VCS Hints: VCS Canvas    


Access: via Main Menu - `Canvas' -> `Landscape', `Canvas' -> `Portrait', `Canvas' -> `Zoom Data', `Canvas' -> `Zoom Screen', `Canvas' -> `Full Screen'

The Canvas is used to display plots, create and run animations, and modify templates in VCS. It is always visible on the screen in a landscape (width exceeding height), portrait (height exceeding width), or full-screen mode.

How to Use the VCS Canvas

Designating Landscape Layout:
To view the Canvas in landscape mode, move the pointer to the `Canvas' pull down menu. Press and hold the left mouse button, then move the pointer over the `Landscape' option and release. The Canvas layout will change accordingly.

Designating Portrait Layout:
To view the Canvas in portrait mode, move the pointer to the `Canvas' pull down menu option. Press and hold the left mouse button, then move the pointer over the `Portrait' option and release. The Canvas layout will change accordingly.

Zooming in on Canvas Data:
To zoom in on the data that is displayed on the Canvas, move the pointer inside the Canvas and mark the image with the left mouse button. With the middle mouse button, hold down and move the pointer to the bottom of the image to be zoomed. A box outlining this image will be displayed. Release the middle mouse button to display the data of the selected area. Click the right mouse button to restore to the original data. Also see the 'Dimension Manipulation Panel' for selecting a subset of the data via coordinates.

Zooming in on Canvas Image:
To zoom in on an image that is displayed on the Canvas, move the pointer inside the Canvas and mark the image with the left mouse button. With the middle mouse button, hold down and move the pointer to the bottom of the image to be zoomed. A box outlining this image will be displayed. Release the middle mouse button to zoom in on the outlined box. Click the right mouse button to restore the original image.

Designating Full-Screen Canvas:
To view the Canvas in full-screen mode, move the pointer to the `Canvas' pull down menu. Press and hold the left mouse button, then move the pointer over `Full Screen' option and release. The Canvas will cover all VCS panels and buttons, with the exception of the red `Restore Size' button, which can be selected to restore the Canvas to its former size.


Last update January 6, 1997. For further information, contact: Dean N. Williams (vcs@pcmdi.llnl.gov)
This page is maintained by Anna McCravy (mccravy@pcmdi.llnl.gov)
 and LLNL Disclaimers

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