File Preview pane in the Properties window

Author-it Objects

On the Properties window for a File object, each of the output tabs includes a Preview pane that lets you view the graphics or other files. Use this pane to insert and save an embedded picture instead of linking to an external file. Author takes care of converting the embedded image to the appropriate format for each output.

File Preview Pane

File Preview Pane Menu

Use Preview pane menu commands to add or update files in the File object.

  • Click Insert, then:
    • Insert Picture: inserts an embedded picture in the output tab.
  • Open: opens the image file for editing.
  • Clear: deletes the file from the output tabs:
    • When you use an embedded source type, the image is deleted from all tabs where the embedded image is used.
    • When you use a linked source type, the image or file is only deleted from the selected tab.

File Preview Pane

Shows a preview of the embedded or linked picture. Double-click the preview to edit the file.