The PIT File Tools are icons/buttons that perform some sort of manipulation of files on
your computer disk. These manipulations may take the form of including a file (e.g. in the
SCIENTIFIC JUSTIFICATION section) or navigating through your directory structure (to find
a specific file for inclusions as ATTACHMENTS). Below are listed the currently available
PIT file tools with descriptions of their function and use.
The Open File Tool
The "Open" file tool allows the loading of a file from disk into the PIT. This file may, for example contain a technical justification that was previously typed into an ASCII/text file by the PI. Thus, the "Open" tool can save the PI a lot of additional work by including text directly in the appropriate section of the PIT. The "Open" tool is initiated by clicking the "Open" icon button which displays a small window showing the contents of the current directory. Once the "Open window" is displayed you can navigate through your directory structure (to find the file you want to include) in two ways.
To create a new directory in your current directory use the "Create Folder" icon button .
Once you have located the file you wish to open/include, either double-click on it or
highlight it and click the "Open" button. To cancel the open command click the
The Save File Tool
The "Save" File Tool allows you to save to disk the current contents of the
text window associated with the "Save" File Tool. For example, the technical
justification page shows a "Save" File Tool and if clicked will save the current
technical justification to disk. You can navigate through the "Save" window
directory tree in the same way as for the "Open" window. To save the current
text region to a disk file you must specify a filename for the disk file under the
The Up File Tool
The "Up" File Tool allows you to move upwards through your directory
structure when such a structure is listed in, say, an "Open" or
"Save". Clicking on the "Up" icon once takes you up one level in your
The Home File Tool
The "Home" File Tool takes you to your home directory when a directory
listing is displayed in, say, an "Open" or "Save".
The Right-Pointing Hand File Tool
The "Right-Pointing Hand" File Tool copies a highlighted entry in a list if
items (e.g. keywords) to the right hand side text area from the left hand side list area.
Click on the right-pointing hand icon above to see an example of the use of this File
The Left-Pointing Hand File Tool
The "Left-Pointing Hand" File Tool removes a highlighted entry in a right hand side text area (e.g. defined keywords) from that area. Click on the right-pointing hand icon above to see an example of the use of this File Tool.