This chapter describes the use of the Graphical User Interface XLong. The interface XLong generates and sends MIDAS commands to the monitor. Therefore, all operations performed with the interface can also be performed manually by typing the commands on-line or writing a procedure. The interface is however a convenient additional layer of the software providing on-line help, visibility over the parameter values and options and avoiding syntax problems. These functions are particularly useful for parameter intensive procedures such as the batch reduction.
NoteUsing XLong requires that the described MOTIF GUIs have been installed on your system. Also this chapter must be considered as an operating manual of the interface and assumes a general understanding of the Long context.
In this Section the following notations have been used:
|Commands or keywords are indicated as:|
|Push-buttons and Menus are surrounded by a box:|
|and Labels or names are written in bold face:|