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SIMATIC HMI WinCC V6.2 Creating Page Layouts
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Safety Guidelines
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        5.8.2.13    How to Insert Static Text...........................................................
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3.10 Customizing the Working Environment


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Procedure
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Possible Settings

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  1. 1. 1 SIMATIC HMI WinCC V6.2 Creating Page Layouts ______________ Creating Page Layouts How to Start the Page 2 ______________ Layout Editor 3 SIMATIC HMI ______________ The Page Layout Editor 4 WinCC V6.2 SP2 ______________ Working with Layouts Creating Page Layouts 5 ______________ Working with Objects 6 Printout of the Online Help ______________ Appendix Printout of the Online Help 09/2007
  2. 2. Safety Guidelines This manual contains notices you have to observe in order to ensure your personal safety, as well as to prevent damage to property. The notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the manual by a safety alert symbol, notices referring only to property damage have no safety alert symbol. These notices shown below are graded according to the degree of danger. Danger indicates that death or severe personal injury will result if proper precautions are not taken. Warning indicates that death or severe personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken. Caution with a safety alert symbol, indicates that minor personal injury can result if proper precautions are not taken. Caution without a safety alert symbol, indicates that property damage can result if proper precautions are not taken. Notice indicates that an unintended result or situation can occur if the corresponding information is not taken into account. If more than one degree of danger is present, the warning notice representing the highest degree of danger will be used. A notice warning of injury to persons with a safety alert symbol may also include a warning relating to property damage. Qualified Personnel The device/system may only be set up and used in conjunction with this documentation. Commissioning and operation of a device/system may only be performed by qualified personnel. Within the context of the safety notes in this documentation qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, ground and label devices, systems and circuits in accordance with established safety practices and standards. Prescribed Usage Note the following: Warning This device may only be used for the applications described in the catalog or the technical description and only in connection with devices or components from other manufacturers which have been approved or recommended by Siemens. Correct, reliable operation of the product requires proper transport, storage, positioning and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance. Trademarks All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner. Disclaimer of Liability We have reviewed the contents of this publication to ensure consistency with the hardware and software described. Since variance cannot be precluded entirely, we cannot guarantee full consistency. However, the information in this publication is reviewed regularly and any necessary corrections are included in subsequent editions. Siemens AG Printout of the Online Help Copyright © Siemens AG 2007. Automation and Drives 09/2007 Technical data subject to change Postfach 48 48 90437 NÜRNBERG GERMANY
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Table of contents 1 Creating Page Layouts ........................................................................................................................... 1-1 2 How to Start the Page Layout Editor....................................................................................................... 2-1 3 The Page Layout Editor .......................................................................................................................... 3-1 3.1 The Page Layout Editor ............................................................................................................. 3-1 3.2 The Standard Toolbar ................................................................................................................ 3-3 3.3 The Object Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.3.1 The Object Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-6 3.3.2 Standard Objects ....................................................................................................................... 3-7 3.3.2.1 Standard Objects ....................................................................................................................... 3-7 3.3.2.2 Overview of the Static Objects................................................................................................... 3-8 3.3.2.3 Overview of the Dynamic Objects.............................................................................................. 3-9 3.3.2.4 Overview of the System Objects.............................................................................................. 3-10 3.3.3 Objects for the Runtime Documentation.................................................................................. 3-11 3.3.4 COM Server Objects................................................................................................................ 3-12 3.3.5 Objects for the Project Documentation .................................................................................... 3-13 3.4 The Style Palette...................................................................................................................... 3-14 3.5 The Alignment Palette.............................................................................................................. 3-15 3.6 The Zoom Palette .................................................................................................................... 3-17 3.7 The Color Palette ..................................................................................................................... 3-17 3.8 The Font Palette ...................................................................................................................... 3-18 3.9 The Status Bar ......................................................................................................................... 3-19 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment.................................................................................... 3-20 3.10.1 Customizing the Working Environment.................................................................................... 3-20 3.10.2 How to Create Custom Colors ................................................................................................. 3-21 3.10.3 How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes .................................................................... 3-21 3.10.4 How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes................................................................................ 3-22 3.10.5 How to Change the Standard Toolbar ..................................................................................... 3-23 3.10.6 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor ......................................................................... 3-24 3.10.6.1 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor ......................................................................... 3-24 3.10.6.2 How to Set the Grid.................................................................................................................. 3-25 3.10.6.3 How to Set the Options for the configuration settings.............................................................. 3-27 3.10.6.4 How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes ................................................. 3-28 4 Working with Layouts.............................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.1 Working with Layouts................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.2 Layout File Operations............................................................................................................... 4-2 4.3 How to Display the Layout Properties........................................................................................ 4-4 4.4 Changing Predefined Layouts.................................................................................................... 4-5 4.5 Working with Multiple Layouts ................................................................................................... 4-7 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help iii
