Creating a new screen customization

To create a new screen customization, follow these steps:
  1. Select your project in the ZIETrans Projects view and expand its resources.
  2. To base the screen customization on an active host terminal, bring up the host terminal, navigate to the screen you want to use, and click the Create ZIETrans Screen Customization icon on the host terminal tool bar. To base it on a screen capture, right-click that screen capture in the tree and select New ZIETrans > Screen Customization. The screen customization is based on the selected host terminal screen or screen capture, and the name of the screen customization defaults to one built from text found on the host terminal screen or from the name of the screen capture. Either of these methods starts the Create a Screen Customization wizard.
  3. On the Screen Customization page:
    • Accept the selected project.
    • Accept the default name, or enter a new name for this screen customization. Optionally, enter a description.
    • Click Next.
  4. On the Screen Recognition Criteria page:
    • If you invoked this wizard from the host terminal or from a screen capture, the screen that is displayed defaults to that screen. You can change to a different screen capture if you want to by selecting it from the drop-down list. The Use the host terminal screen option is available only if a host terminal session is active.
    • Using your mouse, select an area of the screen to use for the screen recognition criteria. Or, click the Show Advanced button to use more options to specify which criteria to use to match host screens. You can use several criteria to match a screen specifically, or fewer criteria to match a broader range of screens. Refer to ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide for more information about screen recognition criteria.
    • Click Next.
  5. On the Actions page:
    • Specify the actions to be taken when a host screen matches the selection criteria. By default a new transformation, based on the same screen, is created with the same name as the screen customization. You can change the name of the new transformation, specify that an existing transformation be used, or clear the Apply a transformation check box if you do not want to apply any transformation. When you apply a transformation, you must select a transformation pattern to use. For more information about transformation patterns, see the ZIETrans User's and Administrator's Guide. Also, when you apply a transformation, you can specify a different template to be used with it. If you want to play a macro, select the Play a macro check box. If you want to add other actions, select the Add advanced actions box.
    • Click Finish.
You do not have to define your screen customization completely when you define it. You can edit it later and modify its screen recognition criteria and actions.