The global Eclipse preferences are used for every project. It is the highest level of preferences you can specify.
This preference allows you to choose the toolbar appearance.
Multiple possibilities are provided :
By default, flat and with Image are selected, text
visible on tooltips.
This property allows you to choose a style for your UML diagram's appearance. Three possibilities are available :
By default, the presentation style is set to Eclipse.
Here is an example of each style on a single class :
Options Preferences represent the general EclipseUML customization.
Four options are available:
Show confirmation dialogs for deletion allows you to delete any element, with or without any warning. If you select this option then the warning will not appear when deleting an element. In order to reactivate this warning window, you must select the global preferences and unselect "Do not ask again".
Use split pane for source editor allows you to have two different and simultaneous views of each editor or to keep both diagram and source editors in the same view.
If you select this option, you will be able to work with the diagram editor and the Java code in the same view.
If you do not select this option, you will not be able to work with the diagram editor and the Java code in the same view.
Show the code status icon in diagram is useful if using Eclipse diagram presentation style.
If you select show the code status, every error will be visible in the diagram editor:
If you do not select show the code status, errors will not be visible in the diagram editor:
Save zoom and scrolling position allows you to reopen a diagram as it was before it was closed. This is important in order to start your work exactly where you finished it before.
The defined encoding is used when diagrams are saved.
Default (UFT-8) is recommended.
When using special characters in diagrams (including notes), it is important to save the diagram with an appropriate encoding. This is especially true when using Japanese, Chinese, or Korean languages.
An appropriate font must be selected for exporting images including
This is especially true when using Japanese, Chinese or Korean languages as the default font (Arial 12) doesn't support such characters.
Options are proposed to configure the diagram printing.
Two options are available:
Print format represents the scale factor. The scale factor 1.0 is equivalent to a 100% presentation and 2.0 is equivalent to 200%. It is useful to visualize the overview before printing.
Page border represents the border customization of you diagram editor image and its export to your printer.
Options are proposed to configure the diagram grid and
Six options are available: