Using JMP > JMP Preferences > Script Editor
Publication date: 08/13/2020

Script Editor

Script Editor preferences customize the appearance of the JSL Script Editor, such as tab width, syntax coloring, and tooltips.

Figure 13.17 Script Editor Preferences 

Table 13.17 Preferences on the Script Editor Page

Preference

Description

Use tabs

Select this option to enable tabs in your scripts. This option is selected by default.

Clear this option to replace any tab that you type with spaces.

Tab width

Enter how many spaces a tab should indent. If you have disabled tabs, any tab you type is replaced with the number of spaces specified. The default value is 4.

Extra space at bottom of document

Select this option to enable scrolling up from the last blank lines of a script. This option is selected by default on Windows and deselected on macOS.

Auto-complete parentheses and braces

Select this option to enable the script editor to automatically add closing parentheses, square brackets, and curly braces when you type an opening one. This option is selected by default.

Show line numbers in script editor windows

Select this option to show the line numbers on the left side of the script editor. This option is off by default.

Show indentation guides

Select this option to see faint vertical lines that mark indention. This option is selected by default.

Show line numbers in script editor boxes

Select this option to show the line numbers on the left side of script editor boxes (such as in the Scripting Index). This option is off by default.

Show operator tips

Select this option to see tooltips for JSL operators. This option is selected by default.

Show variable value tips

Select this option to see tooltips for variable values. This option is selected by default.

Wrap text

Select this option to always wrap text in the script editor. This option is off by default.

Show embedded log on script window open

Select this option to have an embedded log window appear in the scripting window when editing or running scripts. This option is off default.

Save and restore document state information

Saves the state of collapsed and expanded code, and restores that state when the script is reopened.

Auto Save Before Run

Automatically saves the script before you run it. This option is off by default.

Multiple Selection

Enables you to select lines of code that are not adjacent. Hold down the Ctrl key on Windows or Command key on macOS and drag your cursor over the text. Continue this action for any other text that you want to select. This option is on by default.

Code folding

Select this option to use code folding markers in the script editor, which mark the opening and closing of user defined functions and Expr() blocks. You can expand and collapse these marked blocks of code. This option is off by default.

You can also choose the appearance of the marker using the JSL code folding marker menu. See Add Code Folding Markers in the Scripting Guide.

Allow additional JSL code folding keywords

Select this option to enable using additional keywords for folding markers in the script editor. See Add More Folding Keywords in the Scripting Guide.

Spaces inside parentheses

Select this option to cause the script editor to add spaces between parentheses, brackets, and braces and their contents for automatically formatted scripts. This is on by default.

Spaces in operator names

Select this option to cause the script editor to add spaces between words within operator names. For example, turning on this option results in New Window instead of NewWindow. This option is selected by default.

Color unknown object messages

Select this option to always show unknown object messages in color. Unknown object messages will appear in the color specified by “Message unknown color”. This option is off by default.

Customize Styles

Select colors and fonts for code elements shown in JSL scripts, SAS scripts, the Text Explorer customization window, text files, and so. Reset All Styles to Defaults restores the original colors for all items in the list. Reset Style to Defaults restores the original colors and font for the selected item on the right.

Note that resetting the Fonts preferences does not affect the fonts selected on this page.

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