An introduction to the Ribbon Interface
WYSIWYG Web Builder 9 now supports an "Office" style Ribbon Interface. This interface simplifies the use of WYSIWYG Web Builder and introduces many new ways to quickly change page and object properties. With drop down galleries, quick access to frequently used options and much more functionality, only a click away...
Access keys (Keyboard shortcuts)
Access keys provide a way to quickly use a command by pressing a few keystrokes, no matter where you are in the program.
Every command in a program that uses a Ribbon can be accessed by using an access key. You can get to most commands by using two to four keystrokes.
1) Press and release the ALT key.
The KeyTips are displayed over each feature that is available in the current view.
2) Press the letter shown in the KeyTip over the feature that you want to use.
3) Depending on which letter you pressed, you may be shown additional KeyTips. For example, if the Home tab is active and you pressed P, the Page tab is displayed, along with the KeyTips for the groups in that tab.
4) Continue pressing letters until you press the letter of the specific command or option that you want to use. In some cases, you have to first press the letter of the group that contains the command.
Tip: To cancel the action that you are taking and hide the KeyTips, press and release the ALT key.
In contrast to core tabs, which contain various common Commands that are relevant regardless of workspace context, contextual tabs typically contain one or more Commands that are applicable to a selected object only. When an object is selected in the application workspace, the type and context of the object might require disparate Commands that do not make organizational or functional sense on one contextual tab.
In these cases, multiple contextual tabs, which are contained within a Tab Group, may be required. For example, selecting text contained in a table cell might require two contextual tabs that expose both table and text functionality.
A Gallery provides a set of (usually) graphical and attractive formatting results, which will be applied to whatever objects are selected by the user in the application editing area. For example, the Text Art Insert gallery exposes some predefined Text Art styles. You can quickly select the style. After the Tex Art has been created you can change the path of the text with the Transform gallery.
Quick Access Toolbar
The Ribbon includes a Quick Access Toolbar. The Quick Access Toolbar is a small, customizable toolbar that provides access to frequently used commands independent of which Ribbon tab is selected. By default, the Quick Access Toolbar is located in the title bar of the application window, but it can be configured to display below the Ribbon. You can also add buttons like Save, Publish or remove any of the existing ones by clicking 'More Commands'.
The Ribbon Launch Button is a small button located at the right bottom corner of a Ribbon Panel. This button is usually associated with a dialog related to the command group. For example, the launch button in the publish section will open the Publish Options.
Customize the Ribbon
You can customize the Ribbon content, add each element (including groups and panels) to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT), customize required commands using the customization dialog and modify keyboard accelerators.
The Ribbon replaces traditional toolbars and menus with tabbed groups (Categories). The Ribbon commands are grouped by functionality. For instance all page tools are available in the 'Page' tab. In addition, Ribbon control provides smart layout maximally utilizing the available space. For example, if a Panel has been stretched and has no place to display all available controls, it becomes a menu button which can display sub-items on a popup menu.
The Ribbon also supports contextual tabs which contain commands that are applicable to a selected object only. For instance when an image is selected, the Image tools will be displayed.
The Ribbon includes an Application Menu as the first tab in the Ribbon.
The Application Menu presents a menu of commands for working with the project.
Examples include commands that traditionally go in the File menu to create, open, save projects. It is also used to access application Options and the Exit command.
Tip: The ALT + F keyboard shortcut opens the file menu.
The Command search (at the bottom of the Application menu) option can be used to quickly find and invoke commands without looking through all Ribbon tabs.
Switch to classic toolbars
If you prefer the classic toolbars then these are still available too: Tools->Options->Miscellaneous