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NedGraphics

User Guide

Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro


Release 5.0

For Windows

Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro


Notice
NedGraphics reserves the right to make changes to the product described in this manual at any time and without prior notice.

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Contents
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW ......................................................1 EASILY HANDLE YOUR PROJECTS! .................................................................1 A WIDE CHOICE OF BOOKS AND OBJECTS .......................................................1 THE OLE TECHNOLOGY .................................................................................2 PLAY WITH THE OBJECTS! ..............................................................................3 A CLEAR DISPLAY TO WORK MORE EASILY....................................................3 PRINTING ........................................................................................................4 MORE FLEXIBLE OUTPUT ...............................................................................4 AN EASY-TO-USE SOFTWARE .........................................................................5 BEFORE YOU BEGIN ...............................................................................7 STRUCTURE OF THE GUIDE ............................................................................7 TERMS AND CONVENTIONS ............................................................................8 BASIC WINDOWS CONCEPTS ..........................................................................9 HELP .............................................................................................................12 INSTALLATION AND UNINSTALLATION........................................13 INSTALLATION .............................................................................................13 UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE ...................................................................17 THE MAIN WINDOW .............................................................................19 OBJECT MANAGER .......................................................................................26 OBJECT PROPERTIES ....................................................................................35 Formatting Page Properties.....................................................................35 Page Properties........................................................................................37 MENUS .......................................................................................................39 FILE MENU ...................................................................................................39 Introduction..............................................................................................39 New...........................................................................................................40 After having used New .........................................................................40 Open......................................................................................................41 Close.........................................................................................................42 Save ..........................................................................................................43 Save As... ..................................................................................................43

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Save As Standard Layout..........................................................................47 Save Image As...........................................................................................49 Export catalog page .................................................................................51 Catalog Creator........................................................................................51 Select Source ............................................................................................58 Acquire .....................................................................................................58 Print Setup................................................................................................59 Page Setup................................................................................................62 The Document Page Format tab.........................................................62 The Printer Page Format tab...............................................................64 Print Preview............................................................................................65 Print..........................................................................................................67 The Print to file option..........................................................................71 The Print to server option .................................................................74 Summary Info ........................................................................................75 Recent files area .......................................................................................76 Exit............................................................................................................76 EDIT MENU ...................................................................................................77 Cut ............................................................................................................77 Copy..........................................................................................................78 Paste .........................................................................................................78 Duplicate ..................................................................................................78 Delete........................................................................................................79 Undo......................................................................................................79 All Undo ...................................................................................................79 Redo..........................................................................................................80 All redo .....................................................................................................80 Select All...................................................................................................80 Properties..............................................................................................80 VIEW MENU..................................................................................................81 Last Zoom .................................................................................................81 Life Size ....................................................................................................81 Whole page ...............................................................................................81 Zoom.........................................................................................................82 Grid ..........................................................................................................83 Rulers........................................................................................................83 Paper Color ..............................................................................................83 Texture......................................................................................................84

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Toolbars ...................................................................................................84 Standard................................................................................................85 Modules ................................................................................................86 Main......................................................................................................86 Books ....................................................................................................87 Drawing tools .......................................................................................87 Browsers ...............................................................................................88 Pages toolbar.........................................................................................89 Pages list...............................................................................................89 Zoom toolbar ........................................................................................89 Arrange .................................................................................................90 Objects order.........................................................................................90 Tile........................................................................................................91 Transform .............................................................................................91 Alignment .............................................................................................92 Distribution toolbar...............................................................................92 Status bar .................................................................................................93 Show all bars............................................................................................93 Hide all bars.............................................................................................94 INSERT MENU ...............................................................................................95 Select Item... .............................................................................................95 Drag drop a fabric ...................................................................................96 Line...........................................................................................................97 Rectangle..................................................................................................98 Ellipse.......................................................................................................99 Picture ................................................................................................100 Fabric .................................................................................................100 Article .................................................................................................101 Easy Map ............................................................................................102 Text.........................................................................................................103 Weave..................................................................................................103 1) New Weave .................................................................................104 2) Open Weave ................................................................................105 New Item .............................................................................................105 1) Create New..................................................................................106 2) Create from File .............................................................................107 Insert a NedGraphics project.................................................................108 When you have chosen to insert a Texcelle project............................109 When you have chosen to insert a Tuft project ..................................110

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FORMAT MENU...........................................................................................113 Move To Front........................................................................................113 Move To Back .........................................................................................113 Move Forward........................................................................................114 Move Back ..............................................................................................114 Right 90 Rotation ..................................................................................114 Left 90 Rotation ....................................................................................115 Free Angle Rotation ...............................................................................115 Skew........................................................................................................116 Restore....................................................................................................116 TOOLS MENU..............................................................................................117 Picture Book ...........................................................................................117 The Browser Options tab..................................................................118 The Dialog Options tab ....................................................................120 Fabric Book............................................................................................122 Article Book............................................................................................123 3D Book..................................................................................................124 Weave Book ............................................................................................126 Material Book.........................................................................................127 Rulers ..................................................................................................129 Options ...................................................................................................130 Color Atlas..............................................................................................131 How do I use a color atlas?.................................................................131 How to open a color atlas....................................................................133 Individually modifying the colors of an atlas .....................................133 Modifying several atlas colors simultaneously...................................135 The Save Atlas and Save Atlas As commands ...................................136 Print Atlas ...........................................................................................136 Close Atlas..........................................................................................139 Change color atlas .................................................................................139 WINDOW MENU..........................................................................................141 Cascade ..................................................................................................141 Tile horizontally......................................................................................141 Tile vertically..........................................................................................142 Tile Options.........................................................................................142 Automatic Tile ........................................................................................142 Arrange Icons .........................................................................................143 PREFERENCES MENU ..................................................................................145

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Memory settings .....................................................................................145 Extended Dialogues................................................................................145 Define modules switching.......................................................................146 Print resolutions.....................................................................................147 Vectorial files resolution ........................................................................148 Grid and Guidelines ...............................................................................149 Print Server ............................................................................................152 Function Setup and Activation ...........................................................152 Print Using the Printer Server.............................................................154 HELP MENU................................................................................................157 Help topics..........................................................................................157 About Storyboard & Cataloguing... .......................................................157 TOOLBARS .............................................................................................159 INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................159 STANDARD TOOLBAR.................................................................................161 New.........................................................................................................161 Open .......................................................................................................161 Save ........................................................................................................161 Page Setup..............................................................................................161 Print........................................................................................................162 Print Preview .........................................................................................162 Cut ..........................................................................................................162 Copy .......................................................................................................162 Paste.......................................................................................................162 Modules ..................................................................................................163 Undo.......................................................................................................163 Redo........................................................................................................164 All undo ..................................................................................................164 All redo...................................................................................................164 About Storyboard & Cataloguing.......................................................164 Whats this..............................................................................................164 MODULES TOOLBAR ..................................................................................165 MAIN TOOLBAR .........................................................................................166 Select tool ...............................................................................................166 Books ......................................................................................................167 Insert line ...............................................................................................167 Insert text................................................................................................168 Text Object Properties ........................................................................169

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Font Drop-Down Box......................................................................169 Font Size..........................................................................................169 Bold .................................................................................................170 Italic.................................................................................................170 Underlined.......................................................................................170 Color................................................................................................171 Align text left ..................................................................................172 Center text .......................................................................................172 Align text right ................................................................................172 Apply fabric ............................................................................................172 Browsers .................................................................................................173 Object Properties....................................................................................174 Object Manager......................................................................................174 Color atlas ..............................................................................................174 Rulers......................................................................................................175 Working With Guidelines ...................................................................175 Adding A Guideline ........................................................................176 Moving A Guideline........................................................................176 Delete A Guideline..........................................................................176 Using Snap ......................................................................................177 Grid ........................................................................................................179 BOOKS TOOLBAR .......................................................................................180 Insert image............................................................................................180 Image Object Properties......................................................................180 Insert Easy Map object...........................................................................182 Easy Map Object Properties................................................................182 Insert fabric ............................................................................................184 Fabric Object Properties .....................................................................184 Palette Properties ................................................................................189 Insert article ...........................................................................................190 Article Object Properties.....................................................................190 Insert Easy Weave ..................................................................................192 Easy Weave Object Properties............................................................192 DRAWING TOOLS TOOLBAR .......................................................................194 Straight line ............................................................................................194 Straight line Object Properties ............................................................194 Rectangle ................................................................................................197 Rectangle Object Properties................................................................197

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Ellipse.....................................................................................................197 Ellipse Object Properties ....................................................................198 BROWSERS TOOLBAR .................................................................................199 Picture Book...........................................................................................199 Fabric Book............................................................................................199 Article Book............................................................................................200 Easy Map Book.......................................................................................200 Easy Weave Book ...................................................................................200 Material Book.........................................................................................201 PAGES TOOLBAR ........................................................................................202 New Page ...............................................................................................202 Delete Page ............................................................................................202 Page Properties......................................................................................202 Formatting Page ....................................................................................202 Go to Page..............................................................................................202 PAGES LIST TOOLBAR ................................................................................203 ZOOM TOOLBAR .........................................................................................204 Zoom level (drop-down) field.................................................................204 Zoom Slider ............................................................................................205 Zoom In ..................................................................................................205 Zoom Out................................................................................................205 ARRANGE TOOLBAR ..................................................................................206 Group .....................................................................................................206 Ungroup .................................................................................................206 Change position .....................................................................................207 Alignment ...............................................................................................207 Distribution ............................................................................................207 Tile..........................................................................................................208 OBJECTS ORDER TOOLBAR ........................................................................209 Move to background...............................................................................209 Move behind ...........................................................................................209 Move in front ..........................................................................................209 Move to foreground................................................................................209 TILE TOOLBAR ...........................................................................................210 Cascade ..................................................................................................210 Tile horizontally .....................................................................................210 Tile vertically .........................................................................................210 TRANSFORM TOOLBAR ..............................................................................211 Rotate 90 right ......................................................................................211

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Rotate 90left..........................................................................................211 Skew Object ............................................................................................211 Free Angle Rotation ...............................................................................213 Restore Object ........................................................................................214 ALIGNMENT TOOLBAR ...............................................................................216 Align left edge.........................................................................................216 Align vertical center ...............................................................................216 Align right edge ......................................................................................216 Align top edge.........................................................................................217 Align horizontal center ...........................................................................217 Align bottom edge...................................................................................217 DISTRIBUTION TOOLBAR ............................................................................218 Distribute top edge .................................................................................218 Distribute horizontal center ...................................................................218 Distribute bottom edge ...........................................................................218 Distribute left edge .................................................................................218 Distribute vertical center........................................................................219 Distribute right edge...............................................................................219 Fashion/Printing Studio Communication Layout...................................220 POP-UP MENUS......................................................................................221 DRAWING OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ............................................................221 Object type..............................................................................................221 Cut ..........................................................................................................222 Copy........................................................................................................222 Delete......................................................................................................222 Rename ...................................................................................................223 Lock/unlock.............................................................................................223 Title.........................................................................................................224 TEXT OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ...................................................................225 Object Type.............................................................................................225 Cut ..........................................................................................................225 Copy........................................................................................................226 Delete......................................................................................................226 Rename ...................................................................................................226 Lock/unlock.............................................................................................227 Title.........................................................................................................228 Transparent colors .................................................................................229

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Edit Text .................................................................................................231 PICTURE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ..............................................................232 Object Type ............................................................................................232 Cut ..........................................................................................................232 Copy .......................................................................................................233 Delete .....................................................................................................233 Rename...................................................................................................233 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................234 Title ........................................................................................................234 Transparent colors .................................................................................235 FABRIC OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ................................................................239 Object Type ............................................................................................239 Cut ..........................................................................................................239 Copy .......................................................................................................239 Delete .....................................................................................................240 Rename...................................................................................................240 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................241 Title ........................................................................................................241 Transparent colors .................................................................................242 Material..................................................................................................245 Edit with .................................................................................................247 If you choose Design & Repeat..........................................................247 If you choose Coloring .......................................................................247 Fabric Repeat Options ...........................................................................248 ARTICLE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ..............................................................251 Object Type ............................................................................................251 Cut ..........................................................................................................252 Copy .......................................................................................................252 Delete .....................................................................................................252 Rename...................................................................................................252 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................253 Title ........................................................................................................253 Transparent colors .................................................................................255 Edit Article .............................................................................................257 Edit with..............................................................................................257 POP-UP MENU OF MAPPED ARTICLES .......................................................259 Object Type ............................................................................................259 Cut ..........................................................................................................260 Copy .......................................................................................................260

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Delete......................................................................................................260 Rename ...................................................................................................260 Lock/unlock.............................................................................................261 Title.........................................................................................................261 Transparent colors .................................................................................263 Edit Article..............................................................................................265 Article Functions pop-up menu ..........................................................266 Article Colors Toolbar ....................................................................266 Zone coloring ..................................................................................267 Erase zone .......................................................................................267 2 Point Vectors ................................................................................268 3 Point Vectors ................................................................................269 Select vector ....................................................................................270 Erase vector.....................................................................................270 Pattern affectation ...........................................................................270 Mapping Options.............................................................................273 Mapping or Technical Image ..........................................................275 Symmetry On/Off............................................................................275 Move axis ........................................................................................275 Export .....................................................................................................276 Edit with ..............................................................................................279 Tips for working with articles and mapping colors................................280 EASY WEAVE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ......................................................282 Object Type.............................................................................................282 Cut ..........................................................................................................282 Copy........................................................................................................283 Delete......................................................................................................283 Rename ...................................................................................................283 Lock/unlock.............................................................................................284 Title.........................................................................................................284 Transparent colors .................................................................................286 Easy Weave Object .................................................................................288 EASY MAP OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ...........................................................290 Object Type.............................................................................................290 Cut ..........................................................................................................291 Copy........................................................................................................291 Delete......................................................................................................291 Rename ...................................................................................................292

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Lock/unlock ............................................................................................292 Title ........................................................................................................293 Transparent colors .................................................................................294 Mapping Options....................................................................................296 Change Colorway...................................................................................298 OLE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ....................................................................299 TEXCELLE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ...........................................................300 Object Type ............................................................................................300 Cut ..........................................................................................................300 Copy .......................................................................................................301 Delete .....................................................................................................301 Rename...................................................................................................301 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................302 Title ........................................................................................................302 Transparent colors .................................................................................304 Insert a new view for the same NedGraphics project.............................306 Change visual appearance for this view ................................................307 TUFT OBJECTS POP-UP MENU ...................................................................308 Object Type ............................................................................................308 Cut ..........................................................................................................308 Copy .......................................................................................................309 Delete .....................................................................................................309 Rename...................................................................................................309 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................310 Title ........................................................................................................310 Transparent colors .................................................................................312 Insert a new view for the same NG project ............................................314 Change visual appearance for this view ................................................315 PALETTE OBJECTS POP-UP MENU .............................................................316 Object Type ............................................................................................316 Cut ..........................................................................................................317 Copy .......................................................................................................317 Delete .....................................................................................................317 Rename...................................................................................................318 Lock/unlock ............................................................................................318 Title ........................................................................................................319 Display Colors .......................................................................................320 Display Color Names .............................................................................320 Display Colorway Name ........................................................................320

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Display Color Codes...........................................................................321 Color Options .........................................................................................322 Select Colorway ..................................................................................322 Display Group Color Only .....................................................................324 POP-UP MENUS OF ARTICLES IN EDITING MODE .......................................325 Color Areas Pop-Up Menu.....................................................................325 Clear Area...........................................................................................325 Select Color.....................................................................................325 Fabric Area Pop-Up Menu.....................................................................326 Clear Area...........................................................................................326 Select Colorway..............................................................................326 Mapping Options ............................................................................327 BOOKS POP-UP MENU ................................................................................328 Directory.................................................................................................328 Sort By ....................................................................................................329 Print........................................................................................................329 MAIN WINDOW POP-UP MENUS ................................................................330 Page/Formatting Page Pop-Up Menu....................................................330 Object Type.........................................................................................330 Page Setup/Formatting Page Setup.............................................330 Rulers......................................................................................................333 Grid and Guidelines ...............................................................................333 Delete page.............................................................................................333 Rename page ..........................................................................................333 Ignore formatting....................................................................................334 Paste .......................................................................................................334 Project Properties ..................................................................................334 Object Manager Pop-up Menus .............................................................336 Presentation Pop-up Menu..................................................................336 Formatting Page Pop-up Menu ...........................................................336 Page Pop-up Menu..............................................................................338 Group Pop-up Menu ...........................................................................338 Picture Pop-up Menu ..........................................................................339 Easy Map Pop-Up Menu.....................................................................341 Fabric Pop-up Menu ...........................................................................342 Article Pop-up Menu ..........................................................................342 Easy Weave Pop-up Menu..................................................................343 COLOR CHANNELS POP-UP MENU .............................................................344

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HSV ........................................................................................................344 RGB ........................................................................................................345 CMY........................................................................................................346 CMYK.....................................................................................................346 hCL.........................................................................................................346 XYZ.........................................................................................................347 LAB.........................................................................................................347 CMYK%..................................................................................................348 Colored...................................................................................................348 Enhanced Display ..................................................................................348 Using Enhanced Display in Non-Delta mode.....................................348 Using Enhanced Display in Delta calibration mode ........................349 Enhanced Mode Zoom........................................................................352 Zoom on the Hue bar ......................................................................353 Zoom on the hCL Slice ...................................................................354 Zoom range indicators ....................................................................355 GLOSSARY .............................................................................................357 APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL FILE FORMATS ...............................365 APPENDIX B: SUGGESTIONS SHEET FOR STORYBOARD & CATALOGUING PRO ...........................................................................367 APPENDIX C: ANOMALY REPORT FOR STORYBOARD & CATALOGUING PRO ...........................................................................369 INDEX.......................................................................................................371

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INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW


In the universe of textile and clothing, the visual presentation of your creations is essential! Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro represents currently the only software for presentation and catalogue creation specifically developed for the textile field. The aim of this section is to unveil briefly the different functionalities of this software.

Easily handle your projects!


The Open command permits you to work on an existing presentation. While you use this function, Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro displays on your screen all objects comprised in the selected presentation. You can then easily perform all the desired modifications on them, changing - modifying the already present objects, while also importing new ones. Another choice available to you: it is possible to create an entirely new command. presentation starting from a blank display, using the New Give your imagination free course! The Print Setup command (File Menu) permits you to select then the appropriate parameters for your new presentation (resolution, image size, paper orientation, etc.). To make your presentation more appealing, you are also given the choice of assigning a texture or a background color to your presentation. You will then also be permitted to modify at any moment the properties of the current document, by right-clicking anywhere in your presentation and then selecting the Page Configuration command from the pop-up menu which appears.

A wide choice of books and objects


Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro offers you a wide array of objects which you can insert into your presentations: pictures, articles, Easy Weave files, 3D images which can be mapped, materials, color palettes, projects having been created in other NedGraphics applications, OLE objects, etc. For each 1

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type of object you are also offered books, which permit you to visualize a preview of the images contained in the files. You can thus rapidly access the desired files, even if you do not know their name. In addition to the objects that can be inserted using the object books, you also have at your disposal different geometric shapes (lines, rectangles and ellipses), as well as text areas, which permit you to annotate your presentations. You can customize these functionalities to your liking, using different pop-up menus and the color control available in this application. Furthermore, in order to offer complete control over the content of your projects, we have created the Object Manager - a powerful and versatile tool to organize the elements of your presentation and facilitate formatting in the case of larger, multi-page presentations. With such an array of functions and objects, you will be able to quickly create the most varied and appealing presentations!

The OLE technology


The Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application comprises the OLE technology. Owing to this technology, an object created in an OLEcompliant application, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw, for example, can be directly integrated in your Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro presentation using the Insert New Item command from the Insert Menu. Once these objects are integrated in your application, it is possible to modify these objects by double-clicking them in your presentation. The original application that has been used for creating them will then be launched from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro and all its functions will be available to edit and modify the selected object. You can also enter the OLE objects editing mode by selecting an object and then choosing the corresponding Edit Object function from its pop-up menu. Click the Open command from the cascading menu that appears onscreen. The object will then be displayed in the original application.

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At the end of the work session, when you save your presentation, the changes you made to the OLE objects during the current work session will also be saved.

Play with the objects!


Once a series of objects is integrated into your presentation, you will be able to edit and modify these objects to your liking, owing to a large variety of functions from the different objects pop-up menus. In addition, owing to the Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars you will be enabled to apply to your articles a series of operations regarding mainly the mapping of fabrics on the different areas that compose your article. In addition to the functions that allow you to modify the objects themselves, the Arrangement Toolbar permits you to organize the mode in which the objects are combined in the page of the presentation. You can rotate objects using the Rotate 90 left and Rotate 90 right functions, and precisely control their positioning using additional tools. Eventually, owing to the OLE technology, it is possible to switch between different software modules and to launch other applications, such as drawing and coloring applications, directly from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. You are thus provided with an impressive array of functions to modify your objects and transform them to your liking. Owing to Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, the objects in your presentation become artistic creations, which you can handle according to your liking.

A clear display to work more easily


Owing to the Windows architecture, which permits you to display several windows simultaneously, you can have several presentations open onscreen at the same time. A complete set of display functions is also available, in order to permit you to handle more effectively the multiple open windows: Cascade, Tile horizontally and Tile vertically. You are also offered several zoom functions, accessible from the View Menu and the Standard Toolbar.

Introduction and Overview


Do not hesitate to access the on-line help of this application, as well as the status bar, which offers information on the functionality of the tools. In case you display the Rulers , you will be able to correctly asses the scale of your design in a moment. In order to facilitate the positioning of the objects when inserted, you can also display a Grid on-screen. Customize the display of the Main Window, using the View Menu, and drag and drop the dialog windows and the toolbars to your liking.

Printing
The Print command permits you to print in almost all possible sizes, formats and orientations (depending on the options available for your printer). The Spooling optimization and Print to File features are also available. Also, for more complex printing tasks there is the Print Server option. Owing to the automatic cut operation, a large-scale drawing can be divided into several parts and printed on several pages. You can also use the Save as standard layout option, which will subsequently permit you to use Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro to print projects which have been created in other NedGraphics applications, which offer the Layout and Print Layout functions. Having such a large array of tools at your disposal, the Print Preview function will prove very useful, since it permits you to preview the result of the printing operation and helps you to determine the most suitable printing configuration.

More flexible output


In such times when output from computer applications is meant to be more flexible and portable, no wonder Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro offers more options than just hardcopy printouts, no matter how accurate, for displaying/ viewing the result of your work: Its built-in Catalogue Creator is a powerful tool for creating page collections (catalogs) and exporting them in other popular formats (such as 4

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HTML, PPT, PDF), which can be viewed using a browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer), the Microsoft PowerPoint application or a PDF-viewer (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader). You can this easily distribute presentations to customers and partners without requiring them to have the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application installed and whats equally important, some of these formats will even provide even superior, more attractive display functionality.

An easy-to-use software
Our concern not only consists in satisfying your commercial needs, but also to provide an application as easy to use as possible. No doubt then you will quickly master the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application. To simplify your task of understanding and learning how to use this application, at the end of this manual we have inserted a glossary, comprising some of the technical notions you might need, as well as an index of the functionalities explained throughout this manual. You will find a complete and detailed description of all the functions of Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro in the different chapters of this manual. Before starting work, we invite you to read the preliminary sections entitled Terms and Conventions, Basic Windows Concepts and Help. This manual also comprises a chapter dealing entirely with the Installation and Uninstallation of the application, which will permit you to rapidly install Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro on your computer. Its up to you to play now!

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Structure of the Guide
You will find a detailed description of how to use Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro beginning with a tutorial section and a description of the Main Window to help you become familiar with the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro interface. We also recommend reading the preliminary sections on Terms and Conventions, Basic Windows Concepts, Help, and Installation and Uninstallation. To help you along, at the end of this manual we have provided a glossary and an index for easy reference.

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Terms and Conventions


For a description of the Windows-specific terms and concepts needed for this application see Basic Windows Concepts. For the purpose of writing this guide, the following terms and conventions have been used: Command names are printed in bold, with the first letter of each word capitalized. Sections of this guide are also indicated by bold text. For example, the instruction refer to the Standard Toolbar for the All Undo command shows that there is a section about the Standard Toolbar, and a sub-section about the All Undo command. There is a sub-section for each command. For page numbers refer to the table of Contents at the beginning of this manual, or to the Index at the end. Key names are printed in ordinary capitals, for example the Enter key is designated by ENTER.

Symbols: This symbol indicates very important information. This symbol is followed by remarks and advice intended to avoiding common problems and saving time.

This symbol is followed by reference to related information.

Combinations and sequences of keys A plus sign (+) inserted between key names indicates that the keys should be pressed simultaneously. For example, press SHIFT + W indicates that W is to be pressed while holding down the SHIFT key. A comma (,) inserted between key names indicates that the key names are to be pressed one after the other. For example, press ALT, SPACE BAR indicates that ALT is to be pressed and released, and then the SPACE BAR is to be pressed and released.

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Basic Windows Concepts


As this software has been developed under the Windows environment, you will need to be familiar with basic Windows concepts and functions. If this is not the case, please refer to the Windows help and tutorial provided with your system. Some of the basic Windows concepts and functions referred to in this guide include: Click: to click an item means to place the mouse pointer or cursor over the item, and to press and then release the left mouse button without moving the mouse. You click to choose or select an item, or to operate a tool. Double-click: to double click an item means to click it rapidly two times. This action is used in certain selection procedures and for launching certain functions. Drag: to drag means to move the mouse while holding down the left button. This action is used with certain tools to select an area of the screen, and also forms part of the action drag and drop. Drag and Drop: to drag and drop an item means to click the item, drag to a new position on the screen, and then release the mouse button, so that the item is moved to the new position. You can move whole windows with this technique by dragging and dropping the title bar, similarly drag and drop the edge of a toolbar to move it to a different location on the screen. Right Click: to click the right mouse button when the cursor is over the area of the screen you are using. Typically this is in order to obtain a popup menu. Owing to the Windows architecture, it is possible to have several files open at once, in which case several working windows will be displayed on the screen. Equally, for some programs, it may be possible to have several views of the same project open at the same time as separate windows. However, we advise against having too many files open at the same time in order that all windows are at least partially visible.

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The title bar of the main window displays the name of the program. The title bars of the different project views show the project file name. The active window has a blue title bar. To switch between the various open windows, just click the desired window. The status bar at the bottom of the screen displays information about the use of individual toolbar buttons and menu commands. For this information, simply move the mouse pointer over the toolbar button or menu command concerned. You can close a window or a particular view of your project by clicking on its close button , in which case you will have to choose New Window from the Window menu to regenerate that view if you require it again later. You may prefer therefore just to minimize the view to a small icon at the bottom of the screen by clicking its Minimize icon . To tidy up the window icons, select Arrange Icons from the Window menu. The window icons are now lined up with each other along the bottom of the screen. Restore a view to its former size by clicking its Restore icon . If you wish a view to fill the entire screen (covering the other views temporarily), click its Maximize icon . To adjust the size of a view more precisely, move the mouse pointer over a horizontal or vertical border of the view, so that the pointer changes into a double-headed arrow . Now drag the border to enlarge or reduce the size of the view. Note that certain functions can be activated by clicking a tool button, and de-activated by clicking the button again. To choose from a drop-down box, click the down arrow to list the contents of the box, and then click one of the items in the list to choose it.

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To change a value in a field with spin arrows, click the up or down arrow to increase or decrease the value. Alternatively, doubleclick the existing value, press DEL to delete it, then type in a value of your choice. Finally we advise you to refer to the section of this guide on the Main Window, to become familiar with the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro interface.

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Help
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro may include an on-line help. This operates as follows: To find information about a dialog box, click the Help button (if available). To look up information choose Help Topics from the Help menu and then click on one of the tabs: The Contents tab to see the topic headings. Double-click a heading to see the help topics it contains. Double-click a topic to obtain access to it. The Index tab to use the subject index. The Search tab to search for a term not contained in the index. (if available), then on any item for help on

Click the Whats this? button its use.

Move the mouse pointer over a toolbar button or menu command. After a moment, a tooltip appears next to the button. A more detailed prompt appears on the Status Bar at the bottom of the screen for both toolbar buttons and menu commands.

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INSTALLATION AND UNINSTALLATION


Installation
Before installing Printing Studio Suite please make sure you have: - loaded Version 5.5 (or higher) of Microsoft Internet Explorer. - loaded Version 4.6 (or higher) of the appropriate Wacom tablet drivers, if you have a tablet connected to your system. - loaded the updated drivers for the card you are using.

A wizard is included on your installation CD that makes installation straightforward. Before you begin, however, we strongly recommend that you read the following general description of the installation procedure. The first step of the installation procedure is to find the dongle supplied with your software. The dongle is a hard lock key in the form of a plug, which is essential for the software to work. Before installation you must insert the dongle into the parallel port of your computer, where it will remain permanently. Preferably you should attach the dongle while your computer is turned off. You can then connect your printer cable to the end of the dongle if you normally use a printer on that port.
The parallel port comprises two rows of holes, 25 holes in all. If there is already a parallel dongle connected to the parallel port, simply add the new dongle to the end of it. If you are using an USB type of dongle, connect it to your free USB port. If the other end of the printer cable is attached to your printer, the printer must be switched on or the dongle will not allow your software to be used. In case you should have any difficulty in printing, you may need to use a second parallel port for your printer.

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Next, start your computer under Windows.
If you are using Windows XP or 2000 the account you log on with must have administrator rights. Should you encounter any difficulty, please ask your system administrator to log on for you.

If you have any other applications running, you are strongly advised to close them before beginning installation. Now insert your installation CD into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. After a few moments, a start-up screen should appear automatically.
On some systems the installation CD may not launch automatically. To launch the CD in this case you will have to open your Windows Explorer, right-click on the CD drive and choose AutoPlay from the pop-up menu that appears.

