Comments can now be added to test clips in both Icon and List views via the new Comment icon, which has been added to the clip element toolbar in the Clip Editor, as well as by selecting a clip element and then choosing Insert comment after.
Like checkpoints, comments do not have lower panel properties. Comments cannot be placed in containers (e.g. pages, groups, and chains).
To add a comment in either Icon or List view, first select the clip element you’d like the comment to appear after, and then click the Add drop-down on the toolbar and select Add a Comment.
When you do so, the comment is placed after the selection in a new row and the comment is selected for editing.
Working with Comments in Icon View
While in Icon view, a comment in edit mode will display a blue border that extends across the entire row. While in this mode, text can be entered as with any editor.
Enter the comment text by typing.
As in a text editor, pressing Return starts a new line in the comment.
When there is no selection, or another clip element in the test clip is selected, the blue border is replaced by a gray border around the comment.
When the comment is selected it can be dragged and dropped into a new location (shown below) just as with any other clip element.
When the comment is not selected or in edit mode, a gray border surrounds it.
Working with Comments in List View
In List view, the comments also occupy their own row. As in Icon view, a blue border surrounds the entire row when in edit mode. The edit area indicated by white also spans across the row, stopping only at the blue border.
When the comment row is not in edit mode, the blue border fills in all but the area immediately surrounding the entered comment text. Unselected comment rows have no border.
Using the Rich Text Editor for Comments
Whenever a comment is selected in either Icon or List view, the Etc. menu includes an additional command, Open Rich Text Editor.
The Rich Text Editor includes formatting controls similar to those found in most word processing applications.
- Font Style
Bold, Italic, Underline, and Strikethrough buttons appear on the left of the toolbar.
Subscript and Superscript buttons appear in the second section fro the left.
Insert/Remove Numbered List and Insert/Remove Bulleted List buttons appear in the third section from the left.
Align Left, Center, Align Right and Justify buttons appear in the fourth section from the left.
Link and Unlink buttons appear in the fifth section. Click the Link button to access the Link dialog box, which has three tabs. Enter the URL in the Link Info tab as shown below.
Click the Link button to access the Link dialog box, which has three tabs. Enter the URL in the Link Info tab as shown on the right.
Click the Link dialog box, Target tab to select a target window from the drop down (e.g. a frame, a popup, new window, topmost window, same window, or parent window.
Click the Link dialog box, Advanced tab to enter any additional attributes supported by the HTML anchor tag (e.g. id, name, language direction, etc.). Image – The Image button appears in the next section.
Click Image to access the Image Properties dialog box.
The Image Properties dialog box supports all the attributes supported by the IMG HTML tag.
Back on the main toolbar, the rightmost buttons are:
- Font Name
Select a font name from the drop down. Select text in the editor before applying a font name.
- Font Size
Select a font size from the drop down. Select text in the editor before applying size.
- Font Color/Background
The Font Color and Font Background buttons appear second to last section from the right. Select text in the editor before applying a color or background
- Block Styles
Select a block style (e.g. Normal or Comments) from the drop-down in the last section.