (for a total of 8) when displaying object selection? (default for new documents)

polygon autoclose boolean -- automatically close polygons? (default for new documents)

show invisibles boolean -- show invisible characters in text? (default for new documents)

smooth fonts boolean -- automatically smooth text?

word wrap boolean -- Wrap words at end of line?

autosmooth boolean -- automatically smooth freehand? (default for new documents)

shift constraint integer -- the angle at which the shift key constrains the mouse (default for new documents)

Class menu: a menu

Plural form:

menus

Elements:

menu item by numeric index, by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the menu

id small integer [r/o] -- the menu id

Class menu item: a menu item. Use “select” to perform a menu item action.

Plural form:

menu items

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the menu

index integer [r/o] -- the menu item number

enabled boolean [r/o] -- is the menu item enabled?

checked boolean [r/o] -- is the menu item checked?

check character string [r/o] -- the character used to check this menu item

Class ruler measurement info: a fixed value and its unit of measurement

Properties:

value real [r/o] -- the amount

unit lines/inches/millimeters/centimeters/picas/points [r/o] -- the unit of measurement applied to the value

Class tab stop: a tab stop

Plural form:

tab stops

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the index of this tab stop in the paragraph

tab type left/right/center/align on -- the tab’s alignment type

position real -- the tab’s position in the ruler

alignment character string -- (for align-on tabs) the character on which to align

fill character string -- the character with which to fill the tab space

parent paragraph paragraph [r/o] -- the paragraph this tab stop belongs to

properties record -- the tab stop's properties (record)

Events:

copy to clipboard: Copy the current selection to the clipboard [Application must be 'active'/at front]

copy to clipboard reference -- optional object to be selected (else the current selection is used)

cut: Cut the current selection to the clipboard [Application must be 'active'/at front]

cut reference -- optional object to be selected (else the current selection is used)

insert: Insert a file into a document

insert alias -- the file to insert

[at location reference] -- the location at which to insert the file

[using translator international text] -- the name of the translator to use to import the document

[with fields a list of string] -- the field order to use when inserting into a database (use "" to skip a field)

merge: merge document with database data [Application must be 'active'/at front]

merge reference -- the document to merge db data with

[using reference] -- database to get data from

[to printer/file set/new window] -- where to direct the results of the merge

[print dialog boolean] -- Should the application show the print dialog? [default: false]

paste: Paste from the clipboard to the current selection [Application must be 'active'/at front]

paste values/formulas/formats -- special things that can be pasted

[transpose boolean] -- transpose the data diagonally?

revert: revert to the last saved version of a document

revert document -- the document to be reverted

run macro: Run the specified macro

run macro string -- the name of the macro to run

select: Select the specified object

select reference -- the object to be selected

speak: Use PlainTalk to speak some text

speak reference -- the text to speak

[using voice international text] -- the name of the PlainTalk voice to use

start slides: Start the slideshow for the current document

start slides

stop slides: Stop the slideshow, returning to the normal application state

stop slides

AppleWorks Text Suite: Terms for use with word processing

Classes:

Class character: a character

Plural form:

characters

Elements:

character by numeric index, as a range of elements

text as a range of elements

Properties:

color RGB color -- the color

font text -- the name of the font of the character

size real -- the size in points of the character

style text style info -- the text style of the character

uniform styles text style info [r/o] -- the text styles which are uniform throughout the specified text

drawing area drawing layer [r/o] -- the character’s drawing area (only for embedded graphics)