When you get to the start-up screen, you may find a range of options that you can click on for demonstrations, information and installation of your software. If you choose to proceed with an installation, a wizard will take you through a series of screens until you arrive at a dialog box containing a list of the available applications to install. By default, these may all be selected. In this case it will be essential to de-select some of the applications by clicking on them, to leave only those which you have purchased and which you wish to install. Use the scroll bar at the side of the dialog box to move through the list. Note that it may be appropriate to select one or more of the following elements, if available: Basics : If this option is available, and there is not currently any other Vision software installed on your system, you will need to install this. Hard lock device driver: If this option is available, and there is not currently any other Vision software installed on your system, you will also need to install this. Tutorial files: These include sample image files that you can use with the applications you are about to install.

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Check if you have the latest Basics and Hardlock drivers installed from http://infocenter.nedgraphics.com. Download Basics from this site and install them every time you make a new installation of the software, to ensure you have the latest version.

After installing the Basics and Hardlock drivers, you choose the specific application that you want to install. A wizard will take you through a series of dialog windows. You will be asked to browse for the location of a license (*.lic extension) file that contains all serial numbers for one dongle. This license file is named with the number of the dongle. Use the Open-type window to find and open the file.

For more information on Open type windows, please refer to the Open command, File Menu section of this guide. To get a license file, you have to obtain it from the http://infocenter.nedgraphics.com. Go to the Support section of this site. You will have to enter your e-mail address and your keylock number. Download Keyinfo.exe from the Infocenter to check for the validity and programmed serial number of the dongle. After downloading the file from the Infocenter, save it on an easy to find location on your hard drive, as you will need this file during installation of NedGraphics software.

For more information, or if you encounter problems during the download process, please contact a NedGraphics representative.

After providing this license file, a dialog will provide you with a list of the available features of the application. Select the ones you want to install. The installing process will begin.

At the end of the installation procedure, you will usually be asked if you wish to re-boot your computer immediately, or later. It is advisable to reboot immediately to avoid any possible problems in running the installed applications later on. To run one of the applications you have installed, click the Start button of Windows, and choose Programs from the menu that appears. Then choose the name of your Vision software suite from the next menu, which will display a list of the installed applications such as the following: 15

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Click the application that you wish to run.


If you have created a shortcut of the application on your desktop, you may also double-click its icon to run the software.

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Uninstalling the software


If you decide to uninstall Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro from your computer, select Control Panel from your Start/Settings menu of the Windows status bar. In the next window that appears, double-click the Add/Remove programs icon. As a result you will get the following dialog box:

At the Install/Uninstall tab click to select the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application from the list. The Add/Remove button will become active. Click it to start the uninstall procedure. A warning message box will ask again for your confirmation. Click OK to continue the uninstallation.

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THE MAIN WINDOW


The image below describes the different components of the Main Window of Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro:

As you may already know, when it comes to creating a presentation, workspace is critical. That is why we have created a special type of toolbar: to make it visible you have to place the mouse cursor on the associated button. These special buttons, with drop-down toolbars, are marked with a small arrow in the bottom right corner. After a number of working sessions you will be able to decide which are the toolbars you use more often and need to see on your main window. The different commands of the View Menu permit you to show or hide the main toolbars while for the rest it is really up to your needs for each project. Here are the toolbars available in StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro:

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The Standard Toolbar groups functions which that permit you to handle files and different editing functions, and also to access the online help. Here you will find the first of the special buttons: the module switching button . Place the mouse cursor over the button and click to obtain the dropdown toolbar as in the following image:

Now, if you decide that you need this toolbar on your screen place the mouse pointer on the upper part of the drop-down list and drag it on the desired location on your screen. Once docked the toolbar will look like in the following image:

Note that the availability of the buttons in this toolbar depends on the selections you make in the dialog box associated to the Define module switching function in the Preferences menu.

For detailed information on this function see Define module switching section in the Preferences Menu chapter of this guide.

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The Modules toolbar allows quick jumps between Printing Studio or Fashion Studio modules in order to allow you to perform specific tasks (cleaning, coloring, layout, design changes etc.) on your current design image.

The Main Toolbar groups the functions that permit you to insert new objects into your presentation, select and modify them and customize the view of the main window. There are three more special buttons in this toolbar: the Insert button with the list:

and the docked toolbar:

For further instructions on the use of toolbars and buttons see the Toolbars section of this guide.

the Straight line

button with the options:

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and the docked toolbar:

Note that in order to obtain the insert line drop down list you need to place the mouse cursor on the button, click and keep the mouse button pressed for a couple of seconds.

See the Toolbars section of this guide for further information on toolbars and toolbar buttons.

and the Books

button with the available list:

Once docked the toolbar looks like in the following image:

The pressed buttons (the Picture and Fabric Books in the image above) indicate that the corresponding books are visible in your main window.

See Toolbars section of this guide for complete information on toolbars and toolbar buttons.

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The Arrangement Toolbar groups functions which permit you to control the way the different objects are combined in your presentation and to customize the window layout in case you are working with several projects at a time. Place the mouse cursor on the Change Position button and click to obtain the drop-down list in the following image:

Select the desired option and dock the option list, using the drag and drop procedure, if you think you will be using it on a common basis. Next, place the mouse cursor over the Alignment button and click to see the corresponding option list as in the following image:

In case you need to establish a certain distribution for the objects included in your presentation place the mouse pointer on the Distribution button to get the drop-down option list as in the following image: 23

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Finally click the window layout button and select one of the options available in the drop-down list:

See the Toolbar section of this manual for complete and detailed information on toolbars and toolbar buttons.

The buttons in the Transform toolbar allow you to change the position of the selected object.

See Transform Toolbar in the Toolbars section of this guide for further information.

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The Zoom Toolbar groups different tools that allow you to zoom in or out your presentation document, in different modes.

For further information regarding the different toolbars, please refer to the Toolbars section of this guide. For further information regarding the different menus please refer to the Menus section of this guide.

The Pages and the Pages list toolbars provide an interface to common page-related operations, such as adding, deleting, setting the properties of a page, and of course, navigating through the page sequence.

The Caption bar of the Main Window displays the name of the application and of the current presentation file. The Status Bar, located in the lower part of the screen, displays information regarding the use of commands in the menus and of the icons in the toolbars. To obtain this information, you have to place the mouse pointer over the concerned menu command or toolbar icon.

For a brief overview regarding the way to move, organize and modify the size of a presentation window or other windows, please refer to the Basic Windows Concepts section of this guide.

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Object Manager
The Object Manager to the left of the main window has been created so that it provides total control over the content of your presentation. That is to say that besides the graphical representation of the object structure of your project you also have available all the information associated with each element. It displays a tree-view representation of your current presentation, comprising the formatting page, the actual presentation page(s) and the elements comprised within the page(s). The elements can be any material, picture, article, 3D image, fabric, or weave objects, as well as OLE objects produced using other NedGraphics applications, such as Tuft or Texcelle.

The formatting page acts as a template for the entire presentation, i.e. it determines the overall appearance of all presentation pages. You can choose a color or a background image to be shown on the presentation

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page and on all other presentation pages. Please read on in this section of the manual for a description of the options available for configuring the presentation page. You can add to the presentation page any object from among those supported by StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro, it will then be shown on all the subsequent pages: if you wish, for example, to have a title appear on all pages of the presentation, you can add it to the formatting page (instead of adding it to every single presentation page). Please note that individual pages of the presentation can also ignore the formatting imposed by the formatting page, by choosing the Ignore formatting command from a pages popup menu. Please read on in this section of the manual for an overview of the context-menu of the formatting page. Please also note that, although all elements of the formatting page can be displayed on all other pages of a presentation, they can only be edited in the formatting page itself.

To access the Object Manager first Object Manager button in the Main Toolbar, then the arrow button in its title bar to unfold the Object Manager window, as shown in the following image:

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Upon creation of a new presentation, this will be named by default as PresentationX, where X represents the number of presentations having already been created during the current work session. You can always change the default name of a presentation when saving it to disk using the Save command of the File menu.

See Save as paragraph in the File Menu section for a detailed description on how to use the Save as command and its dialog box.

Initially, when creating a new presentation, the Object Manager contains a single page and the formatting page. You can choose the general appearance of the presentation by first calling the Formatting page setup command, and then continue with adding (and deleting, if necessary) the desired number of pages. After having already inserted a number of items, the tree-view representation in the Object Manager window could look as follows: 28

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In the sample project presented above, the presentation contains 3 pages, and several objects inserted into that page: articles, text, etc. If any inserted objects contain further entities (such as mapping regions in the case of 3D images, for example), their corresponding icons will be preceded by a + sign, indicating that further component resolution is possible.

For detailed information on the functions available for each object see Pop-up Menus chapter in this guide.

To visualize all sub-nodes of a branch click the + sign, which will then expand that particular branch.
Once a branch has been expanded, the symbol preceding the branchs name will turn into a - sign. You can then collapse the branch by clicking that symbol.

For detailed information on the options / functions available for each object see Pop-up Menus chapter in this guide.

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Adding / suppression of presentation pages is done by right-clicking the presentation name. The following popup menu will then appear:

Since the Project properties command, used for setting up the project dimensions, is always called upon creation of a new project, please refer to the New section in the Menus chapter of this guide.

Further page-related commands are available by right-clicking a formatting, respectively a presentation page of the presentation. The context-menu of a formatting page appears as follows:

The commands comprised within permit you to set the properties of the formatting page and to navigate to other pages, as well as define working environment options for the entire project, such as options for rulers and grids.

For a description of the rulers, respectively grids feature please refer to the Rulers (in the View menu), respectively Grid and Guidelines (in the Preferences menu) sections of this guide.

The context-menu obtained by right-clicking a presentation page is as follows:

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In addition to other commands also found in the formatting page contextmenu, such as commands for customizing the working environment, you are provided with the following additional options: Delete a page Rename a page: by clicking this command a dialog window such as the following will appear:

enabling you to change the default page name (which has been assigned to the page by default upon creation) Ignore the formatting normally imposed by the formatting page to all the presentation pages.

Since this option (ignoring the formatting of the template page) is a perpage option, you can choose it whenever you want a particular page to ignore any of the elements defined in the formatting page.
Very important: for any parameter you want to set or change make sure that it will apply to the selected element: right click on it and from the pop-up menu that appears select Go to.

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See Page Pop-up Menu, Object Manager Pop-up Menus in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide for complete information on the functions available in this menu.

The toolbar at the top of the Object Manager enables you to determine the type of objects that will be displayed in the tree-view representation: groups, objects, texts and graphics.
Show pictures Show graphics

Show groups

Show texts

Assuming for example that at a particular moment during your working sessions you would like to filter out the graphics displayed in the Object Manager, you can depress the Show graphics button in its toolbar.
Filtering out object categories could provide useful, for example, in case you have inserted a large amount of objects into your presentation, and reading of the page composition thus becomes difficult.

Further options for customizing the appearance of the Object Manager are available by calling the Object Managers Preferences dialog window (by clicking the top-right arrow button):

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Click the check boxes corresponding to the different options in order to activate them according to the needs of the current project. Then select the Dialog Options tab to set the preferences for the Object Manager dialog box.

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To switch between the dialog box and the toolbar appearance of the Object Manager double click its title bar.

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Object Properties
For each of the elements of a presentation there is a set of parameters that you can adjust according to the needs of the current project. Some parameters are common, other however depend on the type of object selected.

For a description of the parameters available in the Object Properties bar for objects other than pages and formatting pages please refer to the Insert Menu (Menus chapter) of this guide.

Formatting Page Properties


For a formatting page in a presentation the Object properties dialog appears as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. Click the check box of the Background image option if you want to use an image as background for your presentation. The adjacent field will become available and you will be able to select the desired image for the background: just click the arrow button to the right of the field. In case you want a plain color as the background of your presentation select the Background Color option to activate the associated color tool. To visualize the Color Channels tool click the color chip that indicates the current color of the background of your presentation.

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Drag the sliders to obtain the desired color and the click the OK button to apply the change.

See Color Channels Pop-up Menu for details on how to use this tool. Note that these parameters are also available in the Document Properties dialog box associated to the Page setup function in the File menu.

For detailed explanations on the parameters available in this dialog box see the Page setup paragraph in the File Menu chapter of this guide. For details on the parameters available in Object Properties for each type of object in your presentation see Insert Menu in the Menus chapter of this guide.

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For a presentation page the Object properties dialog appears as in the following image:

To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. Choose the Ignore formatting option to discard the formatting imposed to all presentation pages by the formatting page.

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File Menu

Introduction
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Exit the application.

New
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro permits you to create a complete and original presentation of your products, starting from different images, materials, fabrics, and photographs, which you can import into the software. To create a new presentation choose the New command from the File Menu, or click the corresponding icon in the Standard toolbar. The keyboard shortcut is CTRL + N. The Document Properties dialog window appears then on-screen. Perform the desired changes and select the options you wish, as explained in the Page Setup section. Click then the OK button, and a blank presentation page appears.
It is possible to return at any moment to the Document Properties dialog window, by selecting the Page setup command from the File Menu, or by right-clicking an area of your presentation where no object is located, and then choosing the Page Setup command.

After having used New

Please refer to the Insert Menu section of this manual for further information regarding the different object and images types that can be inserted into your presentation and the available drawing tools. Please refer to the Format Menu for a description of the operations that can be performed on the different objects of your presentation. Please refer to the Tools Menu section for information regarding the object books and the color atlases. Please refer to the Article Functions in the Article Pop-up Menu for a description of the operations that can be performed in order to modify an article.

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To open an existing presentation which has been created using Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, use the Open command from the File menu, or click the corresponding toolbar icon. The keyboard shortcut of this command is CTRL + O.
It is also possible to open a file you have been recently working on by clicking its name, which appears in the lower part of the File Menu.

The Open dialog window appears as follows:

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hierarchy and then click on the folder you are interested in. Double-clicking a folder permits you to display its contents and to descend one level in the hierarchy. After having clicked the Files of Type drop-down box select the desired file type: *.PRS or *.NGX. A presentation which has been created using Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro is necessarily a file having a *.PRS extension. Click the name of the file you wish to open, so that it appears in the File Name area then, click the Open button.

For modifying the properties of your presentation, please refer to the Page Setup section of this guide. Please refer to the Insert Menu section for further information regarding the different types of objects and images that can be inserted into your presentation and the drawing tools available in the application. Please refer to the Format Menu section for a description of the operations that can be applied to the different objects of your presentation. Please refer to the Tools Menu to obtain more information about image catalogues and the functioning of the atlas. Please refer to the Article Functions in the Article Pop-up Menu for a description of the operations that can be used to modify an article.

Close
To close a file which you are working on select Close from the File Menu, or click the Close icon located in the right upper corner of your presentation window. In case you performed any change the presentation file, a dialog window will appear, enabling you to save your presentation before closing the file.

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To save a presentation you are working on, select the Save command from the File menu or click the corresponding icon of the Standard Toolbar. The keyboard shortcut of this operation is CTRL + S. Please note that if you have previously saved your presentation using the same file name and the same location on disk, the current version of your file will overwrite the previous one. In case you are saving a presentation for the first time, the Save command operates just like the Save As command (File menu).

Save As...
When you are saving a presentation for the first time or in case you wish to save an existing presentation under a new name, click the Save as command from the File menu. The following dialog window appears:

To place yourself in the folder where you wish to save your work, click the Up one level button to move up in the folders

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hierarchy. Contrarily, you can click the Save in drop-down, located at the top of this dialog window. Click on the folder where you wish to place yourself. In case you wish to create a new folder, you will first have to place yourself in the folder under which you want to create the new folder. Click the Create New Folder icon to create the new folder. It will appear with a default name, highlighted in blue. Type in directly from the keyboard a name of your choice, which will replace the default name. Double-click the folder in which you wish to save your work, so that its name appears in the Save in area, located in the upper part of the dialog window. The format type adopted by default will be displayed in the Save as Type drop-down box, located in the lower part of the dialog window, being the proprietary NedGraphics presentation (*.PRS) file format. This formats permits you to save the parameters of the presentation in the file. The other available format for a presentation is *.NGX. This format allows you to save the presentation with enveloped objects. In other words it is not only paths that will be saved but the objects themselves so that you do not need to go looking for them every time you change their original location.

It is nevertheless possible to save your image in the form of an image file (TGA, TIFF, BMP, etc or PS file format), these files having the limitation of not being able to be modified the way presentations are.

For further details regarding the possibility of saving your presentation as an image, please refer to the Save image as section (File Menu) of this manual.

If you press the Save button you save the layout of the current presentation and the corresponding paths of the objects. Nevertheless, you now have the possibility to also save the objects as internal. That is to say that the saving operation will include the object itself and not only the path towards it.

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Click the Saving Settings button near the Enveloped objects field to customize the parameters of the save process. You will get the following dialog box:

The objects in the current presentation appear sorted by default by the type. To change the sorting criteria double click the desired category: Name, Page/ Group, Source Path, Save. Establish the saving setting for each of the objects of your presentation or use dedicated buttons to apply a certain setting to all the objects of your project. Click the arrow button in the Source Path field if you want to change the current path of the selected object. On your screen will appear the dialog box in the following image:

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The default location is the current one. Set the new path and click the OK button to return to the original dialog box.
Note that this dialog box and the associated function will only be available if you select the *.NGX format for the current presentation.

Use the arrow button in the Save field to determine the saving option for the respective object. On your screen will appear the menu in the following image:

Select the desired option: the content of the corresponding Save field will change accordingly. If you want all the objects in your presentation saved as internal click the Save all to internal button. If you want to save only the

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corresponding paths click the Save all to path button. In case you want to cancel the setting already made click the Reset all button.
Note that when the mouse cursor in over one of the buttons Save all to internal or Save all to path or Reset all the field below them displays details on the functions performed by each respectively.

Put a checkmark in the Automatically open this dialog when Save as a project option according to the needs of the current project. Click the Save button to save the presentation with the current settings or the Cancel button to abort the operation and go back to the main Save dialog box.

See Open in the File Menu, Menus section for more details about this function.

After having made your choices click the Save button to save your presentation.

Save As Standard Layout


Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro permits you to create a standard presentation model that you can re-use to edit and print from within other applications, such as Design & Repeat.
Using this function will however not permit you to insert into your presentation objects of the fabric type. In case your presentation contains objects of such type you will not be able to save it as a standard layout.

This command is consequently not directly used in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, but will prove useful when you are working in other applications. Once a drawing is created in the other application, you can choose the Presentation command, if that command is available in the version you are using. Then the drawing application will automatically launch Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro and will insert the drawing that you have created in the standard presentation

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model. You can then save the obtained project and return to the initial application. When you will use the Print Presentation command, your drawing will then be automatically printed in the standard presentation. In addition, your standard presentation model will not be affected, since, when you re-open it, it will not have suffered any changes (i.e. the added drawing will not appear in the file). You will thus be able to use Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro as a printing tool for projects created using other applications.
A standard presentation can only be saved under the following name stLayout.prs. You can nevertheless have several standard presentations, by saving your files in different directories.

When you choose the Save As Standard Layout command the following dialog window appears:

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Select the folder in which you intend to save the standard presentation then click the Set button, which will perform the saving operation and close the dialog window.

For further information about the functionality of this dialog window please refer to the Open command (File Menu).

Save Image As
As explained previously in the section dealing with the Save command, your presentation can only be saved as a file of type presentation (.PRS). The Save Image As function offers you however the possibility to save your work as a graphical image file.

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The supported file formats are the TGA, TIFF, BMP, DIB, Encapsulated Postscript, JPEG, GIF, PCX, PCT, PSD, RAS) and PS formats.
This function can prove particularly useful for example when you wish to send a presentation to a client who does not have the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application installed. Your client will nevertheless be able to open a standard graphical file.

When you select the Save Image as from the File Menu, the following dialog window appears:

From the File Format tab select the color representation, the compression and the file format you wish to use for saving your presentation in a graphical file format. You also have to select the folder in which you want to deposit your graphical file. From the Image Parameters tab select the size, margins, resolution and orientation of your graphical image.

For further information regarding the different options that can be selected from this dialog window please refer to the Print to File section (File Menu) of this guide.

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navigate through the different folders to locate this presentation, you will be able to visualize its thumbnail and retrieve the file more easily. Click the OK button to save your presentation and exit this dialog window.
You will not be able to modify this file in the future using Storyboard & Cataloguing, Pro since this will be saved in a graphical file format, which Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro is unable to open. This file consequently represents a fixed shot of your presentation at a certain moment.

Export catalog page


Click this button to export a single presentation page in the RP1 format, which subsequently permits you to load it into the Catalog Creator. When choosing this function, a standard Save dialog window will appear, enabling you to save it conveniently in the RP1 format.

For a detailed explanation of the Save command and the functionality of the Save dialog window please refer to the Save section (File Menu). For information regarding the possibility of importing a catalog page into Catalog Creator please read the subsequent section of the manual.

Catalog Creator
The Catalogue Creator is a tool for the creation of page collections (catalogs) origining from one or several of presentations and exporting them in other popular formats (such as HTML, PPT, PDF), which can be viewed using a browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer), Microsoft PowerPoint or a PDF-viewer (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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The main benefit from exporting to one of the a/m formats is that it does not require the viewer to have a copy of the StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro application installed. However, both the HTML and the PPT formats also support more advanced viewing functionalities than those from Storyboard and Cataloging Pro, such as the slideshow function, for example..

Catalog pages are obtained/added using either of the following methods: loading into Catalog Creator one or more presentation(s) (both PRS and NGX formats) loading into Catalog Creator single presentation pages (RP1 files) that you have exported previously using the Export Catalog page command (File menu). Loading previously stored RC1 collection files

The latter file format is used for storing catalogs which can then be handled from within the Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro application.

Upon first opening the Catalog Creator it will appear with no page loaded, such as in the sample image depicted below:

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Click the Add Page button, which brings up an Open dialog window, enabling you to select a presentation (PRS/NGX file type) a catalog file (RC1 file type) or a catalog page file (RP1 file type).

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Clicking the Options button enables you to define a resolution for the pages to be imported into Catalog Creator:

Upon opening an existing presentation, for example, its pages will be listed in the left pane of the Catalog Creator window, as in the sample grab depicted below:

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Once pages are loaded into Catalog Creator, upon browsing through the pages list and selecting a particular page, its contents will then be displayed in the Page preview pane of the Catalog Creator window: You can then edit the catalogue by adding more pages, delete some of the existing pages, or change the order of pages. Top, Bottom buttons: click the Top, respectively the Bottom buttons to move the currently selected page to the top, respectively bottom of the pages list. Up, Down buttons: click the Up, respectively the Down buttons to move the currently selected page to the up, respectively down in the pages list. Save Catalog: click this command to save the current selection as a new catalog, using the RC1 file format. Open Catalog: click this command to load a previously saved catalog file of the RC1 type.

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Generate Catalog: click this command to generate a portable catalog file of the current catalogue, using one of the common file formats: HTML, PDF, PPT. Whenever possible and supported by the chosen output format, such as for example in the case of the HTML and PPT formats, the catalog will have a slideshow appearance, enabling you to view its pages in a sequential mode. Upon choosing the Generate Catalog command a standard Save As dialog will appear, enabling you to choose the desired format and possibly determine some file parameters (if the chosen format supports different parameters).

In the case of the PDF file format, for example, clicking the Options button will present you with the following dialog:

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which permits you to define the color-depth, the compression type and compression factor. After having finished work on exported catalogues, click the Exit button to close the Catalog Creator. In case the current catalog comprising the pages listed on the left side of the dialog - has not been yet saved in the form of an RC1 file, before closing the Catalog Creator dialog window you will be prompted to save it.

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Use this command to select the source for the scanning operation. The following dialog window will open:

The 'Sources' area lists all the scanning devices connected to your system. Click the preferred one then click Select to use it, or Cancel to abort the device selection process.

Acquire
Use this command to start the scanning process of a printout, using the device selected by the Select Source command (see above). Provided the scanning device is connected to your system, powered up and functioning properly, you will be switched to the scanning utility, and you will be able to scan your picture. When ready, just close the utility to return to the Vision application.

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To change the way in which your project will be printed, select Print Setup from the File menu. The following dialog box appears:

The Name field in the Printer section displays the name of the printer that is currently selected for printing your work. Click the down arrow at the end of the Name field to choose an alternative printer. Alternatively, if your computer is connected to a network, click the Network button to select a network printer. When selected, the name of the network printer will be displayed in the Name field. Other details about the selected printer are displayed in the Printer section. Process: use this field to select the desired process for your current printer, from the available options.

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Note that this field will only be available if you are working in Delta calibration mode. Since you may have more than one process defined for any of your printers, select the one that is most appropriate for your current printing task. The printer process depends on parameters like printer ink, printer media and printer settings. Note that if, in the Printer Calibration Setup dialog window of the Delta Calibration process, you have selected the 'Print to file' option, the specific printer process will become unavailable, and in the Print Setup dialog window the 'Print to file' option will be selected and inactive. The 'Properties' button will also be inactive.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for information related to calibration procedures.

If the State of the printer is shown as not being ready, check the printer, for example to make sure it isnt out of paper or ink, and to make sure it is switched to on-line. Choose the size and source of paper from the Paper section, and click Portrait or Landscape in the Orientation section.
You may be able to set some other print parameters for your selected printer from the dialog box that appears when you click the Properties button. For an explanation of the choices available in that dialog box, please refer to the documentation for the printer concerned.

Network: click this button to look for a new printer in your network, one that you didnt install a driver for yet. A Connect to Printer dialog window will open as follows:

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The function will locate any printer server on your network and the printers installed on that server. Locate the desired printer in the network, and click to select it. Click OK to install the printer driver, or Cancel to abort selecting a new printer. Expand by Default: selecting this option will determine the network structure to appear expanded when opening this dialog window the next time. Not selecting the option will collapse the structure to just the network main domain. You will then have to double-click the main domain to expand the structure, then the name of the printer server to have access to the installed printers. Click the OK button to close the Print Setup dialog box and to save any changes made. Click the Cancel button to close the dialog box without saving changes.
Note that the settings of the common parameters in the Print Setup, Print Preview and Print commands in the File menu will be transferred from one function to the other. The Print Setup function is the only one from all the print-related functions that may be accessed when no project is open.

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Select Page Setup from the File menu in order to determine the basic parameters of your presentation. The Document Properties dialog window appears on-screen:
You can bring up at any moment the Document Properties dialog window in order to make changes to it, by right-clicking at any location in your presentation.

The Document Page Format tab


The first tab of this dialog window permits you to select the page format you wish to use for your presentation:

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In the Page Format section you are presented three options, in order to determine the desired page format of your presentation: In case you select the Referred to the current print paper option the format of your presentation will be according the selections you make from the Printer Page Format tab.
For further information regarding the different options available in the Document Page Format tab please refer to the corresponding paragraph later on in this section.

In case you select the Referred to a special print paper option the drop-down box below, which was previously grayed, becomes accessible. It will then enable you to choose a format from those available in the box. In case you select the User defined option, the Width and Height input fields will become accessible. Type in the desired values of your presentation, in the measurement unit selected from the General Options dialog window (accessible through the Options command from the Tools Menu).
In case the size you selected for your presentation is larger than the printer page, the printer will automatically perform a cut operation of your presentation during the printing operation.

From the Orientation section you can select the orientation of your paper format, choosing either Portrait or Landscape.

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The Printer Page Format tab
The Printer Page Format tab appears as follows on-screen:

From the Paper Size drop-down box choose the desired paper format for your presentation. The Width and Height input fields, although grayed, indicate the dimensions of the currently selected format. From the Orientation section choose the orientation of the paper from among the Portrait or Landscape options.
The Top, Bottom, Left and Right input fields are grayed, i.e. inactive. It is possible to select a paper size and an orientation, different from the parameters selected in the Document Page Format dialog window. In case the dimensions of your presentation are too large to be printed on a single page, the printer will automatically perform a cut operation of your presentation and print on several pages.

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After having made your selection from the Document Properties dialog window, click the OK button to apply the changes to your presentation and leave this window. Clicking the Cancel button will exit the dialog window without applying any changes to the settings of this dialog window.

Print Preview
Click Print Preview from the File menu to see how your project will appear when printed using the current print settings. The dialog window that appears is similar to the one for the Print function:

See the Print command in the File Menu, Menus section for more details about the available options. Note that the Print Preview and Print functions will be processed according to your current calibration status and the Color code format you have selected.

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The Print Preview and Print operations will display correct colors only if your monitor and the current printer you selected for the preview have been calibrated using one of the NedGraphics applications like Simulating Printed Fabric or Easy Coloring Pro.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for information related to calibration procedures. Note that the settings of the common parameters in the Print Setup, Print Preview and Print commands in the File menu will be transferred from one function to the other.

Upon clicking OK you will obtain a dialog window showing your current presentation image, as it will look when printed. In this window, the following tools will be available: Print: click this button to start a hardcopy printing of the current image.
Note that this button will be unavailable (grayed) if you are working in Delta calibration mode and you have selected 'Print to file' in the Printer Calibration Setup procedure.

See Delta Calibration Steps in the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation, File Menu, Menus section for more details about this procedure.

Next Page - Previous Page: click these buttons to browse through the printed pages if more than can fit in the window exist. One Page: click this button to view only one printed page in your window. Click the button again to view two consecutive pages, if the image spreads over more than one sheet. Zoom In - Zoom Out: use the zoom buttons to enlarge or reduce the zoom level to desired values. Close: click this button to close the print preview window and return to your main working window. Use the scroll bars if necessary to inspect the areas of the image that do not fit in the window. 66

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To print the presentation you are working on click the Print command from the File Menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. The equivalent keyboard shortcut of this function is CTRL+P.
Note that the Print Preview and Print functions will be processed according to your current calibration status and the Color code format you have selected. The Print Preview and Print operations will display correct colors only if your monitor and the current printer you selected for the preview have been calibrated using one of the NedGraphics applications like Simulating Printed Fabric or Easy Coloring Pro.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for information related to calibration procedures. The settings of the common parameters in the Print Setup, Print Preview and Print commands in the File menu will be transferred from one function to the other.

Upon selecting Print in the File menu the following dialog box will appear on the screen:

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The Name field in the Printer section of the dialog box displays the name of the printer that is currently selected for printing your work. Click the down arrow at the end of the Name field to choose an alternative printer.
Note that if you select the Print to server option the Name field will display the name of the default printer for the Print server function hence both Name field and Properties button are no longer available.

