Common User Interface
C-1. Application Information Dialog
To view application information and help documents, click the
button at the top right of the Main window.
The Application Information dialog will be displayed (Fig. C1.1).
The Application Information dialog has three tabs to show general information,
user information, and help documents.
Viewing general information
Clicking the "general" tab displays the general information panel,
showing information of this application.
Fig. C1.1 Application Information dialog of User Application - general information
Viewing operator information
Clicking the "operator" tab displays the operator information panel,
showing role information the current operator has.
You can check your roles here.
Fig. C1.2 Application Information dialog of User Application - operator information
Viewing help documents
Clicking the "manual" tab displays the manual information panel,
showing the URL and a web browser application selector.
Choose a web browser application to view manuals,
and click the "show" button at the bottom of the panel.
Fig. C1.3 Application Information dialog of User Application - help documents
C-2. Registering microphotographs
VCD, Stratigraphy and μBio Application can treat microphotographs.
Photomicrographs will be attached to some object ("a slide" on the VCD,
"a fossil group" on the Stratigraphy and "a sample" on the μBio).
A microphotograph data consists of an image and information about
As an example, the panel to register microphotograph of
μBio Application is shown in Fig. C2.1.
The other applications would show almost same panel to register microphotographs.
Fig. C2.1. The panel to register microphotograph of μBio Application
A list of the registered microphotographs is on the left part of the panel.
buttons are upon that list.
The right part of that panel shows a preview of the selected microphotograph in the list.
A preview of image is shown on the upper part of the preview area.
The image is magnified by the
buttons or magnification combo box.
Photographing conditions are shown on the lower part of the preview area.
Adds a microphotograph
The loading/editing microphotograph dialog
will be shown
(see Loading/Editing microphotograph).
Select a microphotograph image file
and enter photographing conditions on that dialog.
Click OK button on that dialog.
Edits a microphotograph
Select a microphotograph to edit on the microphotograph list.
button. The loading/editing microphotograph dialog
will be shown
(see Loading/Editing microphotograph).
Enter photographing conditions on that dialog.
Click "OK" button on that dialog.
Select microphotographs to delete on the microphotograph list.
button on the register microphotograph panel
will show a loading/editing microphotograph dialog
Fig. C2.2. A loading/editing microphotograph dialog of μBio Application
panel to set a loading image, image size and image format is shown on
the upper left of the dialog. This control panel will be disabled when
editing database-recorded image. A preview of a loading image is shown
on the lower left part of this dialog. Clicking Apply button refreshes
preview with current settings.
of photographing are entered in the panels on the right part of the
dialog. subject, microscope, observation method and
polarization when "polarized light microscopy" is selected on the
observation method must be entered. Magnification and comment are also
enterable. Selectees of the microscope and observation method are shown
- polarization microscope
- stereoscopic microscope
- observation method
- bright field microscopy
- dark field microscopy
- phase contrast microscopy
- differential interference contrast microscopy
- fluorescence microscopy
- polarized light microscopy
Loads / edits microphotograph
- Load a microphotograph(*)
Click Load button and then select an image file(**).
Set image size with image size slider(**).
Select file format from the encoding type combo box (**).
Set compression rate with compression quality slider
(when "jpg" is selected for the encoding format)(**).
Enter photographing conditions.
Enter subject, microscope, observation method and polarization
(when "polarized light microscopy" is selected on the observation method).
Enter a magnification and a comment, if needed.
Click "OK" button.
*) disable when editing database-recorded microphotograph.
**) Clicking Apply button refreshes preview with current settings.
C-3. Templates for CLV and SVG
A template is a property set to show columns in Main Window and to export as a SVG file.
Each template holds information about:
- Template name and description
- Hired column order
- Properties of each column used in Main Window.
- Default parameters for SVG image exporting
Each template can be imported/exported as a file.
Column set can be selected by choosing a template from the drop-down
menu which is located at the top left corner of a window. That menu
appears in both of following windows:
When two windows use the same template, changes in columns' properties
in one window will be applied to another window's columns too.(Fig. C3.3)
Fig. C3.3 Changes in columns' properties.
