Object Properties window

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Each object you work with uses a common layout for its Properties window, so it's easy to find your way around.

To access the window, right-click an object and select Properties from the shortcut menu. The window includes several tabs containing particular settings for that object.

  • Some tabs contain settings that apply to only one output type, while others contain settings that apply to more than one output.

  • Similarly, some tabs are common to more than one type of object, while other tabs are only used for one type of object.

Multiple output example

Object Layout

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Title bar shows the name of the object

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Each of the tabs hold settings. Select a tab to show the settings.

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Shows which output this object will be included in.

The Book object Properties window has 5 tabs:

  • Book Contents: contains the structure of your document. The structure applies to all output types. See Using the Book Contents Toolbar for details of how to work with the structure.

  • General: all objects have a General tab, and its settings are only relevant inside Author-it, not in any of the output types. It tells you things like:

    • The description of the object that will appear within Author-it.

    • The output types which the object will be published in.

    • The object template it is based on.

  • Print: contains settings that apply to your printed Word document output.

  • Help: contains settings that apply to the online Help output types: Windows Help, HTML Help, Java Help, and Oracle Help for Java.

  • Web: contains settings that apply to the HTML-based output types: HTML, XHTML, HTML Help, Java Help, and Oracle Help for Java.

Single output example

The Properties window for some objects may contain only a subset of the tabs. For example, because the Title Page object only applies to printed Word output, it only has a General tab and a Print tab.

Title Page Object