See Print Server in the Preferences menu of this manual for detailed explanations on the Print Server functionality.

Process: use this field to select the desired process for your current printer, from the available options.
Note that this field will only be available if you are working in Delta calibration mode.

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Since you may have more than one process defined for any of your printers, select the one that is most appropriate for your current printing task. The printer process depends on parameters like printer ink, printer media and printer settings. Note that if, in the Printer Calibration Setup dialog window of the Delta Calibration process, you have selected the 'Print to file' option, the specific printer process will become unavailable, and in the Print Setup dialog window the 'Print to file' option will be selected and inactive. The 'Properties' button will also be inactive.

If the Status of the printer is shown as not being ready, check the printer, for example to make sure it has not run out of paper or ink, and to make sure it is switched to on-line. Printer Type: this field will display your current printer type.
Note that this field may be missing if you selected 'Print to file' in the Printer Calibration Setup function of the printer Delta calibration process.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for information related to calibration procedures.

Where: this field displays the current printer port for the selected printer.
You may be able to set some other print parameters for your selected printer from the dialog box that appears when you click the Properties button. For an explanation of the choices available in that dialog box, please refer to the documentation for the printer concerned. Note that this field will be inactive (grayed) if you selected 'Print to file' in the Printer Calibration Setup function of the printer Delta calibration process.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for information related to calibration procedures.

Options area parameters: Quality: this field offers you the possibility to print using different printing qualities, depending on your current needs. Three levels of quality are available:

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Perfect blending: this mode will use both the smoothing and the antialiasing processes for best printing performance. Fast blending: this printing mode uses an antialiasing process (no smoothing) for a good level of printing quality. Normal: use the normal mode (no processes applied) for a fast printing. Use this mode especially for quick printing tests, when speed is an important factor.
Note that it is possible that the selected level of quality influence the printing speed (lower for higher quality). Only objects that support the smoothing and antialiasing processes will be affected by the quality parameters (color bitmaps LUT and RGB):

Picture objects; Fabric objects; Article mapped (2D mapping); 3D objects from Easy Map and Texture Mapping.

The quality setting will be also used by the Print Preview function, the displayed image being processed according to the current quality level.

See Print Preview (File Menu) for more information about this function.

The Postscript Optimization option is only of importance in case you wish to print a Postscript file. In this case selecting this option will permit you to reduce the size of your file. Note however that this setting affects the printing speed. Selecting the High Speed option permits you to reduce the printing time, in case the printing operation is at a higher value than 400 DPI. It should nevertheless be noted that this option risks to deteriorate your print quality. For projects being printed at a value less than 400 DPI, this option has no effects on the printing speed or quality.

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Pages area parameters: Choose the pages you wish to print, by selecting the Current page, All or Number option. In case you have selected the Number option you will have to input the desired page range in the adjacent editing field. From the Copies section select the number of copies you wish to print. Select the Print Preview command from the File menu to visualize the aspect of your presentation using the current print configuration. When you set all the desired parameter values click OK to start printing or select Cancel to abort the printing process.

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For certain printer types it is necessary to create a special file for the purpose of printing. In case you are using such a printer, select the Print to File option from the Printer section of the dialog window. A button entitled File Options will appear. Click it to select the appropriate file type, the print resolution and the paper configuration. Clicking the File Options button, the following dialog window appears:

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From the File Format tab, select the appropriate file type, the color mode and, if necessary, the compression type depending on the available possibilities.
Note that the "Monochrome" and "256 Colors" options might not be available in your version. In case you would like to print your presentation using a high quality which is done by clicking the Properties button from the Print dialog window -you will first have to choose one of the True Colors modes (RGB, CMYK or Lab). The True Colors format is however based on the rendering of 16 million colors and will dramatically enhance the size of your resulting file, compared to the case when you used a file format based on 256 colors. In order to reduce the size of your file, it might be of interest to use one of the available compression types. Please note however that the choice of the file format, the color mode and the compression algorithm are interdependent. You will consequently have to try different possibilities from this dialog window to determine the available possibilities. For example, if you choose the TIFF file format, you are given two compression modes, in case you have previously chosen a True Color (CMYK) color mode. The TGA permits you a RLE compression using a True Colors mode (RGB). Please also note that if you wish to use a True Colors mode, the choice between RGB, CMYK and Lab color systems may depend on the printing material.

Enter the appropriate path and the file name in the File Name input field, or choose the file name and the path by clicking the Browse button . Upon clicking the Browse button, a Save As dialog window appears. When you have determined the path and the file name from this dialog window click the Save command to return to the File Format tab.

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Please refer to the Save as section (File Menu) for an explanation of the functionality of the Save As dialog window.

Click the Image Parameter tab to select a resolution and a paper size adequate for your printer. The following dialog window appears:

Choose the unit for the image size. You can choose from among different metric units and inches. Page Margins area: you are presented two options for determining the page margins: you can enter yourself the margin values by entering a value in the Width and Height input fields or preserve the printer settings by choosing the Printer defaults option. Page size area: determine the page size by choosing a standard format from the Page Size drop-down box or select the size yourself. In order to do this select Custom from the drop-down box and enter the values either in Pixels (the unit being pixels in this case) or in the Dimension input field (the unit being in this case the unit previously selected from the Page Units drop-down box).
The dimensions given in the Page Size fields correspond to the printable area of the paper selected from the Page Size drop-down box and considering the margins set under Page Margins area. If you select Custom as your paper size, you can enter dimensions of your choice according to the paper you have available.

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For information on size settings for the project itself, please refer to Page Setup (File Menu).

Select then, if necessary, the print orientation (Orientation area) and the desired resolution from the Resolution drop-down box, and enter the resolution values directly in the appropriate input fields.
In the Resolution drop-down box you are permitted to choose between DPI (dots per inch), PPM (points per meter) and PPMm (points per millimeter). In order to avoid any distortion upon printing it is imperatively necessary that values chosen from the Resolution drop-down correspond to the resolution supported by your printer. 150 and 300 DPI represent typical horizontal and vertical resolutions.

When you have made your selections from the File Format and the Image Parameters tabs click the OK button to return to the Print dialog window. From this window click the OK button to launch the Print to File operation.

The Print to server option


This function is available only if you selected Use Print server in the Print Server dialog box.

See Print Server in the Preferences Menu for instructions on how to use the Print Server function.

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In order to determine the properties of your active document or to add your own comments select the Summary Info command from the File menu. The following dialog window appears:

The Summary tab permits you to enter different information regarding your presentation. Fill in the input fields according to your needs, the input data will be stored in your presentation, allowing you to consult and modify it at any later moment. The Statistics tab contains information regarding the presentation document itself, such as the total editing time and the date of creation.

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Once you have made all the desired changes click the OK button to save the changes and leave this dialog window. Alternatively, click the Cancel button if you wish to abandon all changes made.

Recent files area


In the lower part of the File menu you will find a list with the names of the recently opened files/ presentations. Click once the name of the project you want to open instead of using the usual opening procedure.

Exit
In order to close the Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application select the Exit command from the File menu. In case one of your open presentations had not been saved prior to performing this operation, a dialog will appear, offering you this possibility.

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Edit Menu

The Edit Menu groups the tools that permit you to perform different editing operations.

Cut
Click the Cut icon from the Standard toolbar or select the Cut command from the Edit menu to delete an object from your presentation and copy it to the Clipboard. The equivalent keyboard shortcut is CTRL + X.
This function can only be performed if a presentation object is selected otherwise the function is unavailable. Since the deleted objects are also copied to the Clipboard, you can undo this operation by choosing the Paste command from the Edit menu or by clicking the corresponding toolbar icon. The deleted objects will reappear in your presentation.

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Click the Copy icon from the Standard toolbar or select the Copy command from the Edit menu to copy the selected object into the Clipboard. The equivalent shortcut is CTRL + C.

Paste
Click the Paste icon from the Standard toolbar or select the Paste command from the Edit menu to paste the contents of the Clipboard to the presentation of your active window. The equivalent shortcut is CTRL + V.
In order for the Paste operation to be possible, a Copy operation would have to have been performed before, and some data loaded into the Clipboard.

Duplicate
Use this function in the Edit menu to create a copy of your currently selected object. The copy will be created in an offset position as compared to the original, and it will be the newly selected object.
This command is the equivalent of a Copy/Paste sequence of commands, but achieved with just one click.

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Alternatively you can use the CTRL+U keyboard shortcut to run the command.

Delete
This function permits you to delete the selected object(s) from your presentation. In order to do this, first select the object(s) and then choose the Delete command from the Edit menu or press the DEL key of the keyboard.
This function performs the same operation as the Cut command, the difference being that the deleted object is not copied to the Clipboard. It will consequently use less of your computer memory. It is not possible to undo this operation. You are consequently advised to make a backup copy of your presentation in case you prefer to revert to the previous version of your project.

Undo
Select the Undo function from the Edit menu or click the corresponding button in the toolbar if you want to cancel the action you have just completed.
You can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL.+ Z to undo an action.

All Undo
Select the All Undo function from the Edit menu or click the corresponding button in the toolbar if you want to cancel all the actions operated in the current project.

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Select Redo from the Edit menu or click the button in the toolbar t revert the most recent action. Click on the button as many times as many actions you want to re-do.

All redo
To revert all the actions that you have undone select All Redo from the Edit menu or click the corresponding toolbar button.
According to the number and complexity of the functions to be redone this operation might take a few seconds.

Select All
This command permits you to select all the objects comprised in your active presentation. The equivalent keyboard shortcut of this function is CTRL + A.
You can use this function when you wish to group all the objects of your presentation.

Properties
This command permits you to bring up the pop-up menu specific to each of the different object types. Prior to accessing this function you will have to select an object of your presentation. The equivalent shortcut of this function is ALT + ENTER.
It is also possible to bring up the pop-up menu of a particular object by right-clicking that object when it is selected.

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View Menu
The View menu permits you to display or hide different areas of your screen, such as toolbars and the rulers. To display an object click its name in the View menu. Click again to make it disappear.
The checkmark sign preceding the object name indicates that the particular object is already displayed. For example, Grid indicates that the grid is already displayed.

The commands available from the View menu are briefly described below. For a more detailed explanation of the toolbars, the grid and the rulers please refer to the corresponding sections of the manual.

Last Zoom
This command permits you to quickly revert to the previously used zoom level.

Life Size
Choosing this command permits you to display your presentation in its real size.

Whole page
In case you would like to display the whole page of your presentation, select Whole Page command from the View Menu. Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro adopts automatically a zoom level that enables it to display the whole page in the active window.

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When your presentation is entirely displayed, the sign appears next to the Whole Page command from the View Menu. The Whole page indication also appears in the Zoom drop-down box of the Standard Toolbar.

To revert to a different zoom level use the Zoom command from the View Menu.
Changing the zoom level after using this command cannot be performed by clicking again on this function, but only by using the other zoom functions available in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro.

For further information regarding the zoom function please refer to the Zoom section from the View Menu chapter and the Standard Toolbar section of this guide.

Zoom

To modify the zoom level of your presentation select the Zoom command from the View Menu. A cascading menu appears and proposes you different zoom levels, ranging from 25 to 500%. Click the desired zoom factor and the presentation in the Main Window will be automatically updated.
In the cascading menu which appears, the zoom level. appears next to the current

It is also possible to modify the zoom level directly from the Zoom dropdown box from the Standard Toolbar.

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For further information regarding the zoom function please refer to the Zoom section from the View Menu chapter and the Standard Toolbar section of this guide.

Grid
In order to make layout-related operations easier, it is possible to display a grid in your presentation page. Click the Grid command from the View Menu. A sign appears preceding the command name, indicating that the grid is displayed on-screen.
To hide the grid from your presentation click again the Grid command. The sign will then disappear from the View menu.

For further information regarding the different options available for this command please refer to the Grid and Guidelines section from the Preferences Menu.

Rulers
Select the Rulers command from the View Menu in order to display the rulers on the margins of your presentation window. The sign appears preceding the command name, indicating that the rulers are displayed on-screen.
To hide the rulers from your presentation click again the Rulers command. The will then disappear from the View Menu. The rulers are scaled so that they permit you to instantly assess the scale of your design. For a more detailed explanation regarding the use of the rulers and the different available options please refer to the Options section from the Tools Menu.

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For a more detailed explanation regarding the use of a background color for your presentation please refer to the Page Setup section in the Page Pop-up Menu of this guide. If you also selected a background texture in the Page Properties dialog window (Page Setup command from the page pop-up menu) it is impossible to display both the color and the background image. In case the Color and the Image options are both selected in the View Menu, only the texture will be displayed on-screen. Under these circumstances, if you wish to display the background color of the presentation you will necessarily have to deselect the Image option in the View Menu.

Texture
In the process of creation of your presentation you have possibly chosen a background texture (or more precisely, a material) for the paper of your presentation. Choosing the Texture command from the View menu permits you to display this texture on-screen. While this option is selected the sign appears preceding the function name in the View menu.

For a more detailed explanation of the use of a background texture for your presentation please refer to the Page Setup section Page Pop-up Menu of this manual.

Toolbars
Place the mouse cursor over this function in the View menu and you will get the list in the following image:

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Here are all the toolbars available in StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro. The check mark indicates that a certain toolbar is currently visible in your main window. To hide one of these toolbars you only have to click its name in this list.

Standard

The Standard toolbar groups several functions for handling and editing presentation files, help-related functions and a drop-down module switching button. The different tools of the toolbar are described more in detail in the Toolbars chapter of this guide.

For detailed explanations on different types of buttons in StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro see The Main Window and Toolbars sections of this guide.

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While this toolbar is displayed on-screen, the sign appears preceding the command name in the View menu. In order to hide this toolbar, click again its name in the View menu, and the sign disappears.

Modules

The availability of the buttons in this toolbar depends on the choices you make in the Modules switching dialog box of the Define module switching function in the Preferences menu.

See Define modules switching in the Preferences Menu chapter of this guide for detailed information about this function.

The Modules toolbar groups the functions that allow you to easily jump from one application to another according to the needs of the current project.

Main

The Main toolbar groups the different tools that enable you to add new objects (images, fabrics, articles, text, drawings, etc.) to your presentation and to customize the workspace on your main window. All functions are thoroughly described in the Toolbars section of this guide.
While this toolbar is displayed on-screen, the sign appears preceding the command name in the View menu. In order to hide this toolbar, click again its name in the View menu, and the sign disappears.

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Books

The insert toolbar allows you to add different objects to your presentation. In order to show it you need to click the Books button in the Main toolbar as in the following image:

Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.

See Books Toolbar section in the Toolbars chapter of this guide for further information on this toolbar.

Drawing tools

Use the Drawing tools toolbar to insert different graphics into your presentation. In order to show it you need to click the Straight line button in the Main toolbar as in the following image:

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Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.

For complete information on this toolbar see the Drawing Tools Toolbar in the Toolbars chapter of this guide.

Browsers

The Browsers toolbar groups the object books available in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro and permits you to show or hide the corresponding collections of objects. In order to show it you need to click the Browsers button in the Main toolbar as in the following image:

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For more information on this toolbar see Browsers Toolbar in the Toolbars section of this guide.

Pages toolbar

The Pages toolbar groups functions for performing page-related operations, such as adding and deleting pages, and inspecting/defining page properties.

Pages list

The Pages list toolbar provides the functionality for easy navigation through the pages sequence.

Zoom toolbar

The Zoom Toolbar groups the tools that allow you to zoom in or out your presentation document, in different modes.

See Zoom toolbar in the Toolbars section of this guide for more details about this group of tools. When this toolbar is displayed on-screen, a checkmark symbol will be displayed in front of the command in the View menu. Click again to hide the toolbar.

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Arrange

The Arrange Toolbar groups the functions which determine the mode objects are combined on-screen. The different functions of this toolbar are explained in detail in the Toolbars section of this guide.

Objects order

The Z-order toolbar allows you to customize the position of the selected object with regard to the other objects in your presentation. In order to show this toolbar you need to click the Change position button in the Arrange toolbar as in the following image:

Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.

For further information on this toolbar see the Z-order Toolbar in the Toolbars chapter of this guide.

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Tile

The Windows toolbar groups the functions that allow you to organize the windows of the different projects you are working on. To show this toolbar click the Windows button in the Arrange toolbar as in the following image:

Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.

See the Tile Toolbar section in the Toolbars chapter of this guide for instructions on how to use this toolbar.

Transform

The functions in the Transform allow you perform on the selected object the following operations: rotate (left, right and free angle) and skew.

See Transform Toolbar in the Toolbars section of this guide for further information on these operations.

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Alignment

The Alignment Toolbar allows you to customize the position of all the objects in the current page of the presentation. In order to show this toolbar you need to click the Alignment button in the Arrange toolbar as in the following image:

Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.
See the Alignment Toolbar section in the Toolbars chapter of this guide for instructions on how to use this toolbar.

Distribution toolbar

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Use the drag and drop technique to dock the toolbar in the desired position in the Main window.

See the Distribution Toolbar section in the Toolbars chapter of this guide for instructions on how to use this toolbar.

Status bar
Once it has been selected from the View menu the Status Bar appears in the lower part of the application main window and displays information regarding the tools and objects used. For example, if you place your mouse pointer over a tool icon, a brief explanation regarding that icon will appear in the status bar.
When this toolbar is displayed on-screen, the sign appears preceding the command name in the View menu. In order to hide this toolbar, click again its name in the View menu, and the sign disappears.

Show all bars


In case you wish all above-mentioned toolbars (Standard, Objects, Books, Text, Arrangement, Display, Article Colors and Article Functions) to be displayed, select this command from the View menu.

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In case you wish to hide all the toolbars displayed on-screen at a certain moment, select the Hide all bars command from the View menu.

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Select Item...
The Select Item is the default command of the Insert menu. This function permits you to select an object by clicking it when you wish to select it. You can also access this function by clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. Once an object is selected, you can modify its position in the presentation by dragging and dropping it to a new location. If you right-click the selected object, the corresponding pop-up menu will appear.

For further information regarding the different pop-up menus available in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, please refer to the Pop-Up Menus section of this manual.

When an object is selected you can also modify its size by moving any of the eight control handles, which appear surrounding the object. When placing the mouse cursor on any of these handles they will change shape into a double-headed arrow. You can modify the

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object size by placing the cursor on any handle and dragging it to a new location, while holding the left mouse button pressed.
Please note that in general it is possible to move any of the eight object handles to modify the size of your object. Nevertheless, for Easy Map and article objects, only the handles located in the four corners of the objects permit you to modify the object size, ensuring thus that for these types of objects the modification is proportional.

Drag drop a fabric


It is possible to apply an image, a fabric, a Texcelle or a Tuft object to a 3D/ 3DM image or to an article. In order to do this, choose the Drag drop a fabric command or click the corresponding toolbar icon. Then click the fabric, the image, the Texcelle or Tuft object which you wish to apply to your article or 3D/ 3DM image. Drag the mouse cursor to the desired article or Easy Map image, while holding the mouse button pressed. When you release the button of your mouse the area underneath the cursor is automatically filled with the chosen fabric, image or NedGraphics object.
While you use the Drag drop a fabric tool, the cursor of your mouse takes the following shape when it reaches an area that can be mapped. In case the cursor reaches an area of your presentation to which you cannot apply a fabric, it will take the following shape . It is not necessary that the 3D/ 3DM image or the article and the fabric are in the same window in order to be able to use this function. You can thus apply a fabric from another window to an article or 3D/ 3DM image of your active window. If the fabric or the picture you wish to apply is not located in your presentation, it is not necessary to import the corresponding file before applying it. You can open the fabric or picture book (using the Fabric Book or the Picture Book commands) and you will then obtain a preview of the different objects. Using your mouse, you can drag and drop the desired fabric or picture to the surface that will be mapped.

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When you have performed a rotation on an object, it can be mapped without taking into account this operation. The image, fabric or NedGraphics object will be applied to your 3D/ 3DM image or to your article using its initial orientation. If your Easy Map object contains not only individual segments but also grouped segments, when mapping an image over a segment belonging to a group, the image will be applied to the whole group. Mapping an image on an individual segment will only affect that segment. Also note that all existing segments should belong to a group in order for you to be able to map an image over any of them.

For further information regarding the colors and the functions available for changing the mapping options of your presentation articles, please refer to the Article Colors Toolbar and Article Functions Toolbars sections of this guide.

Line
To insert in your presentation a line having any direction and any size select the Line function from the Insert menu or click the corresponding toolbar button. Place your mouse cursor in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert a line and draw a line of your choice, while keeping the mouse button pressed. A dotted rectangle appears onscreen, its diagonal representing the starting and the ending points of your line.
In case you wish to draw a horizontal or vertical line, you should not see on your screen anything but a dotted line.

The default color of the line you have drawn is black. It is possible to change this color selecting the Color chip in the Object Properties to get the Color Channels tool.

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For further information regarding the different operations available for modifying a line and its color please refer to the Straight Line Object Properties in the Main Toolbar section of the pop-up menus dealing with this subject.

Rectangle
To insert into your presentation a rectangle of your choice, having any dimensions, select the Rectangle command from the Insert menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. Place your mouse cursor in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert a rectangle and draw a rectangle as desired, while keeping the mouse button pressed. A dotted filled rectangle appears on- screen; when you release the mouse button, its default fill color being gray. It is possible to change this color selecting the Color chip in the Object Properties to get the Color Channels tool.
This command permits you to draw a rectangle. In case you wish to insert into your presentation a square set equal values for the width and height in the W and H fields in the Object properties dialog box. Note that in order to apply the parameters set in the Object Properties dialog box you need to click in the object instead pressing the ENTER.

For further information regarding the Size & Position command and the other functions that permit you to perform changes on a rectangle color and dimensions, please refer to the Drawing Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide. For complete instructions on how to use the Object properties dialog box see Object Properties in The Main Window chapter of this guide. You can change the options for an already drawn object at any time. Select the object then go to the Object properties dialog window and select the new parameters. The object will immediately change to the reflect new settings.

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Ellipse
To insert in your presentation an ellipse of your choice, having any dimensions, select the Ellipse command from the Insert menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. Place your mouse cursor in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert an ellipse and draw an ellipse as desired, while keeping the mouse button pressed. A dotted rectangle appears on the screen, indicating the dimensions of your ellipse. When you release the mouse button, a filled ellipse appears, its default fill color being gray. It is possible to change this color selecting the Color chip in the Object Properties to get the Color Channels tool.
This command permits you to draw an ellipse. In case you wish to insert into your presentation a circle set equal values for the width and height of your ellipse in the W and H fields in the Object properties dialog box.

For further information regarding the Size & Position command and the other functions which permit you to perform changes on an ellipse dimensions and color please refer to the Drawing Tools Toolbar, Ellipse Object Properties section of this guide. Note that in order to apply the parameters set in the Object Properties dialog box you need to click in the object instead pressing the ENTER.. You can change the options for an already drawn object at any time. Select the object then go to the Object Properties dialog window and select the new parameters. The object will immediately change to reflect the new settings.

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This function permits you to insert a picture in your presentation, in a location of your choice. Select Picture from the Insert menu or click the adjacent icon. Your cursor will then take the following shape. . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert your picture (the location you click in will represent the upper left corner of the inserted picture). From the Open dialog window that appears on-screen choose the picture you wish to insert and the image will then be automatically inserted to the location of your choice.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide. For a more detailed description of the format types and the insertion of images in your presentation please refer to the Picture Book section (Tools Menu) of this guide. For a detailed explanation of the different operations which permit you to modify an inserted picture, please refer to the Picture Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this manual.

Fabric
This function permits you to insert in your presentation a fabric, in a location of your choice. Select Fabric from the Insert menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. Your cursor will then take the . Click in your presentation in the location where following shape you wish to insert the fabric. From the Open dialog window that appears on-screen select the desired fabric and it will then be automatically inserted in the location of your choice.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide.

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For a more detailed description of the format types and the insertion of fabrics in your presentation please refer to the Fabrics Book section (Tools Menu) of this guide. For a detailed explanation of the different operations that permit you to modify an inserted fabric, please refer to the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this manual.

Article
This function permits you to insert in your presentation an article, in a location of your choice. Select Article from the Insert menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. Your cursor takes a shape such as the following . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert the article. From the Open dialog window that appears on-screen select an article that you wish to insert into your presentation and the article will automatically be inserted in a location of your choice.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide. For a more detailed description of the format types and the insertion of articles in your presentation please refer to the Articles Book section (Tools Menu) of this guide. For a detailed explanation of the different operations that permit you to modify an inserted article, please refer to the Article Color Toolbar and the Article Functions Toolbar sections of this manual.

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This function permits you to insert an Easy Map image (a 3D image) in your presentation, in a location of your choice. Select Easy Map from the Insert menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. Your cursor will take a shape such as the following . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert the image that will be mapped (the location which you click determines the superior left corner of the inserted image). From the Open dialog window that appears on-screen select the image you wish to insert. The selected file (*.3D, *.3DM) is automatically inserted to the location of your choice.

Select the file type form the available options (*.3DM, 3D or All 3D projects), according to the file you are looking for. Navigate to the desired folder and click to select the file to insert. Its name will appear in the File name filed. Click Open to insert the file, or Cancel to abort the procedure.

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Browse: click the Browse button to open the File atlas and visually select the Easy Map file.
You can also use the Open Easy Map Book button in the Books toolbar to visually open an Easy Map object and insert it in your project.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide. For a more detailed description of the format types and the insertion of Easy Map objects in your presentation please refer to the Easy Map Book section (Tools menu) of this guide. For a detailed explanation of the different operations, which permit you to modify an inserted Easy Map image, please refer to the Easy Map Object Pop-Up Menu section of this manual.

Text
This function permits you to insert in your presentation a text, in a location of your choice. Select Text from the Insert menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. Your cursor takes then the following shape . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert the text, and define a rectangular area for your text, while holding the left mouse button pressed. When you release the mouse button, a frame appears, in which you can type text. Once you have entered the desired text, click elsewhere in your presentation to leave the text object editing mode.

For further information regarding the different options that permit you to edit and modify the text in your presentation, please refer to the Text Toolbar and Text Objects Pop-Up Menu sections of this guide.

Weave
Selecting the Weave command from the Insert menu, a cascading menu will appear, proposing you two possibilities of inserting an Easy Weave file in your presentation.

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New: choosing this command you can create a new Easy Weave object from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. This object will be created due to the fact that Easy Weave is an OLE compliant application. Open: choosing this option permits you to insert an Easy Weave object in a location of your choice in your presentation.

1) New Weave
Clicking the New option permits you to launch Easy Weave from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. Once you have selected this command, your cursor will become as follows . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert a new Easy Weave object. A window opens in your presentation and presents you all the necessary tools from Easy Weave for creating a new woven fabric. The new file will then be directly created, modified and saved in your Storyboard & Cataloguing presentation.

For further information regarding the different tools available in the Easy Weave application and their functionality, please refer to the documentation supplied with your Easy Weave application. As explained in the section regarding the OLE concept, it is necessary that the OLE server application be installed on your computer, in order for the OLE technology to function in Storyboard & Cataloguing. It is also imperatively necessary that Easy Weave be installed on your computer and have been launched at least once, in order to permit you to create and modify Easy Weave objects from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro.

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2) Open Weave
This function permits you to insert an Easy Weave object in your presentation, in a location of your choice. Click the adjacent icon and your cursor takes a shape such as the following . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert an Easy Weave object. From the Open dialog window that appears on-screen choose the image you wish to insert. The Easy Weave file is automatically inserted into your presentation.
Under Windows 95 and 98, make sure the selected option in the Display Properties dialog box is '16Bits' or '32 Bits' otherwise you will not be able to visualize the Easy Weave objects inserted in your presentation. To access this dialog box, choose Settings in the Start menu and then Control Panel from the sub-menu that appears on your screen. If the 'True Colors 24 Bits' is selected in the Color Palette drop-down box, the inserted Easy Weave object will not be displayed.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide. For a more detailed description of the format types and the insertion of Easy Weave objects in your presentation please refer to the Weaves Book section (Tools Menu) of this guide. For a detailed explanation of the different operations that permit you to modify an Easy Weave image, please refer to the Easy Weave Objects PopUp Menu section of this manual.

New Item
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro integrates the OLE technology, which permits you to insert in your presentation files having been created in other applications. You can even directly create a new file in an application that will be launched from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. The New Item command from the Insert menu permits you to accomplish this operation and proposes you two possible modes for doing this:

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1) Create New
Choose New Item from the Insert menu to bring up the following dialog window:

The Create New option is selected by default. It permits you to create a new file, which you wish to insert into your presentation. To do that first select the object type, i.e. the application that will be used for creating the object. Select from the list the desired application.
It is imperatively necessary that the application that you wish to use for creating your new object be installed on your computer. Failing to comply with this condition will not display the application name in the list and will prevent you from using that application.

The Display As Icon option permits you to visualize an icon instead of the file itself, when this will be inserted in your presentation. When you select this option, a Change Icon button appears in this dialog window. Clicking it permits you to access the Change Icon dialog window. Make the desired changes in that dialog window, then, click the OK button to return to the Insert Object dialog window.

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After having made your selections from this dialog window click the OK button to return to your presentation. A window opens in your presentation and the tools available in the application you have chosen for the generation of the new file appear in Storyboard & Cataloguing. Create the object you wish to insert. Once you have obtained a satisfying result, click in any other location of your presentation to close the OLE server application.

2) Create from File


You can also create an object starting from an existing file. To do this, select the Create from File option. The following dialog window appears:

In the File input field enter the path of the file you wish to insert. In case you do not know the location of the file, click the Browse button to bring up the Browse window and locate the file. Once you have located it, click the Open button and you will return to the Insert Object window, with the name of the selected file appearing in the File field.

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For a detailed description of the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide.

The Display As Icon option permits you to visualize an icon instead of the file itself, when this will be inserted in your presentation. When you select this option, a Change Icon button appears in this dialog window. Clicking it permits you to access the Change Icon dialog window. Make the desired changes in that dialog window, then, click the OK button to return to the Insert Object dialog window. After having made your choices from this dialog window click the OK button to return to your presentation. The selected object is opened and inserted into your presentation.