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Table of contents 5 Working with Objects .............................................................................................................................. 5-1 5.1 Working with Objects ................................................................................................................. 5-1 5.2 The coordinate system in the Report Designer.......................................................................... 5-1 5.3 The Rectangle Surrounding the Object...................................................................................... 5-3 5.4 How to Paste an Object into a Layout........................................................................................ 5-4 5.5 How to Edit Objects.................................................................................................................... 5-5 5.6 Multiple Selection of Objects...................................................................................................... 5-7 5.6.1 Multiple Selection of Objects...................................................................................................... 5-7 5.6.2 How to Select Multiple Objects .................................................................................................. 5-9 5.6.3 How to Align Multiple Objects .................................................................................................. 5-10 5.7 The Properties of an Object ..................................................................................................... 5-12 5.7.1 The Properties of an Object ..................................................................................................... 5-12 5.7.2 The Object Properties Window ................................................................................................ 5-13 5.7.2.1 The Object Properties Window ................................................................................................ 5-13 5.7.2.2 How to Access the Object Properties Window......................................................................... 5-14 5.7.2.3 The Toolbar in the Object Properties Window ......................................................................... 5-15 5.7.2.4 The Properties tab in the Object Properties window................................................................ 5-16 5.7.2.5 The Link tab in the Object Properties Window......................................................................... 5-17 5.7.3 How to Change an Attribute ..................................................................................................... 5-18 5.7.4 How to Transfer Object Properties........................................................................................... 5-20 5.7.5 How to Rename Objects .......................................................................................................... 5-21 5.7.6 The Colors Property Group ...................................................................................................... 5-22 5.7.6.1 The Colors Property Group ...................................................................................................... 5-22 5.7.6.2 Working with the Colors Property Group ................................................................................. 5-23 5.7.7 The Geometry Property Group ................................................................................................ 5-23 5.7.7.1 The Geometry Property Group ................................................................................................ 5-23 5.7.7.2 Working with the Geometry Property Group ............................................................................ 5-25 5.7.8 The Font Property Group ......................................................................................................... 5-26 5.7.8.1 The Font Property Group ......................................................................................................... 5-26 5.7.8.2 Working with the Font Property Group..................................................................................... 5-27 5.7.9 The Miscellaneous Property Group ......................................................................................... 5-28 5.7.9.1 The Miscellaneous Property Group ......................................................................................... 5-28 5.7.9.2 Working with the Miscellaneous Property Group ..................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10 The Styles Property Group....................................................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10.1 The Styles Property Group....................................................................................................... 5-29 5.7.10.2 Working with the Styles Property Group .................................................................................. 5-30 5.8 Working with Standard Objects................................................................................................ 5-31 5.8.1 Working with Standard Objects................................................................................................ 5-31 5.8.2 Working with Static Objects ..................................................................................................... 5-32 5.8.2.1 Working with Static Objects ..................................................................................................... 5-32 5.8.2.2 How to Draw a Line.................................................................................................................. 5-32 5.8.2.3 How to Draw a Polygon............................................................................................................ 5-34 5.8.2.4 How to Draw a Polyline ............................................................................................................ 5-36 5.8.2.5 How to Draw an Ellipse ............................................................................................................ 5-38 5.8.2.6 How to Draw a Circle ............................................................................................................... 5-40 5.8.2.7 How to Draw an Ellipse Segment ............................................................................................ 5-42 5.8.2.8 How to Draw a Pie Segment .................................................................................................... 5-44 5.8.2.9 How to draw an Ellipse Arc ...................................................................................................... 5-46 5.8.2.10 How to Draw a Circular Arc...................................................................................................... 5-48 5.8.2.11 How to Draw a Rectangle ........................................................................................................ 5-50 5.8.2.12 How to Draw a Rounded Rectangle...................................................................................... ... 5-52 Creating Page Layouts iv 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
