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Outline tab

The Outline tab allows you to set properties related to Outline.

Display Outline as guide check box

If this is checked, EmEditor displays the outlining as a guide on the left side of the editor. This check box is enabled only if the Toggle Outline Guide per configuration check box is checked in the Outline tab of the Customize dialog box.

Display Outline as custom bar check box

If this is checked, EmEditor displays the outlining in a custom bar. This check box is enabled only if the Toggle Outline Bar per configuration check box is checked in the Outline tab of the Customize dialog box.

Max level drop-down list box

Specifies the maximum outlining level to be displayed.

Initially drop-down list box

Specifies whether outlining should be expanded, collapsed, or expanded/collapsed to the specified level when a file is first opened.

Type drop-down list box

Determines how outlining is calculated. Select one from the following:

Number of Braces {} Outlining is calculated by number of braces. This may be useful for many programming languages.
Number of Spaces Outlining is calculated by number of spaces or tabs at the beginning of each line. This may be useful for general purposes.
Custom Outlining is calculated according to the specified settings in the Find list box. If this is selected, click the Add button next to the Find list box to add more than one item to the list.
Number of Brackets [] Outlining is calculated by number of brackets. This may be useful for some programming languages.
Custom (Specify Begin as Level 1/End as Level 2) Outlining is calculated according to the specified settings in the Find list box. If this is selected, click the Add button next to the Find list box to add two items to the list. The first item in the Find list box is set as the the begin string, and the second item as the end string. The XML configuration uses this as default.

Make comments collapsible check box

Specifies whether comments should be collapsible.

Hide matched strings/replace with regular expressions check box

Specifies whether matched strings should be hidden in the custom bar. If the Regular Expression check box is checked, this option specifies whether matched strings should be replaced with strings specified at the Replace with.

Find drop-down list box

If the Regular Expression is unchecked, enter character(s) that a line should begin with. For instance, enter "." to match only the lines beginning with ".". If the "Regular Expression" is checked, enter a regular expression that should match for the specified level. For instance, enter "^\d.*?$" to match only the lines beginning with a number.

Regular Expression check box

Specifies whether the string entered in the Find text box is treated as a regular expression.

Replace with text box

Specifies a string to replace with when the Hide matched strings/replace with regular expressions check box is checked.

Reset button

Reset to default settings. The Reset dialog box will be displayed and will allow you to copy from another configuration.

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