Dock and zoom settings

You can use docking for the InPlace Editor and the Document Viewer to display these panes at a defined place of the validation form. Within the Test Validation mode or Validation you can dock the InPlace Editor or Document Viewer on any side of the validation form. If you change the default docking settings for the InPlace Editor or Document Viewer, predefined within the validation form layout, the customized settings are stored. During validation form design, the default Docking property for the InPlace Editor is top or bottom, while the Document Viewer Docking property is left or right.

If you want to permit changing the zoom settings and the docking modes per user, you have to select "Allow user to change the Viewer position" in the Document Viewer Properties.

Depending on the configuration options specified within the validation form layout the following docking behaviors are possible in the Validation module:

  • No fixed docking mode is predefined for the viewer and a user can dock the viewer to any side of the Validation user interface. After changing the docking mode, the viewer keeps the docking position unless the user changes it again.

  • The viewer is docked permanently to a specific side of the Validation user interface and a user cannot change this default position. The Viewer submenu is not available in the View menu. This applies to all documents in a class where the fixed position was predefined.

  • A user can change the docking behavior temporarily using the View menu, but the next time a document of the same class is selected, the docking mode switches back to the predefined setting.

  • For a batch that has documents assigned to several classes, the viewer position can switch dynamically to a predefined position for different classes.

    For example, for invoices the predefined position of the viewer is docked to the right and for shipping forms to the top of the Validation user interface. So when validating the batch, for every invoice document the viewer is docked on the right side but automatically switches to the top for a shipping form, and then back to the right when another invoice is displayed.

  • When a user floats the viewer, it stays undocked for all document classes.

By specifying the docking property in the validation form layout for the document types you expect in production, you can facilitate validating documents.

The following image shows practical docking positions of documents within the validation form, dependent on the document type and the aspect ratio of the screen used by the user in Validation.

An image showing the ideal position of the image within the validation form, depending on the document type.

The initial zoom setting is predefined for each docking mode to provide sufficient context for each field:

  • For Left or Right or floating viewer: Best Fit

  • For Top or Bottom: Fit to Width

Depending on the document type and the docking mode, the user can adjust the zoom settings. After optimizing the zoom settings, the viewer keeps the zoom level unless the user changes it again.

The following image shows optimal zoom settings for documents within the validation form, depending upon the document type.

An image showing the optimal zoom setting of the image, depending on the document type.