Page and Layer Gallery
The Page & Layer Gallery lists everything in your document, from the pages and layers right down to each individual item on the page. It provides a way to select, hide, lock and re-arrange these items. The gallery is displayed open on the right hand side of the program window when you open the program.
Can I browse objects using the Page & Layer Gallery?
The Object Gallery renamed to the Page and Layer Gallery in version 6 allows you to expand layers as well as groups of objects within layers and select individual objects.
How do I select multiple pages?
There are two ways within the Page & Layer Gallery to select multiple pages at once. First start of by viewing the Page & Layer Gallery in Pages view by clicking the Pages button at the top of the Page & Layer Gallery, this will make it easier to select multiple pages.
Holding down the Ctrl key then clicking the page thumbnails will allow individual pages be selected, so for example pages 1, 4, 6 and 8 could be highlighted.
By holding down the Shift key then selecting a page will highlight a block, or a range of pages. For example if you are on page 1 at the moment and hold Shift then click on page 4, pages 1, 2, 3 and 4 will all be selected.
How do I cut or copy multiple pages?
This will cut/copy the pages and add them onto the Windows clipboard, allowing them to be pasted into another Web Designer document, or elsewhere in the current document.
To cut or copy multiple pages either right click on a highlighted page and select it from the menu. The Edit menu also displays these options and this also respond to the standard cut and copy keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + X to cut, and Ctrl + C to copy).
How do I duplicate multiple pages?
After you have multiple pages right click on a highlighted page and select Duplicate. A duplicate of each page will be inserted below the highlighted page.
How do I re-order multiple pages?
Select multiple pages in the Page & Layer Gallery hold down the left mouse button and drag the pages in the Page & Layer Gallery to where you want them situated.
As you drag the pages the mouse cursor will update to indicate where the pages will be dropped.
How do I delete multiple pages?
Multiple pages can be deleted by right clicking on a highlighted page and select Delete Pages. Pressing the Delete key on the keyboard will also perform the same function.
In addition to this, if no objects are selected on the page pressing the Delete key will display an option to delete the current (single) page.
For advanced users, if multiple pages are selected pressing Shift + Delete will delete the highlighted pages without displaying a notification.
Performing an Undo will undo these changes if you delete a page by accident.
Dragging objects between groups - Premium only
This feature is not present in Web Designer Classic
It is now possible within the Page & Layer Gallery to drag individual objects from within a group and move them into other groups or remove them from a group completely, as well as add individual objects to an existing group.
To do this, expand the Page & Layer Gallery by clicking the arrow next to the page thumbnail, expand the layer and find the group you want to edit (you can also select the object on the page and click Locate at the top of the Page & Layer Gallery).
Drill down into the group so you can see the individual objects within it, then with the left mouse button drag an object and drop it outside of the group sub-branch. This object is now no longer part of that group and is an individual object on the page. Similarly you can drag an individual object into an existing group following the same method.
There are certain objects that due to their type are expemt from this behaviour and cannot be dragged into or out of a group. These include objects that are part of:
Can I lock objects so theyre no longer selectable?
How do I lock all but one object on a page?
There have been improvements to the usablity of locking all objects on the page, in particular how to lock all but one (or more) object on the page. It is now very easy to keep a single object on the page unlocked while all other objects on the page are in a locked state.
For this example I shall open a new single page template document from the Designs Gallery - Website Theme Templates > Free Examples > Page 1 (double click on thumbnail to open the document).
What is the locate button in the Page and Layer Galery used for?
The Locate mode ( not present in Web Designer Classic) is enabled by clicking on the Locate button available from the Page and Layer Gallery. With Locate mode enabled, clicking on any object within a page will cause the object to be shown as selected and highlighted within the Page and Layer Gallery.
When should I use Solo mode?
Version 6 sees the introduction of the Solo mode.
Likewise, You can click the S icon in the column next to a particular object from an expanded layer causing all objects other than those selected within the Solo mode to be displayed on screen.
The Page & Layer Gallery is cropping page names
The page names shown within the Page & Layer Gallery are cropped to fit the width of the thumbnail. Holding the mouse pointer over the cropped name will allow for the full name popup as a tooltip.
Changes from version 12:
Object naming in the Page and Layer Gallery
You can now give individual objects names in the Page & Layer Gallery, to help find objects and to organize your designs. Change object names the same way you change layer and page names in the gallery - just click on the name while the object is selected in the gallery, or right-click on it and choose Rename object.