For a detailed explanation regarding the different operations that permit you to modify an inserted OLE object please refer to the OLE Objects PopUp Menu.

Insert a NedGraphics project


Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro also features a function that enables you to insert in your presentation, in a location of your choice, a project having been created in the NedGraphics Tuft and Texcelle applications. In order to do that, select the Insert a NedGraphics project from the Insert menu. Your cursor will then take the following shape . Click in your presentation in the location where you would like to insert a Tuft or Texcelle project. The following dialog window appears:

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First choose the Files of type drop-down box and select the file format you wish to open. This formats depends on the projects you wish to open, as follows: To insert a Texcelle project select the NedGraphics Texcelle Project des option; To insert a Tuft project select the NedGraphics Tuft Project tpr option.

Then choose the file you wish to insert and click the Open button.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section from the File Menu.

When you have chosen to insert a Texcelle project


Once you have left the Load a NedGraphics project file dialog window, a second dialog window appears on-screen. From the dropdown box of this dialog window select one of the two view types that are proposed to you for the Texcelle project object type.

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Just the PatDes (or Design Viewer) mode is available in this version of the application. More options may be added in future versions.

Select the PatDes Viewer option to insert the drawing created in Texcelle for the selected file.

For more information regarding the different views available for a Texcelle project, please refer to the documentation supplied with your Texcelle software.

When you have chosen the view, click Select button and the specific view of your Texcelle project is inserted at the desired location.

For further information regarding the different operations that can be applied to a Texcelle object, please refer to the Texcelle Objects Pop-Up Menu.

When you have chosen to insert a Tuft project


Once you have left the Load a NedGraphics project file dialog window, a second dialog window appears on-screen. From the dropdown box of this dialog window select one of the three view types that are proposed to you for the Tuft project object type.

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If you select the Cam Viewer option you will visualize the cam of your project. If you select the Design Viewer option the application will insert the drawing created in the Tuft application for the selected file. If you choose the Creel Viewer option, you will insert the creel corresponding to the selected file.

For further information regarding the different operations that can be applied to a Tuft object, please refer to the documentation supplied with your Tuft application.

When you have selected the view you wish to visualize, click the Select button and the chosen view of your Tuft project is inserted in the desired location.

For further information regarding the different operations that can be applied to a Tuft object, please refer to the Tuft Objects Pop-Up Menu.

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Format Menu
This menu groups tools that permit you to determine the way the different objects of your presentation are combined. By default, every newly inserted object into the page will be placed on top of all other objects. At a later moment it is possible to modify this placing.

Move To Front
When you create your presentation, it may happen that several objects partially overlap, one object covering an area of an adjacent one. This command permits you to bring the selected object to the front, which will thus be on top of all other objects, possibly covering areas from other objects. In order to do this, select the Move to Front from the Format menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The equivalent keyboard shortcut is CTRL + "+".

Move To Back
When you create your presentation, it may happen that several objects partially overlap, one object covering an area of an adjacent one. This command permits you to bring the selected object to the front, which will thus be on top of all other objects, possibly covering areas from other objects. In order to do this, select the Move to Back from the Format menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The equivalent keyboard shortcut is CTRL + "-".

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When you create your presentation, it may happen that several objects partially overlap, one object covering an area of an adjacent one. This command permits you to bring the selected object on top of the object that covers it, but only one level upwards. It is possible to compare the superposition of several images to a building, each object representing a level of the building. This command permits you to move the selected object one level up towards the top. In order to do this select the Move Forward command from the Format Menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The equivalent keyboard shortcut of this function is "+".

Move Back
When you create your presentation, it may happen that several objects partially overlap, one object covering an area of an adjacent one. This command permits you to bring the selected object on top of the object that covers it, but only one level upwards. It is possible to compare the superposition of several images to a building, each object representing a level of the building. This command permits you to move the selected object one level up towards the top. In order to do this select the Move Forward command from the Format Menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The equivalent keyboard shortcut of this command is "-".

Right 90 Rotation
This command performs a 90 degrees rotation to the right of the selected object. The command is only accessible if an object of your presentation is selected. In order to perform this operation, click the desired object - whatever its nature - or select it using the Selection tool. Then choose Right 90 Rotation from the Format menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon.

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For further information regarding the Selection tool, please refer to the Selection section in the Toolbars chapter of this manual. In case the result of this operation is not to your liking, it is possible to undo this operation by choosing the Left 90 Rotation operation, which will make the object revert to its initial position.

Left 90 Rotation
This command performs a 90 degrees rotation to the left of the selected object. The command will only be accessible if an object of your presentation is selected. In order to perform this action, click the desired object (whatever its nature) or select it using the Selection tool. Then choose Rotation 90 to the left from the Format menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon.

For further information regarding the Selection tool please refer to the Selection section from the Toolbars chapter of this guide. In case the result of this operation is not to your liking, it is possible to undo this operation by choosing the Right 90 Rotation operation, which will make the object revert to its initial position.

Free Angle Rotation


Click this button after selecting an object in order to rotate it to the desired position.

See the corresponding command in Transform Toolbar, in the Toolbars section of this guide for more details about this function.

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Click this button to skew your currently selected object to a new shape.

See the corresponding command in Transform Toolbar, in the Toolbars section of this guide for more details about this function.

Restore
Click this button to restore a rotated or skewed object to the original position respectively shape.

See the corresponding command in Transform Toolbar, in the Toolbars section of this guide for more details about this function.

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The Tools menu groups all the object books available in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro and permits you to control and customize the use of color atlases and also different display options. There are several types of objects that can be inserted into your presentations, while the same file can be accessed from different books. The commands which are then displayed in the object pop-up menu and the properties of the object will consequently depend on the book from which that object has been opened.

Picture Book
The first type of object that can be inserted into a presentation are the pictures (i.e. all files having a graphic format, TIF TGA, BMP or HR2, among other). To open the picture book, select the Picture Book command from the Tools menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. You will obtain the following browser:

Click the arrow button to the left to maximize the picture book as in the following image:

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In order to set the corresponding folder and the associated parameters click the arrow button in the upper right corner of the browser. On your screen will appear the dialog box in the following image:

The Browser Options tab


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For instructions on how to use the functions available in this dialog box see the Open and Save paragraphs in the File Menu chapter of this guide.

Select the desired folder and the click the Set button to go back to the main dialog box. After having set the appropriate folder the Picture Book appears as in the following image:

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In the Selection color area set the color that marks a selected item in the book. To change to default color, click the arrow button of the adjacent field and you will obtain a list with available options. From the Thumbnail Size area choose Small, Medium or Large according to the workspace you can spare.

The Dialog Options tab


In order to set the preferences for the Picture book appearance click the Dialog Options tab that presents itself as in the following image:

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In the Dialog Options area choose whether the Picture Book will be a Floating Dialog Box or Docked as Toolbar. If you want the names of the thumbnails displayed check the Display Object Name option in the Display Options section of the dialog box. You can also select the Display Folders as Thumbnails option, in this case the Picture Book for example, might, at some point appear as in the following image:

Once you set the desired parameters click the OK button to apply them or the Cancel button in case you changed your mind. In case you need further instructions click the Help button.
While the Picture Book window is open you can navigate more quickly by right-clicking in the window to bring up the Books pop-up menu. For further information on this subject please refer to the Books Pop-Up Menus section of this guide.

In case the Picture Book cannot accommodate all available previews, a scroll bar will appear. You can use your mouse to visualize the other previews. To insert an image of your choice in your presentation, drag and drop the desired image to your document.
You can also drag and drop a picture directly from the Picture Book window to an image of your presentation, which you wish to map.

Once you have inserted all the desired images from the Picture Book, click the arrow button in the upper left corner to minimize it.

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For further information regarding the different possible operations for this type of object please refer to the Picture Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

Fabric Book
You can also insert in your presentation fabric-type objects (i.e. files having a TIF, TGA, BMP or HR2 extension, among other). To open the fabric book select the Fabric Book command from the Tools menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The following dialog window appears:

Click the arrow button to the left to maximize the Fabric Book as in the following image:

While the Fabric Book window is open you can navigate more quickly by right-clicking anywhere in the window to bring up the Books pop-up menu. For further information on this subject please refer to the Books Pop-Up Menus section of this guide.

In case the Fabric Book cannot accommodate all available previews, a scroll bar will appear. You can use your mouse to visualize the other previews. To insert a fabric of your choice in your presentation drag and drop the image into your document.

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You can also drag and drop a fabric directly from the Fabric Book to a surface from your presentation that you wish to map.

Once you have inserted all the desired fabrics from the Fabric Book, to minimize it. click the arrow button in the upper left corner

For further information regarding the different available operations for this object type please refer to the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

Article Book
You can also insert articles in your presentation. To open the article book, select the Article Book command from the Tools menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The following dialog window appears:

In addition to all bitmap file types supported by the StoryBoard and Cataloguing application, Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro further supports a wide array of vectorial files types: VNG (proprietary NedGraphics vectorial file format), DXF, DWG, DWF (AutoCAD vectorial file format), VEC (LEAD Vector format), PLT, DGN (Microstation), DRW (Micrografix vectorial file format), WMF, EMF (Windows Metafiles), GBR Gerber File Format, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), PCL, PRN, CMX (Corel Presentation Exchange), CGM Computer Graphics Metafile, WPG WordPerfect file format, among other.

Click the arrow button to the left to maximize the Article Book as in the following image:

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While the Article Book window is open, you can also navigate more quickly by right-clicking the dialog window, in order to bring up the Books pop-up menu. For further information about this subject please refer to the Books Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

In case the Article Book cannot accommodate all available previews, a scroll bar will appear. You can use your mouse to visualize the other previews. To insert an article of your choice in your presentation, drag and drop the desired image to your document. Once you have inserted all the desired articles from the Article Book, to minimize it. click the arrow button in the upper left corner

For further information regarding the different operations available for this object type please refer to the Article Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

3D Book
You can also insert into your presentation objects created in the Easy Map application (files having a 3DM extension). To open the Easy Map objects book, select the Easy Map Book command from the Tools menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. The following dialog window appears:

Click the arrow button to the left to maximize the 3D Book as in the following image:

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When the Easy Map Book window is open, you can also navigate more quickly by right-clicking the dialog window, in order to bring up the pop-up menu. For further information about this subject please refer to the Books Pop-up Menu section of this guide.

In case the Easy Map Book window cannot accommodate all available previews, a scroll bar will appear. You can use your mouse to visualize the other previews. To insert an Easy Map object of your choice in your presentation, drag and drop the desired image to your document. Once you have inserted all the desired images from the 3D Book, to minimize it. click the arrow button in the upper left corner

For further information regarding the different operations possible for this object type, please refer to the Easy Map Pop-Up Menu section of this manual.

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You can also insert into your presentation objects that have been created in the Easy Weave application. To open the Easy Weave objects book select the Weave Book command from the Tools menu or click the adjacent toolbar icon. The following dialog window appears:

Click the arrow button to the left to maximize the 3D Book as in the following image:

When the Weave Book window is open, you can navigate more quickly by right-clicking in this dialog window, in order to bring up the Books pop-up menu. For further information regarding this subject, please refer to the Books Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

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To insert an Easy Weave object of your choice into your presentation drag its image from the Weave Book window to your open document. Once you have inserted all the desired weaves from the Weave Book, click the arrow button in the upper left corner to minimize it.
Under Windows 95 and 98, make sure the selected option in the Display Properties dialog box is "16Bits" or "32 Bits" otherwise you will not be able to visualize the Easy Weave objects inserted in your presentation. To access this dialog box, choose Settings in the Start menu and then Control Panel from the sub-menu that appears on your screen. If the "True Colors 24 Bits" is selected in the Color Palette drop-down box, the inserted Easy Weave object will not be displayed.

For further information regarding the different possible operations for this object type, please refer to the Easy Weave Pop-up Menu section of this guide.

Material Book
Click the Material Book command to open the Material Book and visualize a preview of all the graphic files comprised in the current folder. To apply a new material to a picture or to a fabric, you can drag and drop the desired material from the Material Book window to one or more picture or fabric objects of your presentation.
It is impossible to directly insert a material into your presentation. A material being a graphical file in gray levels, the only method of inserting such an object is to apply it to a picture or to a fabric. In case you will map the obtained result (the picture having a material effect) to an article or 3D image area, the material will not show. In case you would like to add a material effect to a mapped area, you will have to save the obtained result in the form of a graphical file.

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When the Material Book window is open, you can also navigate more quickly by right-clicking the dialog window in order to bring up the catalog pop-up menu. For further information regarding this subject please refer to the Books Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

When the Material Book window is too small to accommodate the previews of all the files located in the current folder, a scroll bar will appear. Use your mouse to drag along the scroll bar to visualize the other previews. To insert a material of your choice onto a fabric or a picture, drag its image from the Material Book window to a fabric or a picture contained in your presentation. Once you have inserted all the desired materials from the Material to minimize Book, click the arrow button in the upper left corner it.

For further information on the different operations possible for materials, please refer to the Picture Objects Pop-Up Menu and Fabric Objects PopUp Menu sections of this guide.

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In order that your screen displays your presentation in life-size when the zoom level has been set to 100%, it is necessary that you calibrate your display. To accomplish that select the Rulers command from the Tools menu, which brings up the following dialog window.

Measure the length and the width of the square located under the Size Adjustment section and type in the obtained values in the corresponding input fields.
Prior to performing this operation it is necessary to make sure the measurement units of your ruler and that of the dialog window are identical.

Click the OK button to save your modifications, and your screen is now readily calibrated. Thus your presentations will be displayed using its real size when the zoom level has been set to 100%.
It is normal that the size of the displayed document is slightly smaller than the size of the selected paper. This is due to the fact that only the printable area of the paper is being displayed on-screen, margins not being shown.

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You can also bring up this dialog window by right-clicking anywhere in the Main Window of the application. From the pop-up menu which appears select Rulers.

For further information regarding the display rulers please refer to the Rulers section of the View Menu.

Options
This command permits you to choose the measurement unit of your presentation. From the Tools menu select the Options command, which brings up the following dialog window:

From the Unit drop-down box choose the desired unit (cm or inch), then click OK to quit this dialog window. The selected unit becomes then the default unit of measurement for your entire presentation. For example, the rulers displayed on your screen will be graduated according to this setting. The dimensions displayed in the Document Properties and Size and Position dialog windows of the different objects will also be displayed according to the same setting.

For further information regarding the display of Rulers, please refer to the Rulers section of this guide from the Tools Menu. The Unit selection will be remembered the next time your start your Vision Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro.

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It is possible to import into your presentation a color atlas. Please note, however, that you cannot insert such an object into your presentation. You can drag and drop colors from an open color atlas to an object of your presentation, for example an article, in order to apply the selected nuance to an area. The aim of this section is to explain how to gain access to a color atlas and how to modify it, using the functions of its pop-up menu.

How do I use a color atlas?


A color atlas represents a customized collection of colors created in a coloring application such as Easy Coloring or Easy Coloring Pro, collection that can be re-used in other presentations, when it is necessary to use the same color collection. The colors of the atlas appear in a window, which comprises one or more pages, of which one only one page can be displayed at a time. In the following example page 2 of the color atlas is displayed. The atlas also displays at any moment the name of the color situated under the curser, as well as its Vision color code.

For an explanation of the Vision Color Codes please refer to the Individually Modifying the Colors of an Atlas section of this guide.

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Above the scroll bar, in the lower part of the atlas window, there are several Summary chips, which display a preview of the adjacent pages of the atlas. An additional frame around one of these chips indicates the current page. A quick way to visualize an adjacent page is by clicking one of the Summary areas. You can also navigate through the pages of the atlas by using its scroll bar, located in the lower part of the dialog window.
To adjust the size of the atlas window place the mouse pointer on the window edges, so that the cursor takes the shape of a double-headed arrow , and drag to obtain the desired dimensions, while keeping the mouse button pressed.

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How to open a color atlas
To open a color atlas for the first time during your current working session three different possibilities are available: Select Color Atlas from the Tools menu. Click the Change Color Atlas command from the Tools menu. Click the corresponding toolbar icon.

From the Open dialog window that appears choose the atlas you wish to open.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this manual. After having opened a color atlas, you can close it temporarily by clicking the Close button. This operation permits you to retrieve immediately the atlas by clicking the icon again, or by choosing the Color Atlas command from the Tools menu. This atlas will then be referred to as the current atlas. To open another color atlas you will have to use choose the Change Color Atlas command from the Tools menu.

Individually modifying the colors of an atlas


To modify the colors of your atlas right-click the atlas to bring up the Atlas Pop-Up menu and then choose the Modify Current Atlas command. The atlas is displayed as in the picture below, having its second color chip selected (indicated by the black frame surrounding it) and ready to be modified:

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By using the NedGraphics coloring applications, such as Easy Coloring or Easy Coloring Pro, you can individually modify colors, using a large array of coloring tools and color palettes. To modify a color in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, enter the color code of the desired color in the Color Code field and the color will automatically be modified.
The color codes used in the atlases are the Vision color codes, specific to the NedGraphics coloring applications such as Easy Coloring, Easy Coloring Pro and Simulating Printed Fabric. You can consequently refer to these applications to obtain the color codes you might need. The codes represent colors depending on the HSV color system. The first digit of the code represents the Hue (ranging from 0 to 359), the first letter represents the Saturation and the second the Value. These letters range from A (maximum) to P (minimum).

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When you have defined the colors you need, you can also assign to each of them a name, by typing it into the Color Name field. You can then repeat this operation for all the colors of the atlas to which you wish to assign a name. When you have finished using the current page you can also assign it a name, by typing it into the Page Name field. To leave the editing mode click again the Modify current atlas from the Atlas Pop-Up menu, which will make the sign disappear.

Modifying several atlas colors simultaneously


Other commands are also available from the pop-up menu that appears by right-clicking a color atlas.
Please note that it is impossible to use the first four commands of this popup menu (they appear grayed) while you are not in the atlas editing mode. In order to enter the editing mode click the Modify Current Atlas command, which is indicated by the sign, preceding the command name, as shown below:

4 corners gradient: Place 4 different colors in the 4 corners of the page and select this command. The central color chips will then represent a gradient of colors corresponding to the colors you have placed in the corners of the atlas. White gradient: Place two different colors in the upper left and right corners of the page, then select this command. An array of colors forming a gradient to white will fill the rest of the page. Line/column gradient: Select the command, then click two color chips from the same row or the same column, not adjacent to each other. A gradient based on the two terminal colors will be applied to the color chips located between them.

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Clear current page: Select this command to make all the color chips of the current page become blank.

The Save Atlas and Save Atlas As commands


To save a color atlas that you have modified right-click the atlas and select the Save Atlas command from the pop-up menu which appears. To save a color atlas under a new name, select the Save Atlas As command from the same pop-up menu.

Print Atlas
The Print command is accessed through the atlas pop-up menu (right-click an atlas page to obtain it).

See more information about this menu in the Modifying several atlas colors simultaneously section.

Upon selecting this function, a Print type dialog window will open as follows:

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This dialog window gives you the possibility to print one or more selected pages of your atlas, using the options in the Page area.

See Print in the File Menu section for more information about the options available in this dialog box. Note that the 'Process' field will only be available if you are working in Delta calibration mode.

If you have the Color Chart already open, you can choose Current Page from the Page section of the dialog box in order to print the page of the Color Chart currently displayed. Select All Pages to print all the pages of the atlas. Select Special Pages to only print some of the atlas pages. Enter the page to start from at From page and the last page to be printed in the To page field.

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Clicking the Options button in the dialog window will open a subsequent dialog like this:

Available options are: Screen values: select this option to print the RGB values under each atlas color chip. Printer values: select this option to print the CMYK values under each atlas color chip. Color code: select it to print the HSV or hCL color code. Color label: select this option to print the color name under each color chip. Div. nums.: select this option to print the Page numbers. Page label: select this option to print the Page names (if any were assigned). Click OK when ready to accept all settings and return to the main print dialog window then, click OK again to start printing the atlas. Select Cancel to abort the printing procedure.

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Close Atlas
After having performed all desired operations on a color atlas and you wish to close it, right-click the atlas and select Close Atlas from the pop-up menu that appears. In case you have made any modifications to the atlas and have not saved them, Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro prompts you whether you wish to save these changes prior to closing the atlas.
After having opened a color atlas (as described in the beginning of this section) you can temporarily close an atlas by clicking the Close button . This operation permits you to instantly retrieve the atlas by clicking its icon or selecting the Color Atlas menu entry from the Tools menu. To open a different color atlas you need to use the Change Color atlas command from the Tools menu.

Change color atlas


For a detailed explanation regarding the operations of opening, using and modifying a color atlas please refer to the Color Atlas section (Tools Menu) section of this guide.

To open an existing color atlas choose Change Color Atlas from the Tools menu. From the Open dialog window that appears select then the atlas that you wish to open.
For a detailed explanation regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this manual. In case you do not know the location of the atlas which you wish to open, use the Find command of Windows Explorer to locate files having an *.ATL extension.

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Window Menu

Owing to the Windows architecture it is possible to have several presentations open at the same time. The Window menu groups the commands used for organizing and handling of windows.
A list of all the open presentations is displayed at the bottom of the Window menu. Click a presentation name to display it in the foreground. The sign appears next to the currently active presentation name.

Cascade
Select the Cascade command from the Window menu to group all open windows in overlapping formation. A window can be brought to the front by clicking its visible part. A blue caption bar indicates the active window.

Tile horizontally
To display all open windows arranged one above the other choose the Tile Horizontally command from the Window menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon. A blue caption bar indicates the active window.

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To display vertically all open windows, from the upper to the lower part of the screen, select the Tile vertically command from the Window menu. A blue caption bar indicates the active window.

Tile Options
Clicking the Tile Options command a dialog window appears, proposing you three options related to the Tile horizontally and Tile vertically commands. The options affect the operation of these commands in case more presentation windows are open simultaneously. The different options available are the following: Tile child windows by project; Tile child windows of the active project; Tile child windows in order of creation: all child windows will be tiled in their order of creation.

In addition to these options, you can select the Restore before Tile option, which will re-open any minimized windows prior to starting the tile process. Once you have made your choices click the OK button.

Automatic Tile
In order to enable a correct functionality of the tiling commands, in case you are using two displays at the same time, click the Tile Automatically command, so that the sign appears in front of this command in the Window menu.

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When you have been working on a large number of windows, some of them could have been minimized to icons. Click the Arrange Icons from the Window menu in order to arrange them in a row at the bottom of the screen.

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Memory settings
This function permits you to reduce the memory space used by the objects comprised in your presentations. In order to be able to select this function no presentation must be open in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. When you select the memory compression sign appears in front of the command name in the command the Preferences menu, showing thus that this function is active. In case you no longer wish this function to be active click again the command name, so that the preceding its name disappears.

Extended Dialogues
This function permits you to increase the size of the dialog boxes displayed on-screen when you use the commands of the Insert menu and of the Objects toolbar. You will thus be enabled to visualize more files simultaneously. To select this option, click the Extended Dialogues command, and the sign will appear next to the command name, indicating thus that this function is active. To de-select this option, click again its name from the Preferences menu, and the sign will disappear.

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You are now permitted to switch between the different applications comprised in Fashion Studio and Printing Studio, and even to thirdparty applications for editing articles in vectorial format. You will be enabled to launch different drawing and coloring applications from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. To do this, select the Define modules switching command from the Preferences menu. The following dialog window appears on-screen:

From the Design and Coloring drop-down boxes choose the applications you wish to use. In case Printing Studio applications are also installed on your computer, you will have the choice between different modules. From the Vectorial drop-down select the application you wish to use for editing articles in the VNG vectorial format: CorelDraw from Corel Software or Illustrator from Adobe. Once you have made your selection, click the OK button to validate your options. This dialog window does not directly launch the selected applications, but permits you in fact to choose which applications to launch when editing fabric or article (VNG file-format) objects using the Edit with command of the Fabric Objects, respectively Article Objects popup menus.

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For an explanation of the functionality of the Edit with command please refer to the corresponding sections from the Pop-Up Menus chapter of this guide.

Print resolutions
Click this command to set the printing resolution for the normal and draft print-outs.
In order to decrease the printing time StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro tends to limit the print resolution to an amount which we will call print limit in the context of this function. Thus, when you choose printing with a print resolution higher than the print limit, StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro reduces the page layout to the closest resolution lower than 400 DPI. For example, when sending the layout page to the printer, the print driver rescales the layout page according to the selected print resolution, thus reducing the printing time, but inherently also the print quality. The current version of SBC Pro permits you to define this print limit, enabling you to obtain printouts of a higher quality, at the price of a longer printing time, however.

Upon clicking this command the following dialog appears:

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To set the desired resolution(s) drag the slider(s) until convenient values are set. Click OK to accept the current settings and close the dialog window (the settings will be preserved between different working sessions) or select Cancel to abort all changes.

Vectorial files resolution


Click this command to set the resolution for imported vectorial files, for which the Article book offers a large support. Upon choosing this command, the following dialog will open:

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De-select the Use current printer resolution option to input the desired values, or leave the a/m option enabled to adopt printer settings. Click OK to accept the current settings and close the dialog window or select Cancel to abort all changes.

Grid and Guidelines


Select the Grid and Guidelines function from the Preferences menu and on your screen will appear the dialog box in the following window:

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In the Grid Options section of the dialog box you can set different parameters related to the grid feature: Appearance: choose a color and a style for the lines of the grid according to the needs of the current project. Snapping Options: check the Snap to Grid option to activate the feature and then set the desired value in the corresponding field; make sure you select the appropriate unit from the adjacent drop-down field. Positioning: select the appropriate unit and then set the distance between two consecutive grid lines on the Horizontal as well as the Vertical axis. The Guidelines Options area of the dialog box offers the functions that allow you to establish working parameters for the guidelines feature.
The guidelines are virtual lines that you can use in your design in order to draw, move, align and place any drawing object in precise positions in your project image. If the snap feature is enabled, the guidelines will also cause your drawing object element (control point) to 'snap' to the closest point on the guideline if the distance between the mouse cursor and a guideline is below a predefined threshold, named snap strength.

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In the Appearance section of the dialog set the Color and the Style of the lines. The selections operated will appear in the preview chips adjacent to the selection fields. Snap to guidelines: select this option if you want to use the snap action of the guidelines. Begin to Snap at: set a value and a corresponding unit for the intensity of the snap feature. Use the Original Settings button to revert to the initial values of the parameters in this dialog box. If you want to establish a standard set of values for all future projects click the Save as Default button.

See Color Channels in the Text Toolbar / Colors section for details on how to use the Color Channels tool. See Working With Guidelines in Toolbars / Display Toolbar / Rulers, section for more details about the guidelines and how to use them..

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The Printer Server function is designed to allow you to accurately print designs created with our Meta Studio application using the more appropriate drivers of Windows 98 installed on the Print Server machine, while working under any operating system (including Windows 2000) on your local machine connected to the network. Install the Print Server application on a Windows 98 machine in your network just as for Meta Studio.

See Function Setup and Activation below for more details about this function.

Function Setup and Activation


Make sure you set up correctly the Print Server feature in order to insure the optimum functionality.

Select Print Server from the Preferences menu.


In order to have access to the Print Server function you need to have a project open.

The following dialog window will open:

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Choose Printer field: Use this drop-down field to select the default printer for the Print Server function from the available options (printers connected to the network and locally installed on the Print Server machine).
Make sure the selected printer is the default printer for the Print Server station. You will need to check this up on the Print server station of your network (the system on which the Print Server application is running). On this system, check Settings/ Printers in the Windows Start menu for the default printer. If the default printer on the print server station is not currently installed on your machine, you must install it in order to be able to use the Print Server functionality.

Choose Folder field: Click the Browse button to select the working folder for the Print Server function. This is a dedicated folder where the printing job files will be stored and queued. Each time a printing job is launched using the Print Server, this folder will store the temporary files that hold the project printing data (image type, etc) and the printer process data (printing file names, file owner, pages to be printed, page size, etc).
Note that this folder must be the same as the one chosen when installing the Print Server application.

Use Print Server option: Click to select this option in order to activate the Print Server function. Not selecting this option will disable the Print Server function. When ready defining the parameters for the Print Server function click OK to accept the current settings and close the dialog window or, select Cancel to abort all changes to the current parameters and return to the previous window. 153

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The information related to the Print Server function will be entered in the Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro application *.INI file.

Print Using the Printer Server


Just as you usually do, click the Print function in the File menu. The well-known dialog window will open:

This time a new option is present in the dialog box: Use Print Server: Select this option if you want to print using the Print Server function, otherwise a normal printing job will be executed.
Note that this option will be active only if the currently selected printer is the one chosen in the Print Server setup dialog window.

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You can use the same Print Server printer for a normal print job without using the Print Server functionality. Just deselect Use Print Server option and print just as you normally do. Note that selecting this option will gray (disable) the Printer name field since the printer selection for the Print Server function has already been done while setting up the Print Server command (see Function Setup and Activation above) and this field will display the printer selected for the Print Server function setup.

Click OK when ready to start printing, or select Cancel to abort printing your current project.
If you need to print on a different printer than the one set for the Print Server function, you will need to:

Install the printer (if not installed on your system); Make sure it is installed and the default printer on the system where the Print Server utility is running; Set it up in the Print Server function (Preferences menu). Activate the Print Server function in the same dialog window (select Use Print Server); Run Print in the File menu; Select the Print Server printer as the current printer (Printer Name drop-down field); Select Use Print Server in the Print dialog window; Click OK to print.

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Help topics
To obtain information regarding the different functions of Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro select the Help topics command from the Help menu and click on one of the following tabs: Click the Contents tab to display the topic titles. Double-click a title to access the help topics comprised in that title. Double-click a topic to gain access to it; Click the Index tab to display an index of topics; Click the Search tab to search for a notion that does not appear in the index.

About Storyboard & Cataloguing...


To obtain information regarding the program version and copyright for the software, select About Storyboard & Cataloguing from the Help menu or click the corresponding toolbar icon.