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Table of contents 5.8.2.13 How to Insert Static Text.......................................................................................................... 5-54 5.8.2.14 How to Insert an OLE Object ................................................................................................... 5-56 5.8.2.15 How to Insert a Static Metafile ................................................................................................. 5-59 5.8.3 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects ................................................................................ 5-60 5.8.3.1 Working with Dynamic Standard Objects ................................................................................ 5-60 5.8.3.2 Working with Embedded Layouts ............................................................................................ 5-61 5.8.3.3 How to Change the Output Options for the Hardcopy Object.................................................. 5-63 5.8.3.4 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Field......................................... 5-65 5.8.3.5 How to Change the Output Options for the ODBC Database Table........................................ 5-68 5.8.3.6 Working with the Tag Object.................................................................................................... 5-71 5.8.4 Working with System Objects .................................................................................................. 5-73 5.8.5 Working with the Layout Object ............................................................................................... 5-75 5.9 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation ............................................................ 5-76 5.9.1 Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation ............................................................ 5-76 5.9.2 Modify output options for WinCC Online Table Control........................................................... 5-77 5.9.2.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control............................... 5-77 5.9.2.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Online Table Control.......................... 5-80 5.9.3 Modify output options for WinCC Online Trend Control .......................................................... 5-82 5.9.3.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Online Trend Control .............................. 5-82 5.9.3.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of the WinCC Online Trend Control ................... 5-85 5.9.4 Modify output options for WinCC Function Trend Control ....................................................... 5-87 5.9.4.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Function Trend Control........................... 5-87 5.9.4.2 Configuring the dynamic parameters of the WinCC Function Trend Control .......................... 5-89 5.9.5 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control.......................................... 5-91 5.9.5.1 How to Configure the Static Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control.......................................... 5-91 5.9.5.2 How to Configure the Dynamic Parameters of WinCC Alarm Control..................................... 5-94 5.9.6 Changing Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging ..................................... 5-96 5.9.6.1 How to Change the Output Options for Message Reports from Alarm Logging Runtime ....... 5-96 5.9.6.2 How to Modify the Time Range................................................................................................ 5-97 5.9.6.3 Selection of the Data for a Message Report............................................................................ 5-99 5.9.7 Changing Output Options for User Archive Tables................................................................ 5-101 5.9.7.1 How to Change the Output Options for User Archive Tables ................................................ 5-101 5.9.7.2 Selection of Data for the User Archive Table......................................................................... 5-102 5.9.7.3 How to Modify the Time Range.............................................................................................. 5-104 5.9.8 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Tables............................................... 5-105 5.9.9 How to Change the Output Options for CSV Provider Trends .............................................. 5-107 5.10 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation ............................................................ 5-109 5.10.1 Working with Objects for the Project Documentation ............................................................ 5-109 5.10.2 How to Call up the Selection Dialogs..................................................................................... 5-111 5.10.3 How to Change Output Options for Single Message from Alarm Logging CS ...................... 5-113 5.10.4 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of User Archives ................................ 5-114 5.10.5 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Views ............................................. 5-117 5.10.6 How to Change the Output options for the Selection of the Picture Statistics....................... 5-119 5.10.7 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Attributes ....................................... 5-120 5.10.8 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Object Statistics............................. 5-123 5.10.9 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Action types ................................... 5-124 5.10.10 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Archives from Tag Logging ........... 5-126 5.10.11 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of the Archive Tags from Tag Logging .................................................................................................................................. 5-129 5.10.12 How to Change the Output Options for the Language Selection from the Text Library ........ 5-133 5.10.13 How to Change the Output Options for the Tag Table of WinCC Explorer ........................... 5-135 5.10.14 How to Change the Output Options for the Selection of Connection List.............................. 5-138 5.10.15 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Texts................................................... 5-139 5.10.16 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Metafiles ............................................. 5-141 Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help v
  6. 6. Table of contents 5.10.17 How to Change the Output Options for the Dynamic Tables without Data Selection............ 5-142 6 Appendix................................................................................................................................................. 6-1 6.1 Appendix .................................................................................................................................... 6-1 6.2 Requests to a CSV File for Reporting........................................................................................ 6-1 6.3 Filter Criteria for the Alarm Output ............................................................................................. 6-4 Index................................................................................................................................................ Index-1 Creating Page Layouts vi 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  7. 7. Creating Page Layouts 1 Content The page layout editor is a component of the Report Designer and is used to create and dynamize page layouts for the output of reports. The page layout editor can only be used for the project currently open in the WinCC Explorer. The layouts are saved are the basis of their projects. This online help will show you • how to set up the page layout editor • how to create and edit page layouts • how to use objects in the object palette • how to adapt the object properties to the requirements of your project how to change the output options for reports and logs Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 1-1
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  9. 9. How to Start the Page Layout Editor 2 Introduction The page layout editor can be opened in several standard Windows ways. The page layout editor can only be used for the project currently open in the WinCC Explorer. Requirement • A project must be opened in WinCC Explorer. Opening the Page Layout Editor The page layout editor is called from the WinCC Explorer. The following options are available: Navigation Window/Data Window of WinCC Explorer: Select the Report Designer entry. The "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" subentries are displayed. Double-click the "Layouts" entry in the navigation window or select "Layouts" in either the navigation or data windows in WinCC and select "Open Page Layout" from the context menu. The page layout editor is started and a new layout is opened. WinCC Explorer Data Window: Select the Report Designer entry. The "Layouts" and "Print Jobs" subentries are displayed. In the navigation window, select "Layouts". The available layouts are displayed in the data window. Double-click a page layout or select "Open Page Layout" from the context menu. The page layout editor starts and the selected page layout is opened. See also The Page Layout Editor (Page 3-1) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 2-1
