Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view page details

The status bar at the foot of the window shows the information about pages such as simplex or duplex, page size, orientation, trays, bins – and for PostScript, even the color and type of paper. Letter(s) in the right-hand box of the status line indicate that action(s) which have been specified for fields are active on the current page: see Setting field actions.

It also shows the position of the mouse, and if an area has been swept out, its dimensions. The position is measured from the top-left corner of the page. (If you have scrolled the page, or chosen to view only a printed area of the page, this might not be the top-left corner of the window!) For example:

X 1234: 300  Y 567: 450

This gives the current mouse position as 1234 units from the left edge and 567 units from the top edge of the page; an area has been swept out that is 300 units wide and 450 units high.

To turn off page details, choose Status from the 'View' menu. To turn the feature back on, select it again; a tick shows that it is selected.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view graphic and line details

Right-click the mouse on the graphic then select Graphic Details or Line Details from the pop-up menu. The details will be displayed in the Log and (briefly) in the status bar.

Graphic "image" formats are composed of a mosaic of pixels. A 16-byte MD5 hash of the graphic (specified by a hexadecimal number) is used as an identifier when a field searches for a particular graphic. For example:
95 dpi JPEG graphic, size 15 x 19, scaled to 94,119 24 bit C088D0D6CEB8F22BFED542DFEC9A08040F001300
is a graphic image in JPEG format. The example below typical of other graphic formats such as BMP:
100 dpi graphic, size 120 x 75, scaled to 720,450 24 bit 605F2BA7214AF2182DB42B4EFE8978ED78004B00
The "dpi" figure (e.g. 100 dpi) is the effective resolution of the image on the page (not the resolution of the original image before scaling).
Graphic images – but not vector graphics – may be omitted from the screen view and from exported files using the 'Ignore' Images option.
This is an example of "vector graphics" – a set of lines such as a plotter draws:
$Path 1 #3
Endpath
$Path 2 #260
$Path 1 #3
$Path 2 #260
This is an example a shaded block:
Shade 2220 x 600 20%
Shaded areas may be omitted from the screen view and from exported files using the 'Ignore' Shading option.

See Optimizing the configuration and Setting General export options.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view macros

Choose Macros from the 'View' menu. To turn off macro viewing, select 'Macros' again.
Note: if a file contains only macros and no normal print data then this option is engaged automatically.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo switch mouse units

The units in which the mouse coordinates are normally shown is defined in the Viewing page of the 'Configuration' dialog: see Configuring the view. To switch to using different units just for the current session, choose Mouse Coordinates from the 'View' menu then select one of these sub-options
1/300" (300 dpi)
1/600" (600 dpi)
1/720" (decipoints)
Inches
Cm
just as you would if you had changed the units in the Configuration dialog then selected OK (rather than Save).

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When printing extends beyond the edge of the page, an amber warning Amber warning triangle (!) button glyph triangle appears on the Tool bar. This may be clicked to access the Error messages page of the Console notebook directly.