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Introduction
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro features the following toolbars: The Standard Toolbar; The Modules Toolbar; The Main Toolbar; The Books Toolbar; The Drawing Tools Toolbar; The Browsers Toolbar; The Pages Toolbar The Pages list Toolbar The Zoom Toolbar; The Arrange Toolbar; The Objects order Toolbar; The Tile Toolbar; The Transform Toolbar; The Alignment Toolbar; The Distribution Toolbar.

To display a toolbar not shown on-screen select its name from the View menu. To hide a toolbar that is already shown on-screen, click again its name in the View menu. Some of the toolbars can also be made visible by clicking the special buttons in other toolbars.

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For detailed information about the special type of buttons and the associated toolbars see The Main Window section of this guide.

You can move any of the toolbars to another location on-screen by dragging its caption bar and dropping it to another location on-screen. The following sections explain in detail the tools comprised in each toolbar, as well as their functionality.

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Standard Toolbar

The Standard toolbar groups the tools that permit you to handle files, control editing functions, access the online help and the Modules toolbar.

New
Click the New icon to create a new presentation. For a detailed explanation regarding the mode of creating a document, please refer to the New command (File Menu).

Open
Click the Open icon to work on an existing presentation. For a detailed explanation of this function please refer to the Open command (File Menu).

Save
Click the Save icon to save the presentations you are working on, without closing the file. For further information regarding the different steps you have to follow in order to save a presentation for the first time, please refer to the Save As section (File menu).

Page Setup
Click the Page Setup icon to bring up the Document Properties dialog window, and make the necessary settings. For further information regarding the way to modify this dialog window please refer to the Page Setup section (File Menu).

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Click the Print icon to launch the printing of the presentation you are working on. For further details on the Print function please refer to the Print section of this manual (File Menu).

Print Preview
Click the Print Preview icon to access the Preview mode and visualize the actual look of your document using the current printingrelated settings. For further information regarding the Print Preview command please refer to the Print Preview section (File Menu) of this manual.

Cut
Click the Cut icon to remove an item from your presentation and place it in the Clipboard.

Copy
Click the Copy icon to copy an object selected in your presentation to the Clipboard.

Paste
Click the Paste icon to insert in your presentation the contents of the Clipboard.

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This is one of the special buttons: click the Module switching button to display the list with the available options as in the following image:

Select the application you want to launch then, according to the needs of the current project, dock the list into a toolbar on your main window or hide it.

For complete information on the Module switching function see the Module switching paragraph in the Preferences Menu of this guide. For details on how to use the special type of button see The Main Window section of this guide.

Undo
To cancel the action you just completed click the Undo button in the Standard toolbar.

See the Undo paragraph in the Edit Menu chapter of this guide for complete information on how to use this function.

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To cancel the Undo action you have just completed click the Redo button in the Standard toolbar.

See the Redo paragraph in the Edit Menu chapter of this guide for complete information on how to use this function.

All undo
Press the All undo button in the Standard toolbar if you want to cancel all the actions completed since opening the current project.

See All Undo in the Edit Menu for detailed information about this function.

All redo
Press the All redo button in the Standard toolbar to cancel the All undo action.

For further details see All redo in the Edit Menu chapter of this guide.

About Storyboard & Cataloguing


Click the About Storyboard & Cataloguing icon to obtain information regarding version and copyright information for the software.

Whats this
Click the Whats this icon (if available in your release of the software) then click on a screen object to display the help information available for that particular object.

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Modules Toolbar

This toolbar allows quick jumps between Printing Studio or Fashion Studio modules in order to allow you to perform specific tasks (cleaning, coloring, layout, design changes etc.) on your current design image. The status of the toolbar buttons and the availability of the jump functions depend on specific factors as: Your current application and the opening mode (direct or from within another module). The current settings in the Preferences menu, Define module switching function (if applicable in your current application). The design open status (no design loaded, or at least one design open). The applications you have installed on your system.
The Module toolbar is only available and active when: you have a Fabric object currently selected; you have correctly set the switching applications in Define module switching... (Preferences menu); the corresponding drawing and coloring applications are installed on your system, and have been run at least once.

See the Preferences menu, Define module switching function for more details about these options.

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Main Toolbar

The Main Toolbar groups the functions that allow you the edit the content of the current presentation as well as to personalize the appearance of your main workspace. Three of the available buttons are special type of buttons: that allow you to show or hide a toolbar.

Select tool
Click the adjacent icon to select one or more object in your presentation. In case you are selecting only one object, you can modify its size (owing to eight control handles which appear in the form of small black squares surrounding the object), its position (by dragging and dropping the object) and access its specific pop-up menu. For further information regarding the different operations, please refer to the Select Items section (Insert Menu) of this manual. You can also select several objects at the same time, two different approaches lending themselves for this purpose: Click the Select tool then, click the different objects that you wish to select, keeping the SHIFT key pressed. Click an area of your presentation that does not contain any object, and define a rectangular area by moving the mouse. All objects comprised in the rectangular area that you have drawn will be selected.

In order to select an object located in the rectangular area it is necessary that the object be selected, only objects entirely present in the area which you have defined being selected In case you would like to select all the objects comprised in your presentation you can click CTRL + A.

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In case several objects are selected at the same time, you can group these objects using the Group function from the Arrangement Toolbar. For further information regarding this command, as well as other modifications that can be applied to a group of objects, please refer to the Arrangement Toolbar section (Toolbars chapter) of this manual.

Books
As indicated by the arrow in its right lower corner this is one of the special type buttons: click it to display a list with available options as in the following image:

Dock the list into a toolbar the Insert Object toolbar in case you use it on a common basis.

For complete information on how to use this toolbar see Insert Object Toolbar in the next paragraphs of this chapter.

Insert line
The second special type of button of the Main Toolbar is named after the first function in the secondary toolbar is offers access to. Click it and maintain the mouse button pressed for a couple of seconds to display the list with available options as in the following image:

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Dock the list into a toolbar the Drawing Tools toolbar in case you use it on a common basis.

For complete information on how to use this toolbar see Drawing Tools Toolbar in the next paragraphs of this chapter.

Insert text
Click the Insert text button in the Main toolbar or select the Text function in the Insert menu if you want to add a text object to the current presentation. The mouse cursor will change shape into : click in the presentation and drag to define a box where to insert the desired text. The text box appears like in the following image:

In case you want to change the size of the text box, place the mouse cursor over one of its edges and drag to obtain the desired dimensions. Or directly insert the desired values in the corresponding fields of the Object Properties dialog..

For complete instructions on the functions available in the text object popup menu see the Text Object Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide.

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Text Object Properties
When inserting a text into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

Font Drop-Down Box

Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro permits you to use a wide number of fonts, which can be used to format any text in your presentation. The name of the font currently in use is displayed in the input area. To select a character font of your choice click the Font drop-down box and choose the character font that is of interest to you.
In case you wish to format a text that has already been input, you will first have to select it, prior to starting making the desired changes.

Font Size

You can also modify the text font size. To do this click the Font Size drop-down box and select the desired size. You can also directly type in the desired value in the input field.
In case you wish to format a text that has already been input, you will first have to select it, prior to making the desired changes.

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Bold
Click this icon in case you wish the text to appear bold. In case you wish to revert to a normal character format, click again on the icon, which makes the text characters no longer appear bold.
In case you wish to format a text that has already been input, you will first have to select it, prior to making the desired changes. In case you would like to revert a bold text to normal style, select the text you wish to modify and click the Bold icon to de-select the style.

Italic
Click this icon if you wish to your text to appear in italic. In case you would like to revert to a normal formatting, select the text you wish to modify and click again on the adjacent icon.
In case you wish to format a text that has already been input, you will first have to select it, prior to making the desired changes. In case you would like to revert an italic text to normal style, select the text you wish to modify and click the Italic icon to de-select the style.

Underlined
Click this icon if you wish the selected text to be underlined. In case you would like to revert to normal formatting, select the text you wish to modify and click again on this icon.
In case you wish to format a text that has already been input, you will first have to select it, prior to making the desired changes. In case you would like to revert an underlined text to normal style, select the text you wish to modify and click the Underlined icon to de-select the style.

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Color
By default, when you type a text into your presentation, the characters will appear in black. However, by clicking on the Color icon, it is possible to modify the font color. The Color Channels dialog window then appears on-screen. Proceed as follows to modify the color according to your wishes: Color Channels Tool Modify the color by dragging the slider cursors, while keeping the left mouse button pressed. A cursor appears as a horizontal bar, which can be moved in the slider area. More easily, you can click with your mouse in the sliders in the desired location to determine a certain value in that slider. The values displayed in the lower part of this dialog window vary according to the chosen color system. The color chips located under the sliders display the color obtained after performing the changes and the code displayed under the chip corresponds to the Vision code of that particular color. When the color you have obtained is to your liking, click the OK button to leave the dialog window. The color subsequently displayed in your presentation will then be according to your preferences.

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In case you have also installed on your computer the applications from Printing Studio, and you have chosen to use the hCL color system in these modules, this same color system (hCL) will be used by default by your Fashion Studio applications, thus replacing the Vision color codes.

For further information on the Color Channels dialog window and the different color systems available in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, please refer to the Color Channels Pop-Up Menu.

Align text left


You can also choose different text alignment styles. By default, the text you enter in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro is aligned along the left margin of the surface you have defined for your object. The adjacent icon will consequently be selected by default.

Center text
You can also choose to center a selected text. In order to do this first select the text and then click the adjacent icon to obtain the desired style.

Align text right


You can also choose to right-align a selected text. In order to do this first select the text and then click the adjacent icon to obtain the desired style.

Apply fabric
Click the Apply fabric icon to fill a surface described by a 3D or 3DM image or an article with a fabric, an image or a view of a NedGraphics project. Click the desired object, then drag and drop the mouse pointer to the area you wish to map, and then release the mouse button. The chosen image will then fill the desired surface. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Drag drop a fabric section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

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Browsers
The last of the special type of buttons in this toolbar, the Browsers button allows you to display the list with the available options as in the following image:

Select the book you want to display and dock the list into a toolbar in the main window if you need to use it on a common basis.
The pressed options indicate that the corresponding book is already visible in the main window.

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For instructions on how to use the books see the Browsers paragraph in this section of the guide.

Object Properties
Click this button in the Main toolbar to show/ hide the Object Properties dialog box in the main window of Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro.

For details on the specific properties available in this dialog see the paragraphs Insert ... in this chapter according to the object you are interested in.

Object Manager
Click this button in the Main toolbar to show/ hide the Object Manager in the main window of StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro.

For complete instructions on how to use this tool see the Object Manager in The Main Window chapter of this guide.

Color atlas
Click this button in the Main toolbar or select the Color atlas function from the Tools menu. If this is the first time you use this function on your screen will appear an Open type dialog box. From the list with the available options select the desired atlas and then press the Open button.

For complete information on color atlases see Color Atlas in the Tools Menu in this guide. See Open in the File Menu chapter of this guide for complete instructions on how to use the Open dialog box.

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Click the adjacent icon to display the rulers on the margins of your presentation. Click again on this icon to make the rulers disappear.

The rulers are scaled so to permit you to instantly appreciate the scale of your presentation. For a more detailed explanation regarding use of rulers, please refer to the Rulers section (Tools Menu) of this guide.

Working With Guidelines


The guidelines are virtual lines that you can use in your design in order to draw, move, align and place any drawing object in precise positions in your project image. If the snap feature is enabled, the guidelines will also cause your drawing object element (control point) to 'snap' to the closest point on the guideline if the distance between the mouse cursor and a guideline is below a predefined threshold, named snap 'strength'.

Once the Rulers were activated the guidelines can be used. The blue cross at the ruler scale intersection reminds you that you can use guidelines to more precisely manipulate the drawing tools or editing tools. The guidelines are: horizontal or vertical dotted lines that you can bring in over your design image to help you in your work. 'screen lines' = independent of zoom level. always displayed on top of your image or drawing objects. not part of your design image, and will not appear in a printout.

Note that the guidelines will still be present even if you hide the rulers, but in this case you will not be able to add, move or delete them. You can add as many guidelines in your project as you need.

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Adding A Guideline
Put your mouse cursor over a ruler scale until it gets the shape of a double arrow, click and drag into the design area. A guideline, parallel to the ruler scale you dragged form will appear under your cursor. The process is the same for both the horizontal and vertical guidelines. Small brown arrows will mark the guideline-end in the ruler scale area:

Moving A Guideline
Put your mouse cursor over the ruler scale area where the guideline end is; your mouse cursor will take the shape of a double arrow oriented along the ruler scale. Click and drag the guideline to the desired new position; release the mouse button.

Deleting A Guideline
You can delete guidelines in two ways: Proceed just like for moving a guideline, only this time move it to a ruler scale limit. The guideline will be removed.

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Move your mouse cursor over the ruler scale area where the guideline end is; your mouse cursor will take the shape of a double arrow oriented along the ruler scale. Hit DEL on your keyboard. The guideline will be removed.

Using Snap
Snapping is the action of attracting the mouse cursor to fall right on the guideline, whenever the mouse is in the vicinity of the guideline, below a predefined distance. Thus you can, for instance, draw a number of lines all starting from exactly the same point, or position drawing elements to precise locations. The 'magnetic' area around the guideline is defined via the Grid and Guideline Options function in the Preferences menu which defines an attraction distance around the guideline; whenever your mouse cursor (creating, moving or placing a drawing element) falls within this distance, the magnetic effect will apply and the drawing element will be forced, or snapped onto the guideline.

Note that the snap strength value is measure on one side of the guideline only. For example a snap strength value of 5 means that an area with a width of 10 pixels (5 on each side), having the guideline in the middle is the snap or attraction area of the guidelines.

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guidelines. Define a snap strength value. In the example below, the snap area is represented by the light green band around each guideline. Start drawing your rectangle; even if your mouse cursor doesn't really start to draw from the exact location you need, but from within the snapping area, the snapping action of the guideline will 'force' it anyway to the correct position. Thus, you can, for example, draw four rectangles, all starting from the exact point:

Note that when moving a guideline, all the objects snapped onto it will move along with the guideline to the new position. See the example below: the picture at right and the one below, both snapped to the vertical guideline, move when the vertical guideline moves a distance to the right, farther away from the flowers picture on the left.

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See Grid and Guidelines in the Preferences Menu for details on how to set your guideline options.

Grid
Click the Grid icon to display a magnetic grid on your presentation. Click again this icon to make the grid disappear.

For further information regarding the different options of the grid, please refer to the Grid and Guidelines section (Preferences Menu) of this guide.

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Books Toolbar

The Books toolbar groups the functions that allow you to insert different objects in the current presentation.
Note that the first time you open Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro if you want to display the Insert toolbar you have to press the Books button in the Main toolbar.

For complete information see Main Toolbar section in the Toolbars chapter of this guide.

Insert image
Click the Insert image icon to include an image in your presentation in a location of your choice. For further information on this function please refer to the Picture section (Insert Menu) of this guide.

Image Object Properties


When inserting an image into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

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Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. The Transparency field: click the arrow buttons or directly insert the desired value and then press the ENTER key to apply the change. The W(idth)/Height and X/Y fields to the right of the dialog box indicate the size and position of the selected object respectively. To change the size of the selected object, insert the desired values in the W/ H field and press ENTER or click in the presentation.
In order to change the size of the selected object you can also use the drag and drop procedure: place the mouse cursor on one of the control points and drag to obtain the desired dimension.

If you want to change the position of the selected object in the presentation insert the desired values in the X/ Y fields or drag the selected item into the new position on your screen. The padlock button is for the cases where you want to lock the size and position of the selected object. The pressed button appears in red as in the following image: .
Note that another way of locking the position of an object in the current presentation page is to select the Lock/ Unlock function from its corresponding pop-up menu.

See Image Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide for further information on the Lock/ Unlock function.

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Click the Insert Easy Map icon to include an Easy Map object in your presentation, directly in a location of your choice. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Easy Map section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

Easy Map Object Properties


When inserting an Easy Map object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. The Transparency field: click the arrow buttons or directly insert the desired value and then press the ENTER key to apply the change.

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The Mapping Options button: click this button to customize the mapping parameters. On your screen will appear the dialog box in the following image:

For details on the options available in this dialog box see Mapping Options in Easy Map Pop-up Menu from the Pop-up Menus chapter of this guide.

In the Fabric Scaling section select the Keep Proportion option if you want to apply a proportional mapping. In the Width/ Height percentage fields customize the dimensions of the fabric to be used in the process. In the Reduction area of the dialog box you can set parameters related to the colors of the fabric to be mapped. Use the arrow of the fields or directly insert the desired values. Apply options to all areas using the same fabric: activate this options if you want to use the parameters set in this dialog for all the segments mapped with the same fabric. Click the Apply button to check the effect of the changes operated. In case you want to revert to the initial values of the parameters click the Reset button. Before actually going back to the initial values you will be asked to confirm the operation.

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Once happy with the parameters established click the OK button to quit the Mapping Options dialog box. In case you changed your mind and you no longer want to apply the parameters set in this dialog click the Cancel button. The field adjacent to the Mapping Options button displays the segments existent in the current Easy Map Object together with the name of the fabric mapped onto each (if any). The W(idth)/Height and X/Y fields to the right of the dialog box indicate the size and position of the selected object respectively. To change the size of the selected object, insert the desired values in the W/ H field and press ENTER or click in the presentation.

Insert fabric
Click the Insert fabric icon to include a fabric in your presentation, directly in a location of your choice. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Fabric section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

Fabric Object Properties


When inserting a fabric object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

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Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. To apply a background image to the selected fabric click the Material check box and then the associated chip to obtain the dialog box in the following image:

Note that the same function is available in the pop-up menu that appears when you double click the fabric object in your presentation.

Select the desired parameters and then click OK to apply them to the selected object.

For details on how to use this dialog box see the Material Options paragraph in the Fabric Object Pop-up Menu of this guide.

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You can also select from the colorways (if any defined) associated to the currently selected fabric. Click the Select button and on your screen will appear the following dialog box:

For detailed information on colorways see the documentation for Easy Coloring.

Select the desired colorway and the parameters to be displayed along with it and the click the OK button to apply the changes. In case you want to adjust the repeat parameters click the Fabric Repeat Options to obtain the dialog box in the following image:

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In the Fabric Window size you are presented with the current dimensions of the fabric window. Modify the default unit and value according to the needs of the current project. While resizing keep locked: use the fields in this section of the dialog box to establish which of the listed parameters you want unchanged during the size change process: the Fabric size or the Repeats number. You can also select the Adjust window size according with fabric scale and repeats number so that both parameters are taken into account when operating the change.
Note that selecting the Adjust window size according with scale and repeats number option will disable the Width and Height fields in the Fabric window size; thus you will only be able to select a different unit but you will not be able to edit the values in the corresponding fields.

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Establish the desired parameters according to the needs of the current project and then click the OK button to close the dialog.

For detailed explanations on how to use this dialog box see the Fabric Repeat Options in the Fabric Pop-up Menu chapter of this guide.

In case you need to displace the image of the currently selected button. The mouse cursor will change shape into fabric click the and you will be able to drag the fabric and change its point of origin. Click the Open a Palette button to have a color reference for the currently selected fabric. A palette will open below the fabric image and the currently selected object in the presentation will be the palette. The parameters available in the Object Properties dialog box will change accordingly. The Transparency field: click the arrow buttons or directly insert the desired value and then press the ENTER key to apply the change. The W(idth)/H(eight) and X/Y fields to the right of the dialog box indicate the size and position of the selected object respectively. To change the size of the selected object, insert the desired values in the W/ H field and press ENTER or click in the presentation.
In order to change the size of the selected object you can also use the drag and drop procedure: place the mouse cursor on one of the control points and drag to obtain the desired dimension.

If you want to change the position of the selected object in the presentation insert the desired values in the X/ Y fields or drag the selected item into the new position on your screen. The padlock button is for the cases where you want to lock the size and position of the selected object. The pressed button appears in red as in the following image: .

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Note that another way of locking the position of an object in the current presentation page is to select the Lock/ Unlock function from its corresponding pop-up menu.

See Fabric Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide for further information on the Lock/ Unlock function.

Palette Properties
Note that the same parameters are available from the associated pop-up menu.

Here are the specific parameters that you can set for the palette object: Chips shape: click the color chip to display the available options as in the following image:

View: this function allows you to customize the type of information you display along the palette image. Click the View button to obtain the drop-down list as in the following image:

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For details see Palette Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide.

The displayed palette will appear in the Object Manager structure as in the following image:

The small fabric icon above the palette icon indicates the fabric to which the palette is associated.

Insert article
Click the Insert article icon to include an article in your presentation, directly in a location of your choice. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Article section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

Article Object Properties


When inserting an article object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

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Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. The Transparency field: click the arrow buttons or directly insert the desired value and then press the ENTER key to apply the change. button: click this button in order to enter the edit mode The Edit and open the Article Functions pop-up menu.

See Article Functions Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus chapter of this guide for details on the functions available in this menu.

The first time you insert an article, the Segments field will appear blank. Click the button adjacent to the Edit parameter to edit the segments of the currently selected article. After you have made the desired choices the field will display the names of the segments and the fabric/ color associated.

See Article Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus chapter of this guide for detailed explanations on how to set the parameters of the article object.

The W(idth)/Height and X/Y fields to the right of the dialog box indicate the size and position of the selected object respectively. To change the size of the selected object, insert the desired values in the W/ H field and press ENTER or click in the presentation.
In order to change the size of the selected object you can also use the drag and drop procedure: place the mouse cursor on one of the control points and drag to obtain the desired dimension.

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If you want to change the position of the selected object in the presentation insert the desired values in the X/ Y fields or drag the selected item into the new position on your screen. The padlock button is for the cases where you want to lock the size and position of the selected object. The pressed button appears in red as in the following image: .
Note that another way of locking the position of an object in the current presentation page is to select the Lock/ Unlock function from its corresponding pop-up menu.

See Article Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide for further information on the Lock/ Unlock function.

Insert Easy Weave


Click the Insert Easy Weave icon to include an Easy Weave file into your presentation, directly in a location of your choice. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Weave section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

Easy Weave Object Properties


When inserting an Easy Weave object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

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The Open function is also available from the Weave pop-up menu.

Click the Open button to open the Easy Weave application and modify the selected weave according to the needs of the current project.

See Easy Weave Object Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus for further information.

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Drawing Tools Toolbar


The Drawing Tools toolbar groups the functions that allow you to insert graphics into your presentation.

Straight line
Click the Straight line icon and draw a straight line by moving the mouse, while holding the left mouse button pressed. For further information please refer to the Line section (Insert Menu) of this manual.
Use the Object Properties dialog window to select the desired parameters for this drawing tool.

See the Line section in the Insert Menu, Menus section, for more details about the available options.

Straight line Object Properties


When inserting a straight line object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box presents itself as in the following image:

In the upper left corner appears the type of object you have selected and in the field below its corresponding name. To change the name of the selected object, click the arrow button of the field. On your screen will appear the following dialog box:

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Insert the desired name for the selected object and then press the OK button to apply the change. The new name of the object will appear in the corresponding field. The default color of the graphic objects is black and indicated as such in the color chip in the Object Properties dialog. To change the color of the graphic object click the color chip: on your screen will appear the Color Channels dialog as in the following image:

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Drag the corresponding sliders to obtain the desired color and then click the OK button to confirm or the Cancel button if you no longer want to change the color.

See Color Channels tool in the Pop-up Menus for further instructions on how to use this tool.

The Fill button is a toggle on/ off type of button that allows you to decide if the inserted graphic will be a full shape or only a contour. The Transparency field: click the arrow buttons or directly insert the desired value and then press the ENTER key to apply the change. The W(idth)/Height and X/Y fields to the right of the dialog box indicate the size and position of the selected object respectively. To change the size of the selected object, insert the desired values in the W/ H field and press ENTER or click in the presentation.
In order to change the size of the selected object you can also use the drag and drop procedure: place the mouse cursor on one of the control points and drag to obtain the desired dimension.

If you want to change the position of the selected object in the presentation insert the desired values in the X/ Y fields or drag the selected item into the new position on your screen. is for the cases where you want to lock the The padlock button size and position of the selected object. The pressed button appears in red as in the following image: .
Note that another way of locking the position of an object in the current presentation page is to select the Lock/ Unlock function from its corresponding pop-up menu.

See Drawing Objects Pop-up Menu in the Pop-up Menus section of this guide for further information on the Lock/ Unlock function.

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Click the Rectangle icon and draw a rectangle of any dimensions, by moving the mouse, while holding the left mouse button pressed. For further information please refer to the Rectangle section (Insert Menu) of this manual.
Use the Object Properties dialog window to select the desired parameters for this drawing tool.

See the Rectangle section in the Insert Menu, Menus section, for more details about the available options.

Rectangle Object Properties


When inserting a rectangle object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box is identical to the Straight Line Object Properties dialog.

See the previous section for details on how to use the functions available in the Object Properties dialog box.

Ellipse
Click the Ellipse icon and draw an ellipse of any dimension by moving the mouse, while holding the left mouse button pressed. For further information please refer to the Ellipse section (Insert Menu) of this manual.
Use the Object Properties dialog window to select the desired parameters for this drawing tool.

See the Ellipse section in the Insert Menu, Menus section, for more details about the available options.

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Ellipse Object Properties
When inserting an ellipse object into your presentation the Object Properties dialog box is identical to the Straight Line Object Properties dialog. For details see the previous paragraphs.

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Browsers Toolbar
The buttons in this toolbar allow you to show or hide the object books available in StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro.

The pressed button indicates that the corresponding book is visible in the main window.

Picture Book
Click the Picture Book icon to show the picture book and preview all the graphical files contained in the current folder. To insert a new picture you can simply drag and drop it from the book to your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Picture Book section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

See Picture Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

Fabric Book
Click the Fabric Book icon to open the fabric book and preview all the graphical files contained in the current folder. To insert a new fabric you can simply drag and drop it from the book to your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Fabric Book section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

See Fabric Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

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Click the Article Book icon to open the article fabric book and preview all the article files contained in the current folder. To insert a new article you can simply drag and drop it from the book to your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Article Book section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

See Article Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

Easy Map Book


Click the Easy Map Book icon to open the Easy Map files book and preview all the Easy Map files contained in the current folder. To insert a new Easy Map image you can drag the desired image from the book to any location of your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Easy Map Book section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

See Easy Map Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

Easy Weave Book


Click the Easy Weave Book icon to open the Easy Weave book and preview all the woven fabric files contained in the current folder. To insert a new Easy Weave object you can simply drag it from the book to any location of your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Easy Weave Book section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

See Easy Weave Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

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Click the Material Book icon to open the Material Book dialog window and preview all the material files contained in the current folder. To apply a new material to a picture or a fabric, you can simply drag it from the book to one or several picture or fabric objects in your presentation. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Material Book section (Tools menu) in this manual.

You can also refer to the Material sub-section in the Picture Objects Pop-Up Menu and the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu sections of this manual. See Material Book from Tools Menu for complete information about how to use this tool.

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Pages Toolbar
The buttons in this toolbar provide an easy access to page-related operations, such as adding or deleting a presentation page.

New Page
Click the New Page command to add a new page to your presentation.

Delete Page
Click the Delete Page command to delete the current presentation page.

Page Properties
Click the Page Properties command to set page-related options such as title, background, etc.

For an explanation of this function please refer to the Main Window popup menus section (Popup Menus) of this manual.

Formatting Page
Click the Formatting Page command to jump to the formatting page.

Go to Page
Click the Go to Page command to jump to a particular page of the presentation.

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Pages list Toolbar


The buttons in this toolbar provide an alternative mode of accessing presentation pages, by clicking the button corresponding to the desired page.

An alternative mode of accessing a page is, of course, using the Object Manager. For a detailed description of the Object Manager please read the Object Manager section of the manual.

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Zoom Toolbar

The Zoom Toolbar groups the tools that allow you to zoom in or out your presentation document, in different modes.

Zoom level (drop-down) field

The drop-down field allows you to select the zoom level of your presentation. Click the drop-down box and choose the desired zoom level from among those listed.
Choosing the Whole page entry of this drop-down will result in displaying the repeat of your project adjusted in size to fit into the entire view area of the main window.

For further information regarding the different zoom levels please refer to the Zoom section (View Menu) of this manual.

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Offers a quick and 'visual' method of zoom factor setting: just click and drag the slider left or right, then release to adjust the level of zoom while inspecting the image until the desired level is acquired. Drag the slider to change the current zoom factor. This is useful if you wish to change the zoom factor to an extent less than that represented by the next zoom level up or down available from the zoom drop-down.
Alternatively click the slider then use the up-down or the left-right arrows on your keyboard to zoom in respectively out.

Zoom In
Click the Zoom In button to enlarge the view of the active window by one level of zoom.

Zoom Out
Click the Zoom Out button to reduce the view of the active window by one level of zoom.

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Arrange Toolbar

This toolbar groups the tools that permit you to modify the grouping mode of the different objects of your presentation. The tools available from the Arrangement toolbar are:

Group
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro features a function that permits you to group a certain number of objects of your presentation. In order to do this you first have to select several objects of your presentation, using the Select Tool. Click then on the adjacent icon to group all the selected objects. They will then be linked one to the other, so that, when you move one of the objects, all other will also be moved in tandem with it. Equally, if you will lock the position of one of the objects in the group it will be impossible to move individually any other object of the group.

For a detailed explanation of the mode to group several objects, please refer to the Select Items tool (Insert Menu).

Ungroup
Using the Group function it is possible to link several object one to another. In case you no further wish these objects to be grouped, click the adjacent toolbar icon to ungroup them. The object will then again become independent and will be able to be handled individually.

For further information regarding the different modes of linking several objects to each other please refer to the Group section of this guide.

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Click this special type of button in order to display a list with available options. Dock the list into the Z-order toolbar according to the needs of the current project. The functions grouped in this toolbar allow you to customize the position of the objects in your presentation with regard to the foreground plan.

See Objects order Toolbar in Toolbars section of this guide for further information on the Z-order toolbar.

Alignment
Click this special type of button in order to display a list with available options. Dock the list into the Alignment toolbar according to the needs of the current project. The functions grouped in this toolbar allow you to customize the position of the objects in your presentation with regard to a vertical or horizontal axis.

See Alignment Toolbar in the Toolbars section of this guide for further information on the functions available in the Alignment toolbar.

