Static controls comprise text label, rectangle and image objects. Each static control has its set of parameters, including common scaling properties described above.

The following static controls are available:

  • Text label – simple text label at a fixed position.

  • Rectangle – framing rectangle object.

  • Image – graphic image (e.g. picture, logotype).

All the parameters for static objects are described in detail below.

Text Label

Text label The text label object is used for different kinds of text fields at a fixed position. To add this control, press the "Add Text Label" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

The text label object properties include the text field, font settings and color settings sections.

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Click the "Text" field to enter the text to be displayed on your template. Alternatively, double-click the text frame on the canvas and enter the desired text in the transparent text box that appears.

Use <Enter> to start a new line and <Esc> to exit the transparent text box after saving your changes.

In the "Font" configuration group the following settings can be configured:

  • Family – choose the appropriate font family from the corresponding drop-down list.

  • Size – define the font size pressing the up/down arrow button or entering a desired value via the keyboard.

  • Style – choose the desired font style (bold and/or italic) from the corresponding pull-down menu.

  • Alignment – define the text alignment within the text frame.

In the "Colors" configuration group the following settings can be configured:

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  • Background – click this field and choose the desired text label background color either from the standard or available color sets. You can also assign a particular color shade for your text label background in the "Advanced" section.

  • Foreground – click this field and choose the desired text color for your text label in the same way as background color.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the editing area.

Rectangle

Rectangle The rectangle object has two assignments; as a framed colored rectangle of the desired shape (square or not) or as a decorative element such as a grouping frame around objects (when its fill is transparent).

To add this control, press the "Add Rectangle" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

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It is possible to configure the following rectangle properties:

  • Stroke – click this field and choose the desired frame color from the color sets available. Select "Transparent" to remove the frame from the rectangle.

  • Fill – click this field and choose the desired rectangle fill color from the color sets available. Select "Transparent" to use the rectangle object as a decorative element.

  • Stroke thickness – define the frame thickness pressing the or button or enter a desired value via the keyboard.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the editing area.

Image

Image The image object allows you to add graphics (e.g. picture, logotype) to your layout template. To add this control, press the "Add Image" button on the controls panel and drag-and-drop the object to the desired place on the editing area.

Properties

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Press the "..." button to select the image file on your local disk or a network location or enter the path via the keyboard. Supported image formats are jpg, png, bmp.

If you select a file on a network location, and run Cinegy Multiviewer as a Windows service, please make sure the service account has permission to access that network file.

You can specify the stretch mode for the object selecting one of the following options:

  • None – applies no scaling to the image.

  • Fill – stretches the image so that it fills the bounding box entirely without preserving its aspect ratio.

  • Uniform and Uniform to fill – scales the image so that it fits in the bounding box, preserving the original aspect ratio.

All the performed changes are visible in real-time on the editing area.