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Superlative Vector Graphics for Palm
 
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Leonardo Help

The Options Menu

To access the menus just tap on the image name which appears in the top left hand corner of the screen. Then tap "Options".

You will see this;

The Options Menu

If you need to repeatedly access a menu you will find that when you tap on the menu bar it will remember the last menu you selected. This means you can skip the step of selecting the menu you used last if it is the one you want to use again.

Show/Hide Grid

Leonardo allows you to have a grid on your screen. You can make the grid visible by tapping "Show Grid" in the Options menu and you can hide the grid by tapping "Hide Grid" on the Options menu. There is no visual indicator on the menu to let you know which option you have selected. We have to work out a way to do this as the standard Palm OS menus don't let you change the menus in this manner... The grid appears as a series of dots on the screen.

You will see this;

Show/Hide Grid

You can set the colour of the grid in the Preferences dialogue on the Options menu. The default grid colour is red. You can also change the grid spacing in the Preferences Dialogue on the Options menu. The default grid spacing is 10 pixels.

Snap/Don't Snap to Grid

You can make objects snap to the grid. This means that if you drag an object near to the grid it will stick to the grid. This is useful when aligning a lot of objects. To have objects snap to the grid just tap "Snap to Grid" on the Options menu. To turn off Snap to Grid just tap "Don't Snap" on the Options menu. There is no visual indicator on the menu to let you know which option you have selected.

Show/Hide Rulers

Leonardo will display rulers on the screen for you. To make the rulers visible just tap "Show Rulers" on the Options menu.

You will see this;

Show/Hide Rulers

The rulers are graduated in pixels, centimetres or inches and the zero point is the centre of the screen. To hide the rulers just tap "Hide Rulers" on the Options menu. To switch between pixels, centimetres and inches use the Preferences dialogue. There is no visual indicator on the menu to let you know if the rulers are on or off but we figure you can see for yourself really.

Preferences

You can set a number of preferences in Leonardo. To access the Preferences Dialogue just tap "Preferences" on the Options menu or use the Graffiti command stroke followed by the letter 'R'.

You will see this;

Preferences

Grid

You can set the grid spacing in either pixels, centimetres or inches. Just tap the down arrow and a drop down box will appear from which you can select your desired units. This will also change the units used on the rulers. To change the grid spacing tap to select the existing number and enter whatever number of units you want the grid to be spaced at. The default spacing is 10 pixels. You can also change the grid colour. Just tap the box to the right of the units and a colour selection dialogue will appear. Tap the colour you want and then tap "OK".

45 Degree Lines

If you check this box the drawing of straight lines will be restrained to 45 degree increments.

Fixed Resize

If you check this box the aspect ratio of your objects will be retained when you resize them. This means that if, for example, your shape is a square and you resize it will not be possible to turn it into a rectangle.

Drag Handles

This option controls how objects will behave when you drag the handles on an object. There are three options;

Resize Object
If this option is selected when you drag the handles of an object the entire object will be resized.
 
Move Line Points
If this option is selected when you drag the handles of a line the handle will be moved. If you are moving the handles of an object or the freehand line when you drag a handle the object will be resized.
 
Move All Points
If this option is selected when you drag the handles of an object which has points i.e. everything except circles and the freehand line, the point will be moved.

Clipboard

You can choose to either have the contents of the clipboard retained in memory when you exit Leonardo or to have the clipboard emptied when you exit Leonardo. Just tap the down arrow and a drop down box will appear and you can then select whichever option you want.

Please note that Leonardo uses the system clipboard for text, but has its own clipboard for shapes and lines. If you exit Leonardo and then copy text to the clipboard from another application, when you return to Leonardo you will still be able to paste any objects you had previously copied in Leonardo. If you are editing a text item however, the Paste function will paste in the text you copied using the other application.

Undo Levels

Leonardo allows 999 levels of undo. That is, you can undo your last 999 actions. Because the Undo function can use a lot of memory if it is set to undo a lot of levels Leonardo allows you to set a maximum undo level. By default it is set to 50 levels. To set the number of Undo levels just tap to select the existing number and enter any number up to 999.

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