Edit contains options for managing the contents of the page. The available options depend on the tab which may differ slightly from one tab to another. They can be accessed primarily through the Edit pull-down menu. A few options are also available in the Page view Toolbar such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo and Redo.
The Edit menu consists of:
Undo/ Redo (last named action)
|Use as necessary. The Undo/Redo support in the Design panels is the same as described in Main Toolbar: Undo and Redo. The Undo command undoes the last action you performed while Redo restores that action. They are both multi-leveled, meaning you can repeatedly step backward through the sequence of your changes by continually choosing Undo, or step forward in your sequence by choosing Redo.|
|This is whole-page undo. Choosing this option will revert the current page to the state it was in when you last entered it from the Main View, or from another page, in any Design Panel. For example, if you have made several changes to a page and realize that the page is all wrong, Undo Page lets you start over more easily than using Undo repeatedly.|
|Deletes information from a page, and places it on the clipboard. From there, it can be pasted into any script, and is available until the next time you choose Cut or Copy.|
|Duplicates information to the clipboard, which can then be pasted into any script. Any information located on the clipboard is available until the next time you choose Cut or Copy.|
Inserts information from the clipboard which has been cut or copied. The position of the information after it has been pasted, depends on the current status of the page:
Having copied an element it is possible to paste it exactly on top of the original using the keyboard CTRL+ALT+V.
You may continue working with any pasted information.
For special options when pasting material placed on the clipboard from an external program. It is available only when there is material on the clipboard, apart from plain text, which Designer will interpret as graphics.
When you choose Paste Special, you will see a dialog offering two options:
Returns the selected elements to the defaults, which are controlled by the Save Element and Page Defaults in the Tools Menu.
|Removes any selected elements. May be recovered by choosing Undo.|
|Automatically selects every element on the page. For example, if you wanted to apply the same pause setting to every element, you would use this option. In some situations it is faster to select all elements on the page and then Ctrl-click on the elements you want to exclude, rather than individually clicking on every element.|
Appear Later, Appear Earlier
Appear Later causes the selected element to appear on the page later than other elements, while Appear Earlier causes the selected element to appear on the page earlier than other elements. This will effectively move the element to the top of the Page Toolbar: List mode.
These options also have the effect of causing the selected element to move in front of, or behind overlapping elements. Using Element Layering will control how elements cover each other, independent of their temporal order. When using these options, the rules applied are based of whether the element has a transition. Essentially there are two groups as is seen in the List View. The first section of elements are those without transitions and are already on the page when the page appears during playback, while the second section are those with transitions and appear in the order in List View. Adding or removing a transition will cause the element to move between the sections.
|Opens the Align popup, which provides the ways to align the selected elements both vertically and horizontally.|
|Opens the Spread popup, which provides the ways to spread the selected elements both vertically and horizontally.|
Bind to Data
|This will bring up a popup menu that lets you pick a variable, or choose New... to create or select a variable to bind the property to. If the property already is bound to data, you will find an Unbind option at the bottom of the popup menu so that you can unbind it from the data. When an element is bound to a variable the Selection box of the element will show the name of the variable it is bound to.|
Set Array Index
|Opens the Set Array Index popup, which provides the ways to alter the index used when binding parameters in the selected elements.|
|Insert Image||Adds the given image into the text or text box element at the current location as an embedded image.|