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File | Settings | Copyright - Formatting - CSS/Groovy/GSP/HTML/JAVA/JavaScript/JSP/JSPX/Properties/XML


The page opens when you click a file type below the Formatting node. Use this page to define formatting of copyright notices depending on the type of files to insert them in.

Item Description
No copyright If this option is selected, the copyright notice will not be updated in the files of the selected type.
Use default settings If this option is selected, the copyright notice will be updated according to the default project settings.
Use custom formatting options If this option is selected, the copyright notice in the files of the selected type will be updated according to the custom settings defined below.
Comment Type In this area, specify the type of comment to enclose copyright notices in. The available options are:
  • Use block comment - select this option to have copyright notices enclosed in block comments.
  • Prefix each line - select this check box to have each line of a copyright notice prepended with the character defined in the Separator char text box. By default, an asterisk is used.
  • Use line comment - select this option to have copyright notices represented as a sequence of line comments.
Borders In this area, define how to separate copyright notices from other comments.
  • Separator before - select this check box have a copyright notice prepended with a line of characters defined in the Separator char text box.
  • Separator after - select this check box have a copyright notice followed by a line of characters defined in the Separator char text box.
  • Separator char - in this text box, type the character that will be used in the separator strings and as a prefix or ending character in block comments.
  • Length - in this text box, type the number of characters in a spartor line.
  • Box - select this check box to have each line of a copyright notice followed by a character defined in the Separator char text box.
  • Add blank line after - select this check box to have a blank line inserted after a copyright notice.
Relative Location In this area, specify the location of a copyright notice relative to other comments.
  • Before other comments - when this option is selected, copyright notices are inserted above other comments.
  • After other comments - when this option is selected, copyright notices are inserted below other comments.
Preview Use this area to view a sample copyright notice with the formatting you have defined.
Location in File Use this area to specify the location of the copyright notice in a file. Depending on the file type, the available options are:
  • JAVA
    • Before the package statements
    • Before imports
    • Before the class declaration
  • HTML, JSP, JSPX, XML
    • Before the root tag
    • Before the Doctype statement

Warning

For the Properties and JavaScript file types no choice is available. Copyright notices are always inserted at the top of a file.

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