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Placing objects

Please refer to the FAQ for basic information on placing objects.

Placing objects on Single Step pages

You can drag and drop objects on any place on the page. Releasing the mousbutton will cause LPub to redraw the page. Take in to account the objects are placed relative to eachother, so moving one object can cause another object to move too. You can also give objects a standard position.
  • Assembly (step): can be placed relative to the page (Center, Top, Left, Right, Bottom, Top/Left, Top/Right, Bottom/Left, Bottom/Right). Page margins are taken into account.
    To move a step right click the assembly image and choose Move This Step.

    The Assembly Placement Dialog will appear:

    You can then choose the place of the assembly on the page. Default is Center. To understand all options available divide the page in 9 squares like this:

    Look for the corresponding buttons in the dialog above. T/L = Top/Left, T = Top, T/R = Top/Right, L = Left, C = Center, R = Right, B/L = Bottom/Left, B = Bottom and B/R = Bottom/Right. Experiment with these settings to see the result.

  • Partslist (PLI): is placed relative to the Step Number by default.

  • Step number: is placed relative to the page by default, but can be placed relative to the Assembly or partslist. Placing it will move the PLI too, since the PLI is placed relative to the step number by default.

    The outer options of the Placement dialog will become available if you change the object to which you want to place another object. The most outer buttons will also place the object outside whereas the buttons with the : in it will place the object inside the other object. Experiment with these settings to see what the result is.

Multistep pages 

On multistep pages you need to place objects relative to the page or Step group to be able to drag them into position. Otherwise you are only able to place objects on a standard position relative to other objects. This works the same as above. You can see the Assembly as Step Group. Again, experiment with various settings to see what the result is.