Use

The editors for gallery -, presentation - and print drafts are allocated in a modal program window.  They are usually called from the respective tabs of the Options|System Options settings dialog.  The editors may, however, also be used for adjusting of forms that are already assigned concrete print objects (e.g. finding images).

 

The basic work flow for creation or adjustment of layouts consists of defining the desired object type via icon bar or context menu item New Object,  placing it at the respective area of the editor field by Drag&Drop and assigning the required appearance via object-specific properties dialogs.  Objects may be copied, pasted from clipboard or deleted by means of the [Copy Current Object], [Paste Current Object] and [Delete] icon buttons.

Further icon buttons allow fading in of a grid of reference lines and adjusting the resolution of the grid used for alignment of objects between 1x1 and 10x10 pixels.  

 

 

Editor Main Menu

 

File

New

Opens New (Empty) editor Window

Edit

Closes Editor Window and Allows Opening of an Existing Layout from the List

Save

Saves Current Status Under Current Layout Name

Save as ...

saves Current Status Under Selectable Name

Exit

Closes Editor Window

 

Edit

Copy

Copies Selected Object

Paste

Pastes Object from Clipboard

Delete

Deletes Selected Object

Mark All

Selects All Objects

Properties

Opens Properties Dialog for Selected Object

 

View

Grid

Activates/Deactivates Grid of Reference Lines

 

Options

Grid Size

Distance betw. the Reference Lines (4 | 5 | 8 | 10 | 16 | 20)

Grid

Distance betw. the Grid Lines for Object Alignment (1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10)

Page View

Portrait | Landscape | Desktop

 

Help

Info ...

Opens Manual for Editor Use

 

 

Editor Context Menu

Menu - Layout

Hides Editor Header with Menu and Icon Bar

Mark All

Selects All Objects

New Object

Generates a New Object (ì see also: Gallery-Editor | Presentation-Editor | Print-Editor)

Grid

Activates/Deactivates Grid of Reference Lines

Reference Line

Adds Horizontal and Vertical Reference Line of Selectable Colors

Background

Specification of Background Colors for Layout and Objects

Help

Opens Manual for Editor Use

Save As ...

Saves Current Status Under Selectable Name

Exit

Closes Editor Window

 

 

Icon Bar Edit Functions

Opens New (Empty) Editor Window

Closes Editor Window and Allows Opening of an Existing Layout from the List

Saves Current Status Under Selectable Name

Preview of the Current Status

Cursor Mode (Select)

Copies Selected Object

Pastes Object from Clipboard

Deletes Selected Object

Activates/Deactivates Grid of Reference Lines

Distance betw. Grid Lines for Object Alignment (1 | 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10)

Opens Properties Dialog for Selected Object