Working with Web Journal Pages

As you work with a web journal, you can add images and text to pages, add pages, choose header types, delete pages, and change the page order.

Adding, Arranging, and Deleting Web Journal Images and Text

When you create a web journal, you must manually place your images and add text.

To add images to a web journal page
  • Drag images from the Browser to the page in the Webpage Editor.

You can also drag several images into place at once by selecting and dragging groups of images. For example, if your web journal page is set to display four images per row, you can arrange four images in the order you want them and then drag all four to the page at once.

To move images on a web journal page
  1. In the Webpage Editor, click an image to select it.

  2. Drag the grid mark at the top of the photo box to move the image to the new location. Release the mouse button when a green bar appears where you want to place the image.

Aperture places your images in the photo boxes designed for the page.

To remove an image from a web journal page
  1. In the Webpage Editor, click the image to select it.

  2. Click the Remove button (with a minus sign) to remove the selected photo box.

You can add text boxes to web journal pages as you need them. Text boxes are added to the page one after another. New text boxes are always added to the bottom of the page, but you can drag text boxes to new locations when you need to rearrange them.

To add text to a web journal page
  1. In the Pages pane of the Webpage Editor, select the thumbnail of the page to which you want to add text.

  2. Click the Add Text Block button at the top of the Webpage Editor.

  3. Enter the text you want.

You can drag the text box to a new location if you wish.

To move a text box
  1. In the Webpage Editor, click the text box to select it.

  2. Position the pointer on the grid mark at the top of the text box and drag the text box until you see a green bar appear where you want to place the text box, then release the mouse button.

To remove a text box from a web journal page
  1. In the Webpage Editor, click the text box to select it.

  2. Click the Remove button (with a minus sign) at the top-right corner of the selected text box to remove it.

Adding Pages to a Web Journal

You can add pages to your web journal as you need them.

To add a page to a web journal
  1. In the Webpage Editor, select a thumbnail page in the Pages pane where you want the new page to appear.

    The new page will appear after the selected page.

  2. Click the Add Page (+) button to add a new page.

Adding Web Journal Pages by Metadata Category

You can have Aperture create pages in your web journal to hold images that have a type of metadata, such as a specific rating, keyword, or image date. For example, you can have Aperture create a page for each keyword assigned to the album’s images and place images that have certain keywords on the correct pages automatically. Or, if your album holds images with four- and five-star ratings, you can create a page that automatically holds the five-star images and another that holds the four-star images.

You can have Aperture add pages for images based on:

  • Day

  • Keyword

  • Rating

  • Byline

  • City

  • Category

To add a new page based on a metadata category
  1. In the Webpage Editor, select a thumbnail page in the Pages pane where you want the new page to appear.

    The new page will appear after the selected page.

  2. Choose an option for the type of page you want to add from the Page Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).

Choosing a Header Style for a Web Journal Page

Depending on the theme you choose, you can change the look of web journal pages by choosing a style that displays either a heading followed by text or a heading followed by an image.

To choose the header style for a web journal page
  1. In the Webpage Editor, select a page in the Pages pane.

  2. Choose either Header with Text or Header with Image from the Page Template pop-up menu.

    Note: The theme applied to the web journal must support images in the header.

Deleting Pages from a Web Journal

When you no longer need a page, you can delete it from the web journal.

To delete a page from a web journal
  1. In the Webpage Editor, select the thumbnail of the page you want to delete in the Pages pane.

  2. Click the Remove Page (–) button to delete the page, then click the Delete button when prompted.

Reordering Pages in a Web Journal

You can change the order of web journal pages when necessary.

To move a page up or down in the page order of a web journal
  1. In the Webpage Editor, select the thumbnail of the page you want to move in the Pages pane.

  2. Choose either Move Current Page Up or Move Current Page Down from the Page Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).