<Inheritance> text [r/o] -- subclass of text

Class footnote: a footnote

Plural form:

footnotes

Properties:

label string -- the label associated with this footnote

index integer [r/o] -- the index of this footnote in the text

<Inheritance> text [r/o] -- subclass of text

Class paragraph: a paragraph

Plural form:

paragraphs

Elements:

tab stop by numeric index

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the index of this paragraph in the text

level integer -- the outline level

left indent ruler measurement info -- the left indentation

right indent ruler measurement info -- the right indentation

first line indent ruler measurement info -- the initial indentation of the first line

line spacing ruler measurement info -- the space between the lines of a paragraph

space before ruler measurement info -- the space before a paragraph

space after ruler measurement info -- the space after a paragraph

label none/diamond label/bullet label/checkbox label/Harvard label/leader label/legal label/letter label/letter caps label/numeric label/Roman label/Roman caps label -- the outlining label type associated with a paragraph

justification left/right/center/full -- Justification of the text

paragraph style string -- the name of the paragraph style

<Inheritance> text [r/o] -- subclass of text

Class section: a section

Plural form:

sections

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the index of this section in the text

header text -- if section has facing pages with different headers: {leftHeader,rightHeader} else the common header

footer text -- if section has facing pages with different footers: {leftFooter,rightFooter} else the common footer

<Inheritance> text [r/o] -- subclass of text

Class text: text

Elements:

text as a range of elements

character by numeric index, as a range of elements

word by numeric index, as a range of elements

paragraph by numeric index, as a range of elements

footnote by numeric index, as a range of elements

section by numeric index, as a range of elements

Properties:

font text -- the name of the font of the first character

style text style info -- the text style of the first character

size real -- the size in points of the first character

uniform styles text style info [r/o] -- the text styles which are uniform throughout the specified text

length integer [r/o] -- length of the text

character offset integer [r/o] -- offset of the text from the beginning of the enclosing text object

paragraph index small integer [r/o] -- paragraph index of first character of the text

page index small integer [r/o] -- page number or list {firstPage,lastPage} of text range

section index small integer [r/o] -- page number or list {firstSection,lastSection} of text range

color RGB color -- the color

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

properties record -- the object's properties (record)

Class text style info: On and Off styles of text run

Plural form:

text style infos

Properties:

on styles a list of plain/bold/italic/underline/outline/shadow/condense/extend/strikethru/superscript/subscript/superior/inferior/double underline -- the styles that are on for the text

off styles a list of plain/bold/italic/underline/outline/shadow/condense/extend/strikethru/superscript/subscript/superior/inferior/double underline -- the styles that are off for the text

Class word: a word

Plural form:

words

Elements:

character by numeric index, as a range of elements

text as a range of elements

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the index of this word in the text

<Inheritance> text [r/o] -- subclass of text

AppleWorks Database Suite: Terms for use with databases

Classes:

Class database layer: a database

Plural form:

databases

Elements:

layout by name, by numeric index

field by name, by numeric index

record by numeric index, as a range of elements, satisfying a test

db report by name, by numeric index

db search by name, by numeric index

db sort by name, by numeric index

Properties:

current record record -- the current database record

current layout layout -- the current database layout

custom field names boolean -- true => show field Name,Value as {|Name|:Value..} vs {{field:"Name",value:Value}..}

Class db report: a database report

Plural form:

db reports

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the report

index integer [r/o] -- the report index

printing boolean -- print the report when applied?

Class db search: a canned database search

Plural form:

db searches

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the search

index integer [r/o] -- the search index

application range all records/visible records -- apply db search to all records or visible records

inverted boolean -- true => find records failing the match

Class db sort: a canned database sort

Plural form:

db sorts

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the sort

index integer [r/o] -- the sort index

Class field: a database field

Plural form:

fields

Properties:

name international text [r/o] -- the name of the field

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the field

value anything -- the value of the field (corresponds to field kind)

field kind text field/number field/date field/time field/name field/popup field/radio button field/check box field/serial number field/value list field/multimedia field/record info field/formula field/summary field [r/o] -- the field format

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

Class layout: a database layout

Plural form:

layouts

Properties:

name international text -- the name of the layout

show multiple boolean -- show multiple records at a time?

index integer [r/o] -- the layout index

Class record: a database record

Plural form:

records

Elements:

field by name, by numeric index

Properties:

visible boolean [r/o] -- is the record visible?

