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Glossary

AJR
FlowframTk's native ASCII format. Files in this format should have the extension .ajr. This format is primarily provided to assist conversion to and from JDR files or for version control.
Referenced in: Introduction, Accessibility, Command Line Arguments, The Settings Menu, JDR/AJR Settings, The File Menu, Open, Open, Open, Open, Recent Files, Save and Save As, Save and Save As, Export, Close, Bitmaps, Selecting and Editing Objects, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
backmost object
The first object to be painted on the canvas.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Accessibility, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Merging Paths, Path Union, Path Union, Exclusive Or Function, Path Intersection, Path Subtraction
bitmap
A raster graphics image.
Referenced in: Bitmap Settings, Annotations Settings, Open, Open, Open, Open, Bitmaps, Bitmaps, Reducing to Grey Scale, Fade, Converting to a Path, Defining a Frame, A Poster, A Poster, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
bounding box
The smallest rectangle that encompasses the object.
Referenced in: Graphics Settings, Graphics Settings, Graphics Settings, Graphics Settings, Selecting and Editing Objects, Scaling Objects, Shearing Objects, Distorting Shapes, Grouping and Ungrouping Objects, Aligning Objects, Aligning Objects, Text Colour
bp
TeX's "big point". This is the same as a PostScript point. 72bp = 1in.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments, Normalization, Creating New Objects, Converting an Outline to a Path, Dash Pattern, Composite Markers, Marker Offset, Repeat Gap, Computing the Parameters for parshape, A House With No Mouse, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
canvas
The white area on which you construct your picture.
Referenced in: Introduction, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, The Settings Menu, Show Rulers, Grid, Grid, Grid, Grid, Grid, Control Point Settings, JDR/AJR Settings, Startup Settings, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Text Settings, Graphics Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Normalization, TeX Editor Settings, TeX Editor Settings, TeX Editor Settings, Look and Feel Settings, The Basics, The Canvas, The Toolbars, The Rulers, The Status Bar, Open, Open, Export, Export to PNG, Export to Single-Paged Document, Export to Single-Paged Document, Export to Single-Paged Document, Print, Print, Creating New Objects, Text, Text, Text, Text, Text, Text, Bitmaps, Bitmaps, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Editing Control Points, Text Transformation Matrix, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Adding Commands to the Preamble, The flowfram Package: A Brief Summary, A Poster, A Newspaper, A Newspaper, A Newspaper, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
checkbox
A GUI element with two states: on (true) and off (false).
Referenced in: Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Text Settings, Text Settings, Accelerator Settings, Properties, Aligning Objects, Dash Pattern, Reversing Markers, Composite Markers, Font Size, A House With No Mouse
click
Press and release a mouse button. If the button isn't specified, assume the primary button.
Referenced in: Introduction, Grid, Grid, Zoom, Text Settings, Text Settings, Text Settings, Language Settings, Language Settings, Normalization, Normalization, Normalization, The Status Bar, The Status Bar, Rectangles, Ellipses, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Editing Control Points
combo box
A GUI element similar to a drop-down list, but can be edited if the required value is not in the list.
Referenced in: Font Family, Font Size, Font Series, Font Shape, Defining a Frame
composite shape
A shape that is described by an underlying shape and a means of transforming it, such as apply symmetry or replicas.
Referenced in: Graphics Settings, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Distorting Shapes, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
construction mode
Any of the tools except the select tool.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Creating New Objects, Creating New Objects
control point index
Each control point defining a given path or composite shape has an index relative to the initial control point (at the start of the path). Use F6 (in edit path mode) to cycle through the points in increasing order of index.
Referenced in: Editing Control Points
control point
The points that define a path. Line segments and gaps have two control points, at the start and end, cubic Bézier segments have four control points: one at the start of the segment, one at the end of the segment, and two others that define the curvature of the segment. Adjacent segments share a common control point. When a path is under construction, or is being edited, the control points are shown as orange or red squares. Composite paths also have control points that govern how the full path is created from the underlying shape. The composite control points are coloured differently to the standard path controls.
Referenced in: Introduction, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Grid, Control Point Settings, JDR/AJR Settings, Graphics Settings, Curve Paths, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Symmetric Shapes, Symmetric Shapes, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Distorting Shapes, Distorting Shapes, Reversing a Path's Direction, Merging Paths, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting an Outline to a Path, Lettuce on Toast, Lettuce on Toast, Bus, Bus, A Lute Rose, A Lute Rose, A Lute Rose, A Lute Rose, A Lute Rose, JDR/AJR File Formats
double-click
Press and release the mouse button twice in rapid succession. If no button is specified, assume the primary button.
Referenced in: Installation, Grid, Grid, Zoom, Control Point Settings, Text Settings, Accelerator Settings, The Rulers, The Status Bar, The Status Bar, The Status Bar, The Status Bar, The Status Bar, Creating New Objects, Line Paths, Curve Paths, Selecting and Editing Objects
drop-down list
A GUI element that allows a user to choose one value from a list. When inactive, it only displays the selected value. When activated (usually by pressing an arrow button to on one side) it displays a list of all available values from which the user can select the required value.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Text Settings, Look and Feel Settings, Font Family, Font Family, Font Series, Font Shape, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, The Frame Shape, A House, Lettuce on Toast, An Artificial Neuron, A Newspaper, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse
frontmost object
The last object to be painted on the canvas.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, A House With No Mouse
Graphical user interface (GUI)
An application with windows and buttons in which the user can point and click with the mouse.
