Each view (except the Explorer View) contains a browse list. In a standard list layout, each row in the grid corresponds to a record in the table (programs in the Program View, keywords in the Keyword Lookup View, and so on). Each field is displayed in a separate column. The active row is highlighted so that it easy to see which record that is selected. In a card list, there is one cell per record.
When you create a new database, SoftCAT automatically adds various standard list layouts to the database. A list layout contains information about which fields to display, the font to use and so on. You can easily modify the default layouts, or create your own layouts.
You select list layout from the drop-down to the left above the browse list.
You can also manage the list layouts in the active view by choosing List Layouts from the View menu. Here you can both add, edit and delete list layouts.
Create a new list layout
To create a new list layout, right-click the list layout drop-down list and choose Add List Layout from the popup menu.
This will open the 'Add List Layout' window. Here you can select the fields you want to display in the list, select font, etc.
When you create a new list layout in the Program View, you first see the 'Add List Layout - Select Type' window. Here you must select whether you want to create a standard list layout, or a card list.
Edit a list layout
To edit a list layout, first select the list layout you want to edit, then right-click the list layout drop-down list and choose Edit List Layout from the popup menu. This will open the 'Edit List Layout' window.
Add a new column
To add a new column, right-click the browse list and choose List Layout / Add Column from the popup menu. This will open the 'Select Field window. Select the field you want to display in the list, then click OK. Then you see the 'Column Properties' window. Here you can modify the properties of the column, such a text alignment, color and column width. Click OK to add the new column to the list.
You can move the column to a new position in the list by using drag-and-drop (hold down the Alt key while you drag).
Edit a column
To edit the properties of a column, right-click the column you want to edit and choose List Layout / Edit Column from the popup menu.
Rearrange the columns
To rearrange the order of the columns:
|1.||Press down the Alt key.|
|2.||While you hold down the Alt key, click on the heading of the column you want to move, and drag it to it's new position.|
|3.||Release both the mouse button and the Alt key.|
Remove a column
To remove a column, right-click the column you want to remove and choose List Layout / Remove Column from the popup menu. Confirm by clicking Yes.
Delete a list layout
To delete a list layout, first choose List Layouts from the View menu, then select the list layout you want to delete and click Delete. Confirm by clicking Yes.