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Palettes

Palettes are areas that manage drawing entities, properties, and resources.

Frequently used palettes include the Properties palette or the Layer Manager palette.

For a list of the palettes available in the application, see Palettes Reference.

Palettes can be floating or docked. Usually palettes are docked to the left or right side of the drawing window.

To save space in the graphics area, you can also overlap palettes in the left or right docked location. Activate a palette by clicking the palette's tab.

You can set palettes to automatically collapse whenever you move the pointer away from the palette. They expand when you move the pointer to the title bar of a collapsed palette.

You can set palettes to automatically collapse whenever you move the pointer away from the palette. They expand when you move the pointer to the title bar of a collapsed palette.

To make a palette floating:

  • Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the title bar of the palette.
    • Drag the palette's title bar to a new position.

To dock a floating palette:

  • Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the palette's title bar.
    • Drag the palette's title bar to a margin of the graphics area.
    • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and click Dock Left or Dock Right.
    • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and click Dock Left or Dock Right.

To automatically hide all palettes when you move the pointer away from the palette:

  • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and select Auto-Hide.

    The title bar and the palette tabs remain visible when the palettes collapse.

To keep all palettes expanded:

  • Do one of the following:
    • Click the Auto-Hide button .
    • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and clear Auto-Hide.

To automatically hide all palettes when you move the pointer away from the palette:

  • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and select Auto-Hide.

    The title bar and the palette tabs remain visible when the palettes collapse.

To keep all palettes expanded:

  • Click the Auto-Hide button .

    - or -

  • Right-click the Auto-Hide button  and clear Auto-Hide.

To close a palette:

  • Click Close  on the title bar of the palette.

Related Topics

Palettes Reference



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