Working with the Layout Options Inspector

You can select an item on a book page and view its geometry using the Layout Options inspector. Some printers require precise layout dimensions; you can use the Layout Options inspector to accurately place all items on the page by specifying new dimensions using the value sliders. In addition, you can change the angle of text and photo boxes, as well as apply a color border to a photo box.

Figure. Controls in the Layout Options inspector.
To open the Layout Options inspector
  • Choose Show Layout Options from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.

The Layout Options inspector appears at the top-left area of the Book Layout Editor.

To change the dimensions of a text or photo box
  1. Select a text box or photo box on a book page displayed in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Do the following:

    • To move the selected item left or right: Specify a new value using the X value slider.
    • To move the selected item up or down: Specify a new value using the Y value slider.
    • To change the width of the selected item: Specify a new value using the Width value slider.
    • To change the height of the selected item: Specify a new value using the Height value slider.
To change the angle of a text or photo box
  1. Select a text box or photo box on a book page displayed in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Specify an angle value using the Angle value slider.

The image rotates counterclockwise as the value increases. Decrease the value to rotate the image clockwise.

To add a border to a photo box
  1. Select a photo box on a book page displayed in the Book Layout Editor.

  2. Set the width of the border by specifying a value using the Thickness value slider.

  3. Set the color of the border by clicking in the Color well and then choosing a color in the Colors window.

The border is applied to the image.

To close the Layout Options inspector
  • Choose Hide Layout Options from the Book Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon) in the Book Layout Editor.