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Right Click Action Menus

A single click with the right mouse within the plot area of any view will activate a menu containing a variety of additional actions.  Although some of these actions are familiar clipboard operations, many provide powerful "cross display" functions for post processing and analysis. 

Time Series View
Select All - selects the displayed time series for editing.
Cut - cuts selected time segment and places it on the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy As Wave - copies the selected time segment to the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy As Text - copies the selected time segment to the clipboard in a tab delimited text format.
Copy as Bitmap - copies the plot image to the clipboard in standard bitmap format.
Save To Wave File - saves the selected time segment to a new wave file (you will be prompted to enter a filename)
Write To Bitmap File - writes the plot image to a bitmap file (you will be prompted for the filename and location).
Mute - mutes the selected time segment.
Filter - filters  the selected time segment.
Play - plays the selected time segment through current output device.
Autoscale Display - Evaluates the data and sets the Plot Top/Range parameters to optimum values.
Pull Cursor To Trace - If this option is enabled, the measurement cursor will automatically "pull" to the waveform trace along the amplitude axis.
Compute and Display Average Spectrum - computes and displays the average spectrum for the selected time segment using infinite averaging.  The spectrum view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display Spectrogram - computes and displays the spectrogram for the selected time segment using the current FFT size and averaging settings.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the spectrogram plot.  The spectrogram view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display 3-D Surface - computes and displays the 3-D Surface view for the selected time segment using the current FFT size and averaging settings.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the 3-D Surface plot.  The 3-D Surface view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display RT-60 - Opens and Calculates the Reverberation Time for the selectet time segment. Click here for more details  
Perform DTMF Analysis - Decodes DTMF key presses (touch tones) for the selected time segment. 
Compute RMS, Max, Min, and Peak to Peak Levels - Computes the RMS level, max/min and peak to peak values for the selected time segment.
Convert to RMS values - Converts the selected time segment to RMS values and displays the results.  User is prompted to enter the RMS time duration.
Compute Crest Factor - Computes and displays the crest factor for data set.
Set Trigger Threshold - Sets the trigger threshold based on the cursor position.  Triggering is also enabled.
Compute Envelope Using Hilbert Transform - Computes the Envelope (magnitude) of the selected time segment using the Hilbert Transform.  The results are displayed in the time series view.  Click on the "zoom out full" button to return to the normal display mode.
Compute Schroeder Integration - Computes a reverse integration (right to left) based on M. R. Schroeder's method.  The results are displayed in the time series view.  Click on the "zoom out full" button to return to the normal display mode.
Compute Cumulative Sound Exposure Level (C-SEL) - produces a plot of the forward integration of the selected time segment.  Best displayed using Logarithmic amplitude scaling on the time series plot.  This measurement is often used in underwater noise assessment such as pile driving.
Export Peak Values to Text File - creates a text file containing the time and level for all peaks in the selected time segment.  You will be prompted for the threshold and filename.
View Data Values - displays a table containing the current time series values.  The contents of this table will update whenever the time series display changes.
Properties - activate the display options dialog box.
Help - activates the online help.