  10. 10. How to Start the Page Layout Editor Creating Page Layouts 2-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  11. 11. The Page Layout Editor 3 3.1 3.1 The Page Layout Editor Introduction The page layout editor offers objects and tools for creating page layouts. Start the page layout editor in WinCC Explorer. Structure of the Page Layout Editor The page layout editor follows the conventions set by Windows. It possesses a workspace, toolbars, menu bar, status bar and various palettes. After opening the page layout editor, the workspace is displayed with the default settings. You can arrange the palettes and bars to your liking and also hide them. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-1
  12. 12. The Page Layout Editor 3.1 The Page Layout Editor (1) The Workspace The gray area represents the printable area, the white area the page body. Each screen in the workspace represents a layout and is saved as a separate rpl file. The layouts can be enlarged and reduced according to the Windows standard. (2) The Menu Bar The menu bar is always visible. Depending on the context, the functions in the menus are active or inactive. (3) The Toolbar The toolbar provides buttons to quickly perform common commands of the page layout editor. The toolbar can be hidden if required or moved to any location on the screen. (4) The Font Palette The font palette is used to change font type, size and color of text objects as well as the line color of standard objects. (5) The Object Palette The object palette contains the standard objects, objects for the runtime documentation, COM server objects and objects for the project documentation. The objects are used to form a layout. (6) The Style Palette The style palette is used to change the appearance of a selected object. Depending on the object, the line type, line strength or fill pattern can be changed. (7) The Alignment Palette The alignment palette is used to change the absolute position of one or more objects, change the position of selected objects relative to each other or unify the height and width of several objects. (8) The Zoom Palette The zoom palette offers two options to enlarge or reduce the objects of the active layout: either via buttons of the standard zoom factors or via a slider. (9) The Color Palette The color palette is used to color selected objects. In addition to the 16 standard colors, custom colors can be defined. Creating Page Layouts 3-2 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  13. 13. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar (10) The Status Bar The status bar is located at the bottom of the screen and can be hidden if required. Among other things, it displays tips, information about the position of the selected objects and the keyboard setting. See also The Alignment Palette (Page 3-15) The Status Bar (Page 3-19) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) The Zoom Palette (Page 3-17) The Style Palette (Page 3-14) The Object Palette (Page 3-6) The Font Palette (Page 3-18) The Standard Toolbar (Page 3-3) 3.2 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Usage The toolbar is located in its default position under the menu bar, on the upper edge of the page layout editor. The buttons arranged on the toolbar allow quick and comfortable access to the offered functionality of the page layout editor. Contents The standard toolbar contains buttons with the following functions: Button Function Key combination Creates a new page layout. <CTRL+N> Opens an existing page layout. <CTRL+O> Saves the current page layout. <CTRL+S> Cuts out the highlighted object (text or drawing object) and copies <CTRL+X> it to the clipboard. Therefore the function is only available when an object is highlighted. Copies the highlighted object (text or drawing object) to the <CTRL+C> clipboard. Therefore the function is only available when an object is highlighted Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-3
  14. 14. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Button Function Key combination Pastes the contents of the clipboard at the location of the cursor. <CTRL+V> This function is only available, when the clipboard is not empty. Undoes the last actions (maximum of 30). This function is only <CTRL+Z> available when an action has been carried out. Redoes the last undone action. This function is only available <CTRL+A> when an action has been undone. Prints the contents of the current page layout. Therefore, the <CTRL+P> function is only available when a page layout is open. Makes the static part of a layout active and the dynamic part - inactive. If the static part is already active, it remains active. The static part can be individually defined for the cover sheet, the succeeding pages and for the closing page. The same static part will be repeated on all of the succeeding pages. Makes the dynamic part of a layout active and the static part - inactive. If the dynamic part is already active, it remains active. Makes the cover sheet of a layout active and the contents of the - report and the closing page inactive. If the cover sheet page type is already active, it remains active. Makes the report contents of a layout active and the cover sheet - and closing page inactive. If the report contents page type is already active, it remains active. Makes the closing page of a log active and the cover sheet and - report contents inactive. If the closing page page type is already active, it remains so. Puts the highlighted objects in the layer in the foreground of the - layout. The objects in the foreground cover objects which lie under them. Puts the highlighted objects in the layer in the background of the - layout. Objects in the background are covered by objects lying in front of them. Switches the grid in the active window on or off. - Switches the "Snap to Grid" function on or off. - Increases the zoom factor in steps of 50%; the layout is shown - enlarged. This function is only active until the largest zoom factor (400%) has been reached. Decreases the zoom factor in steps of 50%; the layout is shown - smaller. This function is only active until the smallest zoom factor (6.25%) has been reached. Zooms to any picture section you choose. This will be adjusted to - fit the picture window. Copies the properties of an object to apply them to another - object. Creating Page Layouts 3-4 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  15. 15. The Page Layout Editor 3.2 The Standard Toolbar Button Function Key combination Applies the previously copied properties of an object to another - object. The function is only active when properties have been previously copied. Opens a window in which the properties of the highlighted object - or object group are displayed. Activates the direct help (What's this?). <SHIFT+F1> Characteristics The toolbar can be hidden or shown. It can be attached under the menu bar. When it is not attached it can be positioned anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-5
  16. 16. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3.1 The Object Palette Usage The object palette contains object types that can be inserted into the page layout. Static objects and system objects are available for the visual construction of the page layout. Dynamic objects are available for data output. Contents The objects in the object palette can be summarized in the following 4 object groups: • Standard objects: static objects, dynamic objects and system objects • Objects of the runtime documentation: for example Alarm Logging RT, user archive runtime, CSV provider,etc. • COM server objects • Project documentation objects: for example actions in the Graphics Designer, Alarm Logging CS, Global Script, etc. Operation Click one of the tabs and select the object you want. Creating Page Layouts 3-6 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  17. 17. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Characteristics The object palette can be shown and hidden. It can be moved anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also Standard Objects (Page 3-7) Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 3-13) COM Server Objects (Page 3-12) Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 3-11) 3.3.2 Standard Objects 3.3.2.1 Standard Objects Usage Standard objects contain object types that are used to visually construct the page layout. Dynamic object types can also be used for this, unlike objects for runtime documentation and project documentation, which are not connected to the WinCC components. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-7
