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Symbols and Visual Cues

The Display/Touch Screen windows contain several symbols that act as visual cues. These symbols represent conditions or actions. They can help you understand and use the windows. Table 6 shows and explains the symbols that are used on the windows.

Table 6. Symbols and Visual Cues
Visual Cue Explanation
+ The plus sign appears under your finger when you touch the monitor screen surface. It moves with your finger if you move your finger across the screen surface. The + sign is used to point to items to select them (by removing your finger from the screen surface).
This is an image that illustrates the system menu symbol.
This is the system menu symbol. Every procedure window contains a system menu symbol. When you select this symbol, a pull-down menu appears allowing you to close the window, print the screen, or switch to other active windows.
This is an image that illustrates the three-dimensional outline.
Information often appears on the procedure windows in boxed areas called fields. This three-dimensional outline signifies a selectable field. You can select any field with this three-dimensional outline. A pop-up window, a keyboard, or a keypad window appears when you select a field that you can change.
This is an image that illustrates the two-dimensional outline.
This two-dimensional outline signifies a field that you cannot change. You cannot select any field with this two-dimensional outline. Text in the two-dimensional box is for your information only.
This is an image that illustrates the scroll bar.
This is the scroll bar. It appears next to some fields that you can change. Use the scroll bar to view additional information that cannot fit in a field. You can scroll up and down in the field by selecting the up and down arrows of the scroll bar.
This is an image that illustrates the scroll box.
This is the scroll box. The scroll box varies in size and location within the scroll bar, which indicate how much more information is available in the corresponding field. If the scroll box fills the entire space between the scroll bar arrows, then all text is currently displayed and the scroll bar is not active. If it does not fill the scroll bar, scrolling up or down reveals more information. The scroll box moves down within the scroll bar as you scroll down within the information.
Grayed out text Text that is grayed out signifies that the procedure or push-button is inactive. You cannot select a grayed-out item.
This is an image of a symbol that indicates there are active procedure windows that are not displayed on the Display/Touch Screen.
This symbol indicates that there are active procedure windows that are not displayed on the Display/Touch Screen. You must use the "Switch to" procedure in the system menu to view active procedure windows that are not displayed.
This is an image that illustrates a symbol appearing within some field boxes that can be changed.
This symbol appears within some field boxes that you can change. When you select a field containing this symbol, a keyboard, keypad, or hexpad window appears for you to make an entry.
This is an image of a symbol that indicates the field contains more choices than are currently displayed.
This symbol appears within some field boxes. It indicates that this field contains more choices than are currently displayed. When you select this field, a pop-up window appears containing a selection list box with the additional choices.
This is an image that illustrates an ellipsis.
Push-button or menu item text that is followed by an ellipsis indicates that when you select that item, another window appears that requires you to make further selections.
This is an image of an exclamation mark that indicates the presence of a Caution of Warning message.
This symbol indicates the presence of a Caution or Warning message.
This is an image of a watch that indicates that the printer is processing your selection.
This symbol indicates that the printer is processing your selection. Please wait.