Properties Palette Functions

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The following is a list of the various settings and functions available from the Properties Palette in version 1.5.2svn. The reason for making this list is to allow a visual review of these functions in anticipation of a reworking of Properties to make it less complex, and more easily usable.

X,Y,Z

Name (textbox)

X-Pos (spinbox)

Y-Pos (spinbox)

Width (spinbox)

Height (spinbox)

Rotation (spinbox)

Basepoint (diagram)

Level (grid of arrows buttons)

Other Object Properties (grid of 7 buttons)

Group Selected Objects Flip Horizontally Lock/Unlock Object Lock/Unlock Size of Object
Ungroup Selected Group Flip Vertically Enable/disable

Exporting/Printing of Object

Drop Shadow

Has Drop Shadow (checkbox)

X-Offset (spinbox)

Y-Offset (spinbox)

Blur (spinbox)

Color (drop-down list)

Shade % (spinbox)

Opacity % (spinbox)

Blendmode (drop-down list)

Content Covers Drop Shadow (checkbox)

Inherit Object Transparency (checkbox)

Shape

Choose the shape of the frame... (drop-down menu list)

Edit (button to open shape editing dialog)

Round Corners (spinbox)

Text Flow Around Frame (radio buttons)

Disabled
Use Frame Shape
Use Bounding Box
Use Contour Line
Use Image Clip Path

Group

Choose the shape of the frame... (drop-down menu list)

Edit (button to open shape editing dialog)

Round Corners (spinbox)

Text Flow Around Frame (radio buttons)

Disabled
Use Frame Shape
Use Bounding Box
Use Contour Line
Use Image Clip Path
Fill Rule (radio buttons) Even-Odd Non-Zero

Transparency (3-tabbed function - Solid/Gradient/Pattern)

Solid - Opacity (spinbox)


Gradient - Linear/Radial (drop-down list)

Move Vector (opens editing dialog)

Add/Change/Remove Color Stops (manual slider area)

Position (spinbox - selected stop)

Color (drop-down list for selected stop)

Opacity (spinbox - selected stop)

Shade (spinbox - selected stop)

Custom (not sure what this does)

Use Luminosity as Alpha (checkbox)


Pattern

(needs completion)


Blend Mode (drop-down box)

Text

Font Family Name (drop-down list)

Font Style (drop-down list)

Font Size (spinbox)

Linespacing type (Fixed/Automatic/Baseline Grid)

Linespacing (spinbox) disabled except for Fixed type

Justification (5 radiobuttons)

Paragraph Style (drop-down list) plus button to remove direct formatting

Character Style (drop-down list) plus button to remove direct formatting

Color and Effects Sub-tab

Text Color (drop-down list) Shade % (spinbox)
Stroke or Drop Shadow Color (drop-down list) Shade % (spinbox)
Background Color of selected text (drop-down list) Shade % (spinbox)

Series of Buttons to select other features:

Underline Text | Underline Words | Subscript | Superscript | All Caps | Small Caps | Strike Out | Outline | Shadow | Right-to-Left

First Line Offset Sub-tab

Maximum Ascent | Font Ascent | Line Spacing | Baseline Grid (radio buttons)

Orphans and Widows Sub-tab

Don't separate first X lines (spinbox)

Don't separate last X lines (spinbox)

Do not split paragraph (checkbox)

Keep with next paragraph (checkbox)

Paragraph Effects Sub-tab

No Paragraph Effects/Drop Caps/Bulleted List/Numerated List (drop-down list)

Columns and Text Distances Sub-tab

Vertical alignment: Top/Middle/Bottom (drop-down list)

Columns: (spinbox)

Gap: (spinbox)

Top: (spinbox)

Bottom: (spinbox)

Left: (spinbox)

Right: (spinbox)

Tabulators: (opens dialog)

Optical Margins Sub-tab

None/Both Sides/Left Only/Right Only (radio buttons)

Reset (button)

Advanced Settings Sub-tab

Offset to Baseline % (spinbox) Manual Tracking % (spinbox)
Scaling width of characters % (spinbox) Scaling height of characters % (spinbox)
Word Tracking %
Min: (spinbox) Norm: (spinbox)
Glyph Extension %
Min: (spinbox) Max: (spinbox)