  18. 18. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Overview Standard objects can be divided into three object classes: • Static objects are used for the visual creation of a page layout. You can insert static objects into both the static and dynamic parts of a page layout. • Dynamic objects can be connected with data sources which have a valid data format for the current object. That way these data can be output in a WinCC layout. You can only insert dynamic objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. • System objects are used as placeholders for the system time, the current page number and the project and layout names. You can only use system objects in the static part of the page layout. The required entries are described in the "Format" attribute in the "Miscellaneous" property of the system object. Shared Properties • The object properties (e.g. geometry, color) of the individual standard objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the standard object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Standard Objects (Page 5-31) Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) 3.3.2.2 Overview of the Static Objects Introduction Static objects are used for the visual creation of a page layout. You can insert standard objects in both the static and dynamic parts of a page layout. Overview Icon Object Description Line The line is an open object. The length and angle of a line are determined by the height and width of the rectangle around the object. Polygon The polygon is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A polygon can have any number of corner points; these are numbered in the order of their creation and can be changed individually, or even deleted. Creating Page Layouts 3-8 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  19. 19. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Icon Object Description Polyline The polyline is an open object. Even if the start and finish point have the same coordinates, the area cannot be filled. A polyline can have any number of corner points; these are numbered in the order of their creation and can be changed individually, or even deleted. Ellipse The ellipse is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Circle A circle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A circle can be resized at will. Ellipse segment The ellipse segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of an ellipse segment can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Pie segment The pie segment is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. A pie segment can be resized at will. Ellipse arc The ellipse arc is an open object. The height and width of an ellipse arc can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Circular arc The circular arc is an open object. A circular arc can be resized at will. Rectangle The rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The height and width of a rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. Rounded The rounded rectangle is a closed object that can be filled with a color rectangle or pattern. The height and width of a rounded rectangle can be modified as desired to allow it to be aligned horizontally or vertically. The corners of a rounded rectangle can rounded as much as desired. Static text The field for static text is a closed object that can be filled with a color or pattern. The static text is entered into a field of any desired size. The text can be entered on one or more lines. OLE object You can import the contents of a file or new object into a layout with any data type, e.g. an Adobe Acrobat document. Static metafile You can insert graphic data into a layout with the "Static Metafile" object. The graphic files must be in the *.emf (Enhanced Meta File) format. See also Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) Standard Objects (Page 3-7) 3.3.2.3 Overview of the Dynamic Objects Introduction With dynamic objects, you can set the data you want to output in a report/log from different data sources. You can only insert dynamic objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-9
  20. 20. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Overview Icon Object Description Embedded Layouts for the project documentation can be nested with the layout "Embedded Layout" dynamic object. The object is only used for the project documentation in ready-made layouts for WinCC. Hard copy With the "Hard Copy" object type, you can output a picture of the current screen, contents or a defined section of it, in a log. You can also output a currently selected picture window. ODBC database With the "ODBC Database Field" object type, you can output texts field from some data sources into a log via the ODBC interface. ODBC database With the "ODBC Database Table" object type, you can output tables table from some data sources into a log via the ODBC interface. Tag Output the "Variable" values in runtime with the Tag object type. Tag values can only be output if the project is activated. In runtime you can also call a script for the output. See also Overview of the System Objects (Page 3-10) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) Standard Objects (Page 3-7) 3.3.2.4 Overview of the System Objects Introduction System objects are used as placeholders for the system time, current page number of the report and project and layout names. You can only use system objects in the static part of the page layout. Overview Icon Object Description Date/time Insert a placeholder for the date and time of the output in the page layout with the "Date/Time" system object. During printing, the system date and time are added by the computer. Page number Insert a placeholder for the current page number of the report or log in the page layout with the "Page Number" system object. Project name Insert a placeholder for the project name in the page layout with the "Project Name" system object. Layout name Insert a placeholder for the layout name in the page layout with the "Layout Name" system object. Creating Page Layouts 3-10 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  21. 21. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette See also Standard Objects (Page 3-7) Overview of the Static Objects (Page 3-8) Overview of the Dynamic Objects (Page 3-9) 3.3.3 Objects for the Runtime Documentation Application The runtime documentation objects are for outputting logs of the runtime data. The output options can be configured using the "Object Properties" dialog. The data for the logs are taken from the linked data sources at the time of the output. You can only insert the runtime documentation objects in the dynamic part of the page layout. Overview Object Description WinCC Alarm Control The "WinCC Alarm Control/Table" object is used to output the message Table lists in a tabular format. WinCC Function Trend The "WinCC Function Trend Control/Picture" object is used to output Control process data as function of another tag from the process value, Picture compression and user archives in the form of a trend. WinCC Online Table The "WinCC Online Table Control/Table" object is used to output Control process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in a tabular Table format. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-11