Distribution
Click this special type of button in order to display a list with available options. Dock the list into the Alignment toolbar according to the needs of the current project. The functions grouped in this toolbar allow you to customize the position of the objects in your presentation with regard to a vertical or horizontal axis.

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Click this special type of button in order to display a list with available options. Dock the list into the Tile toolbar according to the needs of the current project. The functions grouped in this toolbar allow you to organize the windows in your main screen in case you are working with several projects at a time.

See the Tile Toolbar in the Toolbars chapter of this guide for further information in the functions available in this toolbar.

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Objects Order Toolbar

The Objects order toolbar groups the functions that allow you to organize the objects in your presentation according to a foreground/background plan reference.

Move to background
To move the selected object to the background click the adjacent icon. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Move to background section (Format Menu) of this guide.

Move behind
To move a selected object behind an object that covers it, click the adjacent toolbar icon. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Move behind section (Format Menu) of this guide.

Move in front
To bring the selected object in front of the object that covers it click the adjacent toolbar icon. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Move in front section (Format Menu) of this guide.

Move to foreground
To bring the selected object to the foreground click the adjacent icon. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Move to foreground section (Format Menu) of this manual.

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Tile Toolbar

In case you are working with several projects at a time, the Tile Toolbar offers the functions that allow you to organize the corresponding different windows.

Cascade
Click the adjacent icon to group all open windows in overlapping formation.

For further information regarding this function please refer to the Cascade command (Window Menu).

Tile horizontally
Click the Tile horizontally icon to display all open presentation windows extending from one side to the other of the screen.

For further information regarding this function please refer to the Tile horizontally section from the Window Menu.

Tile vertically
Click the Tile vertically icon to display all open projects simultaneously in separate windows extending from the top to the bottom of the screen.

For further information regarding this function please refer to the Tile vertically section (Window Menu) of this guide.

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Transform Toolbar

The Transform toolbar groups the functions that allow you to perform on the selected object different types of rotations.

Rotate 90 right
Click the adjacent icon to rotate the selected object by an angle of 90 to the right. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Rotate 90 right section (Format Menu) of this manual.

Rotate 90left
Click the adjacent button to rotate the selected object by an angle of 90 to the left. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Rotate 90 left section (Format Menu) of this manual.

Skew Object
Click this button to skew your currently selected object to a new shape.
The objects that you can skew using this command are: picture, fabric, article and text.

After you clicked the Skew button, the object control points will change shape, taking this shape (in various positions, depending on the control point). Move your mouse cursor over a skew control arrow. It will change shape like this .

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Click the control point and drag to skew your object.

Select the object to skew.

Click the Skew tool

Click a control point and drag to rotate.

Release the mouse button in the final, skewed position.

Repeat the process if necessary, Click again the Skew tool to to another skewing position. deselect and close the command.
The skewed objects cannot be edited. In order to make them editable again, use the Restore Object command to return them to the original position or shape.

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See Restore Object below in this section for details about this command.

Free Angle Rotation


Click this button after selecting an object in order to rotate it to the desired position.
The objects that you can rotate using this command are: picture, article, Easy Map objects, Weave objects, the drawing tools (line, rectangle, ellipse) fabric, text, NedGraphics projects, other OLE objects and groups.

After you clicked the Free Angle Rotation button, the object control points will change shape, as blue arc arrows .

Move your mouse cursor over a rotation control arrow. It will change shape like this .

Click the control point and drag to rotate your object.

Select the object to rotate.

Click the Free Rotation tool

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Click a control point and drag to rotate.

Release the mouse button in the final, rotated position.

Repeat the process if necessary.

Click again the Free Rotation to deselect and close the tool command.

The rotated objects cannot be edited. In order to make them editable again, use the Restore Object command to return them to the original position.

See Restore Object below in this section for details about this command.

Restore Object
Click this button to restore a rotated or skewed object to the original position respectively shape.
Use this function for example when you want to start a rotation or skewing operation all over again, when you changed your mind about rotating or skewing the object, or when you realized that you first need to edit the object before changing its shape or position.

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Here is a rotated object

and a skewed one.

Click the Restore button to have them back to the original position and shape.

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Alignment Toolbar

The functions in the Alignment toolbar allow you to customize the alignment of the objects of your presentation according to the specific needs of each project.
Note that this toolbar is only activated after you have selected at least two objects from your presentation.

Align left edge


Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align left edge button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Align vertical center


Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align vertical center button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Align right edge


Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align right edge button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

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Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align top edge button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Align horizontal center


Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align horizontal center button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Align bottom edge


Select at least two objects from your presentation and then press the Align bottom edge button in the Alignment toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

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Distribution Toolbar

The functions in the Distribution toolbar allow you to customize the organization of the objects in the page of your presentation.
Note that this toolbar is only activated after you have selected at least three objects from your presentation.

Distribute top edge


Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute top edge button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Distribute horizontal center


Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute horizontal center button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Distribute bottom edge


Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute bottom edge button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Distribute left edge


Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute left edge button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

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Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute vertical center button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

Distribute right edge


Select at least three objects from your presentation and then press the Distribute right edge button in the Distribution toolbar. The selected objects will change position accordingly.

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Here is a chart presenting the communication system between the modules of the Fashion Studio application group.

Similarly, Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro can basically initiate communication with the following applications: Vision Easy Coloring Pro (color oriented, colorway, color grouping etc.) Vision Design and Repeat Pro CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator (editing of vectorial-based articles)

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POP-UP MENUS
As explained previously in the Tools Menu section, it is possible to access and open a file from different books. Depending on the book you have chosen, the properties of the opened file are different, i.e. the available commands from the different objects pop-up menus will be different. Also the parameters in the Object Properties dialog will vary accordingly. The aim of this section is to explain you in detail the different functionalities of the pop-up menus, but also that of the Main Window, of the Color Channels and the different books.

Drawing objects Pop-Up Menu


The drawing objects are objects which you have inserted in your presentation using the Line, Rectangle or Ellipse tools from the Insert menu. To bring up the object pop-up menu select the object and right click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In the above example, this will be a line. The other object types available for this pop-up menu are 'ellipse' and 'rectangle'.

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Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation the selected object and to place it in the Clipboard.
Since the object is copied to the Clipboard, it can be re-inserted at any time in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) section of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the selected object is copied to the Clipboard, it is possible to insert it in your presentation or another presentation using the Paste command. For further information please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the object is deleted, it is not copied to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. If you wish to re-insert the object in your presentation at a later moment, you will have to search again the file. Since the deleted object is not copied to the Clipboard, this operation permits you to use less of your computer memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

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Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Graphic Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
While an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

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You can also associate a title to your drawing object, in the case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu and the following dialog window appears:

You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different text editing possibilities, please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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Text Objects Pop-Up Menu


Text objects are objects you have inserted using the Text command from the Insert menu. In order to bring up the object pop-up menu select the desired object and right-click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this case, the string 'Text' will be automatically displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete the object from your presentation and save it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

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Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the desired object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-use the object in your presentation, you will have to search again the file comprising the object. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Text Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
While an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

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You can also associate a title with your text object, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu, which brings up the following dialog window:

You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of editing text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Edit Text
This command allows you to enter the text-editing mode of your text object. The Text toolbar becomes active and you will be able to use all functions to edit the text object. Once you have completed modifying your text object click in any location of your presentation to leave the text-editing mode.
To enter the text-editing mode of a text object you can also double-click the text object, which will also automatically launch the text-editing mode.

For further information regarding the different tools of the Text Toolbar please refer to the Text Toolbar section from the Toolbars chapter of this guide.

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Picture Objects Pop-Up Menu


The picture objects are objects that have been inserted using the Picture Book or the Picture command from the Insert menu. To bring up the pop-up menu of these objects select the desired object and right-click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object Type
The object type of the selected object appears next to the command name. In this menu, the Picture string will be automatically displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation the selected object and copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it can be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function, please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this manual.

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Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the selected object is copied to the Clipboard, it can easily be reinserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function, please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this manual.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the desired object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-use the object in your presentation, you will have to search again the file comprising the object. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Picture Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title to your picture, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the object pop-up menu, which brings up the following dialog window:

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You can position the title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the possibility to edit and format text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this manual.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

Transparent colors
This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

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In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object. To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

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In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them. Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in.

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From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action. Here is an example of a picture object (the rose) on top of another object, at different levels of transparency:

Zero % of transparency.

30% transparency

The rose picture object is on top the mixed-flowers picture object, and it becomes more and more faded as we increase its transparency.

75% transparency

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Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu


The fabric objects are the objects which you have inserted using the Fabric Book or the Fabric command from the Insert menu. To bring up the pop-up menu corresponding to this type of objects select the desired object then right-click it.

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this menu, the 'Fabric' string will be automatically displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete the selected object from your presentation and copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.

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Since the selected object is copied to the Clipboard, it can easily be reinserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this manual.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the desired object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-use the object in your presentation, you will have to search again the file comprising the object. Since this command does not copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Fabric Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

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When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title with your fabric, in case you would like to do this. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu and the following dialog window will appear:

You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities to edit text, please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

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When you have finished entering your title click anywhere in your presentation to leave the editing mode. The object and its associated title will now represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

Transparent colors
This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

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Note that for the fabric object only, all the color in the palette will appear by default in the transparent colors checkered zone. In this case the transparent colors will be marked by the small grayed triangle in the right bottom corner of the respective color chip. See next image.

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object. To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent.

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To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the button (the mouse cursor colors you want transparent click the will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them: the small grayed triangle in the right bottom corner of the respective color chip will disappear. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the Zoom in the view respectively.

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button to activate the panning function and then in the Click the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Material
As explained in the section regarding the Material Book (Tools Menu) it is only possible to insert a material in your presentation by applying it to a picture or fabric object. The Material command of this pop-up menu permits you to select different parameters, which determine the mode a material is applied to your fabric. When you select the Material command from the object pop-up menu, the following dialog window appears:

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In case you know the exact location of your file, type in the path of your file in the Path input field. In case you do not know the location of your file, click the Browse button. From the Open dialog window that appears select the desired file. The path of your chosen file will then be automatically updated and displayed in the input field. A preview of the material also appears in the dialog window.

In case you have already applied a material to your fabric, the input field Path and a preview of the material appear in the dialog window.

For further information regarding the Open dialog window please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide.

Choose then the scale you wish to apply to the material. In case you choose the Aspect scale option, the initial scale will be kept. However, it is possible that the fabric to which you wish to apply the material is relatively small. In this case you are advised to choose the Scale relative to object option, in order that the scale of the material is automatically adapted to the scale of your object.
The Scale relative to object option is particularly useful if you wish to apply for example a material having stripes, such as a velour. In case the material scale is important, only one or two stripes will appear on your material and you will not obtain the desired effect.

In the Influence section of the dialog window select the degree of visibility of the material, choosing a figure ranging from 1 to 100%. The material will be represented in gray levels. The lighter the shade of the chosen material, the higher will be the figure you have to choose for the influence, in order to visualize the effect of the material on your fabric. Eventually select the Show the material option, in order that it becomes visible in your presentation. After having made all the changes, click the Apply button to visualize in your presentation the results of the changes you have made, without leaving the dialog window. In case the result is as desired, click the OK button to apply the changes and leave the dialog window. 246

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It is possible to launch the Design & Repeat and Easy Coloring applications from within Storyboard & Cataloguing, in order to be able to edit and modify a fabric. To do that select the Edit with command and the following cascading menu appears on the screen:

If you choose Design & Repeat


The Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application will launch the Design & Repeat drawing application. A different window will then be displayed on-screen, making available all the tools from Design & Repeat for modifying the fabric object. When you have obtained the desired result, leave Design & Repeat. In case you have not saved the changes, a dialog window appears, asking you whether you wish to save the changes in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. If you click the OK button, the fabric object will be automatically updated in Storyboard & Cataloguing, and the initial file of your fabric will also be modified.
As the initial file of your fabric will be modified in this process, you are advised to make a backup copy of your initial fabric, in order to be able to access the initial file later on.

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The Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro application will launch the Easy Coloring application. A different window will then be displayed onscreen, making available all the tools from Easy Coloring for modifying the fabric object. When you have obtained the desired result, leave Easy Coloring. In case you have not saved the changes, a dialog window appears, asking you whether you wish to save the changes in Storyboard & Cataloguing. If you click the OK button, the fabric object will be automatically updated in Storyboard & 247

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Cataloguing (in case you have created colorways, these will also be accessible from Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro), and the initial file of your fabric will also be modified.
As the initial file of your fabric will be modified, you are advised to make a backup copy of your initial fabric, in order to be able to access the initial file later on.

See the Module toolbar section for more information on how to switch to another module.

Fabric Repeat Options


Modifying the size of a fabric entails enlarging the visualization window. In case you reduce the size, part of the fabric will no longer be visible. It is nevertheless possible to choose which part of the fabric you wish to retain. In order to do that choose the Repeat command from the pop-up menu of the fabric object. The following dialog window appears:

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In the Fabric Window size you are presented with the current dimensions of the fabric window. Modify the default unit and value according to the needs of the current project. While resizing keep locked: use the fields in this section of the dialog box to establish which of the listed parameters you want unchanged during the size change process: the Fabric size or the Repeats number. You can also select the Adjust window size according with fabric scale and repeats number so that both parameters are taken into account when operating the change.
Note that selecting the Adjust window size according with scale and repeats number option will disable the Width and Height fields in the Fabric window size; thus you will only be able to select a different unit but you will not be able to edit the values in the corresponding fields.

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You are presented with the following options: you can use a proportional size change or you can set the number of repeats you want to see either on the horizontal or the vertical axis. Select the desired method and the set the corresponding parameters. In the Repeat position area of the dialog box you can set the reference point to be taken into account when performing the size change operation: In case you select the Custom option, you will be able to choose directly in your presentation the part of the fabric you wish to display, using the Displace Repeat tool from the Objects toolbar. In case you choose the Centered option the different changes relating to the size of the fabric will always be performed relative to the center of your repeat.

Eventually, if you choose the Corner option, four radio buttons, which were previously grayed, will become active. Each of them corresponds to an angle of your fabric. The selected corner will be maintained on display following the resize operation. In the example above it will be the upper left corner that will remain visible after the resize operation.
In case you use the Displace Repeat tool in the Object Properties dialog window, the selections you have made in this dialog window will be undone. When you re-open this dialog window, you will notice the Custom option had been selected.

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The article objects are the objects which you have inserted using the Article Book or the Article command from the Insert menu. However, since articles supported by StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro can be of two types, namely the bitmap HR2 and the vectorial VNG type, article popup menus obtained by right-clicking an article object - differ slightly according to the article type:

As you can see from the sample grabs depicted above, the popup menu of VNG type articles comprise an additional function, the Edit with function, which permits you to launch a third-party application capable of editing vectorial images.

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this pop-up menu, the string 'Article' will be automatically displayed.

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Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete the selected object and to copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once you have deleted the selected object, it is not saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be cancelled. In case you would like to re-insert the deleted object you will have to search the file again. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Article Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title to your article, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu and the following dialog window appears:

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You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of editing text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value.

Edit Article
This command permits you to enter the editing mode for your article object. The Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars become active, permitting you to use any functions from these toolbars to modify the selected article object to your liking. Once you have made all the desired changes to your object, click anywhere in your presentation to leave the editing mode.
To enter the editing mode for an article object you can also double-click the object, the editing mode being automatically launched.

For further information regarding the functionality and the different functions of the Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars, please refer to the Article Functions Pop-up Menu section (Pop-up Menus, Pop-up Menu of Mapped Articles chapter) of this guide.

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various third-party applications, such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel CorelDraw.
Please note that this command will only be available for VNG-type articles..

Choosing the Edit with command will launch the selected drawing application (the application having been selected using the Module Switching function of the Preferences menu) and permit you to edit the article as desired. Once you have finished the editing operation, exporting the article using the EMF file format will enable the updating of the original article in the StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro application.

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Pop-Up Menu of Mapped Articles


Article objects are the objects which you have inserted using the Article Book or the Article command from the Insert menu. As mentioned previously, articles supported by StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro can be of two types, namely the bitmap HR2 and the vectorial VNG type, which makes article popup menus obtained by rightclicking an article object - slightly different, according to the article type:

As you can see from the sample grabs depicted above, the popup menu of VNG-type articles comprise an additional function, the Edit with function for launching a third-party application capable of editing vectorial images.

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this pop-up menu, the string 'Article' will be automatically displayed.

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Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete the selected object and to copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once you have deleted the selected object, it is not saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be cancelled. In case you would like to re-insert the deleted object you will have to search the file again. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Article Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title to your article, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu and the following dialog window appears:

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You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of editing text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The object and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you no longer wish that a title be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Edit Article
This command permits you to enter the editing mode for your article object. The Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars become active, permitting you to use any functions from these toolbars to modify the selected article object to your liking. Once you have made all the desired changes to your object, click anywhere in your presentation to leave the editing mode.
To enter the editing mode for an article object you can also double-click the object, the editing mode being automatically launched.

For further information regarding the functionality and the different functions of the Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars, please refer to the Article Functions Pop-up Menu section (Pop-up Menus, Pop-up Menu of Mapped Articles chapter) of this guide.

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Article Functions pop-up menu
This menu groups the functions that permit you to modify an article while this is in editing mode. The different functionalities of this toolbar are explained in detail in the following sections:

Article Colors Toolbar

The Article Colors toolbar groups the different technical colors (maximally 12 colors), which can be applied to an article. This toolbar is only accessible when an article object is in editing mode. It is consequently necessary to select an article, to choose the Edit Article command from the pop-up menu which appears by rightclicking the article. You can apply these technical colors to the different areas of your article each of the color icons of this toolbar corresponds to a pattern or a color that you can apply to an area of your article. Please note that these are only technical colors, which means that they will not be displayed in the article during the printing process.

For further information regarding the operation of assigning a technical color to an article area, as well as the different operations that can be performed on an article object, please refer to the Article Functions Toolbar.

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Zone coloring
You can assign to each area of your article a technical color. It will not represent the real color of your article, but it will be associated with the real color or to a fabric that you wish to apply to a certain area of your article. All areas composed of the same technical color will be attributed the same real color or the same fabric. This icon will only become accessible once you have selected a technical color for your article from the Article Color toolbar. The cursor will then take the shape when it is placed on the image of your article. Place it on the area to which you would like to attribute a technical color and then click on that area. The area will then be colored with the technical color that you have previously selected from the Article Colors Toolbar. In addition a vector, which is vertical by default, is also created and associated to that area of the article.
Note that when inserting an Article object that has some areas already colored, these colors will be interpreted as technical colors and used for mapping purposes. In case you wish, you can directly modify the technical color attributed to an area of your article. In reality it is not necessary to first delete the previously attributed technical color and then apply a new color. Select the Zone coloring icon, select a new technical color from the Article Colors Toolbar and click the area of the color you wish to modify. The new color will then immediately replace the previous technical color.

For further information regarding the technical colors please refer to the Article Functions Pop-up Menu section of this manual. For further information on vectors please refer to the 2 points vectors and 3 points vectors sections (Article Functions Pop-up Menu) of this guide.

Erase zone
In case you have assigned a technical color to an area of your article and you wish to delete the technical color from that area, click the adjacent icon then click the concerned area of your article. The area will then become blank, having no vector associated.

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The same action can be performed by selecting the Clear Area function from the pop-up menu that appears when right-clicking a mapped area of the article.

2 Point Vectors
When you affect a technical color to a certain area of an article, a vector is automatically associated to that color and that particular area. The vector, which by default is vertical and oriented downwards, determines the mode in which the fabric, the picture or the NedGraphics object will be applied to that area. In case you wish to change the vector, giving it another orientation, select the 2 Point Vector tool by clicking the adjacent icon. Place the mouse pointer on the article area whose vector you wish to modify. Click a first time in the area to delete the previous vector and determine the starting point of the new vector. Move then your mouse pointer to obtain the desired orientation and click again. The new vector appears arrowshaped, and the fabric will be applied according to the chosen inclination.
In case you wish to apply a fabric, a picture or a NedGraphics object to an area of your article, it is imperatively necessary to determine a vector associated with that area. Failing to do so you will result in you not being able to visualize the result of your operation, since, after leaving the editing mode, the application will not be able to apply the fabric to the area. The length of the vector drawn as described above has no effect whatsoever on the mode the fabric will be applied, only the inclination and the orientation are of importance. The starting point of the arrow determines the origin of the drawing.

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3 Point Vectors
When you assign a technical color to a certain area of an article, a vector is automatically associated to that color and that particular area. The vector, which by default is vertical and oriented downwards, determines the mode in which the fabric, the picture or the NedGraphics object will be applied to that area. In case you wish to change the vector, giving it another orientation, select the 3 Point Vector tool by clicking the adjacent icon. Place the mouse pointer on the article area whose vector you wish to modify. Click a first time in the area to delete the previous vector and determine the starting point of the new vector. Move then your mouse pointer to obtain the desired orientation and click again. You have now defined the first segment of your vector. Move again your mouse cursor to obtain the second orientation of your fabric when it will be applied to that area. The vector appears under the form of an angle separated by bisector, such as the following .
This tool is particularly useful when you wish to apply to you area a fabric with two directions (for example for an article which represents a coat, a 3 points vector will prove useful for showing a bent sleeve). In case you wish to apply a fabric, a picture or a NedGraphics object to an area of your article, it is imperatively necessary to determine a vector associated with that area. Failing to do so you will result in you not being able to visualize the result of your operation, since, after leaving the editing mode, the application will not be able to apply the fabric to the area. The length of the applied vector has no effect whatsoever on the mode the fabric will be applied, only its inclination and orientation being of importance.

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Select vector
Before you modify any of the vectors you have to make sure you selected the correct one. Click the adjacent icon then click in your article the vector to be modified. Once it is selected, control handles will appear at the extremities of the vector, indicating thus that it is selected and can be modified. Place your mouse pointer on any of the control handles and drag it, in order to obtain the desired vector. Once the vector has been modified to your liking, click a different area in your presentation to de-select it.

Erase vector
In case you want to erase the vector associated with an area of your article, click the adjacent icon, then position your mouse cursor on the vector you wish to delete and click. As a result the vector will be deleted.
In case you have associated a fabric, a picture or a NedGraphics object to a technical color and you have deleted the vector of that area, the fabric can no longer be displayed on-screen. It is necessary that a vector be associated with an area to which a fabric has been affected, in order that the application can determine the fabric direction. In case you do not create a new vector for that area, no fabric can be displayed on-screen when you leave the editing mode.

Pattern affectation
Once you have defined the different technical colors for the different areas of your article, you can assign a fabric or a real color to each of the technical colors, items that will replace the technical colors when the article is displayed. In order to do this, click the adjacent icon, and the following dialog window appears:

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The different technical colors, which you have associated with the different areas of your article, appear in the first column. You then have the choice to assign either a fabric or a real color to any of the technical colors. By default, the Color option is selected. In case you prefer to affect a fabric, click the Fabric option next to the corresponding technical color. In the Motif Name input area type in the path of the file that contains the desired fabric. In case you do not know the location of the file, click the Browse button to locate your file. From the dialog window that appears choose the file you are interested in. Double-clicking its name will automatically update the Fabric name field, which will then show the path of your selected file.

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For a detailed explanation of the functionality of the dialog window that appears, please refer to the Open section (File Menu) of this guide.

You can also associate a real color with any of your technical colors, and thus to an area of your article. This appears also in the Motif Name field, located on the same row as the appropriate technical color. By default, the chosen real color is black. In case you wish to button of that particular row. The change it, select the Browse Color Channels dialog window appears. Proceed to make the desired changes then click the OK button to leave the Color Channels and return to the Assign Color or Fabric to an area dialog window. In the Motif Name field the color is updated accordingly.

For a detailed explanation of the Color Channels tool please refer to the Colors section (Text Toolbar) of this guide. To modify the color system used for defining your colors, please refer to the Color Channels Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

Once you have made all your choices, click the OK button to leave this dialog window. You will then return to the editing mode of your article, which will display on-screen the technical colors having been associated with your article. To visualize the article with the chosen fabrics and colors click the Mapping or technical image icon. The article will then appear such as in your presentation.

For a detailed explanation of the Mapping or technical image function please refer to the section dealing with this subject later on in this chapter.

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Mapping Options
This function permits you to determine the mode in which a fabric, a picture or a NedGraphics object will be applied to your article. To select the different mapping parameters click the adjacent icon then click your article area for which you wish to modify the mapping options. The following dialog window appears:

You can also access this dialog window by right-clicking an article area to which you have assigned a fabric and then choose the Mapping options command from the pop-up menu that appears.

From the Dimension section you are proposed two options, to adapt the size of your fabric to that of your article: In case you select the Scale option, you will be able to determine the size of the applied pattern relative to the fabric initial size. In the input field type in an appropriate value. For example, if you 273

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enter the 50% value, the initial size of your fabric will be halved; if this comprises a motif, the number of patterns that appear on the mapping area will be doubled. In case you choose the Proportional option, you will then be permitted to enter directly the size you wish to apply to your article in the process of mapping. Place the mouse pointer on the vertical axis of the preview area. Drag and drop this axis to the desired location, then reduce or enhance the size of this axis by dragging on the arrows situated at the axis extremities. Enter then the desired value for this axis. When it will be mapped, the fabric will be applied using its initial scale, but it is as if your article measured the size that you assigned it.

The Update options section permits you to select the article areas to which the modifications having been selected in the Dimensions section will be applied. You are given three possibilities: In case you select the Current area option, only the area you clicked in order to access the Mapping Options dialog window will be updated. In case you select the Areas with the same fabric option, the changes will be applied to the article areas that are associated with the same fabric as that from the area you clicked in. In case you select the All areas option, the changes you have made will be applied to the entire selected article.

After having performed the desired selections click the OK button to apply changes and leave this dialog window.

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Mapping or Technical Image
Once you have attributed technical colors to your article and assigned a fabric or a real color to the different technical colors, you have the option to display on-screen the article using the technical colors or the fabrics and real colors, which correspond to the technical colors. In order to do this, choose the Mapping or technical image function by clicking the adjacent icon. By default your technical colors image will be displayed. In order to visualize an article using its mapped fabrics and colors, click the adjacent icon. To return to the technical colors display mode, click again the toolbar icon.
While this function is selected and active, the other commands of the Article Colors and Article Functions toolbars are grayed and inactive.

Symmetry On/Off
This function permits you to display a vertical symmetry axis for your article. When you click the adjacent icon, a discontinued line will appear on your article. Once this symmetry axis has been displayed, all the operations you perform (such as the vector drawing operation, for example) on either side of the axis will be automatically duplicated on the other side of the axis.

Move axis
In order to be able to choose this tool, it is imperatively necessary that the Symmetry On/Off icon be selected. When you click the adjacent icon the cursor becomes cross-shaped. Place this cross on the symmetry axis of the selected article and drag and drop the axis to change its position within your article.
While this function is active, all other tools from the Article Functions Popup Menu are no longer accessible, the different commands being grayed and inactive.

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When calling the pop-up menu (right-click on the object) of a mapped article object, a new function will be available as Export. Upon selecting Export from the mapped article pop-up menu, the following dialog window will open:

Use the standard procedures to set the saving location/folder (using the 'Save in' drop down or the 'Up on level' button) and the file name (the File name field).

See Save in the File Menu, Menus section of this guide for more details about these options.

Save as type field: click the drop down to select the file type to save as. Available options are: TGA, TIF, BMP, HR2, GIF, JPG, PCX, PCT, PNG, PSD, RAS, EPS.

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Options button: click this button to access more options for the exported file. The following dialog window will open:

The File Format tab: Choose an appropriate file type, color range, and a compression type according to availability (depending on the file type).
Depending on the file type you chose in the 'File type' field, some options will be available in the 'File Format' tab. For the TGA and BMP file types: Monochrome, 256 Colors (LUT) and True Colors (RGB) are available. For a TIF file type: all the options will be available.

Negative colors (if available in your software version): if you selected Monochrome from the Colors area you will also have this option available. Select it to invert your colors to negative complementary colors. Compression: select a compression mode from the available choices. The availability of the compression modes depends on the type of file you chose earlier and/or the selections you make in the Colors area.

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For TGA files: None and RLE. For TIF files: Monochrome, 256 colors (LUT) and True colors (CMYK): None, RLE, and LZW. True Colors (RGB) and True Colors (Lab): None and LZW.

BMP files: no compression mode is available.

Click the Export color palette along with the file checkbox to save the color palette as a stand-alone file, having the same name as the image file, but a different extension. In case you are enabling this option you will also have to select an appropriate palette format from among those available from the Palette format drop-down box.
This option will only be available for 256 colors LUT file type.

The Image Parameters tab:

In the Resolution area, select the resolution unit then input the desired horizontal and vertical resolution values in the appropriate boxes.

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To avoid distortion of your printed image, it is essential that the values you select from the Resolution section correspond to the resolution available from your printer. Typical resolutions both horizontally and vertically include 150 DPI and 300 DPI.

In the Size area select the unit for the exported object image. Available options include: pixels(s), meter, centimeter, millimeter, inch, thou, 1/10 mm, Embroidery. Use the Repeat type area to select the desired repeat type, and, if appropriate, a step value. When you have made all the necessary selections, click OK to accept all settings and return to the main Export dialog window, click Cancel to abort al parameter changes, or select Help to access the application help information.

Edit with
As mentioned previously, VNG-format based articles can be edited using various third-party applications, such as Adobe Illustrator and Corel CorelDraw.
Please note that this command will only be available for VNG-type articles..

Choosing the Edit with command will launch the selected drawing application (the application having been selected using the Module Switching function of the Preferences menu) and permit you to edit the article as desired. Once you have finished the editing operation, exporting the article using the EMF file format will enable the updating of the original article in the StoryBoard and Cataloguing Pro application.

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Start with a simple clear article, like this one on the left, that you intend to work on, mapping different fabrics, or colors to create various model propositions, all based on the same model.

Suppose you now define some mapping areas of the article object, using some technical colors, or, you may have created areas of identical colors in other applications (for example Vision Design and Repeat) as in the following image at the left.
Use the same colors for areas that you intend to map with the same fabric or texture.

