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The Library Panel

The Library panel contains elements that can be placed on the page. You can also use the Library panel to insert the code directly, to define your own components and load any page as a library.

Let’s take a look at what the Library panel can do for you.

The Library

Open the Library panel.

Library panel contains elements and components (ready-made groups of elements) arranged in sections.

The Library panel.

What sections are shown depends on which frameworks and libraries are activated on your page. For example, if Bootstrap support is active a bunch of Bootstrap-related sections and components will be listed in the Library.

Moving the mouse over an element in the Library will show the preview of the element.

Drag element to the page view

Grab the element from the Library panel and drag it over the page.

As you move it over the page (while still holding down the mouse button) you’ll see two things:

Dragging the element from Library to the page.

The target element is highlighted with a green border and orange line shows where in relation to the target element the new element will be inserted.

Drop the element at your chosen destination by releasing the mouse button.

You can use Repeater to insert more copies of the element. Type a number before or during the dragging operation with 0 to 9 keys to set how many copies of the element you want to insert.

Press ESC to abort the drag & drop operation without adding the element to the page.

Drag elements to the Tree

Open the Tree panel.

Dragging elements from the Library to the Tree gives you precise control over the placement of new elements.

Take the element from the Library and drag it over the tree. Insertion line will show the position.

Dragging an H2 element from the Library to the Tree panel.

Release the mouse to insert the element at the indicated position.

You can use Repeater to insert more copies of the element.

Press ESC to abort the drag & drop operation without adding the element to the page.

Insert into the selected elements

Right click on the element in the Library and choose the placement of the new element in relation to the selected element:

Insert with right click on the Library element.

Use Repeater to insert more than one element to the page.

“Insert into selected” Library section

In addition, for some types of selected elements, Pinegrow suggests elements that can be inserted into the element.

Insert into selected heading element.

Such suggestions are listed in “Insert into selected” section. To insert such element into the selected element click on the name or right click on the name for more options.

Inserting code

Library panel lets you enter code directly to the page.

Open Insert code section and enter the HTML or simplified Pug syntax for the element you wish to add to the page.

A Library panel element representing the code will appear below the code editor.

Insert code from the Library panel.

Use it as you would use a normal Library element: drag it to the page, to the tree or use right click to insert it into the selected element.

Quick insert into the selected element

You don’t have to keep the Library panel visible at all times.

Click on Insert element icon in the selected element menu or press the + key to bring up the floating Library panel.

Open Quick insert tool.

Shortcut Press + to display the floating Quick insert library for the selected element. Use ESC to close the floating Library. 

Choose placement and click on any Library element to insert it into the selected element.

In addition to dragging elements to the page or to the tree, you can also just click on a library element to insert it into the selected element.

Use position icons to chose the placement of the new element in relation to the selected element.

Quick insert into the tree

Open the Tree panel.

Hovering the mouse pointer over the borders between elements in the Tree panel will display orange insertion line at that position. Click when the insertion line is displayed to open a floating Quick insert library.

Hover the mouse over element borders to display the insertion line.

Click on an element in the Library to insert it at the indicated position.

Quick insert into the tree.

Shortcut Press ESC to close the floating Library.



Last updated on November 30, 2017 at 7:51 am


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