Graphic

graphic

The Graphic tab is used to edit graphic elements.

The Insert group only shows the New button which is used to enter graphic add mode. Depending on the settings set in Option/Advanced, by clicking this button you will be either required to draw a rectangle with the mouse in the position where you want the new element to appear or a new graphic element will automatically appear.

The Image group is where you can define a source image:

  • Field - This button shows a popup menu with a list of all the fields available in the data source, if present. Labeljoy supports linking a graphic element to binary fields containing raw image information
  • or text fields containing a reference to a file, either on a local path or a remote path.
  • File - Click this button to link a static image to this graphic element.
  • Clipart - Displays the Clipart window, enabling you to select a clipart from Labeljoy's built-in library. See Using cliparts for more information.
  • Scanner - Enables you to load a static image directly from a scanner connected to the PC.
  • Remove - Deletes the currently selected static image or field.

See Working with images for more information.

The Drawing group contains the following buttons:

  • Grid - Enables you to quickly define a grid, including line size and style and line spacing.
  • Pattern - Select a pattern from the internal library to be applied to the background.
  • Line - Enables you to draw a line with specific beginning and caps.
  • Pen - The general color of the graphic element, used to draw grids, patterns and lines.

The Container group contains the following items, common to all other element types:

  • Background - Define the background style and color for the element.
  • Frame - Define a frame around the element, including line size, style and color.
  • Shape - Define the shape of the element, selecting between rectangle, oval and polygon.
  • Shadow - Define a drop shadow for the element or part of it, ie: only the text and not the frame.

The Clipboard group, common to all element types, contains the commands to cut, copy, paste and delete the selected elements.

The Edit group is also common to all element types and contains useful editing command that enable to change the placement of selected elements.
See Automatic element positioning for more information.

The last group, Advanced, is also common to all element types and contains 2 buttons:

  • Lock - To place a temporary lock on the element so that the mouse won't have any effect on it.
  • Advanced - To show the settings window for the selected element, which enables to fine-tune element settings.