Now, mapping fabrics or applying atlas colors on an area having a technical color 'x' will apply the same fabric or atlas color on all areas having the same technical color. Here are some examples:

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Note that when inserting an Article object that has some areas already colored, these colors will be interpreted as technical colors and used for mapping purposes.

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Easy Weave Objects Pop-Up Menu


The Easy Weave objects are objects which you have inserted using the Easy Weave Book or the Weave command of the Insert menu. To bring up the object pop-up menu select the object and then right-click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object Type
The type of the selected object appears next to the name of the command. In this menu, the string Easy Weave Document will be then automatically displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation the selected object and to copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

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Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation, choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. If you wish to re-insert the particular object into your presentation, you will have to search again the initial file. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Weave Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title with any of your Easy Weave objects, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the object pop-up menu, which brings up the following dialog window:

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your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of editing text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The object and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse and the selected colors will appear cursor will change shape into in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Easy Weave Object


When you select this command a cascading menu appears, proposing you two options: Edit and Open.

These two commands represent two possible modes to access an editing mode, in order to modify the selected Easy Weave object: In case you choose the Edit command Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro will launch the application that has been used for creating this object and will open it from within Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro. You can then proceed to make desired changes from Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro, while still using

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the tools and functionality of the application that you have just opened. Choosing the Open command permits you to open entirely the initial application. A new window will then appear on-screen, exclusively displaying the application you have launched.

Regardless of the chosen command, make the desired changes and then leave the editing mode. The changes you have made will be applied to the Easy Weave object of your presentation.

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Easy Map Objects Pop-Up Menu


The Easy Map objects are objects which you inserted using the Easy Map Book or the Easy Map command from the Insert menu. To bring up an Easy Map object pop-up menu select the object and right-click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

The pop-up menu differs depending on the status of your Easy Map object you right-click in order to bring up this pop-up menu. In order to have all commands available you have to click on an image that has been mapped.

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this menu, the Easy Map string will be automatically displayed.

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Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation a selected object and copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy a selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the desired object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-use the object in your presentation, you will have to search again the file comprising the object. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

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Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Easy Map Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

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You can also associate a title with our Easy Map object, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from object the pop-up menu and the following dialog window appears:

You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of text editing please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished inserting your title, click anywhere in your presentation to leave the editing mode. The object and its title will now represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Mapping Options
When you right-click the area of the object which has been mapped, (i.e. to which has been applied a fabric, a picture, a Texcelle or a Tuft object), the Mapping Options command appears in the object popup menu and permits you to make several selections regarding the mapping mode. When you select this function, the following dialog window appears:

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The With and Height fields in the Fabric Scaling section allow you to set the horizontal (width) and vertical (height) global zoom level (in percentages) of the fabric applied to your Easy Map object. Select the Keep proportion if you want to use a proportional scaling of the fabric when applying the mapping process. Select the Use Antialiasing option to improve the quality of the mapping process. Shading: use the spin arrow field to select the desire percentage of shading to apply to your mapped fabric. The Transparency field of the Reduction area permits you to determine the visibility degree of the shadows applied to your segment or segment groups using the same fabric, expressed in term of percentage (only available for 3DM objects). The default setting of this field is 45%. The lower this figure, the less shadows will appear on the mapped fabric. To modify this value enter directly the desired value or use the arrows of this input field. Smoothing: use the arrow buttons to change the default value or directly insert one of the available options (from 1 to 10) for mapping quality levels.
Note that this does not actually mean a better quality of your overall image, but a better quality of the mapping process effect, so as the mapped designs will look their best.

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Apply to all groups using the same pattern: if you choose this option, the different parameters that you have set in this dialog window will be applied to all the other areas of the Easy Map object having been mapped with the same fabric. Once you have made all the desired selections click the OK button to apply the changes and leave the dialog window, or, click Cancel to abort all new settings and return to the main window. In case you prefer to revert to the default values, click the Reset button, and the input area will be updated to reflect the default parameters. Click the Help button to access the help function for information about Vision Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro functions.

Change Colorway
As explained in the section regarding the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu, it is possible to choose the desired colorway for a given fabric, in case the fabric has been associated with different colorways, created using the Easy Coloring application. This option is accessible by choosing the Change Colorway command of the object pop-up menu, after right-clicking a mapped area. Consequently, if you applied to your Easy Map object a fabric that comprises several colorways, it is possible to change directly the colorway using the Change Colorway command from the Easy Map object pop-up menu.

For a detailed explanation regarding the functioning and the different options of this function please refer to the Colorway Selection paragraph from the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

When you exit the Colorway Selection dialog window, the newly selected colorway is automatically applied to the selected mapping area and replaces the previously applied colorway.

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OLE Objects Pop-Up Menu


Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro offers you the possibility to insert in your presentations OLE objects, which you can then easily edit and modify. These objects are the objects which you have inserted using the New Item command of the Insert menu. The Easy Weave objects are a particular type of OLE objects. When you right-click an object of this type to access its pop-up menu, the menu will resemble exactly the Easy Weave object popup menu. The use and functionality of the different commands will be exactly the same as for the Easy Weave objects.

For an explanation regarding the OLE objects pop-up menu please refer to the Easy Weave Objects Pop-Up Menu section of this guide. For an explanation regarding the OLE objects please refer to The OLE Technology in the introductory section of this guide.

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Texcelle Objects Pop-Up Menu


It is possible to insert in your presentation a project having been created in the NedGraphics Texcelle application, using the Insert a NedGraphics project command from the Insert menu. To bring up an object pop-up menu select the desired object, then right-click it. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object Type
The type of the selected object appears next to the command name. In this menu the NedGraphics Project View string will automatically be displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation the selected object and to copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

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Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy an object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected the object of your presentation, choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the object is deleted, it is not placed into the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-insert the object into your presentation, you will have to search again the initial object file. Since this command does not copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See NedGraphics Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title with your Texcelle object, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the Texcelle object pop-up menu and the following dialog window appears:

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You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the possibilities for editing text please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Insert a new view for the same NedGraphics project


The Insert a new image for the same NedGraphics project command permits you to rapidly insert another view of the selected project. Select this command from the object pop-up menu and the mouse pointer will then take the following shape . Click in your presentation in the location where you wish to insert the new view and the Select a NedGraphics project view type dialog window appears on-screen. Choose a view type from the drop down box, and the new view will be inserted into your presentation.

For a detailed explanation of the Select a project view type dialog window and the different available views, please refer to the Insert a NedGraphics project section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

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Just the PatDes (or Design Viewer) mode is available in this version of the application. More options may be added in future versions.

Change visual appearance for this view


This command is not available in this version of the Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro application.

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Tuft Objects Pop-Up Menu


It is now possible to insert directly in your presentation a project created in the NedGraphics Tuft application, by selecting the Insert a NedGraphics project command from the Insert menu. In order to visualize the pop-up menu associated to these objects, right-click the object of your choice. The following dialog window appears:

Object Type
The selected object type appears next to the command name. In this menu the NedGraphics Project View' will automatically be displayed.

Cut
Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete from your presentation the selected object and to copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is also copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

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Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be easily re-inserted in your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation select the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the desired object is deleted, it will not be saved to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. In case you wish to re-use the object in your presentation, you will have to search again the file comprising the object. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

Rename
Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See NedGraphics Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock position command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

Title
You can also associate a title with your Tuft object, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu that appears and the following dialog window will appear:

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You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of text editing please refer to the Text Toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you no longer wish a title to be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed until now, becomes active. Clicking the button permits you to delete the title associated with your selected object and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to make transparent one or more of the colors of the selected object, i.e. invisible when the object is inserted into your presentation. You can thus visualize, for example, the background color or the texture that you have attributed to your presentation page. In order to do this you first have to select the desired object from your presentation and bring up its pop-up menu by right-clicking the object. Select then the Transparent colors command, which brings up the dialog window in the following image:

In the Transparency section in the upper part of the dialog select the Enable transparency if you want to activate the transparency feature. The Image field displays the name of the currently selected object. In the Colors field appears the color information associated with the selected object.

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To the left of the Color selection area there is a preview area where you can check the results of the parameter change you operate in this dialog box. The checkered area to the right of the Color selection section will host the colors you set as transparent. To select the colors you want to make transparent click the button and then in the preview area on the desired colors. The mouse cursor will change shape into and the selected colors will appear in the checkered area to the right of the dialog box while in the preview area they will be grayed as in the following image:

In case you made a mistake or if you changed your mind about the colors you want transparent click the button (the mouse cursor will change shape into ) and then in the desired colors in the preview area to deselect them.

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Use the button to take out of the checkered area one or more colors. To select more colors press the SHIFT/ CTRL keys and then click the colors you want to select. Use the drop-down field below the preview area to set the zoom level: select one of the available options. Alternatively you can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to maximize or minimize the view respectively. Click the button to activate the panning function and then in the preview area and drag to go the image area you are interested in. From the Global transparency section of the dialog box set the appropriate level for the transparency of the whole object: drag the slider, use the arrow buttons of the field or directly insert the desired value. Finally click the OK button if you want to apply the settings or the Cancel button to discard the action.

Insert a new view for the same NG project


As explained in the Insert a NedGraphics project section you have the possibility to insert different views for the same NedGraphics project. In the case of the Tuft projects, you can choose from among the Cam, Design and Creel View. The Insert a new image for the same NedGraphics project command permits you to rapidly insert another view of the selected project. Select this command from the object pop-up menu and the mouse pointer will then take the . Click in your presentation in the location where following shape you wish to insert the new view and the Select a NedGraphics project view type dialog window appears on-screen. Choose a view type from the drop down box, and the new view will be inserted into your presentation.

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For a detailed explanation of the Select a NedGraphics project view type dialog window and the different available views, please refer to the Insert a NedGraphics project section (Insert Menu) of this manual.

Change visual appearance for this view


This function is not available in this version of the Storyboard and Cataloguing Pro application.

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Palette Objects Pop-Up Menu


As explained in the Fabric Objects Pop-Up Menu section it is possible to display the color palette associated with a selected fabric. The palette will then represent a distinct entity, having its own pop-up menu. To bring up this menu right-click a palette object. The following pop-up menu appears:

Object Type
The type of the selected object appears next to the command name. In this menu, the Palette string will be automatically displayed.

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Clicking the Cut command permits you to delete the selected object from your application and copy it to the Clipboard.
Since the object is simultaneously copied to the Clipboard, it will be very easily re-inserted into your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function, please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Copy
Clicking the Copy command permits you to copy the selected object to the Clipboard.
Once the object is copied to the Clipboard, it will be very easily re-inserted into your presentation using the Paste command. For further information regarding this function, please refer to the Paste section (Standard Toolbar) of this guide.

Delete
After having selected an object of your presentation, choose the Delete command to delete the selected object.
Once the selected object is deleted it will not be copied to the Clipboard. This command cannot be undone. If you will wish to re-insert that particular object into the presentation, you will have to search the file again. Since this command does not also copy the deleted object to the Clipboard, it permits you to save memory, compared to the case you had used the Cut command.

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Select the Rename function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Palette Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Lock/unlock
When an object is selected, you can modify its position to your liking, by dragging it to another location in your presentation. In case you wish that an object no longer be moved, you can lock its position by choosing the Lock/unlock command from the object pop-up menu or clicking the adjacent toolbar icon. A sign appears then next to the command name, indicating that this option is active. The toolbar icon also appears as selected and it is impossible to move the locked object to another location. In order to unlock the object position, choose again the command from the pop-up menu or click the toolbar icon. The sign next to the command name disappears.

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You can also associate a title with your palette, in case you wish to do so. Select the Title command from the pop-up menu, and the following pop-up menu appears:

You can position your title above or below the selected object. Choose the desired option then click the OK button. A frame appears then in the chosen location in your presentation. Insert in the title of your choice. You are provided with the same options as those available for the Text tool.

For further information regarding the different possibilities of text editing please refer to the Text toolbar section of this guide.

When you have finished typing in your title, click in another location of your presentation to leave the editing mode. The objects and its title will then represent a single entity in Storyboard & Cataloguing.
In case you wish that a title no longer be associated with your object, select again the Title command. The Delete Title button, which was grayed previously, now becomes accessible. Clicking this button permits you to delete the title and to leave this dialog window.

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This command permits you to display or hide the different color chips of your palette. While these color chips are visible, the sign appears next to the command name in the pop-up menu. This option is selected by default; if you wish to hide the color chips click again this command, in order to make the sign disappear.

Display Color Names


Choosing this command permits you to visualize on-screen the color names, in case the colors have been assigned a name in the creation process. When the color names appear, the size of the color chips will be slightly modified, and a sign will appear in the object popup menu, indicating that this option is active. To make these indications disappear from your presentation, click again this sign will disappear from the object pop-up command, and the menu.
This command will only be available in case the colors of your palette appear on-screen, the Display Colors option must consequently be selected. It is possible that color names are only partially visible, or are not displayed at all. This is due to the fact that the size of your palette is too small. In case you wish to also display the color names, you will have to increase the size of your palette, either by dragging the control handles or by using the Size & Position command.

For further information regarding the Size & Position command please refer the corresponding section in this chapter.

Display Colorway Name


Choosing this command permits you to visualize on-screen the colorway names, in case the colorways have been assigned a name in the creation process. When the colorway names appear, the size of the color chips will be slightly modified, and a sign will appear in

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the object pop-up menu, indicating that this option is active. To make this indication disappear from your presentation, click again this command, and the sign will disappear from the object pop-up menu.

Display Color Codes


This command permits you to display or hide the color codes of the palette colors, using one (or more) color code(s) of your choice. While these color codes are visible, the command name in the pop-up menu. sign appears next to the

When selecting this option, the following dialog window appears:

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While the cursor is on this command name a cascading menu appears, permitting you to choose the shape of the palette color chips. You can choose for your chips to be displayed having either a Rectangle, Square or Circle shape. Please note that the default shape chosen for the palette chips is rectangular. To modify this shape, click another of the available shapes.

Select Colorway
When you are working on an image in Easy Coloring, you have the possibility to create different colorways for the same image. When you save your Easy Coloring project, these colorways are also saved. If you import this image in Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro using the Fabric Book command, the different colorways will then also be accessible. Each palette corresponds to a different color range for a determined fabric. In case a fabric is associated with different colorways, there exist different palettes, corresponding to the different colorways. To display the different palettes in your presentation choose the Select Colorway command from the palette object pop-up menu. The following dialog window appears:

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A preview window displays a preview of all the colorways available for the selected fabric. In case the colorways are too numerous to be accommodated in the preview area, a scroll bar appears, permitting you to gain access to the other colorways. The Colorways Selection area offers you the following options: In case you select the One colorway option, you will be able to insert and visualize a single colorway in your presentation. Choose the desired palette and click the desired colorway. A blue frame marks the currently selected colorway.

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In case you select the Selected colorways option, you will be able to choose several colorway from among those comprised in the preview area. A blue frame indicates the selected palettes. Eventually, if you choose the All colorways option, all the color palettes comprised in the preview area will be selected and inserted in your presentation. The Display Options area offers you three options: The option Display Image is grayed and inactive; Choose the Display Colorway option if you wish the different color palettes associated with the different colorways to be displayed in the preview area; Choose the Display Name option if you wish the palette name to be displayed in the preview area.
Please note that the colorway name will only be displayed if you have assigned a name to that particular colorway using the Easy Coloring application.

Once you have made the desired settings, click the OK button to apply the changes made and leave the dialog window.

Display Group Color Only


Select this command to only display the group main colors rather than all the individual colors of the palette, provided color groups have been created for the corresponding object.

See the Vision Easy Coloring Pro documentation for details on color groups.

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Pop-Up Menus of Articles in Editing Mode


While a selected article is in editing mode (either if you have doubleclicked it or have selected the Edit Article command from the Article popup menu) two other pop-up menus become available, in case your mouse cursor is located in an area for which a fabric or a color has been associated.

Color Areas Pop-Up Menu


When the mouse pointer is located on an area to which you have associated a color, right-click that particular area and the following pop-up menu appears:

Clear Area
In case you have assigned a technical color to an area of your article and you wish to delete the technical color from that area, select this command from the object pop-up menu then click the particular area of your article. The area will then become blank, having no associated color.
You can also use the Erase Zone function from the Article Functions toolbar by clicking on the following icon .

Select Color
In case you wish to modify the color that you have assigned to an area of your article and associated to a technical color, choose the Select colorcommand from the pop-up menu, and the Color Channels dialog window appears on-screen. Make the desired

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changes then click the OK button to apply the changes and leave this dialog window. The newly chosen color will then automatically updated in your presentation.

For a detailed explanation of the functionality of the Color Channels dialog window please refer to the Colors section (Text Toolbar) of this guide. In order to modify the color system used by your application, please refer to the Color Channels Pop-Up Menu section of this guide.

Fabric Area Pop-Up Menu


When the mouse pointer is located on an area to which you have affected a fabric, a picture or a NedGraphics object, right-click the area and the following pop-up menu appears:

Clear Area
In case you have affected a technical color to an area of your article and you wish to delete the technical color from that area, select this command from the object pop-up menu then click the particular area of your article. The area will then become blank, having no associated fabric, picture or NedGraphics object.
You can also use the Erase zone command from the Article Functions toolbar by clicking on this icon .

Select Colorway
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these colorways have been created using the Easy Coloring application. In case you wish to apply to your article another colorway than the currently applied one, choose the Select Colorway command from the pop-up menu and the Colorway Selection dialog window will appear on-screen. Make the desired changes then click the OK button to apply the changes and leave this dialog window. The newly selected colorway will then automatically appear on-screen.

For a detailed explanation of the Select Colorway command please refer to the Select Colorway section (Fabric Objects Pop-Up menu).

Mapping Options
Storyboard & Cataloguing Pro permits you to customize the mode in which a fabric can be applied to your article. To bring up the Mapping Options dialog window and perform the desired operations choose the Mapping Options command from the object pop-up menu. Make all the desired changes and then click the OK button to apply the changes to your article and leave this dialog window. When you leave the article-editing mode, the newly selected parameters will change the mapping of the concerned fabric.

For a detailed explanation of the functionality of the Mapping Options dialog window please refer to the Mapping Options section (Article Functions Toolbar).

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Books Pop-Up Menu


It is possible to bring up this pop-up menu by right clicking anywhere in the different book windows. The commands of this pop-up menu permit you to navigate more easily through the previews of the different objects.

Please refer to the different sections regarding the different books (Tools Menu) for further details regarding the functionality of these windows.

Directory
The Directory command permit you to select a different folder to to move preview its contents. Click the Up one level icon upwards in the folder tree. You can also click the arrow located at the margin of the Look in area to display the folder hierarchy and then click the folder you are interested in. Choose the folder that you wish to visualize by double-clicking the folder then click the Set button. When you revert to the Book window it will then display a preview of the folder objects.
It is faster to proceed as described above than clicking the folder icon of the book window, since you will thus avoid that previews of all the objects are displayed for each folder, which is a time-consuming operation.

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Use the Sort By command to sort the previews of the files by name, file type or size, which will modify the order in which they are displayed.

Print
Use this function if you want to obtain a portable reference for the content of a certain book. Selecting this function will bring on your screen the dialog window in the following image:

Set the appropriate parameters and then click the Print button.

See Print in the File Menu section of this guide for complete instructions on how to use this dialog box.

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Main Window Pop-Up Menus


The main window pop-up menus offer ways to customize the functioning of the Object Manager tool and the formatting page/ page(s) of the current presentation.

Page/Formatting Page Pop-Up Menu


When you right-click the main window of your presentation in a location where there is no object, the main window pop-up menu appears as follows, depending on whether you clicked in the formatting page/presentation page::

Object Type
The type of the selected object appears next to the name of the command. In this menu, Page, respectively Formatting Page will be then automatically displayed.

Page Setup/Formatting Page Setup


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When selecting this function for a formatting page on your screen will appear the dialog in the following image:

Assign a color or an image as the background image of your presentation. In order to do this, select the one of the three options available in the Page background section of the dialog box. In case you would like to assign a background color select the Use backcolor option, which makes the Select button from the Backcolor Paper section accessible. Clicking this button will bring up the Color Channels tool, which permits you to select a color of your choice.

For further information regarding the Color Channels dialog window and the different color systems please refer to the Color section (Text Toolbar) and the Color Channels Pop-Up Menu section of this manual.

Clicking the OK button of the Color Channels tool closes the dialog window and transfers the selected color to the color chip from the Backcolor paper section. In case you would like to assign an image as a background select the Image option, which activates the Browse button and the adjacent field. Click the Browse button to search for the desired

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image. The name of the selected image will appear in the field next to the Browse button and a preview will be available in the Page Preview section of the dialog box. In case you wish to assign nor a color neither an image to the background of your presentation paper, select Blank from the available options (leave the paper blank). When calling this function for a presentation page you will obtain the following dialog:

The only difference is the Ignore page formatting option, which permits you to discard the formatting imposed on the presentation page by the formatting page. Choosing this option will enable the options of the Page background section underneath it: being no longer restricted to the settings of the formatting page, you will then be able to define the background on a per-page basis.

For an explanation on setting the background please read the beginning of this section.

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Selecting this command permits you to access the Rulers Calibration dialog window, in order to calibrate your screen. Once the screen is calibrated, you will be able to visualize your presentation in its real size, when the zoom level has been set to 100%.

For a detailed explanation of the different options available from this dialog window please refer to the Rulers section (Tools Menu) of this manual.

Grid and Guidelines


Selecting this command will permit you to access the Grid and Guidelines dialog window in order to modify the parameters of the respective features.

For a detailed explanation of the different options available from this dialog window please refer to the Grid and Guidelines (Preferences Menu) section of this guide.

Delete page
Select this command to delete the current page.

Rename page
Select the Rename page function from the pop-up menu to change the name of the currently selected object. When activating this function you will be presented with the dialog box in the following image:

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Insert the desired name and click the OK button to apply the change or the Cancel button to discard the modification.

See Page Object Properties in the Insert Menu chapter of this guide for further information.

Ignore formatting
Click this command to discard the formatting imposed by the formatting page for the current page.

Paste
Clicking this command permits you to insert the contents of the Clipboard into your presentation. This option of the pop-up menu will consequently only be active if you have copied an object into the Clipboard otherwise it remains inactive.

For further information regarding this function please refer to the Paste section (Edit Menu) of this manual.

Project Properties
Select this function to open the Document Properties dialog window and set or change the general parameters of the current project.

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See Page Setup in File Menu section of this guide for further instructions on how to use the options in this dialog window.

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The popup menus listed and described in the following section of the manual are brought up by right-clicking objects, both structural and userinserted, that are displayed in the Object Manager window.

Presentation Pop-up Menu


Right-click the name of the current presentation in the Object Manager window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

Selecting this function will bring on your screen the Document Properties dialog window, the same that appears when selecting the Page Setup function from the File menu.

For complete instructions on how to use this dialog box see the Page Setup section in the File Menu chapter of this guide.

Formatting Page Pop-up Menu


Right-click a presentations formatting page in the Object Manager window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

Choosing the Formatting page setup command will bring up a dialog window such as the following:

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Page title: displays the name of the formatting page. Page background: permits you to set a background color or image, other than blank, for the formatting page. Color: choosing this option sets a color as the background for the current formatting page. If you wish to change the default color proposed to you by the application, click the adjacent color chip, which brings up the Color Channels tool and enables you to work on the color. Image: choosing this option sets an image of your choice as the background for the current formatting page. Click the Browse button to visually select an image of your choice. Click the Stretched or Tiled option, to define the mode for filling the page with the selected image: Stretched: the image will be expanded to fill the page. Tiled: the image will be tiled across the entire width and height to fill up the page.

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For both background-altering options, Color and Image, the resulting page with its new background will be shown in the Page Preview area on the right side of the dialog window.

Page Pop-up Menu


Right-click the name of the page in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

The functions in this menu allow you to customize the parameters that affect the page of the current presentation. For details on how to use these functions see the corresponding paragraphs in this guide. The Go to command is the equivalent of the toolbar. button in the Main

Page setup: clicking this function will bring up the same Page Properties dialog window described in the previous section of the manual. Ignore formatting: choose this command to discard the formatting imposed by the formatting page on individual pages of the presentation. A page having this option enabled would be displayed as if it were using a blank formatting page.

Group Pop-up Menu


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The options available are identical to the ones you find in the group pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide.

Picture Pop-up Menu


Right-click the name of a picture object in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

The options available are almost identical to the ones you find in the picture pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide. In order to establish whether the selected object will be saved or not as internal select the Object path function and on your screen will appear the dialog window in the following image:

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Note that the Intern option in this dialog will only be applied if the current project is saved with the *.NGX format.

See Save as in the File Menu section of this guide for details on the formats available for the StoryBoard and Cataloguing projects.

Select the Path option if you want the saving process to include only the path to the object and not the object itself. Use the Set new path to change the current location of the selected object (you might want to create special folders where to store the objects included in your projects). On your screen will appear the dialog window in the following image:

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Select the desired folder or use the New folder button to create the special folder where to save the objects of the current project; then click the OK button to go back to the initial dialog box. Select the Intern option to save the selected object itself together with the current presentation and not only the corresponding path. In the Object Path dialog box click the OK button to validate the selections or the Cancel button to discard the operation.

Easy Map Pop-Up Menu


Right-click the name of an Easy Map object in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

The options available are almost identical to the ones you find in the Easy Map pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide. For the Object path function see the explanations in the previous paragraph.

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Fabric Pop-up Menu
Right-click the name of a fabric object in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

The options available are almost identical to the ones you find in the fabric pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide. For the Object path function see the explanations in the Picture Pop-Up Menu paragraph of this section.

Article Pop-up Menu


Right-click the name of an article object in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image:

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The options available are almost identical to the ones you find in the fabric pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide. For the Object path function see the explanations in the Picture Pop-Up Menu paragraph of this section.

Easy Weave Pop-up Menu


Right-click the name of an Easy Weave object in the Object Properties window to obtain the pop-up menu in the following image

The options available are almost identical to the ones you find in the Easy Weave pop-up menu in the main window. For details see the appropriate paragraphs in this guide. For the Object path function see the explanations in the Picture Pop-Up Menu paragraph of this section.

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Color Channels Pop-Up Menu


The Color Channels dialog window appears on-screen when you press the icon from the Text Toolbar or when you associate a Color Channels color with an article while in article-editing mode, using the Pattern affectation command (Article Functions Toolbar). If you right-click anywhere in this dialog window the following pop-up menu appears:

The seven first commands correspond to the different color systems while the last two options correspond to different display options regarding the color systems.

For a detailed explanation regarding the Colors Channels dialog window please refer to the Color section (Text toolbar) of this guide.

HSV
The color codes used in the Vision color palettes are characteristic to the NedGraphics coloring application such as Easy Coloring, Easy Coloring Pro and Simulating Printed Fabric. You can consequently refer to these applications to obtain the color codes that you need. These codes represent the colors based on the HSV color system. The first value of the code indicates the hue (ranging from 0 to 359), the first letter indicates the saturation and the second the intensity. These letters range from A (maximum) to P (minimum). 344

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According to this color system, any color can be represented by a combination of three variables: Hue: from 0 to 359. This value determines the position in the color spectrum (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, violet). Saturation: indicates the lightness of the shade with values from 0 to 100 (light for 0 and dark for 100). Value: from 0 to 100. This value indicates the luminosity of the color. Its effect is independent of the hue and saturation. At zero luminosity any color becomes black. At maximum luminosity (100) any color becomes white. While this color system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.
In case you have also installed on your computer the Printing Studio applications, and if you have chosen to use the hCL color system in these applications, the same color codes (hCL) will be used by default in your Fashion Studio applications, replacing the Vision color codes displayed in the Color Channels tool.

RGB
This system permits you to define any color depending on the proportion of red, green and blue emitted by that color. When all three channels have the zero value, the resulting color is black. In a similar way, when the red, green and blue levels are at a maximum (i.e. 255), you will obtain the white color. While this system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name in the pop-up menu, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.

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This system permits you to define any color depending on the proportion of cyan, magenta and yellow emitted by that color. Contrarily to the RGB color system, when the value is zero for all the components, the resulting color is white. In the same manner, when the cyan, magenta and yellow levels are at a maximum (i.e. 255) the resulting color is black. While this system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name in the pop-up menu, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.

CMYK
This color system resembles closely the CMY system but it differs in that it has a fourth channel reserved to the black color that has been added to obtain the black color more easily. While this system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name in the pop-up menu, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.

hCL
This is a color system based on absolute coordinates for the colors. The L value (representing the luminosity) and C (representing the color) range from 0 to 100. The H value ranges from 0 to 358. When all the three values are zero, the resulting color is black. While this system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name in the pop-up menu, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.
Note that for this color space the parameter values are displayed and controlled using two decimal digits.

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XYZ
This is an absolute color system. The three values X, Y, and Z are arbitrary values (in a 0 to 140 range). This system permits you to define any color depending on three channels. When the color of each channel is zero, the resulting color is black. These are the international standard CIE D65 2 degree color coordinates. While this system is selected, the sign appears preceding the color system name in the pop-up menu, indicating thus which color system is currently in use.
Note that for this color space the parameter values are displayed and controlled using two decimal digits.

LAB
Lab is also an absolute color space. The L corresponds to the luminosity (0 to 110 range) the other two (a and b) are independent, arbitrary parameters (-140 to 140 range). These are the international standard CIE D65 2 degree color coordinates. Selecting Lab from the pop-up menu will put a checkmark sign in front of the option to highlight the current selection.
Note that for this color space the parameter values are displayed and controlled using two decimal digits.

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This mode is similar to the CMYK with the only difference that the color parameter values are percentages of the maximum CMYK channel limits.

See CMYK in this section for more details about this color mode.

Colored
When you select the Colored command, the colors of the different color channels disappear, the result being a Color Channels tool having three or four blank sliders. You can nevertheless move the cursors in order to obtain the desired color. While this option is selected, the sign appears preceding the command name in its popup menu. To visualize again the colored sliders, click again the sign will Colored command of the pop-up menu, and the disappear.
This function can prove useful when you are using a 256 color-depth, in this case the display quality of your Color Channels being very poor. In such a case you might prefer to work using blank sliders.

