Application Suite: Paint
The Sprite file window
The sprite file window shows all the sprites defined in the file. The sprites in this window are updated as you edit them in a sprite window. You can have more than one sprite file window open at a time. If you close a sprite file window, all the sprite windows associated with it that are currently open will close.
There is a toolbar at the top of the sprite file window and the functions of these tools are shown below.
To open a sprite window for a sprite, double-click on it in the sprite file window.
The actions of the buttons are;
These previous two buttons can be used to copy sprites from one file to another.
The Sprite file menu
There is a menu associated with sprite file windows. Click MENU over the window to obtain it. The menu entries are as follows:
There is another item on this sub-menu Use desktop colours: choose this to toggle whether the desktop colours, or the BBC microcomputer-compatible set of standard default colours for the sprite mode are used in displaying sprites. Using the desktop colours will show you how the sprite would appear if used as an icon. This option is ignored if the sprite has its own palette.
Edit leads to a sub-menu.
The top item on this menu, Paste clipboard allows you to paste any sprite file on the clipboard into the sprite file window. The next two items let you either select all the sprites in the file or de-select any previously selected. The lower three allow you to sort the sprites in the sprite file window in various formats.
If a sprite is selected then Sprite <name> will be active and will lead to the following sub-menu:
The other items on this menu duplicate functions already described elsewhere.
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