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Viewing Spreadsheet Properties

The Sheet Properties dialog displays a number of global spreadsheet properties and a summary of the contents of the spreadsheet columns.

  1. From the menu select Spread | Sheet | Properties.
    Double-click the top-left spreadsheet cell titled ‘Row‘.

Type Displays the spreadsheet type: Vector, Matrix, Symmetric Matrix, Diagonal Matrix, Scalar or Table.
Filename The filename that the spreadsheet was last saved to. If the spreadsheet has not been saved it will have a temporary name based on how it was created e.g. Loaded Data.
Sheet pointers This is a dropdown list containing the name of any pointers associated with the spreadsheet. You can create a pointer to a subset or all columns within a spreadsheet that can then be used in menus and commands.
Structure name This is the identifier name for a matrix or 2 dimensional table.
Column factor The name of the factor that is used to index the columns within a table.
Read only Indicates whether the spreadsheet is marked as read only (i.e. protected) so that no data can be changed within it. De-select this option to edit the spreadsheet.
Restricted Indicates whether the data is currently restricted (filters have been applied). Deselect this option to remove a restriction on the spreadsheet.
Saved Whether the spreadsheet is marked as having been modified since it was last saved.
Active sheet Indicates whether this is the current active spreadsheet. You can change the status of the sheet using this option.
Modified Indicates whether the spreadsheet has been modified since it was last updated to the Genstat server.
Enter moves across rows Specifies whether the keyboard Enter key will move the cell focus across the rows as opposed to down the columns.
Keep same row order for all sheets When selected, if you change the row order in one page of a workbook (e.g. by sorting the data on that page), then all the other pages in the workbook will be sorted in parallel. This is useful if the one data set is split across multiple pages and you want to keep the vectors in the same order so the observations across the pages still match.
Active columns/Active row The currently active cell in the spreadsheet. Editing this will cause the focus to move to the new cell specified on closing the window.
Selection Specifies whether there is currently a selection within the spreadsheet.
Column summary A list of the columns in the spreadsheet, giving their type, the number of non missing observations (NOBS), and either the minimum, mean and maximum for numeric columns or the number of levels and whether levels and labels are defined for a factor. This information can be copied to the clipboard by clicking the Copy button.
Action buttons

Convert Open a dialog to convert the spreadsheet to another type.
Title Opens a dialog where you can view/edit the spreadsheet title.
Tabbed-table properties Opens the Tabbed-table Properties dialog to edit a tabbed table’s attributes.
Copy Copies the column summary information in the bottom section to the clipboard.

Updated on March 13, 2019

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