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Navigation: Using the Cobwebb Designer

The Cobwebb Designer Interface

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From the Start menu on your PC select Programs | Cobwebb Document Management | CPPD Designer.

CPPD Designer Interface

Right clicking within the Cobwebb Designer will display a Context menu.

Note: You may also wish to see the topic Cobwebb Designer Tips and Tricks for more information on how to make the best use of the tools.

Input Pane

Displays the imported spooled file. Use the Spooled file tool to copy sections of the spooled file to the output pane. Other tools such as Conditional elements and Loops are also inserted in the Input pane determining the look of the final output.

Output Pane

Displays the result of using the Cobwebb Designer on the spooled file. Images, Static text, Barcodes and sections of the original spooled file are displayed in the new layout.

Use the View Input pane , View Output pane or View Both panes to maximise the viewing area for individual panes.

Use the View | Zoom menu option to instantly resize the views within each pane.

Explorer Window

The Explorer Window allows the browsing of elements and element hierarchy within a document. This is essential when viewing the elements contained within Conditional elements and Loops.

Drag elements to different branches of the hierarchy by left clicking on the element and moving the mouse cursor to the new branch whilst still holding down the left mouse button.

Move elements up and down the tree using Shift+Up Arrow and Shift+Down Arrow or dragging and dropping using the mouse.


The Properties are displayed if you double click on an element or select Properties from the Context menu. If you wish the Properties to remain displayed use the Pin .

Design Tools

All of the design tools are accessible from the Menus and Toolbars and often both.

Status Bar

The Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of the Cobwebb Designer window. To display or hide the status bar, use the Status Bar option from the View menu.

The left area of the status bar describes actions of menu items as you use the arrow keys to navigate through menus. This area similarly shows messages that describe the actions of toolbar buttons as you depress them, before releasing them. If after viewing the description of the toolbar button command you wish not to execute the command, then release the mouse button while the pointer is off the toolbar button.

To the right is the page indicator.

The far right areas of the status bar indicate which of the following keys are latched down:




The Caps Lock key is latched down.


The Num Lock key is latched down.


The Scroll Lock key is latched down.