Organizing the Solver
You can re-arrange and group objects in the Solver by dragging them.
Click down on the header bar of any Solver object. Then, without releasing the mouse button, drag it above or below its neighboring objects to the desired position.
When you’re done, release the mouse button (or your finger if you’re using a touchscreen).
Creating a new group
- Drag an item by its header bar onto another them
- The items will be highlighted orange to indicate they can be grouped
- Release the mouse
Note that only one layer of grouping is supported - you cannot create a group within another group.This assumes neither item is yet in a group. If either of them is, see below.
Moving an object into an existing group
Just click on the item’s header bar and drag it to the desired position within the target group. You can also drag items between groups using this method.
Merging two groups
Drag one group by its header onto the other group as in Creating a new group above.
To remove an item from a group, just drag it out of the group. Note that if the group has no other items remaining, it will be deleted.
Click on the button in a group’s header bar to ungroup all of its items. The contained items will be not be deleted.
Clicking the button in the group’s header bar will delete the group and all its members.
- Use a slow double click on the group’s name in its header bar to rename it.
- Note: click twice in a row, but not quite as fast as you would for a double-click. You may be familiar with this sort of “rename clicking” from your desktop operating system.
Type the new name
Press return/enter when you’re done, or press escape to cancel.
Tagging variable names
If the Solver has several formulas with similarly-named variables, or even has the same formula multiple times, it can be helpful to tag the variable names with a suffix to better tell them apart.
To do this, use a slow double click on the variable’s name: click once, then wait a second, then click again. Type the desired tag into the text box that appears.