Edit panel

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This page is related to Elementi GUI.

Introduction

Edit panel

The Edit panel is located on the right part of the Elementi GUI and allows editing:

  • the layers of a layout (including index.svg which is the "master" layout),
  • the items of a playlist,
  • the properties of a widget,
  • (Elementi X only) the XML / JavaScript code and the WebDAV properties of a SVG document.

Opening documents

To open a new document to be viewed in the edit panel:

  • To view the layers of the current project:
    • Go to the root of the project, by clicking on the project name in the address bar on top of the browse panel.
    • Double-click on the project master file, index.svg.
  • To view the layers / playlist items of a layout / playlist:
    • Close the current document using the close icon
    • Double-click on the layout / playlist icon in the browse panel.
    • The content of the layout / playlist folder will be shown in the browse panel and the layers / playlist items will be displayed in the edit panel.
    • If the previous document was not closed, double-click on the layout / playlist master file (index.svg / playlist.svg)
  • To view the properties of a widget, double-click on the widget file icon in the browse panel

Editing layers

When opening a layout or the project master file, the edit panel display a "Layers" tab:

  • To add text, media or streaming layers
    Click on the "Add Text Layer", "Add Media Layer" or "Add Streaming Layer" of the toolbar.
  • To remove an existing layer
    Click on the "Delete Layer" icon of the toolbar
  • To change the overlapping order (Z-order)
    Move the layer up or down using drag & drop
  • To change the time properties of the layer
    Use the Timeline
  • To lock a layer to prevent moving it or replacing it in the preview panel
    Use the "Lock" icon
  • To add effects, formatting, or manage properties of the layer:
    Click on the Elementi Icons Layer Properties.png (the "Layer Properties" button).

Note Note: Multiscreen projects are showing a "Properties" tab in addition to the "Layers" tab. The "Properties" tab allow the user to configure all the multiscreen related settings.

Editing playlist items

When opening a playlist, the edit panel display a "Playlist" tab:

  • To add text, media or streaming item in the playlist
    Click on the "Add Text Layer", "Add Media Layer" or "Add Streaming Layer" of the toolbar.
  • To remove an existing item
    Click on the "Delete Layer" icon of the toolbar
  • To change the playback order of the item in the playlist
    Move the item up or down using drag & drop
  • To manage properties of the item such as duration and formatting:
    Click on the Elementi Icons Layer Properties.png (the "Layer Properties" button).

Editing Widgets

When opening a widget, the content of the edit panel depends on the configurable parameters of the widget.

  • Most Widgets will display a "Properties" tab.
  • Additional tabs, such as "Layers", "Playlist", "Pages", "Mappings" etc. might also be shown.

Note Note: See the description of each widget for more details about how to use the widget.

This page was last modified on 10 August 2017, at 19:32.