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The Edit menu allows you to edit various aspects of the program. Please note the shortcut keystroke for common operations are also defined on the menu, you can use the keyboard shortcut to invoke the associated function directly from the keyboard. You can also see shortcut icons for some menu items on the menu as a guide that there is a shortcut toolbar icon for the option.



Set up position...

This allows you to edit the current position or set up a new position. It opens the Set up position dialog.


Copy


This submenu allows you to copy the current Position shown, the current Game or a selection of Games...

Copying the current Position to the clipboard allows you to paste the position into another tab or into another chess program which supports pasting positions. The Position is copied in FEN format.

Copying the Game to the clipboard allows you to paste the game into another database tab or into another chess program which supports pasting a game. The game is copied in PGN format.

Copying Games... is a powerful and easy way to copy a selection of games to another database tab in the GUI.You do need at least one other database open to use the Copy Games... function. You can read more about this function in the Copy games section.


Paste


This submenu allows you to paste a Position or a Game from the clipboard into the current tab. This enables you to copy positions or games from other programs or between tabs inside HIARCS Chess Explorer. The Merge with current game menu option enables you to merge a game with the current game in the Game Notation pane. This is a very powerful analysis feature, you can read more about this unique analysis feature in the Merge game section.


Undo

This option allows you to undo the last operation you performed in this tab on the current game. This is very useful to reverse mistakes made in Game Notation. There is no limit to the number of undo operations you can perform since the game was loaded.


Redo

This option allows you to redo the last operation which was undone by the Undo command above. There is no limit on the number of Redo commands performed.


Insert


This submenu item allows you to insert into the game notation in a number of ways using the nested menu items:


Please note there are many other context specific items like move, evaluation and other symbols which can be inserted by right clicking your mouse on a particular move in the Game notation.


Remove


This submenu item allows you to remove from the game notation many different aspects using the submenu items:


Promote variation

This menu item allows you to promote the current variation shown in the game notation up one level closer to the mainline. If the variation was only one level down from the main line then the variation would become the new main line with the previous mainline becoming a sub-variation.


Make primary variation

This menu item allows you to make a variation the top (first, primary) variation where there is more than one variation available. This enables you to order the variations to your preference. Please see the move context section for how this works.


Preferences

This menu item allows you to open the Preferences dialog where you can configure HIARCS Chess Explorer.