Template editor

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Template editor

Stratigrapher provides the mean of recording, archiving, and reuse of borehole data collection. Documentation is envisaged to take the form of multiple column documents in which each column records a type of data against a common depth scale.

Template editor is a tool whereby the model of such columnar documentation sheets may be user tailored. As such it provides tools for the design of the document by specifying: spaces for company data, project headers, column headers, column body and note & signature area, and column dimensions, aspect, etc. These specifications are stored in template files (extension .stl) and may be selected at will by the user. With the program are supplied two basic templates, one for penetrometric investigations and another for well description. When first started the software asks the user to choose a template to be loaded (that can be changed at any time using the command Change template).


The editor is available from the Format menu. The editor operates by modifying the current template. The changed template should then be saved under its new name, to become the new one.

The Editor displays the template in edit, and shows in the pane on the left an hierarchical tree list of the items that may be used to form the new template. The top level items are:


Page aspect

Enables sheet background color or background image to be specified.


Page Format

Set up page size and orientation. Size may be A4 or A3



The program envisages that the sheet is divided into rectangular boxes (with/without border) for such items as logos, company data, document header, column headers, column body, and free text. This item enables the placing, aspect, borders, and size of these rectangular box areas to be defined. The user is advised to set a border on each box during design phase. Such borders are highlighted (red) when they are the object of edit operations. If not required on the finished document, they may be removed after design completion.



Font name, size, color, and whether bold for the textual elements can be defined within this item. When the element text to which the font applies is selected, it is highlighted (red) on the form.



They are used to customize the data (constants and variables) that will be displayed and managed on the model. For these data, it is necessary to indicate the location that is expressed in coordinates relative to the box on the sheet format chosen (mm). For example, if you enter the 1st line company data, the coordinate of the position is relative to the location of the upper left corner of the box Company data. Given the objective difficulty in determining the exact location where you want to place a text you can use the command "use mouse" and pointing directly to the wanted location on the model.



Lists the characteristic columns that can be inserted in the model. Both penetrometric and well types are selectable. Their order corresponds to the display order and cannot be altered.

Column title, whether title is to be inserted vertically, and column width (mm) can be specified. Columns abut to each other and changing the width of one will reposition the following ones.


Dividing Lines

Dividing lines, up to a maximum of 20, may be inserted. A specific use is the division of the heading area into boxes for each item. When the element to which the font applies is selected, it is highlighted (red) on the form.

The entries required are: Pairs of start and end vertices, line type and color. Lines are included or not by the use of the I checkbox. A mouse icon button enables the vertices to be selected with the mouse.



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