Dock tabs in the Editor & the reset panels option - Cloud

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The following changes have been made to the Editor layout options.

Docking tabs in the Editor

The Editor now remembers any changes you make to the layout of the tab pane (which includes the Book Contents, Books using the Topic, Search, and Structured Authoring tabs). Any changes you make to the layout of the Editor will now be displayed the next time you open an object of that type (book or topic) in the Editor.

The layout used by the Editor when opening a book and opening a topic are saved separately, so changing one will not affect the other. This means you can have two Editor layouts - one for working with topic content and one for working with book content.

Reset panels option

A Reset Panels button has been added to the View tab in the Editor. When selected any of the tabs from the tab pane that have been moved will be returned to the default layout (a stacked pane on the left side of the Editor). You can also use this option if a tab is accidentally "hidden" when modifying the layout.

Show details

This option is available when a book is opened in the Editor, and is most often used to display topic information such as the heading, template, modified date and user, object code, and variant criteria (if used).

When a book is opened in the Editor there are two Show Details buttons - one on the View ribbon and one on the toolbar in the Book Contents tab.

  • The Book Contents tab is always expanded when you choose the button on the toolbar in the Book Contents tab.
  • Different tabs can be expanded when you choose the button on the ribbon. The selection is based on the docking options:
    • When the default layout is used (all tabs stacked on the left side of the Editor) the tab currently on display in the pane is given the "focus" and is expanded.
    • If the tab pane has been split into individual panes then the Book Contents tab is given the "focus" and is expanded.