5.Using an Editor

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3Rabbitz Book editor(hereinafter called Editor) may operate in a different way than the existing word processors. In a word processor, you can freely edit the entire document but in this Editor, you can perform editing on an element basis. Element editing offers the following advantages.

Element editing can be done in the following ways.

5.1Element Types

The following element types are supported.

Table 5-1Element Types

Type

Detailed Type

Remarks

Text

Normal

Heading 1~5

Headline

Code

Command

Preformatted

Blockquote

Epigraph

Ordered List

Unordered List

Definition List

Note

Tip

Caution

Proofreading

For more on detailed types, please refer to the 6. Text Element

Figure

Upload File

Import Image from Web

Import Others from Web

For more on detailed types, please refer to the Figure Element

Table



Object

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Index

Page Break

Blank Page

Space

Horizontal Line

Clear Float

Layout Page

Design Page

For more on detailed types, please refer to the Object Element

5.2Adding an Element

By either clicking on the tool bar() or dragging and dropping, you can add a text, figure, table or object into the desirable location.

<Ctrl + I> or <Ctrl + Alt + I> shortcuts1 can be used to add an element.

Refer to the following when you add an element.

5.3Selecting an Element

Most of tasks occurring in editor occur after selecting an element. So, it provides various ways to select an element.

5.4Editing an Element

A new element is inserted in Editing Mode and the existing element is switched to Editing Mode by clicking on the <Edit> link in the right bottom of the selected element or double clicking the element or press the <Enter> key.

In Editing Mode, you can not edit other elements.

In case of Text Elements, you can select many of them to edit them altogether.

  1. Select multiple elements.

  2. Switch to the Editing Mode.

  3. Save the contents.

Heading 1~5, Note, Tip, Caution and Proofreading can’t be combined with each other for editing.

Text Element

In this element, you can enter the text which is the basis for document editing.

Figure 5-1Text Element

You can prepare a figure or table element in the same way as when you prepare a text element.

Text Element Types

For more details on text element types and how to prepare the contents, refer to the 6. Text Element.

By using your mouse in the drop down list in the right bottom or using the <Ctrl + /> shortcut without using your mouse, you can select a text element type.

Character Type

Unlike a word processor, you can not set the font color for a specific text string or make them bold faced. Instead, you can grant a meaning to a specific text string and use Theme to apply a style to it. This is called character type.

The main character types are shown as follows.

You can set the character type in the following order.

  1. Select a text string where the character type is set.

    • By dragging your mouse or using the <Shift + Left> and <Shift + Right> shortcuts, you can select a text string.

  2. Select a character type in the upper left side to the text editor.

    • You can use the <Ctrl + Space> shortcut to set it as well.

You can delete a character type in the following ways.

Link Setting

You can set the following types of links.

Book

Select your book’s chapter, heading 1~5, figure and table that you are preparing.

Web

Enter an URL.

File

You can upload file. and select uploaded file link. The file is managed by the user. The link is inserted into multiple location.

email

Enter an email address.

An item that can be worked on in the tool bar of text editor can be more quickly processed by using the <Ctrl + Space> shortcut.

Index Setting

For more details, refer to 9. Creating a Index.

Footnote Setting

You should pay attention to the following when using footnotes.

Adding an Inline Image

The following buttons() or icons are inserted by using the <Inline Image> link.

If you use this function to insert a large image then the screen won’t be able to display it properly.

Inserting Special Character

Without using your mouse, you can use the shortcuts to insert special characters.

  1. Move your cursor to the location where you want to insert a special character.

  2. After pressing the <Ctrl + Space> shortcut, go to the Context Menu and select “Add Special Character”.

  3. Using the directional key, select a special character to insert and press the <Enter> key.

Clearing Formats

If you click on Clear Format(), all the settings related to character types, links, index and footnotes will be deleted.

Undo and Redo

You can undo or redo the previous editing works.

Figure Element

Figure 5-2Figure Element

Figure Setting

You can set a figure element in one of the three ways.

Importing from My Computer

You can upload a figure file stored in your computer.

In a Google Chrome web browser, you can use the <Ctrl + V> shortcut to add a figure from the clipboard.

Importing from the Web

Enter the URL for a figure existing in the web.

Importing Others from the Web

You can insert various types of multi media existing on the web such as video, google charts and so on.

For instance, if you enter the following code in “Others Source” then a Youtube video will be inserted.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6pA_Tou-DPI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Once an element is registered for “Import Others from Web”, then it will be displayed as a link in the PDF and the EPUB files .

You should pay attention to the following when using a image file.

Placing a Text Element Next to a Figure Element

Follow the below procedures when you want to place a text element next to a figure element.

  1. After selecting a figure element, click on the <Option> link in the right bottom.

  2. Using the “Figure Float” option, select Left or Right.

  3. Click on the <Save> button in the <Option> panel.

The text elements with the same height as the figure will be located next to the figure. If you do not want to place the element next to a figure, then you need to insert a “Clear Float” Object Element in front of the element.

Table Element

Creating a Table

When you create a table for the first time, you need to set the following items.

Figure 5-3Creating a Table Element

In the editing process, you can change these items.