  22. 22. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette Object Description WinCC Online Trend The "WinCC Online Trend Control/Picture" object is used to output Control process data from the associated Tag Logging Archives in the form of a Picture trend. WinCC User Archives The "WinCC User Archives Control/Table" object is used to output data Control or views from the user archives in a tabular format. Table Alarm Logging RT Archive The "Archive Report" object is connected to the message system and Log outputs the messages saved in the message archive to a table. Alarm Logging RT Message The "Message Report" object is connected to the message system and Log outputs the current messages in the message list to a table. User archive Runtime The "User Archive Runtime Table" object is connected to the user Table archives and outputs the runtime data from the user archives and views to a table. CSV provider table The "CSV Provider Table" object can be linked to a CSV file. The data contained in the file are output to a table. The data must be in a predefined structure. CSV Provider The "CSV Provider Trend" object can be linked to a CSV file. The data Trend contained in the file are output in a curve. The data must be in a predefined structure. Common features • The object properties (e.g. font) of the individual objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the default object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) 3.3.4 COM Server Objects Usage In order to use a COM server object, a COM server projector must be integrated into WinCC. This COM server makes the object for logging data available. This way, it is possible to integrate user-specific data in a WinCC log. The form and properties of a COM server object are determined by the COM server writer. The description of the COM server object is delivered with the COM server writer. The options for selecting the output data are determined by the current COM server object. The COM server objects can only be inserted into the dynamic part of a page layout. Additional information can be found in chapter "Working with COM Server Objects". Creating Page Layouts 3-12 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  23. 23. The Page Layout Editor 3.3 The Object Palette 3.3.5 Objects for the Project Documentation Usage The project documentation objects are provided for the report output of configured data. The objects for project documentation can only be inserted into the dynamic part of a page layout. The objects for project documentation are closely connected with the WinCC components. The object types are fixed. Depending on the type and size of the configuration data for the output, the "Static Text", "Dynamic Metafile" or "Dynamic Table" object types are used. A detailed description of the objects used and the output data can be found in chapter "Outputting Project Documentation". For some of the objects used with the "Dynamic Metafile" and "Dynamic Table" object types, you can change the selection of the configuration data for output. Additional information can be found in chapter "Working with Objects for Project Documentation". Shared Properties • The object properties (e.g. font) of the individual objects are preset. However, these defaults can be changed. The objects are displayed with the default object properties. • The properties of the displayed objects can be changed at any time. See also How to Change an Attribute (Page 5-18) Working with Objects for the Runtime Documentation (Page 5-76) Working with Objects for the Project Documentation (Page 5-109) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-13
  24. 24. The Page Layout Editor 3.4 The Style Palette 3.4 3.4 The Style Palette Usage The line type, line weight and background pattern of the selected object can be changed with the style palette. Depending on the object type, different style forms are available. Contents • The "Line Type" style group contains different line types, such as dashed, dotted, etc. • The "Line Weight" style group contains different line weights. The line weight is given in pixels. 1 mm = 4.73 pixels. • The "Fill Pattern" style group contains fill patterns for the background of closed objects, such as transparent, checkered, diagonal lines, etc. Displaying the Current Settings The currently selected settings are displayed in "bold" font. Characteristics The style palette can be shown or hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 3-14 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  25. 25. The Page Layout Editor 3.5 The Alignment Palette 3.5 3.5 The Alignment Palette Usage The alignment palette is used to: • change the absolute position of one or more objects • change the position of the selected objects relative to one another • align the heights and widths of several objects. Requirements The palette buttons are enabled when at least two objects are highlighted. Overview Button Function Align objects left. The type of selection determines which object is used as reference for alignment. If the objects are selected with a selection frame (lasso), the object lying farthest out will be used as reference. If the objects are selected with the left mouse button, the object selected first will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects right. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects top. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects bottom. See section "Align Objects Left" to determine which object will be used as reference for alignment. Align objects on horizontal center. The objects are moved to be aligned along a common central horizontal axis. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-15
  26. 26. The Page Layout Editor 3.5 The Alignment Palette Button Function Align objects on vertical center. The objects are moved to be aligned along a common central vertical axis. Distribute objects evenly in horizontal direction. The objects maintain the same horizontal distance from one another.. The location of the outer objects remains unchanged. Distribute objects evenly in vertical direction. The objects maintain the same vertical distance from one another.. The position of the upper and lower objects remains unchanged. Standardize width of objects. If the objects were selected with the left mouse button, they receive the width of the first object selected. The width of lines remains however unchanged. If the objects were selected using a selection frame (lasso), the widths will be adjusted to the largest width in the group. Standardize heights of objects. If the objects were selected with the left mouse button, they receive the height of the first object selected. If the objects were selected using a selection frame (lasso), the heights will be adjusted to the largest height in the group. Standardize width and height of objects. The objects receive the width and height of the first object configured in the group. Characteristics The alignment palette can be show and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also How to Select Multiple Objects (Page 5-9) How to Align Multiple Objects (Page 5-10) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) Creating Page Layouts 3-16 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  27. 27. The Page Layout Editor 3.6 The Zoom Palette 3.6 3.6 The Zoom Palette Usage The zoom factor for the objects in the active layout is set with the zoom palette. The current zoom factor is displayed under the slider. The zoom palette offers two options for enlarging or reducing the objects: • using buttons with standard zoom factors (e.g. 8, 1/2) • using a slider. Characteristics The zoom palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. Note The zoom factor can also be set incrementally using the and button in the standard toolbar. See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.7 3.7 The Color Palette Usage Selected objects can be assigned one of the 16 standard colors, a primary color or a self- defined color with the color palette. For example, one mouse click in the color palette can change: Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-17
