This module contains functions for creating and editing (modifying) frames. Depending on the frame type there are various Special functions available.
The Frame editing module is organized into several function groups, though not all of these can be selected directly. This is because some of these function groups are Special functions that are always defined for only one given type of frame (text, raster graphics, vector graphics or tiling frames). That is why these special function groups are only selectable if the appropriate frame type is selected in the
During the development of Calamus SL98 we placed special emphasis
on optimizing frame handling. For this reason the frame editor was
extended considerably once more. Besides additional mouse cursor
shapes that make it easier to recognize the current Frame editing
mode, switching between the various Sizing modes was simplified. While
sizing a frame, you can now use the [Shift] key to switch on or off
Proportional mode and the [Alternate] key to
Size from centre
mode. When you release the relevant key you will be returned to the
Here is an overview of the mouse cursor shapes:
The second novelty is that it is possible to move several frames
at the same time. To do this just select all frames that you want to
grab one of them while holding down the mouse button.
All selected frames will be moved simultaneously when you move the
mouse. If you want to alter the position of only one frame while
several are selected, hold down the [Control] key while moving and you
can move the frame whose position is to be corrected on its own.