Overview

The Edit menu includes commands related to editing properties.

Undo (Ctl+Z)

Reverses the last change to a text property.

Cut (Ctl+X)

Copies the selected text into the clipboard and deletes it from the current property.

Copy (Ctl+C)

Copies the selected text into the clipboard. If the current user interface control is a pull-down menu, Second Site will copy the selected item text.

Paste (Ctl+V)

Pastes text from the clipboard into the current text property at the insertion point.

Copy / Paste User Items

You can use the Copy and Paste commands to copy User Items from one SDF file to another.

Copy

Select an item in the User Items list and use the Copy command to place it on the clipboard.

Paste

If necessary, switch to another SDF file and open the User Items section. Select an existing item and then use the Paste command to insert a copy of the original User Item as a peer of the currently selected item.

Second Site will ignore attempts to paste User Items that were copied to the clipboard from a different version of Second Site. Second Site will also ignore attempts to paste certain types of User Items, including many Items in the Person Entry list, because Second Site allows only one instance of those User Item types.

For VCF charts, if you copy/paste the User Item from one SDF file to another, you also have to copy the JPG file that Second Site creates when it imports a VCF chart. Second Site stores the JPG file in the Input (-i) folder. The name of the JPG file is shown in the bottom panel of the Edit VCF Chart window. If the target SDF file uses a different TMG project than the source SDF file, people in the chart must have the same TMG ID numbers in the two projects or the person page links will not work properly.

Copy / Paste User Styles

You can use the Copy and Paste commands to copy User Styles.

Copy

If you select a Free Form User Style section name (such as "Style 1") in the list of sections on the left-hand side of the Second Site window, the Copy command will copy the User Styles in the current section to the clipboard. The Copy command will skip User Styles unless they have both a selector value and a parameters value. You can then paste the User Styles into a different SDF file, or into any text context, such as a text file or an email message.

The text on the clipboard will be in this format:

selector-1:
selector value

parameters-1:
parameters value

selector-2:
selector value

parameters-2:
parameters value

etc.

Paste

With one or more User Styles on the clipboard, you select a Free Form User Style section name (such as "Style 1") in the list of sections on the left-hand side of the Second Site window, and then use the Paste command to add those User Styles to the current section.

The Paste command will renumber the User Styles and assign them to pairs of properties where the selector is unused. So, for example, if there are two User Styles on the clipboard, and selector-3 and selector-5 are unused, the first User Style will be assigned to selector-3/parameters-3 and the second User Style will be assigned to selector-5/parameters-5.

You can copy text from any text source and if the text is in the format described above, Second Site will treat it as User Styles. So, for example, if you see User Styles in an email message, you can copy and paste them into your SDF file with one copy and one paste.

Restore Default Value (Ctl+R)

For property value controls, resets the value of the property to the default value.

Open Editor... (F7)

Opens an editor for the currently selected property or item.

  • For text properties that may contain HTML formatting elements, opens the HTML Editor.
  • For text properties that should should contain a color value, opens the Color Picker.
  • For text properties that should should contain plain text, opens the Text Editor.
  • For User Items, opens the appropriate User Item edit window.

You can use the File > Set Default Editor... command to modify which editor opens for text fields that may contain HTML. The default behavior is described above.

Open Alternate Editor... (Shift-F7)

Opens the alternate editor for an item that has more than one editor. For text properties that normally open in the HTML Editor, using the Open Alternate Editor command will open the item in the Text Editor.

Item Editing Commands

The following commands apply to items in Item List properties (User Items, Person Sections, Flag Events, Icon Flags, and Web Fonts).

Add Item...

Adds a new item to the current list.

Edit Item...

Edits the currently selected item.

Duplicate Item

Duplicates the currently selected item.

Delete Item

Deletes the currently selected item.

Move Item Up

Moves the currently selected item up one row.

Move Item Down

Moves the currently selected item down one row.

Move Item Left

Moves the currently selected item to the left. This command is only available for User Items and only for the last item on a Custom Page.

Move Item Right

Moves the currently selected item to the right. This command is only available for User Items and only when the previous item at the same level is a Custom Page.

Find Items...

Opens the Find Items window. See Find Items... on the User Items page.