index integer [r/o] -- the record number

id integer [r/o] -- the record id number (unique within a database)

creation date date [r/o] -- the date/time the record was created

modification date date [r/o] -- the date/time the record was last modified

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

Events:

apply: Apply db operation (search, report, or sort)

apply reference -- a db search, db report, or db sort to apply

printing boolean -- if applying a report, also print it?

hide: Hide a set of database records

hide reference -- the db records to hide

show: show a set of database records

show reference -- the db records to show

AppleWorks Spreadsheet Suite: Terms for use with spreadsheets

Classes:

Class cell: a cell

Plural form:

cells

Elements:

cell by name, by numeric index

row by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

column by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

named range by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

formula text -- the formula of the cell

format general/currency/percent/scientific notation/fixed/numeric date/short abbreviated date/short date/long abbreviated date/long date/short time/long time/short military time/long military time -- the cell format

lock read only/read write -- Indicates whether value or formula in the cell can be changed

name string -- the name of the cell (e.g., "A1")

color RGB color -- the cell’s text color

font text -- the name of the font of the cell

size real -- the size in points of the cell text

style text style info -- the text style of the cell

fill color RGB color -- the fill color

fill pattern integer -- the fill pattern

alignment general/left/right/center -- justification of the text

decimal places integer -- digits of precision

commas boolean -- display numbers with thousands separators?

parentheses boolean -- display negative numbers in parentheses?

wrap boolean -- wrap text within a cell?

left border boolean -- draw a border on the left side of the cell?

top border boolean -- draw a border on the top of the cell?

right border boolean -- draw a border on the right side of the cell?

bottom border boolean -- draw a border on the bottom of the cell?

outline border boolean -- draw a border framing the range of cells?

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

properties record -- the object's properties (record)

Class chart display: a chart display of spreadsheet data

Plural form:

charts

Properties:

range reference [r/o] -- the spreadsheet range which is charted

chart kind bar chart/area chart/line chart/scatter chart/pie chart/pictogram chart/stacked bar chart/stacked area chart/XY line chart/XY scatter chart/high low chart/stacked pictogram chart -- the type of chart

title string [r/o] -- the title of the chart

title position top left/top center/top right/middle left/middle/middle right/bottom left/bottom center/bottom right [r/o] -- the position of the chart title

title orientation horizontal/vertical [r/o] -- the orientation of the chart title

title style plain/shadow [r/o] -- the style of the chart title

series orientation row/column [r/o] -- the orientation of series

legend position top left/top center/top right/middle left/middle/middle right/bottom left/bottom center/bottom right [r/o] -- the position of the chart lengend

legend orientation horizontal/vertical [r/o] -- the orientation of the chart lengend

legend style plain/shadow [r/o] -- the style of the chart legend

x-axis title string [r/o] -- the title of the X axis

x-axis grid lines boolean [r/o] -- show X axis grid lines if true

x-axis marks position none/across/inside/outside [r/o] -- position of X axis tick marks

y-axis title string [r/o] -- the title of the Y axis

y-axis grid lines boolean [r/o] -- show Y axis grid lines if true

y-axis marks position none/across/inside/outside [r/o] -- position of Y axis tick marks

Class column: a column

Plural form:

columns

Elements:

cell by name, by numeric index

row by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

column by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

named range by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the column number

name string -- the name of the column

width integer -- the width of the column in pixels

<Inheritance> cell [r/o] -- subclass of item

Class named range: a user-defined range of cells

Plural form:

named ranges

Elements:

cell by name, by numeric index

row by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

column by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

named range by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

name string -- the name of the range

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

Class row: a row

Plural form:

rows

Elements:

cell by name, by numeric index

row by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

column by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

named range by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

index integer [r/o] -- the row number

name string -- the name of the row

height integer -- the height of the row in pixels

<Inheritance> cell [r/o] -- subclass of item

Class spreadsheet layer: a spreadsheet

Plural form:

spreadsheets

Elements:

cell by name, by numeric index

row by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

column by name, by numeric index, as a range of elements

named range by name, as a range of elements

Properties:

data bounds named range [r/o] -- the range that data occupies in the spreadsheet

Events:

recalculate: Recalculate a spreadsheet

recalculate spreadsheet layer -- the spreadsheet to recalculate

sort: Sort a range of spreadsheet cells

sort reference -- the cell range to sort

[with orientation horizontal/vertical] -- sort horizontally (swap columns), or vertically (swap rows) [default is vertical]

