Figure 4.8: The Side Panel of a sequence contains several groups: Sequence layout, Annotation types, Annotation layout, etc. Several of these groups are present in more views. E.g. Sequence layout is also in the Side Panel of alignment views.
By clicking the black triangles or the corresponding headings, the groups can be expanded or collapsed. An example is shown in figure 4.9 where the Sequence layout is expanded.
The content of the groups is described in the sections where the functionality is explained. E.g. Sequence Layout for sequences is described in Sequence layout in Side Panel.
When you have adjusted a view of e.g. a sequence, your settings in the Side Panel can be saved. When you open other sequences, which you want to display in a similar way, the saved settings can be applied. The options for saving and applying are available in the top of the Side Panel (see figure 4.10).
Figure 4.11: When you have adjusted the side panel settings and would like to save these, this can be done with the "Save ... Settings" function, where "..." is the elemnt you are working on - e.g. "Track", "Sequence", "Table", "Alignment" etc. Saved settings can be deleted again with "Remove ... Settings" and can be applied to other elements with "Apply Saved Settings".
- Save ... Settings. () The settings can be saved in two different ways. When you select either way of saving settings a dialog will open (see figure 4.14) where you can enter a name for your settings.
- For ... View in General () Will save the currently used settings with all elements of the same type as the one used for adjusting the settings. E.g. if you have selected to save settings "For Track View in General" the settings will be applied each time you open an element of the same type, which in this case means each time one of the saved tracks are opened from the Navigation Area. These "general" settings are user specific and will not be saved with or exported with the element.
- On This Only () Settings can be saved with the specific element that you are working on in the View area and will not affect any other elements (neither in the View Area or in the Navigation Area). E.g. for a track you would get the option to save settings "On This Track Only". The settings are saved with only this element (and will be exported with the element if you later select to export the element to another destination).
- Remove ... Settings. () Gives you the option to remove settings specifically for the element that you are working on in the View Area, or on all elements of the same type. When you have selected the relevant option, the dialog shown in figure 4.13 opens and allows you to select which of the saved settings to remove.
- From ... View in General () Will remove the currently used settings on all elements of the same type as the one used for adjusting the settings. E.g. if you have selected to remove settings from all alignments using "From Alignment View in General", all alignments in your Navigation Area will be opened with the standard settings in stead.
- From This ... Only () When you select this option, the selected settings will only be removed from the particular element that you are working on in the View area and will not affect any other elements (neither in the View Area or in the Navigation Area). The settings for this particular element will be replaced with the CLC standard settings ().
- Apply Saved Settings. () This is a submenu containing the
settings that you have previously saved (figure 4.15). By clicking one of the
settings, they will be applied to the current view. You will also
see a number of pre-defined view settings in this submenu. They are
meant to be examples of how to use the Side Panel and provide
quick ways of adjusting the view to common usages. At the bottom of
the list of settings you will see CLC Standard Settings which
represent the way the program was set up, when you first launched
The settings are specific to the type of view. Hence, when you save settings of a circular view, they will not be available if you open the sequence in a linear view.
If you wish to export the settings that you have saved, this can be done in the Preferences dialog under the View tab (see Import and export Side Panel settings).
The remaining icons of figure 4.10 are used to; Expand all groups, Collapse all groups, and Dock/Undock Side Panel. Dock/Undock Side Panel is to make the Side Panel "floating" (see Floating Side Panel).