Messages

To add and remove a massage are done in the Vertical mode of the CELL MODE. The following all steps are premised operation in the Vertical mode.

Adding

  1. Select the cell which is source of message.

    The place which is the lifeline (dotted line) or execution specification (rectangle) can be a source cell. In addition, the empty cell can also be a source cell. This is useful to represent the external events.

  2. Press i.

    The mode switches to the RANGE MODE.

  3. Move the cursor to the place which you want to stretch the message.

  4. Press <Enter> to determine it.

Removing

  1. Select the cell which placed the message you want to remove.

    The arrival point (arrowhead) of the message line is not selectable. Select the source or intermediate position of the message line.

  2. Perform one of the following operations:

    • Press x.
    • Click cut-icon on the toolbar.
    • Click [EditCut] on the menu.

    If the selected cell contains the message and the execution specification, the mode switches to the SELECT MODE to select the message or the execution specification. The message is removed when you select it with a method of moving a cursor. For more info, refer to the Unique modes in Sequence diagram.

Adjustment of length

  1. Select the cell which placed the message you want to adjust the length.

    The arrival point (arrowhead) of the message line is not selectable. Select the source or intermediate position of the message line.

  2. Press r or c.

    The mode switches to the RANGE MODE.

    If the selected cell contains the message and the execution specification, the mode switches to the SELECT MODE to select the message or the execution specification. The message is removed when you select it with a method of moving a cursor.

    If you do this operation at the other of the terminal of the message, the cursor moves automatically to the terminal of the message.

  3. Adjust the length of the message with a method of moving a cursor.

    h, j, k, l or , , , are able to use.

  4. Press <Enter> to fix the length.

Selecting a message type

You can select a message type by stretching the range in the RANGE MODE up or down when adding or adjusting the message.