How Do I Access the User Preferences and What Kind of Preferences Can I Set?

To change your preferences, click on the User Preferences button in the upper right corner.

Changing User Preferences in Pictavo

 

 

 

This will open the preferences window where you can change the following options:

Pictavo User Preferences

 

 

 

 

 

In the Ladder, you can choose to keep the warning drawers open or closed. These warnings are the export warnings that users are displayed when items are too low resolution or when items are placed outside of the margins.  If you choose to keep the drawers open, the Ladder will look like this:

The Ladder in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

 

If you choose to keep the drawers closed, the Ladder will look like this:

The Ladder in the Pictavo Software

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within Pages, allow the left palette toolbar and second-level toolbar to dismiss to maximize screen space.  This is a handy feature for those users who may be using the software with a low resolution on their screens.  If you choose this option, everything except the top-level toolbar will be hidden when you are working on a page:

Maximizing Screen Space When Using Pictavo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that you can always show the toolbars by moving your mouse to where the toolbar would be normally.  If you do this, the toolbar will appear.

Within Pages, enable real-time font preview will allow you to see what the font you are using looks like as you are typing.  For example, if the option is not chosen, all text editing will take place in the default font:

Font Preview for Pictavo

 

 

 

 

But if you have the option enabled, text editing will happen in the font that the text box will print with.

Pictavo Fonts

 

 

 

 

Default view for the mini-ruler at the top of a text box in editing mode refers to the ruler that appears above a text box as you are typing in it.

Mini-ruler in Pictavo's Text Box

 

 

 

 

 

Just as you can set the ruler around the page to display in inches or picas, you can set this ruler to display the same way as well.

Within Pages, default ruler status allows you to turn the ruler around the page on or off.

Working with the Mini-ruler in Pictavo's Text Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing the Mini-ruler in Pictavo's Text Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notify me if elements get too close to the margins allows you to disable the warning about the margins.

Warning About the Margins in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

If you choose to disable these warnings, please be sure that you are aware of the risks involved in placing items too close to the bleed.

Dual cropper allows you to set which mode the crop tool goes into immediately. Please note that both modes are still accessible no matter how this is set, it merely controls which mode comes up first.

Dual Cropper in PictavoDual Cropper in Pictavo Software

 

 

 

 

 

Show/Hide mini-ruler that appears at the top of a text box when editing it allows you to disable the ruler that appears at the top of a text box.

Show/Hide mini-ruler in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

 

Notify me after every page save allows you to avoid seeing a popup confirming that a page has been saved.

Notify me after every page save in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

Working on page 1 or last saved page controls where you are brought to when you go to Pages.

Recent Pages in Pictavo

 

 

 

By default, you will be brought to page 1, but you can set it to go to the last page that you had saved to help you get back working on the same page quicker.

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