Edit a Formatted Record

A formatted record is a record that belongs to a data file that has a structure file applied to it, and therefore is being displayed using a layout. The level numbers that are displayed correspond to the level numbers from the .idy file used when creating the structure file.
Note: When editing files that have record layouts applied, take care that you enter the correct type of data. Invalid data will be formatted to match the data type of the field.
  1. In the Data File Tools window, ensure you have a formatted data file open.
  2. In the left-hand pane, select the required record to edit.
  3. In the right-hand pane, double-click the field value that you want to edit.

    The field becomes editable.

  4. Edit the text in the field, then click (Save Record).
    Tip: When editing records and fields, you can edit in Overwrite or Insert mode, which works much the same as it does on any conventional word processing package. Click Ins to toggle between the modes; the current mode (INS or OVR) is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the screen.

    The record is updated, and the data file is saved automatically.