This is where you can visualize and edit the contents of the currently selected design.
It is also where you can insert, visualize and edit widgets.
If the design does not fit into the Viewer window you can scroll the view
to see a different part of it. Hold down the
Ctrl key and the
Mouse Button and drag the image by moving the mouse.
Once a widget is added to a design, it becomes visible in the design area inside a rectangular box that can be moved or resized to the desired dimensions. The content of the widget will be updated when the widget properties are changed.
Selecting. Press the
Mouse Left Button inside the widget's bounding box to select it. A selected widget
will display a rectangular box around it.
Moving. Hold the
Mouse Left Button inside the widget and move it to the desired position. The position of a widget
is relative to the center of the widget and to the top-left corner of the canvas. You can use the
horizontal and vertical ruler as a guide.
Mouse Left Button over a border and drag it to resize the widget.
When the mouse hovers over the borders or the corners of a widget you will notice that the mouse pointer changes into an arrow. This tells you that a resize action is available.
Dragging a border will resize one dimension of the widget while dragging the corner will change the height and width of the widget.
If you wish to preserve the current aspect ratio of the widget, hold the
Ctrl key while
For image widgets, the content of the image can also be edited. The image can be scaled, rotated and translated. Note that transforming the content of an image widget refers to the image and not the widget's sizing box. If you want to change the dimensions of the widgets use the Size parameter.
Mouse Wheel. Scales the image up or down (from 0 to 10 times).
Mouse Wheel. Changes the angle of rotation around the center of the image.
Mouse Move. Offsets the image horizontaly and verticaly from the center of the widget.
Right click on a widget to open the widget popup menu. The available widget actions are:
Show/Hide. Hiding a widget will remove it from the design area. If you want to make it visible it you will have to do this from the Design panel.
Reset to Default. This action will reset the widget's parameters (such as size and position) to their initial values.
Lock. This action will make the widget unselectable and non-editable in the viewer.
Ctrl+X. Remove the widget from the image and put it onto the clipboard.
Ctrl+C. Put a copy of the widget onto the clipboard. The copy will preserve all the
parameter values of the original.
Ctrl+V. Paste the widget found on the clipboard into the currently selected image.
The pasted widget will have the same position and dimensions as the original.
Ctrl+D. Create a copy of the widget and paste it into the currently selected image.
F2. Change the name of the widget.
Del. Remove a widget from the design.
Ordering. Widgets are rendered in the order they have been added, meaning that the last added will overlap
the previous. The order can be changed by using the
Bring to Front (
PageUp key) or
Send to Back
PageDown key) on the selected widget. You can also change the order of the widgets by dragging the
effect up or down inside the Design tab in the Parameters panel.