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How To: Increase the decimal precision in the Shape Properties dialog.

Summary

By default, the Shape Properties Dialog does not show accurate enough coordinate precision for some data sets. The Avenue line that controls the number format is commented out.

Procedure

You can change the decimal precision by altering the script.

  1. Open a new script window.

    A. Activate the Project window.
    B. Click the Scripts icon.
    C. Click New.

  2. Click the Load System Script button.
    [O-Image] Load System Script
  3. Select the ShapeWin.Open script from the Script Manager dialog box and click OK.
  4. Select Properties from the Script pulldown menu.
  5. Change the script name to ShapeWin.Open.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. Uncomment the following line:

    Code:
    'number.setdefformat("d.dddddd")

  8. Add the desired number of "d"s to the right of the decimal point.
  9. Click the Compile button.
    [O-Image] Script compile button
    Note:
    The decimal precision will be set the next time you open the dialog box.


    Note:
    This change only affects the current project.