Image

Page Number: (spinbox) - not quite sure what this does

X-Pos (spinbox)

Y-Pos (spinbox)

Rotation (spinbox)

Scaling

Free Scaling (radio button with To Frame Size)

X-Scale  % (spinbox)
Y-Scale  % (spinbox) - link/unlink to X-Scale
Actual X-DPI (spinbox)
Actual Y-DPI (spinbox) - link/unlink to X-DPI
To Frame Size (radio button with Free Scaling)
Proportional (checkbox)

PDF Compression

Method: Global/Automatic/Lossy - JPEG/Lossless - Zip/None (drop-down list)

Quality: Global/Maximum/High/Medium/Low/Minimum (drop-down list)

Image Effects (button to bring up dialog)

Line

Basepoint: Left Point/End Points (drop-down list)

Type of Line: (drop-down list)

Start Arrow: End Arrow:
(drop-down list) (drop-down list)
Scaling % (spinbox) Scaling % (spinbox)
Line Width (spinbox)
Edges (drop-down list)
Endings (drop-down list)

(List of available Styles)

Colors

Two Tabs: Fill and Stroke

Fill Mode: Solid/Gradient/Hatch/Pattern (drop-down list)

Stroke Mode: Solid/Gradient/Pattern (drop-down list)

Solid:

(List of available colors)

Shade % (spinbox)


Gradient:

Linear/Radial (drop-down list)

Move Vector (opens editing dialog)

Add/Change/Remove Color Stops (manual slider area)

Position (spinbox - selected stop)

Color (drop-down list for selected stop)

Opacity (spinbox - selected stop)

Shade (spinbox - selected stop)

Extend: Pad/None (drop-down list)


Hatch:

Distance: (spinbox)

Angle: (spinbox)

Type: Single/Double/Triple (drop-down list)

Line Color: (drop-down list)

Background: (drop-down list of colors)


Pattern:

(icons of patterns which have been loaded)

Properties: (brings up dialog)

Pattern Properties dialog
X Offset: (spinbox) Y Offset: (spinbox)
X-Scale: (spinbox) Y-Scale: (spinbox) -- with linking
Angle: (spinbox)
X-Skew: (spinbox) Y-Skew: (spinbox)
Flip Horiz/Vert (buttons)
Close dialog

Overprinting: Knockout/Overprint (drop-down list)

Display only used colors: (checkbox)

Transparency

Edit Line/Fill Color Properties (radio buttons)

Solid/Gradient/Pattern (tabs)

Solid:

Opacity % (spinbox)


Gradient:

Linear/Radial (drop-down list)

Move Vector (opens editing dialog)

Add/Change/Remove Color Stops (manual slider area)

Position (spinbox - selected stop)

Color (drop-down list for selected stop)

Opacity (spinbox - selected stop)

Shade (spinbox - selected stop)

Custom (not sure what this does)

Use Luminosity as Alpha (checkbox)

Blend Mode: Normal/Darken/Lighten/Multiply/Screen/Overlay/Hard Light/Soft Light/Difference/Exclusion (drop-down box)


Pattern:

(icons of patterns which have been loaded)

Properties: (brings up dialog)

Pattern Properties dialog
X Offset: (spinbox) Y Offset: (spinbox)
X-Scale: (spinbox) Y-Scale: (spinbox) -- with linking
Angle: (spinbox)
X-Skew: (spinbox) Y-Skew: (spinbox)
Flip Horiz/Vert (buttons)
Close dialog

Blend Mode: Normal/Darken/Lighten/Multiply/Screen/Overlay/Hard Light/Soft Light/Difference/Exclusion (drop-down list)

Table

Table (drop-down list of styles)

Cells (drop-down list of styles)

Borders:

(List of available borders, with ability to add/remove/edit those on list)

(Edits for borders)

Width (spinbox) Type (drop-down list)
Color (drop-down list) Shade % (spinbox)
Fill
Color (drop-down list) Shade % (drop-down list)