click on the "Convert to graphics" button to update the element on the page.
The Details section of the user interface gives you access to extra controls for different elements. The controls
change depending on the select element. If no elements are selected on a page then the controls for the page are
displayed. If multiple elements are selected then "Multiple Selection" is displayed as you cannot make Detail
changes to multiple elements simultaneously. However some common operations can be applied to multiple
elements through menu items.
The Details area is split between Attributes controls and Style controls. Attribute controls provide access to
special features of each type of element. Style controls handle characteristics such as fill colors and line widths.
You can choose the style that an element should use by selecting the style from the popup on the Details tab or in
the toolbar. The element is redisplayed with the new style. If you created a new style and want to apply it to a
number of elements simultaneously you can use "Edit->Copy Style" and "Edit->Paste Style".
Note: The style attribute section allows you to modify a single element, apply a style to an element or
to create a new style out of the attributes of that element. When you first make changes to a style, an
asterisk (*) is put next to the style name, so you know that this element is a variation of that style. If
you like the variation, you can Update the style. If you don't like your changes, you can Revert. If you
want to use this new style with other elements in the future, then create a New style.
Styles let you quickly make uniform changes to multiple elements in your comic. Want all captions to have the
same gradient fill? Use a style. Want all panels to have a particular frame width? A style can do it.
Comic Life comes with built-in styles that can be tweaked and then made into new styles. Each type of element
(balloon, panel, lettering, etc) has its own inital style and can have any number of additional styles letting you
create different looks for different elements of the same type. For example you may want thought balloons to
have one style and speech balloons to have another.
To change the style of an element, choose from the Style popup menu, or simply experiment until you create a
style you like.
If you have made a variation to the exisiting style, then an asterisk appears next to the style name. Your element
is now unique!
If you want to share this new style, then create a New style. New styles can be created under Style Attributes with
the '+ New' button - a sheet appears that lets you name the new style. When you click "OK" the new style is
created and the element is set to use the new style. Now you can set other elements to have the same style.
You can also Update the current style - be careful! - this will also change the attributes of every other element
(that is the same kind and using this style).
If you don't like your changes, press the Revert button to go back to the original style.
If you created a new style and want to apply it to a number of elements simultaneously you can use "Edit->Copy
Style" and "Edit->Paste Style". See "Working with Styles" for more information.
Comic Life provides full support for undo - practically any operation can be immediately undone letting you
fearlessly explore its features.
The number of operations that can be undone is limited only by the available memory of your computer.
The undo memory is reset whenever you save the comic.
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