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Quick Tip: Resizing images whilst retaining the aspect ratio

by Chris Bell on 03-Apr-2017 08:47:43

It's common to need to change the size of an image in a diagram and generally we want to retain the aspect ratio of the image when we resize it. In Web Author this is fairly simple, just hold down the Shift key whilst performing the resize and the aspect ratio will be retained. The same approach can be used for other objects as well.

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Topics: Product, Author, Tips

Improving the performance of Web Author

by Chris Bell on 14-Dec-2016 13:54:57

Now that Web Author supports most of the functionality of desktop Author (and surpasses it in some areas), the most common reason we've been given by customers for not using it has been that the performance did not match the performance of desktop Author. We've recently done some work in this area for one particular case, model load speeds.

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Quick tip: Drag select in Web Author

by Chris Bell on 08-Sep-2016 08:59:01

One of the less discovered features in Web Author is the ability to drag select a number of components at once using the mouse. This is achieved by holding down the left mouse button for a short while before beginning the drag select. If the left mouse button isn't held down for long enough, Web Author assumes you are trying to drag the whole diagram or select an element rather than begin a drag select.

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Latest features added to Web Author

by Chris Bell on 17-Aug-2016 10:34:35

Here's another update on the new functionality that's been added to Web Author recently

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Latest Web Author features

by Chris Bell on 14-Jun-2016 16:56:27

I thought I'd give a rundown of the latest features that have been added to Web Author

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What's new in version 6

by Chris Bell on 23-May-2016 09:36:11

We've produced a document giving a brief overview of some of the new features in version 6 of BusinessOptix. You can find it here. If you'd like to upgrade your library to version 6, then contact support

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Topics: Product

New features in Web Author

by Chris Bell on 19-May-2016 21:24:11

We are continuing to add new features to Web Author, so I thought I'd give a rundown of a few of the more interesting ones here. 

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Web Author enabled in all libraries

by Chris Bell on 03-May-2016 22:06:48

We have enabled Web Author in all libraries. If you haven't used Web Author before, it supports most of the features of Desktop Author but requires no install and works on any modern browser. For those who haven't used it for a while, here are some of the recently added features

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Topics: Product, Author

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