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.

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How to:

To invoke the Per Page layout, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

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1

Follow the general Layout Diagrams procedure, and at step 3 select Per Page

Layout Diagrams

2

Click on the drop-down arrow in the Sort By: field and select the required sort parameter:

  • 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

 

3

In the Padding (px) field, type the vertical and horizontal distance between cells, in pixels

 

4

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

 

5

If you selected Specify Distribution, in the Rows and Columns fields type the required number of rows and columns

 

6

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

 

7

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