Adding, selecting and editing elements
The following chapter describes how to add new elements in your project and to edit elements.
1. Adding new elements
Container elements are used to arrange individual elements (layout). You can place "content elements" like text, image, or video inside these container elements, but also additional containers to create more complex layouts.
In containers, elements can be positioned differently. A description for the positioning of sub-elements can be found here
To insert elements into empty containers, press the plus button
in the center of the container or the plus button in the toolbar
. Then the selection dialog New Element for Container
will open, in which the Standard elements
, Page template
s and Element templates
will be offered to you. Select the element type from the list and press the Create button or double-click on the element. The selected element will be inserted into the container and can then be further customized in its properties. To insert additional elements into a container, you have to select the desired container in the overview or in the content view and press the New button in the main toolbar or in the element toolbar.
2. Selecting elements
3. Editing elements
You can select elements to be edited with a simple mouse click or by dragging a selection frame within a container in the content view
. You can also use the Ctrl + A
key shortcut to select all elements within a container if an element in the container was previously selected. Otherwise, all elements within the content layer are selected with the shortcut key. In addition, you can select elements in the overview
with the mouse individually or several with the help of the Shift
keys. The selected elements are then highlighted with an element marker in the content view
and with a blue bar in the overview
Select the element to be edited with a simple click and press the Edit button in the main toolbar or in the element toolbar. Then the overview displays the properties of the element in an additional tab. In the element properties you will be offered the options which you can use to customize the element to your needs. The number of properties and options that can be edited can vary for users with restricted access to the project. For detailed information on the various properties please see the chapters listed under Standard elements.
If you want to re-use an element that you have edited to your liking, you can create an element template based on your edited element. For more information please see the chapter Element templates.
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