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You can configure up to four areas of your digitizing tablet as menu areas for command input.

The nodes in the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor are labeled Tablet Menu 1 through Tablet Menu 4 and define the macros associated with tablet selections.

The tablet menu areas that you define with the Cfg option of the TABLET command are divided into equal-sized menu selection boxes, which are determined by the number of columns and rows you specify in each area. These tablet menu selection boxes correspond directly with the lines that follow the Tablet section labels from left to right and top to bottom (whether or not they contain text).

For example, if you configure a menu area for five columns and four rows, the command on the line immediately following the Row label corresponds to the left-most selection box in the top row. The program can recognize up to 32,766 commands in each tablet section, which should be more than enough for any tablet menu.

You can add your own macros to the Macros cell in the Properties pane. The command labels in this area correspond to the 225 boxes at the top of your tablet template (rows A through I and columns 1 through 25). You can add a macro using standard command syntax. The following table shows the Click mouse button properties as they appear in the Properties pane.

Properties for the Tablet Menu 1

Properties pane item

Description

Example

Aliases

Specifies the aliases for the tablet menu. Click the [] button to open the Aliases dialog box. Each alias in the CUIx file should be unique and it is used to reference the tablet menu programmatically.

TABLET1, TABLET1STD

Rows

Number of rows that can be customized for the tablet menu.

9

Columns

Number of columns that can be customized for the tablet menu.

25

See Also
Procedure
To define rows and columns in a tablet menu
To clear a tablet menu assignment
Quick Reference
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