How to: Snap Objects.

In Dru page objects can be snapped to “Page guides” and a “Grid” and “Other Objects”.

  1. To Activate the “Snap to” click on the “Preference” menu item under the “Dru” menu. The “Preference” window will open.
  2. Select one or all of the three checkboxes options under sub header titled “Snapping System”. These three options are “Snap objects to Guide” “Snap objects to Grid” or “Snape objects to other Objects“.

Using the “Pointer” to select an object along with dragging a resizing handle of an object will automatic “Snap to” the selected shape to a Guide, Grid or another object.

How to: Quickly Paste Copied Text

In Dru, there are several ways to quickly paste Text into a open document.

Paste Copied Text into and open document without.

  1. First open an existing or new document.
  2. Once a document has been opened make sure no objects are selected by clicking and area of the canvas/view that does contain any objects.
  3. Leave Dru and go to and open App like a webpage window and select and copy some Text.
  4. Return to Dru, by bring Dru to the forground and then press the “Paste” menu item under the “Edit” Menu. “Edit -> Paste” or (Command + P)
  5. A New TextBox will have been created on the view containing the text that was copied and pasted into Dru.

Paste Copied Text into and open document using an existing Text object.

  1. First open an existing or new document.
  2. Once a document select a Text object. If the document is new then click the “TextBox” icon located in the toolbar. (Click Text object once to select. Do not Double click. Double clicking a Text object will the StoryEditor)
  3. Leave Dru and go to and open App like a webpage window and select and copy some Text.
  4. Return to Dru, by bring Dru to the forground and then press the “Paste” menu item under the “Edit” Menu. “Edit -> Paste” or (Command + P)
  5. The selected Text object will be updated with the text that was copied and pasted into Dru.

How to: Change the alignment of and Image in a Frame

Moving and image contained in a frame. When images are place onto a page they are contained in a frame. Dru will automatically move the placed/imported image to align with left and top most corner of the frame. To change this frame to image alignment please do the following:

Instructions

1. Click on a previously imported image in the view.

2. Select the “Points” tool located in the toolbar.

3. Click and Drag inside of the selected image frame. This will change the alignment of the image inside of the image frame.

How to: Editing Bookmarks

Dru has the ability to quickly add bookmarks. Once a bookmark has been added how do you edit a bookmark already created?

Instructions

1. Open a Dru/XVD document that contains bookmarks.

2. Click on the “Bookmarks” tab to show the listing of bookmarks in the document.

3. Right-Click or Control-Click the bookmark you would to edit in the list.

You should now see a menuitem listing containing 4 actions to perform on the selected bookmarks. These actions are “Edit Bookmark Name”, “Set Bookmark Destination to Current Page”, “Delete Bookmark” or “Go to Bookmark Destination”

 

 

Version:1.0.6

How to: Launching Dru

When Dru is lunched/open from the finder or Launch Pad It presents the Dru logo/splash screen window. This logo window will need to be closed before Dru’s menubar’s are accessible.

Instructions

1. While the logo is displayed, click on it. This will close the logo window.

2. After closing this window the menubar will become active. You are now allowed to open an New document or a PDF document and other files types supported from Dru’s open command.

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Version: 1.0.6

Note: Later versions of Dru no longer display a splashScreen. They display a Welcome instead that allows recent files to be opened and New files to be created.

A New Year and a Year in Review.

2011

The launch of Dru last year was an incredible moment for us, and we are pleased at all the responses we have received over the course of the year.

2011 brought with it the launch of Dru 1.0 and an incredible list of features and fixes. The Mac App Store allowed us to deliver a number of updates:

  • 1.0.1 – This release brought several needed fixes.
  • 1.0.2 – This released a very cool feature to Dru – the ability to import PDF documents or PDF pages in to entirely new documents without using a place image command.
  • 1.0.3 – This release brought display fixes for Mac OS X Lion.
  • 1.0.5 – This release brought form field and bookmark importing from imported PDF documents. Also an enhanced Grid tool and others.
  • 1.0.6 – This release brought several needed fixes and Basic menu support for Portuguese.

We want to take this time to thank everyone who supported the development of Dru over the past year.

2012

A new year has arrived and we believe it will be a great one for Dru, and other projects, currently in the lab.

So, stay tuned!