Page element settings

page element settings

By double clicking a page element, its dialog box is shown that enables to you to modify its appearance.

The page element dialog box contains 10 tabs:

Text: this tab enables you to define the text to be rendered on the labels. It is possible to create compound texts containing fixed text and references.
See the topic text concatenation for more information.

Note:
Labeljoy will only show True type fonts out of the list of installed fonts.

Pen: definition of the color of the page element.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Style: Define horizontal and vertical alignment and horizontal fitting.

Pagination: The Print on combo box displayed in this tab enables you to define the page(s) on which the element will be printed.
You can also use the Skip first page and Skip last page check boxes to further refine the element's visibility. Note that these check boxes are disabled if you select the First page only or the Last page only options.
The Printing order combo box enables you to define the element rendering priority in relation to label elements.

Image: selection of an image to be displayed. You can load a static image from disk, import it from a TWAIN source (such as a scanner) or load it from the Clipart* library. See the working with images section for an explanation on how to manipulate images with Labeljoy.

* Clipart images are not available in the Light version.

Background: definition of the back color of the page element.
Select Fill from the combo box to enable color definition controls, or Transparent to leave the background transparent.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Frame: definition of color, size and style of the frame of the page element.
Select a value greater than zero to enable color definition controls, or leave at zero to leave the page element with no frame.

See the Defining colors topic for more information on creating complex colors and shades.

Shape: definition of the element's shape.

  • Ellipse: Select this option to give the element an elliptical or circular shape.
  • Rectangle: Select this option to give the element a rectangle or square shape.
    Use the Roundness slider to optionally round the corners.
  • Polygon: Use this option to give the element a polygonal shape.
    Use the Slides combo box to select the number of sides of the polygon and optionally, use the Star slider to convert the polygon into a star-shape.

Shadow: definition of the element's optional shadow.

  • Style: Select Enabled to drop a shadow your text object.
  • Angle: Definition of the angle with which the shadow will be offset from original elements.
  • Distance: Distance of the shadow for the original elements.
  • Size: Size of the shadow based on the original element.
  • Blur: the shadow out-of-focus effect.

The Shadow areas frame enables you to specifically select a sub-element of the text and enable/disable shadow effects on specific elements.

Advanced: common tab to all elements that enables you to define the element coordinates, size, rotation, mouse action and name.

Note:
Sizes shown here will be in inches or centimeters according to the Unit of measure setting defined in the General tab of the Option dialog box.
Inch fractions can be entered through a popup menu, as explained in the topic manage inch fractions.