Enhanced Display
Using Enhanced Display in Non-Delta mode
If you are working in Kodak calibration mode (set in Vision Easy Coloring Pro) or in None calibration mode, using this option in the Color Channels pop-up menu will produce an enlarged Color Channels window, allowing better resolution in visually selecting colors using the color bars (sliders).

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Using Enhanced Display in Delta calibration mode
If you are working in Delta calibration mode (set in Vision Easy Coloring Pro) you may use the Enhanced Display mode with other versatile options. Use the Color Channels popup menu and select hCL as the current color mode for the color sliders. Right click again for the pop-up menu and select Enhanced Display. The following dialog window will open:

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The top Hue bar: is split in two, both with a full 0 to 360 full hue range. The top strip is a reference, constant hue bar. It will always present the whole hue range, with forced C=90 and L=60 values, so that even when the chroma of the current color is very low, you can still tell the basic hue. The lower bar shows the hues of the currently selected color with its CL range. Hue selector: a white vertical line on the hue bars shows the position of the currently selected color in the hue range. Drag the hue selector to the desired position on the hue bars. Note the current color updating. The CL area: the main area of this window shows all the CL variations of the selected hue, with C in the 0 to 140 range (from the left to the right), and L from 0 to 110 (bottom to the top). The little white cross indicates the currently selected color CL. Click anywhere in the area to select a new CL f the current hue and note the color updating. Your mouse cursor dynamically shows the CL parameters of the position it hovers above. Holding your right mouse button pressed and moving around over the area continuously updates the current color to the corresponding CL position of the cursor. Gamut areas: if the Delta calibration is selected and valid printer and display calibration profiles are available, display and printer gamut lines will offer gamut range information in the Chroma-Lightness slice area. The white line delimiter shows the Printer gamut range, any color within the delimited area falling within your current printer range. Color swatches: the color chip on the left displays the original color of your project image. The one on the right initially shows the same color (before any manipulation is done in the dialog window), then updates to display the last selected color (hCL). CIE D65 2 degree fields: display the hCL CIE coordinates of the current color, and will update to your current color selection. Use it to define the color numerically. Click in any of the fields and input the desired values (h in the 0.00 to 359.99 range, C in the 0.00 to 350

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140.00 range, L in the 0.00 to 110.00 range). Any values entered here will update the color in the design and will be reflected in the graphical color areas above. Printer Code (HSV, hCL or PCR) area:
Depending on your selection of either HSV, hCL or PCR color space, made in the Preferences / Display tab from the File menu of Vision Easy Coloring Pro, the Color code displayed will be either the Vision Color Code, the Absolute Color Code, or the Vision PCR Atlas code. Note that if you are working in Delta calibration mode and if you selected 'CMY characterization' in the Printer Calibration Setup function, with the PCR color code format (Preferences, File menu, the Display tab), the displayed color code will be the CMY PCR code.

See Delta Calibration in the Easy Coloring Pro documentation, File Menu, Menus section for more details.

Printer code field: click in the field, input the desired code values with the appropriate delimiters and press ENTER. Update display with manual PCR field: selecting this option will create a link between the display color and the printer code. When a printer code is entered, the display color is calculated via the CIE coordinates, and the display updated. Or, if the display color is changed, the printer code will be updated to the nearest matching one.
This option is only available if Delta calibration is enabled and a valid printer calibration profile exists for the currently selected printer. When a PCR code is entered, the displayed color is calculated and updated to match the code. Or, if the display color is changed, the PCR code will be updated to the nearest chip to match that color. Note that this means that at one time you may have two different areas in your design image that show different colors on your display, but will produce the same colors in Print Preview mode or when printed.

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If you are working using the HSV or hCL color code format (see the Preferences function in the File menu, the Display tab of Vision Easy Coloring Pro) this option will be selected and inactive, only the update working mode being available. If calibration data is not available for the current Printer and Process, the Update display with manual PCR option will not be selected and inactive. Any entered PCR value will be stored and associated to the current color for any print process. The design image will not update to reflect the color change. When in the eye ball matching mode, the printer code relation to the color in your colorway is not verified.

The lower right area of this dialog window will display the default printer and process as set by the Delta calibration data (with the network path if your are using a network connected device). When ready working with the Color channels click OK to accept all settings and close the window. Click Cancel to abort all changes close the Color Channels box and return to your main window (alternatively use the standard Windows type close button, cross). shaped
Use the Undo function if not satisfied with the change to return to the previous situation.

Enhanced Mode Zoom


For fine color tuning and easy selection of the desired colors, you can zoom in independently on either the Hue bar or/and the CL (chroma lightness) slice. Double-click to zoom in one level. Right-click to zoom out one level.

Four levels of zoom are available (in and out): 200%, 400%, 800% and 1600%.

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Zoom on the Hue bar
Zooming in will add new elements to your hue bar display as shown in the image below:

The new elements are: Zoom range indicator: shows the position and the width of the zoomed in cut, over the whole 360 hue-range. The total length of this area represents the full 360 range, regardless of the zoom level the depressed area shows the extent of the hues of the current zoom level (as a portion of the whole hue range). For example, in the image above, we know that we are 200% zoomed in (length of the depressed indicator is 1/2 of the total hue bar length). Master current hue marker: shows the relative position of the currently selected hue over the zoomed hue slice. It will have the same relative position in the zoom range indicator, as the Hue marker in the Hue reference / Current CL bar.

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The zoom levels are represented like this: No zoom No range indicator.

Zoomed 200% Zoom range indicator length = 1/2 of the whole hue bar length. Zoomed 400% Zoom range indicator length = 1/4 of the whole hue bar length. Zoomed 800% Zoom range indicator length = 1/8 of the whole hue bar length. Zoomed 1600% Zoom range indicator length = 1/16 of the whole hue bar length.

Zoom on the hCL Slice


Double clicking the hCL slice (the CL area) will zoom in one level in this area, also selecting the clicked color as the central point of the image (unless it is too near the edge, in which case it will be positioned as central as possible).

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Zoom range indicators
Two zoom indicators are available, one for each dimension of the slice, the chroma (C) and the lightness (L). The Chroma range indicator: stretches across the length of the bottom of the CL slice. Its length represents the whole chroma range (0 to 140), regardless of the zoom level. The depressed portion represents the extent and position of current chroma displayed range, over the total range. The white marker vertical line shows the currently selected chroma position, relative to the depressed zoom range, and corresponds to the C position of the current color selection over the zoomed CL window.

The Lightness range indicator: stretches from top to bottom on the left hand side of the CL slice. Its length represents the whole lightness range (0 to 110), regardless of the zoom level. The depressed portion represents the extent and position of current lightness displayed range, over the total range. The white marker vertical line shows the currently selected lightness position, relative to the depressed zoom range, and corresponds to the L position of the current color selection over the zoomed CL window.
Note that all the indicators (hue and on the CL slice) are static markers, and you cannot use them as slider bar cursors.

Here is an example of the un-zoomed hCL slice and the four available zoom levels:

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Note that the Enhanced Color Channels window is resizable. Move the mouse cursor over one of the window edges, or corners, until the cursor takes the shape of one of these arrows: . Click and drag to adjust to the desire size.

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GLOSSARY
256 colour file format Also known as an image having a palette or a Look Up Table (LUT) file, this file format uses 8-bit colour depth. Absolute colour A mathematical definition of a colour within a colour space (usually HCL or XYZ). For example, used to compare the colour displayed on a monitor with that produced by a colour printer. A smoothing function used to improve the quality of an image displayed on a computer monitor, or as printed. Also known as high quality. The process of compressing files and of creating database links for the archived files designed for specific database-oriented applications (i.e. in the Printing Studio modules of NedGraphics). The archived files will take less space on your disk, while maintaining all contained data. A sketch (contour) of an item (usually a clothing item) that can be inserted, mapped and used in a NedGraphics application. Graphical file format, which contains a pixelized image. A bitmap is characterized by the dimensions in pixels, the pixels and the number of bits used for representing a pixel colour. Calibration is the process you do in order to make your system work consistently with the colours in your designs, so that the colours on your screen match the ones you print. At the same time, it allows more users that all work with calibrated systems to see and print the same project colours when sharing the same files. The colours of a particular colourway, which correspond with those of the fabric design once printed.

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Archiving

Article

Bitmap format

Calibration

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Collate Put in order or sort (used in relation to the output of pages from a printer). A colour library that is used to store a customized array of colours for future use. Often used for fashion trends (seasonal colours) or print manufacturing colours. A system of numbers or alphanumeric code defining a single colour, in a specific colourbook. The set of all the colours used, or available to be used, in your design image, grouped in a specific window, so that you can conveniently work with them. The process through which the colours of an image are cut down to only a chosen number. The process of setting apart (in a colour palette) the colours used in an image, in order to be able to easily change, adjust, correct the overall colours of the image or to create colourways. A specific collection of colours structured on one or multiple pages, which can be selected for use. An image, design or pattern based on a specific set of colours. The same design can have multiple colourways, which offer a very cost-efficient alternative for providing different final designs based on the same drawing /pattern. Function permitting you to draw a contour around areas of your design having a chosen colour. This helps in defining filling areas. Points of a selection, grid or any other object that you can drag for resizing, scaling, rotating or bending the given object. An anti-pirating device, also known as a hard lock key. The dongle is a key that is attached to the parallel or USB port of your computer.

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Colour Code

Colour Palette

Colour Reduction

Colour Separation

Colourbook

Colourway

Contour

Control Points (handles)

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Duplicate Repeatedly pasting ('stamping') a selection in your design. Atlas containing fabric-type graphics object (file) that can be inserted and used in a NedGraphics application. Curve that is used to transform some original values to final (filtering). It is often used for defining or changing the luminosity or contrast. The colour gamut of a device (such as a printer or monitor) is the range of colours this device is capable of reproducing. It is typically much more limited than the range of colours perceptible to the human eye. A network of regularly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines allowing an easier work on the design. See also Magnetic Grid. Grouping colours is a method that allows changing a whole set of colours (the grouped colours) by just changing a single colour belonging to the group. When a colour of the group is changed, all the other colours will shift so as to maintain their spectral distance as defined for the group with respect to the new colour. An anti-pirating device, also known as a dongle. The hard lock is a key that is attached to the parallel or USB port of your computer. See Antialiasing. Function permitting you to view the design with the active colour accentuated, being displayed as a brighter colour. Graphical file format associated to a palette having 256 colours. This is a NedGraphics proprietary format. With this system any colour can be defined in terms of a combination of three parameters: Hue, Saturation and Value.

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Gamma

Gamut

Grid

Grouped Colours

Hard Lock

High Quality Highlight

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Hue One of the parameters used to situate the colour in the chromatic spectrum. It may be considered in terms of colours of the rainbow: on passing gradually through the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) the figure varies from zero to 359. See also 'HSV'. 3D Software: A level of mapping that contains at least one segment to be mapped and that has specific properties. Its main purpose is to permit choosing the mapping order between various layers. Printing software: refer to a continuous tone colour, one colour and its respective shades. Life Size True size = real size = full size. Using life size means that the project will be zoomed on the monitor so that the apparent size of the design corresponds to the reality. A grid that will not allow positioning in between the grid lines, grid points or grid-line intersection points. The cursor will always be positioned on an intersection point on this grid. A procedure that permits you to apply a pattern onto a surface. Used in colour calibration, Media White Point is the absolute colour of a shade of white intended to represent the white of the paper or fabric to be printed on. The media white point should preferably be measured using a spectrophotometer. Repeating a selected element a determined number of times over a defined area. The parts of the element that do not entirely fit in the indicated area can be either cut off, or the area can be adjusted to accommodate the last element (depending on the application or setting). Element (project, image, fabric, article, text, drawing, etc.) that can be added to a project. See also 'OLE objects'.

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OLE objects Objects created in another application than the current one, that are integrated in the current presentation, and that can be modified by double-clicking on them in the presentation. The original application will be launched within the current application and all its functions will be available to edit and modify the selected object. See also 'Objects'. Applicable in non-square designs (which have different densities for the warp/weft), in order to work having an exact view of the final result, taking into account the different densities of the warp/weft. Function for designating patterns, fabrics or real colours to a technical colour. These items will replace the technical colours when the article is displayed. The smallest element composing a bitmap image. Pixels are monochrome rectangular areas, arranged in rows and columns, which are so close one to another that they appear connected. A pattern of dots printed in order to create a gray tone or continuous tone. A variety of different rasters are used industrially in fabric printing. See also 'Grey tone' and 'Continuous Tone'. The reference point of a grid corresponds to the point that will be used as origin for the design when applying the chosen fabric on the area to map. A design is usually created by repeating a single pattern/ image. This pattern/ image is designated by the term "repeat". The way the basic repeat is propagated through the design (straight, pivot, half drop etc.). Most common types in the print industry are straight and vertical half drop. Number of pixels per dimensional unit (horizontal and vertical) of an image.

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Repeat (Basic)

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Ex: 254 dpi is equivalent to 10 ppmm or 100 ppcm. This is a common resolution for engravers. Resolution (Monitor) Number of pixels displayed on your monitor(s), expressed in terms of X (horizontal dimension) and Y (vertical dimension), for example 1024x768. RGB Colour System With this system any colour can be defined in terms of the proportions of red, green and blue light emitted. When the value for each of these is zero, the colour is black. The same logic shows that increasing the red, green and blue levels to their maximum level of 100% gives white (current values are from 0 to 255). See also HSV Colour System. Parameter used to indicate the extent to which the colour is diluted (minimum value zero) or rich (maximum value 100). The action of the design element or mouse cursor jumping to the nearest point or line intersection of a magnetic grid. See also Magnetic Grid. Printing a project using an external driver (the job will go through a print queue before being processed). Colours that are used to symbolize technical information, and do not represent real fabric or image colours. The structure formed by the threads of a fabric. Material that can be used as a background colour or that can be applied to a part of the design. For HSV colours: Parameter that indicates the luminosity of the colour. Its effects can be considered independently of hue and saturation. Thus, if you take any colour and reduce its value to zero, it becomes black. Similarly, increasing the value of any colour to the maximum of 100 % changes it to white.

Saturation

Snap to grid

Spooling a job

Technical colours

Texture

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Vector A quantity that has customizable magnitude and direction, associated with an area, and that determines the mode in which a fabric, a picture or a Ned Graphics object will be applied to that area. A series of dialog boxes which appear one after the other to guide you through a procedure. The working modes are the different ways of working in the card areas, depending on the configuration of the loom. When the user is putting information in the card areas, other areas are automatically deducted taking into account analyses and calculations rules (depending on the working mode). Zoom factor, the magnification (minimisation) at which a project view is displayed on-screen, for example, 100% or 50%. Depending of the real size, the zoom level will be either a % of the real size project or a % of the bitmap itself.

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APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL FILE FORMATS


Depending on the Printing Studio module you are working with, specific files are created, having special destinations and holding specific data. The following table shortly presents these file types, and their destination: Standard Image File-types
*.TGA *.TIF *.BMP/DIB *.DES/PAT *.GIF *.JPG *.PCX *.PCD *.PCT *.PNG *.RAS Standard image format (parent file) Standard image format (parent file) Standard Microsoft image format (parent file) NedGraphics Design file formats Graphics Interchange Format JPEG file Interchange Format PC Paintbrush Kodak Photo CD Macintosh Pict Portable Network Graphics SUN raster

Colorway Information File-types


*.MCA *.MCD *.MCT Colorway information LUT (child file for TGA) Colorway information LUT (child file for BMP/DIB) Colorway information LUT (child file for TIF)

Repeat and Resolution File-types


*.DSA *.DSD *.DST Repeat and Resolution information (child file for TGA) Repeat and Resolution information (child file for BMP/DIB) Repeat and Resolution information (child file for TIF)

Thumbnail File-types
*.TMA *.TMT *.TMD Thumbnail file (child file for TGA) Thumbnail file (child file for TIF) Thumbnail file (child file for BMP/DIB)

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Fashion/Printing Studio Proprietary Image Information File-types
*.HR2 *.VAR *.HR1 *.INF *.MCH *.TMH Proprietary 128 colors image file of Printing Studio: image information Proprietary file of Printing Studio: Colorway information (child file of .HR2) Proprietary file of Printing Studio: Repeat and Resolution information (child file of .HR2) Proprietary file of Printing Studio: (child file of .HR2) Colorway information for HR2 files. Thumbnail file for HR2 files.

Other File-types
*.CWY *.PAL *.TXT *.DLS *.IGR *.NZP Artwork Colorways in HSV or RGB format Artwork Color Palette in HSV or RGB format Painter Color Palette in RGB mode. NedGraphics palette samples format (for CRC and CRCPro) Meta Studio files Default Custom Archive file for Printing Studio

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APPENDIX B: SUGGESTIONS SHEET FOR STORYBOARD & CATALOGUING PRO


Contact Name: Date: Description: Company: Application Version:

Interest:

What would you like to do?

What do you do at the moment?

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How long does it take?

How often do you do it?

Reserved for use by NedGraphics No : Date : Project Manager :

Reception Date:

...../...../.....

RESERVED FOR USE BY NEDGRAPHICS


Developer in charge: Modification for Version: Modification Date: ...../...../.....

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APPENDIX C: ANOMALY REPORT FOR STORYBOARD & CATALOGUING PRO


Contact Name : Date: Application: Application Version: Language : Operating System: Language: #Colors in ScreenConfig: Size in Screen Config : #Screens (if you use more than one): Description of the problem: Company : Anomaly Report N : API Design Version: API Tools Version: Processor Type : Available Memory: Current Disk Space: System Font Size :

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Type of problem :

Causes Crashing

Doesnt Cause Crashing

Yes Have you ever used this function without problem in a previous version? If yes in which version : Has your system configuration changed recently? If yes, how has it changed :

No

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INDEX
. .PRS file...................................42 1 16 million colors ......................72 2 2 point vectors........................268 256 colour file format ............357 3 3 Point Vectors.......................269 3D Book.................................124 4 4 corners gradient...................135 A About Storyboard & Cataloguing ...........................................157 Absolute colour......................357 Acquire.....................................58 Additional File Formats .........365 Align bottom edge .................217 Align horizontal center ..........217 Align left edge .......................216 Align right edge .....................216 Align text left .........................172 Align text right.......................172 Align top edge........................217 Align vertical center...............216 Alignment ........................92, 207 371 Alignment Toolbar.................216 All redo ............................80, 164 All undo .................................164 All Undo ..................................79 Anomaly Report.....................369 Antialiasing............................357 Apply fabric...........................172 Archiving ...............................357 Arrange ....................................90 Arrange Icons.........................143 Arrange Toolbar.....................206 Article ............................101, 357 Article Book...................123, 200 Article colors toolbar .............266 Article Functions pop-up menu ...........................................266 Article Object Properties .......190 Article Objects Pop-Up Menu251 Article Pop-up Menu .............342 Atlas - change ........................139 Atlas - close ...........................139 atlas - modifying ....................135 Atlas - modifying...................133 Atlas - open............................133 Atlas - save ............................136 Automatic Tile.......................142 B Basic Windows Concepts ..........9 Bitmap format........................357 Books ...............................87, 167 Books Pop-Up Menu .............328 Browse button..........................72

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Browser Options tab.............. 118 Browsers.......................... 88, 173 Browsers Toolbar .................. 199 C Calibration............................. 357 Caption bar.............................. 25 Cascade ......................... 141, 210 Catalog Creator ....................... 51 Catalog page - export .............. 51 Center text ............................. 172 Change Colorway.................. 298 Change position..................... 207 Change visual appearance for this view........................... 307, 315 Channel Colours.................... 357 Clear Area ............................. 326 Clear current page ................. 136 Click.......................................... 9 Close........................................ 42 CMYK% ............................... 348 Collate ................................... 357 Color...................................... 171 Color Areas Pop-Up Menu.... 325 Color atlas ............................. 174 Color Atlas ............................ 131 Color atlas - change............... 139 Color atlas - use..................... 131 Color Channels pop-up menu 344 Color Options........................ 322 Color systems - CMY............ 346 Color systems - CMYK......... 346 Color systems - hCL.............. 346 Color systems - HSV............. 344 Color systems - LAB............. 347 Color systems - RGB ............ 345 Color systems - XYZ ............ 347 Colored.................................. 348 Colour Atlas .......................... 358 372 Colour Code .......................... 358 Colour Palette........................ 358 Colour Reduction .................. 358 Colour Separation ................. 358 Colourbook ........................... 358 Colourway............................. 358 Combinations and sequences of keys ....................................... 8 Command names....................... 8 Contents tab ............................ 12 Contour ................................. 358 Control Points (handles)........ 358 Copy78, 162, 222, 226, 233, 239, 252, 260, 283, 291, 301, 309, 317 Create a new folder ................. 44 Cut.. 77, 162, 222, 225, 232, 239, 252, 260, 282, 291, 300, 308, 317 D Define modules switching..... 146 Delete ..... 79, 222, 226, 233, 240, 252, 260, 283, 291, 301, 309, 317 Delete page............................ 333 Delete Page ........................... 202 Dialog Options ...................... 120 Directory ............................... 328 Directory command .............. 328 Display Color Codes ............. 321 Display Color Names ............ 320 Display Colors ...................... 320 Display Colorway Name....... 320 Display Group Color Only.... 324 Distribute bottom edge.......... 218 Distribute horizontal center... 218 Distribute left edge................ 218 Distribute right edge ............. 219

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Distribute top edge.................218 Distribute vertical center........219 Distribution ......................92, 207 Distribution Toolbar ..............218 Document Page Format tab......62 dongle ......................................13 Dongle....................................358 Double-click...............................9 Drag ...........................................9 Drag and Drop ...........................9 Drag drop a fabric ....................96 Drawing objects Pop-Up Menu ...........................................221 Drawing tools...........................87 Drawing Tools Toolbar..........194 Duplicate..........................78, 359 E Easy Map ...............................102 Easy Map Book......................200 Easy Map Object Properties...182 Easy Map Objects Pop-Up Menu ...........................................290 Easy Map Pop-up Menu ........341 Easy Weave Book..................200 Easy Weave Object................288 Easy Weave Object Properties ...........................................192 Easy Weave Objects Pop-Up Menu ..................................282 Easy Weave Pop-up Menu.....343 Edit Article.....................257, 265 Edit Menu ................................77 Edit Text ................................231 Edit with.................247, 257, 279 Ellipse ..............................99, 197 Ellipse Object Properties .......198 Enhanced display ...................348 373 Enhanced Mode Zoom...........352 Erase vector ...........................270 Erase zone..............................267 Exit...........................................76 Export ....................................276 Extended Dialogues ...............145 F Fabric .....................................100 Fabric Area Pop-Up Menu.....326 Fabric Atlas............................359 Fabric Book ...................122, 199 Fabric Object Properties ........184 Fabric objects pop-up menu...239 Fabric Pop-up Menu ..............342 Fabric Repeat Options ...........248 File Format tab.........................72 File Menu.................................39 Font drop-down .....................169 Font Size ................................169 Format Menu .........................113 Formatting Page.....................202 Formatting Page popup..........336 Formatting Page Properties......35 Formatting Page setup ...........330 Free Angle Rotation.......115, 213 G Gamma...................................359 Gamut ....................................359 Glossary .................................357 Go to Page..............................202 Grid..........................83, 179, 359 Grid and Guidelines.......149, 333 Group .....................................206 Group Pop-up Menu ..............338 Grouped Colours....................359

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H Hard Lock ............................. 359 Help......................................... 12 Help button.............................. 12 Help Menu............................. 157 Help topics ............................ 157 Help Topics ............................. 12 Hide all bars ............................ 94 High Quality.................... 72, 359 Highlight ............................... 359 HR2 format ........................... 359 HSV Colour System.............. 359 Hue ........................................ 360 I Ignore formatting .................. 334 Image Object Properties........ 180 Image Parameters tab .............. 73 Index tab.................................. 12 Insert a NedGraphics project. 108 Insert a new view for the same NedGraphics project.......... 306 Insert a new view for the same NG project......................... 314 Insert article........................... 190 Insert Easy Map object.......... 182 Insert Easy Weave................. 192 Insert fabric ........................... 184 Insert image........................... 180 Insert line............................... 167 Insert Menu ............................. 95 Insert text............................... 168 Installation............................... 13 Installation and Uninstallation 13 Installation wizard................... 13 Introduction............................... 1 K Key names................................. 8 L Last Zoom ............................... 81 Layer ..................................... 360 Left 90 Rotation................... 115 Life Size .......................... 81, 360 Line ......................................... 97 Line/column gradient ............ 135 Lock/unlock . 223, 227, 234, 241, 253, 261, 302, 318 M Magnetic Grid ....................... 360 Main ........................................ 86 Main Toolbar ........................ 166 Main Window ......................... 19 Main Window Pop-Up Menus .......................................... 330 Mapping ................................ 360 Mapping Options .. 273, 296, 327 Mapping or Technical Image 275 Material ................................. 245 Material Book ............... 127, 201 Media White Point ................ 360 Memory settings.................... 145 Menus...................................... 39 Modules........................... 86, 163 Modules Toolbar................... 165 Move axis.............................. 275 Move Back ............................ 114 Move behind ......................... 209 Move Forward....................... 114 Move in front ........................ 209 Move To Back....................... 113 Move to background ............. 209 Move to foreground .............. 209 374

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Move To Front .......................113 Multiply .................................360 N Network printer........................59 New..................................40, 161 New Item................................105 New Page ...............................202 O Object.....................................360 Object Manager................26, 174 Object Manager Pop-up Menus ...........................................336 Object Properties..............35, 174 Object type.............................221 Object Type...225, 232, 239, 251, 259, 282, 290, 300, 308, 316, 330 Objects order............................90 Objects Order Toolbar ...........209 OLE objects ...........................361 OLE Objects Pop-Up Menu...299 OLE technology.........................2 Open.................................41, 161 Options...................................130 P Page popup.............................338 Page Pop-up Menu.................330 Page Properties ................37, 202 Page setup ..............................330 Page Setup........................62, 161 Pages list ..........................89, 203 Pages toolbar............................89 Pages Toolbar ........................202 Palette Objects Pop-Up Menu316 375 Palette Properties ...................189 Paper Color ..............................83 Paper Format..........................361 paper size .................................73 paper source and orientation ....60 parallel port..............................13 Paste.........................78, 162, 334 Pattern (Fabric, Colour) Affectation .........................361 Pattern affectation..................270 Picture....................................100 Picture Book ..................117, 199 Picture objects pop-up menu .232 Picture Pop-up Menu .............339 Pixel .......................................361 Pop-Up Menu of Mapped Articles...............................259 Pop-up menus ........................221 Pop-Up Menus of Articles in Editing Mode .....................325 Preferences Menu ..................145 Presentation Page popup........336 Print .........................67, 162, 329 Print Atlas ..............................136 Print Preview ...................65, 162 Print resolutions .....................147 Print Server ............................152 Print Setup ...............................59 Print to file ...............................71 Print to server...........................74 printable area of the paper .......73 printer cable .............................13 Printer- choosing an alternative printer...................................68 Printer Page Format tab ...........64 printer resolution......................73 Project Properties...................334 Properties .................................80

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R Raster .................................... 361 Recent files area ...................... 76 Rectangle......................... 98, 197 Rectangle Object Properties.. 197 Redo ................................ 80, 164 Reference Point ..................... 361 Rename. 223, 226, 233, 240, 252, 260, 283, 292, 301, 309, 318 Rename page ......................... 333 Repeat (Basic) ....................... 361 Repeat (Type)........................ 361 Resolution (Image ................. 362 Resolution (Screen)............... 362 Restore .................................. 116 Restore before tile ................. 142 Restore Object....................... 214 RGB Colour System.............. 362 Right 90 Rotation ................ 114 Right Click ................................ 9 Rotate 90 right ..................... 211 Rotate 90left ........................ 211 Rulers .............. 83, 129, 175, 333 S Saturation .............................. 362 Save................................. 43, 161 Save As ................................... 43 Save As Standard Layout ........ 47 Save Image As ........................ 49 Search tab................................ 12 Select All................................. 80 Select color atlas ................... 133 Select Colorway ............ 322, 326 Select Item............................... 95 Select Source........................... 58 Select tool.............................. 166 Select vector.......................... 270 376 Show all bars........................... 93 Skew...................................... 116 Skew Object .......................... 211 Snap to grid ........................... 362 Sort By .................................. 329 Sort By command ................. 329 Standard .................................. 85 Standard Toolbar................... 161 Status bar................................. 93 Status Bar .......................... 12, 25 Straight line........................... 194 Straight line Object Properties .......................................... 194 Structure of the Guide............... 7 Summary Info ......................... 75 Symbols..................................... 8 Symmetry On/Off ................. 275 T Technical colours .................. 362 Terms and Conventions ............ 8 Texcelle Objects Pop-Up Menu .......................................... 300 Text ....................................... 103 Text - Bold ............................ 170 Text - italic............................ 170 Text - underlined................... 170 Text Object Properties .......... 169 Text Objects Pop-Up Menu .. 225 Texture ............................ 84, 362 Tile .................................. 91, 208 Tile horizontally............ 141, 210 Tile Options .......................... 142 Tile Toolbar .......................... 210 Tile vertically ................ 142, 210 Tips for working with articles and mapping colors ........... 280 Title...... 224, 228, 234, 241, 253, 261, 284, 293, 302, 310, 319

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Toolbars ...........................84, 159 Tools Menu............................117 Transform.................................91 Transform Toolbar.................211 Transparent colors.229, 235, 242, 255, 263, 286, 294, 304, 312 Tuft Objects Pop-Up Menu....308 twin screen configuration.......142 U Undo ................................79, 163 Ungroup .................................206 Uninstalling the software .........17 V Value......................................363 Vector.....................................363 Vectorial files resolution........148 View Menu ..............................81 W Weave ....................................103 Weave Book...........................126 Whats this? button ..................12 White gradient .......................135 Whole page ..............................81 Window Menu .......................141 Wizard ...................................363 Working Mode.......................363 Working With Guidelines......175 Z Zone coloring.........................267 Zoom........................................82 Zoom In .................................205 Zoom level .....................204, 363 Zoom Out...............................205 Zoom Slider ...........................205 Zoom toolbar ...................89, 204

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