  28. 28. The Page Layout Editor 3.8 The Font Palette • the fill color for area objects (e.g. rectangle), • the line color for line objects (e.g. polyline), • the background color of text objects. Characteristics The color palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. See also The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) How to Create Custom Colors (Page 3-21) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.8 3.8 The Font Palette Usage A new text object or another object which contains text will be created with preset text properties. The font palette contains tools for changing the font, size and color of text objects, as well as the line color of standard objects, at any time. Creating Page Layouts 3-18 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  29. 29. The Page Layout Editor 3.9 The Status Bar Overview Button Description Changing font Change font size Change font color Change line color. For area objects, this function influences the color of the borderline and for line objects it influences the line color. Characteristics The font palette can be shown and hidden. It can be placed anywhere on the screen with the mouse. Note Additional text properties, such as orientation, italic, bold, underline, are changed in the "Object Properties" window. See also The Font Property Group (Page 5-26) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.9 3.9 The Status Bar Usage The status bar provides you with the following information: • help text for a selected functions, menu commands and buttons • information about the name, position and size of a highlighted object • information about the keyboard status (e.g. the NUM LOCK key). Characteristics The status bar can be shown or hidden. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-19
  30. 30. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment See also How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) 3.10 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.1 Customizing the Working Environment Operator Elements of the Page Layout Editor You can adjust the following operator elements to your personal needs: • The toolbars can be shown and hidden. • Icons can be added to and removed from the standard toolbar. • Changes to the standard toolbar can be blocked or allowed. • Toolbars and palettes can be arranged elsewhere on the screen. • The appearance of the toolbar can be changed. • The display of the keyboard shortcuts in the menus can be switched off. Basic Page Layout Editor Settings You can adjust the following functions in the page layout editor to your personal needs: • Snap objects to the grid or not • Hide or show the grid • Grid width and height in pixels, centimeters or inches • Defining the type of object selection surrounding or touching • Object types in the object palette can be selected or deselected according to the insertion of an object • Configuration settings for the page layout editor can be saved or not when quitting the program • Storage type and path for the objects' default settings See also The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor (Page 3-24) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) Creating Page Layouts 3-20 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  31. 31. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.2 How to Create Custom Colors Introduction In addition to the 16 basic colors from the Color Palette, you are free to define other colors. Procedure 1. On the Color Palette, click . The "Colors" dialog is opened. 2. Click the primary color that comes closest to the color to be created. 3. To change the selected color, open the color matrix using the "Define Colors" button. 4. Change the brightness of the selected color with the slider to the right of the color matrix. 5. Change the saturation of the selected color by vertically moving the cross. 6. Change the color by horizontally moving the cross. 7. To define the properties of the color more precisely, enter the values for the color, saturation, brightness, and the red, green and blue amounts. 8. To accept the color in the user-defined palette, click the "Add Colors" button. 9. Close the dialog by clicking "OK". The newly defined color is saved. See also The Colors Property Group (Page 5-22) The Color Palette (Page 3-17) 3.10.3 How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes Introduction Normally, the standard toolbar and palettes are shown. In order to obtain a larger working area, you can hide palettes that you do not need and the standard toolbar and show them again as required. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-21
  32. 32. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure 1. Open the "View" menu and select the "Toolbars..." option. The "Toolbars" dialog is opened. 2. Clear the check box for the toolbar to be hidden. Alternatively, select the check box for the toolbar to be shown. 3. If the dialog should remain open so that you can make additional settings on other tabs, click "Apply". 4. If you would like to restore the most recently saved settings, click the "Restore" button. 5. Apply the new settings with "OK". The settings will be saved and the dialog is closed. See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) 3.10.4 How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes Introduction The standard toolbar and the palettes are normally arranged along the edge of the screen. You can remove them from their anchoring, change their size and move them anywhere you like. The toolbar and palettes can be reanchored in any location. Special features • The size of a palette can only be changed when it is not anchored. • When you reanchor a palette, its size will not be adjusted to the free space on the edge of the screen. Therefore, you must adjust the size of the palette to fit the free space before anchoring it. • When you close the page layout editor, the changed palette positions are saved and used again the next time the program is started. How to Undock the Palette 1. Click on the narrow, outer edge of the palette, hold down the mouse button and drag the palette into the working area. Now you can resize the palette as desired in the normal Windows way. Procedure for Restoring the Original Position 1. Open the toolbar dialog by selecting the menu "View" > "Toolbars...". 2. Click the "Restore" button. Creating Page Layouts 3-22 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  33. 33. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure for Docking the Palette 1. Adjust the size of the palette to the free space on the edge of the screen. 2. Click on the title bar of the palette, hold down the mouse button and drag the palette to the free space on the edge of the screen. The position of the cursor determines the place where the palette will be anchored. If the palette is to be moved between two others, the cursor should be placed on the lower edge of the upper palette. Note The changes in position can be undone, so long as the page layout editor is open; changes you have made will be saved when the program is closed. See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) 3.10.5 How to Change the Standard Toolbar Application You can use drag and drop to adjust the standard toolbar to your requirements, that is adding, removing or rearranging buttons. Requirements On the "Menu/Toolbars" tab in the "Settings" window of the "Tools" menu, all of the checkboxes in the "Standard Toolbar" area must be marked. Procedure for Removing Buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Use the mouse to drag the button from the toolbar. Procedure for moving buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Use the mouse to drag the button to another place on the toolbar. Procedure for Adding/Removing Buttons 1. Hold down the "Alt" key. 2. Double-click a button. The "Customize Toolbar" window opens. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-23
