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User Interface

Inspectors

Change your component data via the Inspector panels for the selected object.

Inspectors Quick Take

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The Inspectors panel displays the active inspectors for the selected object.

For Shapes:

  • Shape Inspector - modify fill and stroke color, transparency, and width.

For Text:

  • Shape Inspector - modify the text box
  • Font Inspector - change fonts, size, highlight, underline, alignment.

For Components:

  • Component Inspector - change the component label

Component Inspector

The Component Inspector activateswhen you select a component. Currently it lets you change the text associated with the component.

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Shape Inspector

The Shape Inspector is active when you have selected a shape (e.g. rectangle, oval, etc.).

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It allows changing the following properties on the shape:

Line

The Line section of the Shape Inspector lets you change stroke properties on the border of the shape. These include:

  • Color - the color of the border line. This uses the standard color selector to display available colors to choose.
  • Transparency - the transparency of the border line
  • Width - the width of the border line
  • Dash Type - The type of border, which can be either solid, dotted, or dashed.

Fill

The Fill section of the Shape Inspector lets you change fill properties on the shape. These include:

  • Color - this is the color used to fill the interior of the shape. This uses the standard color selector to display available colors to choose.
  • Transparency - this is the transprency setting for the fill of the shape interior.

Font Inspector

If you select a Text shape, then the Font Inspector becomes active.

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  • Font - this list contains all the available fonts on your machine.
  • Size - This is the font size for the selected Text shape.
  • Font Size Increase - this is a shortcut button for quickly increasing the font size by 1 point.
  • Font Size Decrease - this is a shortcut button for quickly decreasing the font size by 1 point.

The following attributes are available if the selected font supports it.

  • Bold - toggle bold on and off.
  • Italic - toggle italic on and off.
  • Underline - toggle underline on and off.
  • Strikeout - toggle strikeout on and off.
  • Highlight - toggle highlight on and off. Currently, we only support a yellow highlight color.
  • Alignment - Left, Center, Right, or Justified alignment of text within the text box.
  • Color - This selects the color of the text and uses the standard color picker.

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