To open the object properties box, do the following:
If not already viewed, press Ctrl+Q and the panel should pop up. To the top of the panel press "Prop", while selecting the object you wish to be affected, and this box (above) should pop up. Here is a list of what all of these buttons do:
Object's name- Changes the viewing name of the object selected.
Pink X Square- Click on it and select the color you would like the vertices to be.
Visible Box- Check or uncheck to make the object viewable or not.
Lock Box- Check or uncheck to make the object selectable or not.
Flat- The default setting.
Spline type 1- Makes the object have more vertices, but easier to control. A little boxy.
Spline type 2- Makes the object have more vertices, but easier to control. A little boxy.
Catmull Clark- Makes the object have more vertices that are easier to control. Very smooth.
Catmull Clark Segment- Goes up to 16, and makes the object have more vertices based on that number.
None- Default setting.
Mirror separated- Mirrors the object without connecting any vertices.
Mirror joined- Mirrors the object while connecting vertices.
Shows you the information on the object. Not changable.
Seg.- Higher the number, higher the vertices.
Smooth out the object.
What angle you want it to smooth on.
OK- Applies changes and closes the box.
Cancel- Closes the box without applying the changes.
Help- Opens a help manuel.