Designer 11.02

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The View menu has a number of functions available to assist the designer during the creative process, and it enables quick access to:

FunctionExplanation

The Primary Design Panels

 

Element (F3), Background (F4), Buttons (F5), Palette (F6) and List (F7)
Hiding the Design Panels

To see the covered portion of a page obscured by a panel without scrolling, press the Right mouse button and select Hide Design Panel. When the tab is hidden, press the Right mouse button to make it visible. If your keyboard is not globally programmed with another feature, or you have reprogrammed it for accessibility in Designer, you can also use the F11 key to Hide/Show the Design Panel. If you are running in a window, and your desktop is large enough, you can enlarge the window so that the Design panels do not obscure the Page View canvas.

Hiding ElementsIt is useful to be able to hide elements while working on a page since typically, when designing, several elements are arranged one on top of another.
  • Hide Selected Elements: Select the element either by clicking it in the design canvas or from the List Panel, then choose Hide Selected Elements from the View pull-down menu.
  • Hide All Other Elements: Quick way to isolate only the selected element(s) on the screen.
  • Unhide All Elements: Make all hidden elements visible regardless if they were selected. You can also access the Hide/Unhide All features from the context menu, using the Right mouse button on a selected element or by using the hotkey Ctrl+N. Elements will remain hidden until you complete editing them and exit the page. To permanently hide elements from playback, use the Enable/Disable feature from the Element Control Panel.
Hide/Show Global ElementsHides/shows any elements globally viable on all pages of this script.They are still in the script, and can be drag-selected or selected in the List panel, but cannot be selected by clicking on them. When the page is crowded, this option makes it easier to work with elements that are only on this page.
Hide/Show Off-page ElementsHides/Shows elements not within the page boundary. Elements that break the boundary are cropped to the part visible within the page boundary. When off-page elements are hidden, the Page View scroll bars are limited to the page itself. 
Extras (Grids and Guide Lines)Used in conjunction with Show Extras?, this menu allows you to specify which of the Extras are shown.
Show Extras?Show/hide grids and guidelines that are for editing purposes only. Grids and Guidelines are useful both to ensure alignment or defining safe areas of the screen.
Snap toUsed in conjunction with Snap?, this can specify which of the Extras elements are snapped to, when moved. 
Snap?Enables you to limit the movement of elements to the nearest grid or guide line depending on the selected Snap To options.
Zoom ControlSix of the commonly used zoom levels are provided from here. 
Preview PageSame option as the Preview Icon in the Page View Toolbar. It enables you to preview the page, including transitions.
Play ScriptSame option as the Play Icon in the Main View Toolbar. It enables you to play the script from the beginning.
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