Spectrum View
Copy as Text - copies the displayed spectrum values to the clipboard in tab delimited text format.
Write to Text File - writes the displayed spectrum values to an ASCII text file.
Copy as Bitmap - copies the plot image to the clipboard in standard bitmap format.
Write To Bitmap File - writes the plot image to a bitmap file (you will be prompted for the filename and location).
Clear Spectrum - clears the current spectrum.  This is useful if you wish to view/print overlays with just the peak hold trace
Clear Peak Hold - clears the current spectrum.  This is useful if you wish to view/print overlays without the peak hold trace.
Autoscale Specctrum - Evaluates the data and sets the Plot Top/Range parameters to optimum values.
Pull Cursor To Trace - If this option is enabled, the measurement cursor will automatically "pull" to the spectrum trace along the amplitude axis.
Inverse FFT - performs an Inverse FFT and displays the results in the time series view.
Compute Cepstrum - performs an FFT on the current spectral data.
Bandwidth and Q Factor - computes and displays the half power bandwidth and Quality Factor for the maximum peak in the display.
Set Calibration to 0 dBr at this frequency - Sets the calibration reference point to 0.0 dBr.  This will cause the analyzer to compute and apply calibration values that will result in a level of 0 dBr at the frequency corresponding to the mouse position (it is recommended that you zoom in on the display in order to make sure that the desired frequency is accurately selected).  Use this if you want to quickly normalize the trace such as when performing a frequency sweep test.  Note - the mouse position is only used to determine the frequency; the analyzer will determine the signal level at the selected frequency based on the underlying spectral data.
Set Marker N - activates marker N at the frequency of the mouse click point.
Clear Marker N - clear individual markers
Marker Options - activates the Marker Options dialog box
Smooth Spectrum N - averages N adjacent bins to smooth the spectral data (requires narrowband freq scaling and logarithmic amplitude scaling).
View Data Values - displays a table containing the current spectrum values.  The contents of this table will update whenever the display changes.
Properties - activate the display options dialog box.
Help - activates the online help.

Phase View
Copy as Text - copies the displayed phase values to the clipboard in tab delimited text format.
Copy as Bitmap - copies the plot image to the clipboard in standard bitmap format.
Write To Bitmap File - writes the plot image to a bitmap file (you will be prompted for the filename and location).
Pull Cursor To Trace - If this option is enabled, the measurement cursor will automatically "pull" to the trace along the phase axis.
View Data Values - displays a table containing the current phase values.  The contents of this table will update whenever the display changes.
Properties - activate the display options dialog box.
Help - activates the online help.

3-D Surface View
Cut - cuts selected time segment and places it on the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy as Wave - copies the selected time segment to the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy as Bitmap - copies the plot image to the clipboard in standard bitmap format.
Write To Bitmap File - writes the plot image to a bitmap file (you will be prompted for the filename and location).
Mute - mutes the selected time segment.
Filter - filters  the selected time segment.
Play - plays the selected time segment through current output device.
Autoscale 3-D Surface - Evaluates the data and sets the Plot Top/Range parameters to optimum values.
Display Time Series - displays the time series corresponding to the selected segment.  The time series view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display Average Spectrum - computes and displays the average spectrum for the selected time segment using infinite averaging.  The spectrum view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display Spectrogram - computes and displays the spectrogram for the selected time segment using the current FFT size and averaging settings.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the spectrogram plot.  The spectrogram view is opened if necessary.
Expand 3-D Surface - expands the 3-D Surface view by recomputing the data for the selected time segment.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the 3-D Surface plot.
Properties - activate the display options dialog box.
Help - activates the online help.

Spectrogram View
Cut - cuts selected time segment and places it on the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy as Wave  - copies the selected time segment to the clipboard in .WAV format.
Copy as Bitmap - copies the plot image to the clipboard in standard bitmap format.
Write To Bitmap File - writes the plot image to a bitmap file (you will be prompted for the filename and location).
Mute - mutes the selected time segment.
Filter - filters  the selected time segment.
Play - plays the selected time segment through current output device.
Autoscale Spectrogram - Evaluates the data and sets the Plot Top/Range parameters to optimum values.
Display Time Series - displays the time series corresponding to the selected segment.  The time series view is opened if necessary.
Compute and Display Average Spectrum - computes and displays the average spectrum for the selected time segment using infinite averaging .  The spectrum view is opened if necessary.
Expand Spectrogram - expands the spectrogram by recomputing the data for the selected time segment.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the spectrogram plot.
Compute and Display 3-D Surface - computes and displays the 3-D Surface view for the selected time segment using the current FFT size and averaging settings.  An overlap percentage is used so that the entire time segment will fill the 3-D Surface plot.  The 3-D Surface view is opened if necessary.
Properties - activate the display options dialog box.
Help - activates the online help.


See Also:  Spectrum View, Time Series View, Phase View, Spectrogram View, 3-D Surface View