[with data a list of list] -- names and directions on which to sort e.g. {{"A1",descending},{"B1",ascending}} [default is upper-left cell, ascending]

AppleWorks Graphics Suite: Terms for use with graphics

Classes:

Class arc: An arc

Plural form:

arcs

Properties:

arc angle small integer -- Angle of the arc in degrees

start angle small integer -- the angle that defines the start of the arc, in degrees

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class chart frame: frame containing a chart within a drawing area

Plural form:

chart frames

Properties:

chart chart display [r/o] -- the object’s chart

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class drawing layer: Container for graphics and supporting information

Plural form:

drawing layers

Elements:

graphic object by numeric index, by name

arc by numeric index, by name

line by numeric index, by name

oval by numeric index, by name

polygon by numeric index, by name

rectangle by numeric index, by name

rounded rectangle by numeric index, by name

text frame by numeric index, by name

spreadsheet frame by numeric index, by name

paint frame by numeric index, by name

table by numeric index, by name

movie by numeric index, by name

picture by numeric index, by name

chart frame by numeric index, by name

Class graphic object: two-dimensional objects

Plural form:

graphic objects

Properties:

bounds bounding rectangle -- the smallest rectangle that contains the entire graphic object

fill color RGB color -- the fill color

fill pattern integer -- the fill pattern

fill gradient integer -- the fill gradient

fill texture integer -- the fill texture

pen color RGB color -- the pen color

pen pattern integer -- the pen pattern

pen width real -- the pen width

rotation integer -- the rotation of this object in degrees from horizontal

definition rectangle bounding rectangle -- the rectangle used to define the object; this is usually the same as the bounds except when the object is rotated

text wrap no wrap/regular wrap/irregular wrap -- the way in which text should wrap around an object

wrap gutter small integer -- the number of pixels to allow between an object and the text wrapping around it

lock read only/read write -- indicates whether or not the object may be moved, deleted, or modified

name string [r/o] -- the name of the graphic object

index integer [r/o] -- the index of the graphic object within its container

object specifier reference [r/o] -- specifier designating the object

properties record -- the object's properties (record)

Class group: Group of graphics

Plural form:

groups

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class line:

Plural form:

lines

Properties:

start point point -- the starting point of the line

end point point -- the ending point of the line

arrow style no arrow/arrow at start/arrow at end/arrow at both ends -- the arrow style

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class movie: a QuickTime movie

Plural form:

movies

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class oval:

Plural form:

ovals

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class paint frame: frame containing a painting [pixel map] within a drawing area

Plural form:

paint frames

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class painting layer: a painting layer [a.k.a. pixel map]

Plural form:

paintings

Class polygon: a polygon

Plural form:

polygons

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class rectangle: a rectangle

Plural form:

rectangles

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class rounded rectangle: a rounded rectangle

Plural form:

rounded rectangles

Properties:

corner radius small integer -- the radius of the arcs used to draw the corners

round ends boolean -- should the shorter sides of the object be drawn by a half circle? (overrides corner radius)

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class spreadsheet frame: frame containing a spreadsheet within a drawing area

Plural form:

spreadsheet frames

Properties:

spreadsheet spreadsheet layer [r/o] -- the object’s spreadsheet

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class table: a table

Plural form:

tables

Properties:

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

Class text frame: frame containing a text body

Plural form:

text frames

Properties:

text body text -- the object’s text

<Inheritance> graphic object [r/o] -- subclass of graphic object

 

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