Canvas X Draw does not support opening and editing of HTML Web pages; therefore, always save your documents in Canvas X Draw format (.CVX) before you export Web pages. Saving in Canvas X Draw format means you can edit the original and export again in HTML.
Separate pages: Available for multi-page Canvas X Draw documents; creates a Web page from each page. Page names will become the file names. If you do not select this option, then Canvas X Draw exports all pages as one HTML file.
Generate navigation file: If you select Separate pages, you may wish to activate this option; generates navigation aids placed on the top and left side of each Web page. These links are created from the index name of each Web page.
Use external style: Select this option to create an external style sheet for Web pages that you are saving. An external style sheet can make it easier to edit styles manually and can also reduce the size of individual HTML files because the complete style information is not included in each Web page file.
Not available if Table Layout is active since Table Layout doesn’t use global CSS definition.
File format: Two types available: HTML 4 and XHTML 1, with only a few differences between them. XHTML documents differ in the document’s header and have some additional tags in the data stream (such as end-tags for image objects).
CSS properties are also used in the Table Layout but only for text formatting not for positioning.
Render Text: Rendering converts text objects to images to ensure that text appears the same on the Web. Rendered text can’t be selected as text on a Web page.
JPEG quality: Four JPEG quality levels are available:
Select Save this setting as default to save the current settings in the dialog box for all documents. Otherwise, Canvas X Draw saves the settings for the current document only.
Save these settings as default
If you have never selected the save settings option, clicking Default will switch the dialog box settings to the Canvas X Draw default.
When Canvas X Draw creates an HTML file from a document, it uses metatags in the HTML file header to include data entered in the document Properties dialog box. This data includes information such as Title, Subject Keywords, Author, and Category from the fields on the Summary tab in the Document Properties dialog box.
Choose File | Properties and click the Summary tab. Enter any keywords in the fields.
Canvas X Draw uses compression and color reduction to optimize images for faster display on Web pages. All graphic objects are exported as RGB images in GIF or JPEG format. You can choose the image format or allow Canvas X Draw to decide this option for you. (See Image Options described in the table above.)
When you select Automatic from the Image format menu, Canvas X Draw exports RGB Color and CMYK Color images as RGB (24-bit) images using JPEG compression. Indexed mode images, which use a maximum of 8 bits of color information per pixel, are exported in GIF format. Black and White images are exported as Indexed images (8-bit). Canvas X Draw exports Grayscale images as Indexed images (8-bit) or JPEG-compressed RGB images, using the format that it determines will produce the best results.
If slices are available in the Canvas X Draw document at the time of HTML export, then Canvas X Draw will design the document layout to conform to the slices. Canvas X Draw will also accept an individual slice’s setting when it renders and names the images. (See Exporting Slices and Slicer Export Options.)
Slices are used only when Table Layout is activated.
When exporting animated GIFs, one GIF file will be produced for each animated GIF.
Regarding Web buttons, one image for each Web button’s state will be exported. This group of images will be linked together using Java scripting.
You cannot overlap these objects in Table Layout mode. If that happens, then an Animated GIF or Web button will be rendered and exported as a simple image. You can overlap the objects in CSS Layout mode only.
EXIF is the abbreviation for Exchangeable Image File, a format that is a standard for storing interchange information in digital images using JPEG compression. Almost all new digital cameras use the EXIF annotation, storing information on the image such as shutter speed, exposure compensation, F number, what metering system was used, if a flash was used, ISO number, date and time the image was taken, white balance, auxiliary lenses that were used, and resolution.
Canvas X Draw allows digital photographers quick and easy access to most of the information that is attached to these images. After being imported into Canvas X Draw, the attached data may be viewed by choosing Image | DCS information (EXIF). This command is disabled if the image does not contain EXIF data.
You can also view the EXIF data via a context menu. Select the image and right-click to open the menu. This command will not appear if the JPEG file does not contain EXIF data.
An option to include or remove EXIF data when exporting JPEG images has also been included in the Export Preview.
The EXIF option is available from the Export Preview window. If an image does not contain EXIF data, then the option is grayed out as shown in this example.
Prior to exporting your document as an HTML file, we recommend that you make certain to save your original project as a Canvas X Draw file. You can then edit the original Canvas X Draw document if you want to make changes at a later date.