Status Bar

The status bar is located at the bottom of the Surfer window. The status bar displays information about the current command or activity in Surfer. Click the View | Show/Hide | Status Bar check box to show or hide the status bar. A check mark next to Status Bar indicates that the status bar is displayed. Clear the Status Bar check box to hide the status bar.

 

Status Bar Sections

The status bar is divided into five sections. The left section displays information about the selected command or item in the Properties window. The second section shows the selected object name. The middle section shows the cursor coordinates in map units, if the cursor is placed above a map. The fourth section shows the cursor coordinates in page units of inches or centimeters. The right section displays the dimensions of the selected object. Click on each section in the graphic to display more information about each pane. In the worksheet, the status bar displays tool tips.

 


The status bar has five sections of information. Click on each section to display detailed information.

 

Grid Editor Status Bar Sections

When viewing a grid in the grid editor, the first three sections of the status bar display a description for the selected property in the Properties window, the active grid node grid coordinates, and the map coordinates of the cursor location.

 

The status bar displays different information when viewing a grid in the grid editor.

 

Adjust Section Width

The status bar section widths can be adjusted to display additional text. If "..." is displayed at the end of the text, additional text can be displayed. To change the width, place the cursor over a section division. When the cursor changes to a , left-click and drag the divider left or right to a new location.

 

A portion of the status bar. The "..." in the left section
indicates there is additional text.

 

A portion of the status bar after making the left section larger.

 

Progress

The status bar indicates the progress of a procedure, such as gridding. The percent of completion and time remaining will be displayed.

 


The progress of a Surfer procedure is shown in the status bar.

 

When the program does not know how much time is required to complete a task, the Indeterminate mode is displayed in the status bar. This indicates that the program is actively completing the task, with an unknown time of completion. The program is not frozen.

 


The status bar does not display a percentage or time estimate in Indeterminate mode.

 

Click the Cancel button on the status bar to stop the current process, such as gridding.

 

 

See Also

Changing the Window Layout

View Tab Commands