  34. 34. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3. Add: Drag the desired button from the Available buttons list to the Current Buttons list. Remove: Drag the desired button from the Current Buttons list to the Available Buttons list. 4. Set the order of the buttons on the toolbar using the "Move up" and "Move down" buttons in this dialog. 5. You can restore the original state by clicking on the "Reset" button. 6. The changes will be applied and the dialog closed when you click on the "Close" button. See also How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) 3.10.6 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor 3.10.6.1 The Basic Settings of the Page Layout Editor Usage In the Settings window, you can make basic settings in order to adjust the appearance and behavior of the page layout editor to meet your needs. The settings will be saved and retained when you open the page layout editor again. Calling: The window can be called • from the menu Tools > Settings and • from the menu View > Grid. Creating Page Layouts 3-24 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  35. 35. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Setting Options Tab Description Grid This is where you can set: • whether the objects should snap to the grid, • whether the grid should be visible, • the distance between the grid points Options This is where the fundamental program settings are changed, for example what should happen with altered program settings when the program is closed, or how objects should be selected and edited. Units This is where you choose which units of measurement you would like to use for entering the size of coordinates, text height and line width. Menu / This is where the appearance and properties for the menu bar, toolbar and palettes can Toolbars be set, for example whether the standard toolbar should be configurable, whether the keyboard shortcuts should be shown, etc. See also How to Paste an Object into a Layout (Page 5-4) How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) 3.10.6.2 How to Set the Grid Usage In order to be able to work precisely in the working area, you can show a grid on the working area with the Display Grid function. If you also have the Snap to Grid function switched on, all newly created objects will be automatically aligned to the grid points. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-25
  36. 36. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Possible Settings Snapping to Determines whether the objects should be positioned anywhere on the grid drawing area or aligned to the grid. Display grid Determines whether the grid should be visible or not. If the grid is invisible, objects still align to it when the Snap to Grid option is switched on. Width Changes the distance between grid points as necessary. Set the units for the in/Height in size entry in the Units tab. The grid width to be set is oriented to the size and variety of objects and to the desired positioning precision. Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Change the individual settings as required by selecting or clearing the check boxes. 3. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 4. Save the settings with OK. Note The minimum grid separation that can be displayed on the screen is 10 pixels. If you set a smaller value (e.g. 6 pixels), you can still align your objects to this grid, but the next even numbered multiple of this value > 10 pixels will be displayed on the screen (in this case 12 pixels). See also How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) Creating Page Layouts 3-26 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  37. 37. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment 3.10.6.3 How to Set the Options for the configuration settings Usage On the options tab, you can set whether the configuration settings in this dialog are saved when the program is closed. This is also where you can choose the method of selecting objects. Possible Settings Save settings on exit Determines whether the settings for the page layout editor are saved when the program closes. Object selection Surrounding: A frame will be drawn when the left mouse button Surrounding/touching is held down, so that all objects that are completely within this frame will be selected. Touching: A frame will be drawn when the left mouse button is held down, so that all objects touched by this frame will be selected. Always reset object type If this option is enabled, an object will be deselected as soon as selection it is pasted into the layout. If the option is disabled, the object will remain selected after it has been pasted into the layout. With this method, you can paste the same object several times without having to reselect the object. Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Click the Options tab. 3. Change the individual settings as required by selecting or clearing the check boxes. 4. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 5. Save the settings with OK. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-27
  38. 38. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment See also How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-28) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) 3.10.6.4 How to Change the Appearance of the Toolbar and Palettes Usage The appearance of the standard toolbar and the palettes in the page layout editor can be adjusted to meet your requirements and preferences. Possible Settings Flat style for toolbars Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar and palettes are displayed with a border or without. Display move Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar and palettes are handles displayed with move handles or without. Display buttons in Determines whether the buttons on the toolbar will be shown in the the menu menus on the menu bar. Display all shortcuts Determines whether the keyboard shortcuts for the menu commands will be shown in the menus on the menu bar. Deactivated buttons Determines whether deactivated buttons on the toolbar and palettes in color are displayed in color or grayed out. Standard toolbar: Determines whether the standard toolbar can be changed. If this customizable option is enabled, the Toolbar dialog can be opened with [ALT+double-click]. Standard toolbar: If this option is enabled, the icons on the toolbar can be moved or Drag&drop with ALT removed with the mouse by holding down the ALT key. key active Creating Page Layouts 3-28 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  39. 39. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Procedure 1. Open the Tools menu and select the entry Settings. The Settings dialog opens. 2. Click the Menu/Toolbars tab. 3. Change the individual settings as required by marking or clearing the check boxes. 4. If you want to keep the dialog open to make changes in other tabs, confirm the changes you have made with the Apply button. 5. Save the settings with OK. See also How to Change the Standard Toolbar (Page 3-23) How to Arrange the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-22) How to Show and Hide the Toolbar and Palettes (Page 3-21) The Standard Toolbar (Page 3-3) How to Set the Options for the configuration settings (Page 3-27) How to Set the Grid (Page 3-25) Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 3-29
  40. 40. The Page Layout Editor 3.10 Customizing the Working Environment Creating Page Layouts 3-30 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help
  41. 41. Working with Layouts 4 4.1 4.1 Working with Layouts Introduction The difference between a layout in the sense of a file and a layout as an object must be clearly understood. In this chapter, we will describe dealing with a layout in the form of a file. A layout opened in the page layout editor is treated as an object. The layout object has object properties and can be edited accordingly. Additional information can be found in the chapter "Working with the layout object". In this chapter we will show you how to create layouts, display the properties of layouts and how to work with several layouts. WinCC comes with several ready-made layouts for most standard applications. So it is often simpler and less time consuming to save one of these layouts under a new name and adapt it to your own requirements, than to create a new layout. Configuration steps 1. Create a new page layout. 2. Design the outward appearance in the static part of the layout and save the newly designed layout as a template. 3. Apply the design in the layout for the output. Edit Options In order to configure quickly, use the diverse program functions such as: • Save Layout under New Name • Applying Object Properties to Other Objects • Coping or Transferring Objects in Other Layouts • Adopting Fully Designed Objects and Layouts from Other Projects Note A created layout has the path "<Name of the computer where the layout was created>ProjectnamePRTLayoutname". This path of the layouts is retained when you duplicate a project or load it on a target machine. While printing, the system first tries to load the layout using the entered path. If that is not possible, the system searches the layout in the project path of the local computer. Creating Page Layouts 09/2007, Printout of the Online Help 4-1

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