Per Page Layout
The Per Page layout divides each diagram page into a number of cells, which house the selected elements. The number of cells per page is determined by the page distribution parameter, as explained below.
To invoke this layout, follow the steps below:
- Follow the general Layout Diagrams procedure, and at step 3 select Per Page.
- Click on the drop-down arrow in the Sort By: field and select the required sort parameter. The options are:
- None - Elements are passed to the specified layout in the order in which they appear on the original diagram (left to right, top to bottom)
- Area (Ascending) - Elements are passed to the specified layout in order of the screen space they occupy, smallest to largest
- Area (Descending) - Elements are passed to the specified layout in order of the screen space they occupy, largest to smallest
- Name (Ascending) - Elements are passed to the specified layout in alphanumeric order, based on the element name
- Name (Descending) - Elements are passed to the specified layout in reverse alphanumeric order, based on the element name
- Element Type - Elements are grouped by type (for example, Class, Use Case) and in alphanumeric order within the group by name.
- In the Padding (px) field, type the vertical and horizontal distance between cells, in pixels.
- Select the appropriate page distribution option:
- Automatically distribute: Automatically calculate the optimum number of cells, taking into consideration the largest horizontal and vertical element edges
- Specify distribution: Manually enter the per page grid dimensions.
- If you selected Specify Distribution, in the Rows and Columns fields type the required number of rows and columns.
- Select the Center Elements checkbox to place each element in the center of its cell. Otherwise the element placement defaults to the top left corner of the cell.
- In the Start Page field, type the number from which to start page numbering. Pages begin at the top left and continue horizontally to the right.
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