Insert Props And Groups Dialog

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Insert Props And Groups Dialog

This dialog is opened when you select "Add New View", "Append Items to View", or "Reset Displayed Props and Groups" from the Grid View menu. It is also opened after you select "Insert Props and Groups" from the Item List's right-click menu. It allows you to choose preview props, preview groups, and archived props that will become part of a grid view.

 

Check the boxes next to the items you want to include. The selected items will appear in the list on the right. Only items listed on the right side will be applied to the grid view after you click the "OK" button.

 

 

Selecting Items (left side)

 

Check the boxes next to the items you want to include. The selected items will appear in the list on the right. Clicking the box for "Preview Props" will cause all props to be selected. The check boxes for "Preview Groups" and "Archived Props" work the same way.

 

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Applying a Filter

 

You can enter some text into the Filter box and the list on the left side will only show items that contain that text in their name. The list is automatically filtered as you type each character. In the example below, only props and groups with the word "window" in their name will be listed:

 

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If you subsequently click the box next to "Preview Props", then all of the props with "window" in their name will be selected and appear in the list on the right.

 

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Using the "Select..." button

 

If you have special selection requirements, you can click the "Select..." button, which opens the following window:

 

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Select items that contain this text - enter some text in the box at the top of this dialog, then click the "OK button. All of the items that contain the text that was entered will be selected. You can get the same functionality by using the Filter box on the main dialog.

Select items that start with this text - enter some text in the box at the top of this dialog, then click the "OK button. All of the items that start with the text that was entered will be selected.

Select items that end with this text - enter some text in the box at the top of this dialog, then click the "OK button. All of the items that end with the text that was entered will be selected.

Select All - selects all of the items that are currently listed on the left side.

Clear All - clears all of the items that are currently listed on the left side.

Select props that are not members of any selected group - if you select some or all of your preview groups first, you can then use this function to select props that are not members of any group. This ensures that the grid view you are creating will contain all of your props: props that are members of a group and those that are not.

 

 

Sorting Items (right side)

 

You can re-order items on the right side so that they are in the desired order when added to the sequence grid. You can move individual items by clicking and dragging them up or down.

 

You can also click the sort icon at the upper right to sort items alphabetically. It will open the following dialog:

 

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Sort alphabetically - props and groups intermingled - this option sorts all of the items in the list on the right according to their name. Props and groups are intermingled.

Sort alphabetically - props on top, groups at bottom - this option sorts all of the items in the list on the right according to their name, except props are sorted to the top, leaving groups at the bottom.

Sort alphabetically - groups on top, props at bottom - this option sorts all of the items in the list on the right according to their name, except groups are sorted to the top, leaving props at the bottom.

Move props to top - this option leaves the order of items intact, except that props are moved to the top of the list, leaving groups at the bottom.

Move groups to top - this option leaves the order of items intact, except that groups are moved to the top of the list, leaving props at the bottom.