"Template Manager" button() is
located on the right end of the drop-down menu. Clicking this button opens
template manager dialog.(Fig. C3.4)
Fig. C3.4 Template manager dialog.
The following can be done from within this dialog:
- Create a new template()
- Duplicate an existing template()
- Setting order of templates()
- Deleting templates()
- Reloading common templates()
- Exporting templates()
- Importing templates()
A selected template from the list can be edited on the right side
pane. Name is required and it must be unique in the template list.
Importing and Exporting Templates.
A template can be imported from/exported to a [*.JCT] file.
The import can be done with following steps:
- Click import button() in template manager
- Choose [*.JCT] files from the file chooser(Fig. C3.5)
Fig. C3.5 File chooser - Import template files.
- Click import button on the file chooser
- When a same name template already exists in the current
template list, a dialog will open for Replace
Fig. C3.6 Replace confirmation.
The export can be done with following steps:
- Choose templates from the template manager
- Click export button()
- File chooser will open for each exporting template(Fig. C3.7)
Fig. C3.7 File chooser - Export template files.
- Enter a file name and click export button
C-4. Preparation for bar-code label print
To print bar-code labels properly, complete following steps:
Install a bar-code font. J-CORES requires Bar-code font Code128.
Install an OCR-font. J-CORES requires OCR font OCR-B2.
Install a printer driver for your bar-code printer.
Adjust the printer settings as follows.
This document describes step 4, assuming the printing environment is as follows:
- bar-code font:
- Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering, Ltd Bar-code font Code128
- Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering, Ltd OCR-B font 2
- bar-code printer:
- TTP-243 or TTP-245
- printer driver:
- TSC TSPL Driver 7.1.3 M-0
- label size:
- 58.0 mm x 30.0 mm
Bar-code Printer Settings
The Curation and Sample applications allow you to adjust your
printer settings. Start one of the applications, and follow the steps
Click the button located at the upper right of the main window.
The "Label Printer Setting" dialog will open (Fig. C4.1).
Fig. C4.1 Label Printer Setting dialog
Click the "Printer Setting" button on the dialog.
The "Print" dialog will open (Fig. C4.2).
Fig. C4.2 Print dialog
Choose your bar-code printer from the list of the
"Name:" combo box. And enter the number of labels to print into the
"Number of copies:".
Click the "Properties..." button. A printer setting dialog will be opened by
your printer driver. This dialog differs from printer to printer. Fig. C4.3
is for TTP-245.
Fig. C4.3 Printer driver for TTP-245 setting dialog
In the "Stock" area of the "Page Setup" panel, choose the stock indicating
your label size, or create a new stock for your label by clicking the "New"
In the "Edit Stock" dialog (Fig. C4.4), enter the size of your label.
Entry examples are below:
- "Stock" area:
- Name: Any name you can recognize easily.
- "Label Size" area:
- Width: 58.00 mm, Height: 30.00 mm
- "Exposed Liner Width" area:
- Left: 2.00 mm, Right: 2.00 mm
Click the "OK" button after filling all entries.
Fig. C4.4 Edit Stock dialog
If your printer is TTP-245, click the "Stock" tab (Fig. C4.5).
And enter 1.00 mm to the "Vertical Offset" in the "Position Adjustments"
Fig. C4.5 Stock tab
Click the "OK" button. Then click the "OK" button on the "Label Printer
If the printed bar-code position is not suitable, the "Advanced Options"
dialog allows you to adjust it.
Click the "Advanced Options" button in the "Page Setup" tab in the
printer setting dialog (Fig. C4.3). The "Adbanced Options" dialog
(Fig. C4.6) will open.
Fig. C4.6 Advance Option dialog
A positive value in the Horizontal Offset moves the bar-code position to
the right, a negative value moves the position to the left.
A positive value in the Vertical Offset moves the position downward,
a negative value moves the position upward.