Worksheet windows are a view of the data file and are designed to display, edit, enter, and save data. The worksheet windows have several useful and powerful editing, transformation, and statistical operations available. In addition, a coordinate system can be assigned to the data file. Several import and export options are available for opening data files from other spreadsheet programs. The components of the worksheet window are displayed below.
The worksheet commands include commands on the following tabs:
Open and save files, import or export data, print, and set options and defaults
Contains clipboard and undo commands
Perform grid operations
Controls the display of status bar and windows and resets window positions
Edit, find, format data in the worksheet. Manipulate, transform, and perform calculations with worksheet data. Assign or project coordinates. Track the cursor between the plot, worksheet, and grid windows.
Not all of the File, Home, Grids, and View commands are available in the worksheet view.
The Application/Document Control menu commands control the size and position of the application window or the document window.
The plot, worksheet, and grid node editor windows are displayed as tabbed documents. When more than one window is open, tabs appear at the top of the document, allowing you to click on a tab to switch to a different window. The tabs may be dragged to reorder them. When a document contains unsaved changes, an asterisk (*) appears next to its tabbed name. The asterisk is removed once the changes have been saved.
The image below contains the parts of the worksheet document.
This is the Surfer worksheet document with the
Contents and Properties
windows in auto hide mode on
the left, and the plot document and grid node editor tabs at the top of the worksheet.
Data File Formats
Opening a Worksheet Window
Working with Worksheet Data
Worksheet Error Codes and Special Numeric Values
Worksheet Technical Specifications
Surfer User Interface
Grid Node Editor