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CHAPTER 1 - Text Analysis (part VIII)

Copying the selected text

When the display applies to a subset of the text (for example when viewing an Equivalent class), you can use the [Edit][Copy][Selected text] command to transfer the selected propositions to the Windows clipboard. To retrieve these propositions, use the [Edit][Paste] command of your word processor.

Changing the colors

Use the [Edit][Colors] command of the main menu, or the [Colors] command of the menu that appears when clicking on the main window with the right button of the mouse.

This dialog enables you to change the colors:

It is also possible to choose the texture of the areas, which can be either opaque (full) or striped (transparent).

The [Restore] button cancels all color changes made after the initial installation of the software.


Finding a word

Use the [Edit][Search] command or the [Search] command of the context menu that appears when clicking on a word of the text with the right button of the mouse:

To use this dialog, type a word, then press the [Enter] key or the [Search] button.

If the software finds the word sought, the propositions containing this word will be displayed in the main window; otherwise, you will hear a beep.

Depending on the chosen option, the search will be carried out either within the text (option [Itself]), or within the [Semantic classes] (or Groups of the Scenario. The second case requires that the corresponding Equivalent class exists in the text, and (incidentally) that the last modifications of the Scenario have been applied.

If the [Start from the top] box is checked, the search will be carried out from the beginning of the text; otherwise, it will start from the last searched word.

When the Scenario Tool is opened, it is possible to add (create a new group) or insert (into an existing group) a word or an Equivalent class directly in the Scenario by pressing the [Add][Insert] button and checkbox at the bottom of this dialog.

The semantic Groups of the Scenario appear in the Equivalent classes list, and are displayed in blue (note: for this function to work, you must first save the Scenario on the studied text).


Report writer

A report writer gives you the possibility to automatically build reports (containing statistical tables and graphs) in Microsoft Excel by using the results obtained with the Scenario.

To use it, you must select a branch of the Scenario, then use the [Tool][Report] menu:

You can make statistical tables on:

You can choose to display graphs for each generated statistical table, then choose their type (histogram, etc.) and control the maximum number of graphs displayed (knowing that a huge number of graphs is sometimes difficult to utilize, and that your spreadsheet cannot deal with an unlimited amount of graphs).

This module requires a recent version of Microsoft Excel, and is accessible both in Tropes (where the results are expressed in number of word occurrences) and in Zoom (where the results are expressed in number of documents).

Note that modifying the default type of graph in Microsoft Excel enables you to have at your disposal numerous options to control the layout of the report.



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