Changing the Table Structure

By clicking on the button above the table and left to the table, you can easily add rows and columns.

You can use the context menu to do the following: adding a footer or header row, deleting a row or column, splitting or merging cells, and changing the cell text alignment. The context menu can be launched in the following ways.

  1. Select a cell to work on.

    • By dragging your mouse, you can select multiple cells.

  2. By clicking on the context menu () in the right bottom of the selected cell, you can launch the context menu.

In addition, you can perform cutting, pasting, copying and deleting of cell contents.

  1. Clicking on the context menu button, the context menu will appear.

    • You can select multiple cells and configure them at the same time.

  2. In the context menu, select desirable tasks.

    • Cutting

    • Copying

    • Pasting

    • Deleting

Cutting can be done by pressing <Ctrl + X>, copying can be done by pressing <Ctrl + C>, pasting can be done by pressing <Ctrl + V>, and deleting can be done by pressing <Delete> or the <Backspace(←)> shortcuts.

Moving Cursor between Cells

Using the directional key and the <Tab> and <Shift + Tab> shortcuts, you can move cursor to a desirable cell.

Setting the Column Width

The table column width is automatically determined in the following two ways.

Auto

The column width is determined based on the contents.

Fix

All the column widths are set to the same width.

You can select a method for setting the table column width in the following order.

  1. After selecting a table element, click on the <Option> link in the right bottom.

  2. Set the “Table Layout” option to “Auto” or “Fixed”.

  3. Click on the <Save> button.

Object Element

An object element is used to serve the special purposes such as adding an blank page or space. The followings are supported.

Figure 5-4Object Element

Table of Contents, Index

Table of Contents

This type is only applicable to PDF. Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables are inserted into the desirable locations. You can set the “Heading Level” for the Table of Contents.

Index

This type is only applicable to PDF. Index list is inserted into the desirable location.

When you create chapters such as Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables and Index, the element is automatically inserted into them.

Page Break, Blank Page, Space, Horizontal Line

Page Break

This type is only applicable to PDF. A new page starts at the location selected.

Blank Page

This type is applicable to PDF. A blank page is inserted.

Space

A space is added between elements. If you do not set the height, then the space with the height set in the Theme is inserted.

Horizontal Line

A line is inserted between elements. The line shape and the margin from the above/below element are set in Theme.

Clear Float

For more details on this type, please refer to Placing a Text Element Next to a Figure Element

Layout Page, Design Page

For more details, please refer to 8. Creating a Design Page.

5.5Moving an Element

You can move your element in the following order.

  1. Select an element to move.

    1. You can select multiple elements and move them at the same time.

  2. After clicking on the Move Button() in the left top of the selected element, drag it into the desirable location.

    • While moving it, you can press the <Esc> key to cancel movement.

If you want to move it to another chapter, then please use 5.7 Copying and Pasting Elements.

You can move the entire section as well.

  1. Select a heading element.

  2. Click on the Fold() button in the left to the heading.

    • You can also use the <Left(←)> key.

  3. After clicking on the Move Button() in the left top of the selected element, drag the element into the desirable location.

  4. Select “Yes” for the question, “Do you want to move the entire section after heading?”

5.6Deleting an Element

You can delete an element in the following order.

  1. Select an element to delete.

    • You can select multiple elements and delete them at once.

  2. Click on the <Delete> link in the bottom of the selected element.

    • You can also use the <Delete> key.

5.7Copying and Pasting Elements

You can copy elements in the following order.

  1. Select an element to copy.

    • You can select multiple elements and copy them at once.

  2. Click on the <Copy> link in the right bottom of the element.

    • You can use the <Ctrl + C> key to copy them as well.

  3. The Copy Mark will appear in the right top of the copied element.

You can paste copied elements in the following order.

  1. If you select an element or place a mouse cursor on it, the <Paste> link will appear.

  2. If you click on the <Paste> link, the element will be added below it.

    1. You can use the <Ctrl + V> shortcut to paste it as well.

You can paste copied elements from one editor to another editor. If you want to paste it into an empty document without any element, then you can use the <Ctrl + V> shortcut.

You can set the element options as follows.

  1. Select an element where the option will be applied to.

  2. Click on the <Option> link in the right bottom of an element.

  3. After changing the option in the <Option> panel, click on the <Save> button.

The main options are as follows.

5.8Element Option Setting

Table 5-2Element Options

Option

Description

Scope of Application

Exclude Element

You can exclude an element from a specific view type.

You can apply it to all types of elements and you can select multiple elements and configure them altogether at once.

Figure Float

This option is used to place a text element next to a figure element.

Figure element

Table Layout

This option is used to set the table column width.

Table element

Renumbered

Regardless of the previous ordered list, the list number starts at 1.

Ordered List element

5.9Undo and Redo

You can undo or redo all the tasks.

If you close an editor or refresh a web browser, then you can’t redo or undo the previous tasks. In this case, use the history function to recover the previous contents.

  1. In this chapter, we explained keyboard shortcuts for Windows. Some shortcuts may differ on Linux or Mac OS. For more details, please refer to Editing by Keyboard Shortcuts.To Content