How to Edit Elements of a Program in LAD (GS 3.7)

Cut, Copy, Paste, or Delete Multiple Networks

You can select multiple adjacent networks by dragging the mouse or using the SHIFT key with the UP and DOWN ARROW keys. You can cut, copy, paste, or delete your selection. Use the toolbar buttons, choose a command from the Edit menu, or right-click to bring up a pop-up menu of editing options.

Editing Cells, Instructions, Addresses, and Networks

·When you click an empty cell in the Program Editor, a box appears to indicate which cell you have selected. You can use the pop-up menu to paste a selection into the empty cell or insert a new row, column, vertical line, or network at that location. You can also delete the network from the location of the empty cell.

·When you click an instruction, a box appears around the instruction to indicate which instruction you have selected. You can use the pop-up menu to cut, copy, or paste over the instruction, as well as to insert or delete (as appropriate) a row, column, vertical line, or network at that location.

·When you click an instruction parameter, a box appears around the field to indicate which parameter you have selected. You can use the pop-up menu to undo your typing, to cut, copy, paste or delete information, or to quickly select the contents of the field ("select all"). You can also use a double-click to select all.

·When you click a network title, a box appears around the title area. However, the pop-up menu allows you to perform edits on the entire network, not just the title. You can cut, copy, or paste over the network, as well as to insert a new network or delete the existing network.

You can also use toolbar buttons, standard Windows control keys, and the Edit menu to cut, copy, or paste a selection.

Moving Elements Closer Together

You can cut and paste elements and lines, and delete rows or columns; however, the program editor requires a certain amount of space between elements. In some cases, you may not be able to put one element closer to another element (for instance, a horizontal line segment is required between box instructions and cannot be removed).

Deleting Elements

You can delete individual cells by using the DELETE or BACKSPACE key; you can delete rows, columns, vertical lines, and networks by using the Edit menu or right-clicking to bring up the pop-up menu.

Note: In order to correctly select a vertical line for deletion, always place the cursor on the cell to the left of the vertical line.

See Also:

Shortcut Keys (GS 1.2)