Referenced in: Introduction, Look and Feel Settings, Java Source, Java Source
grid
Tick marks located at regular intervals on the canvas. The grid can be locked so that new points will be placed at the tick nearest the specified position.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Grid, Grid, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points
group
A collection of objects treated as a single entity.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Text Settings, Selecting and Editing Objects, Object Description, Editing Control Points, Editing Text Areas, Rotating Objects, Scaling Objects, Shearing Objects, Aligning Objects, Converting to a Path, Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path, Splitting Text Areas, Path and Text Styles, Path and Text Styles, Defining a Frame, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
Java
A platform-independent object-orientated language.
Referenced in: Introduction
Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
Allows end-users to run Java applications. The JRE can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/j2se/.
Referenced in: Introduction, Installation, Command Line Arguments, Open, Bitmaps, Bitmaps
Java Standard Edition SDK (JDK)
A development environment for building applications, applets and components using the Java programming language.
Referenced in: Java Source
Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Also known as the Java Runtime Environment.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments
JavaHelp
An optional package of the JRE enabling applications to use a native browser to display help topics.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Java Source, LaTeX Source
JDR
FlowframTk's native binary format. Files in this format should have the extension .jdr.
Referenced in: Introduction, Accessibility, Command Line Arguments, The Settings Menu, JDR/AJR Settings, The File Menu, Open, Open, Open, Open, Open, Recent Files, Save and Save As, Save and Save As, Export, Close, Close, Bitmaps, Selecting and Editing Objects, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
menu-click
Click the mouse button that activates context-menus. This depends on your mouse configuration. For example, this is typically the right button on a two-button right-handed mouse, but may be the left button on a left-handed mouse or the middle button on three button mouse.
Referenced in: Introduction, Zoom, Default Preamble, The Status Bar, Text, Selecting and Editing Objects, Adding Commands to the Preamble
Multiple-document interface (MDI)
A main (parent) window containing child windows allowing you to process several documents in parallel.
Referenced in: The Basics
object
A path, text area, text-path, bitmap or group.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Grid, Control Point Settings, Control Point Settings, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Graphics Settings, Graphics Settings, The Toolbars, Export to a Class or Package, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Moving an Object, Cut, Copy, Paste, Object Description, Editing Control Points, Editing Text Areas, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Rotating Objects, Rotating Objects, Scaling Objects, Scaling Objects, Shearing Objects, Shearing Objects, Grouping and Ungrouping Objects, Aligning Objects, Aligning Objects, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, Defining a Frame, The Frame Shape, Scale Object to Fit Typeblock, Only Displaying Objects Defined on a Given Page, Only Displaying Objects Defined on a Given Page, A Brochure, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting
path
A shape made up of line segments, moves and cubic Bézier segments.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Styles, Grid, Grid, Control Point Settings, The Toolbars, Export to Single-Paged Document, Close, Creating New Objects, Creating New Objects, Creating New Objects, Line Paths, Line Paths, Curve Paths, Curve Paths, Rectangles, Ellipses, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Reducing to Grey Scale, Fade, Distorting Shapes, Distorting Shapes, Reversing a Path's Direction, Merging Paths, Path Union, Exclusive Or Function, Separating a Text-Path into a Text Area and Path, Separating a Text-Path into a Text Area and Path, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting to a Path, Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path, Converting an Outline to a Path, Path and Text Styles, Line Colour, Fill Colour, Line Thickness (or Pen Width), Dash Pattern, Cap Style, Markers, Marker Orientation, Marker Offset, Marker Colour, Winding Rule, Text Transformation Matrix, Computing the Parameters for parshape, Computing the Parameters for shapepar, Defining the Typeblock, Defining the Typeblock, Defining the Typeblock, The Frame Shape, The Frame Shape, Step-by-Step Examples, A House, Lettuce on Toast, Lettuce on Toast, Bus, Bus, A Newspaper, A Newspaper, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Lute Rose, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
path attributes
The line colour, fill colour and line styles for the path.
Referenced in: Creating New Objects
pattern
A composite shape formed by repeatedly applying a given transformation on a shape. Each pattern has a specified number of replicas. The underlying shape may or may not be visible. The pattern mode determines whether the underlying path and replicas are drawn in one go (single mode) or whether they are drawn independently of each other (multi-mode). Transformations (rotating, scaling and shearing) are applied to the path not to the text.
Referenced in: Shearing Objects, Merging Paths, Path Union, Exclusive Or Function, Path Intersection, Path Subtraction, Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path, A Lute Rose, JDR/AJR File Formats
popup menu
A menu whose items vary depending on the context. These menus are usually invoked with the menu or secondary mouse button. In FlowframTk it is also possible to invoke popup menus using F3 or your keyboard may have a context-menu key.
Referenced in: Text, Selecting and Editing Objects, Paste, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Symmetric Shapes, Editing Text Areas, Editing Text Areas, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Lettuce on Toast, Bus, A Brochure, A House With No Mouse
primary-click
Click the primary mouse button. This depends on your mouse configuration. For example, this is typically the left button on a two-button right-handed mouse, but may be the right button on a left-handed mouse.
Referenced in: Introduction, Introduction, Accessibility, Grid, Line Paths, Curve Paths, Rectangles, Ellipses, Text, Selecting and Editing Objects, Moving an Object
pt
TeX's point. Not to be confused with bp (a PostScript point). 72.27pt=1in.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Font Size, Computing the Parameters for parshape, Defining the Typeblock, Defining the Typeblock, An Artificial Neuron, A Newspaper, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, A Brochure, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
raster graphics
Representing images as a collection of pixels. Also called a bitmap.
Referenced in: Bitmaps, Cut, Copy
recto
the "front" side of a leaf of paper (the right or odd-numbered page).
Referenced in: Grid, Grid, Only Displaying Objects Defined on a Given Page, Step-by-Step Examples, A Brochure
rotational pattern
A pattern where the replicas are created by rotating the underlying path. In addition to the control points defining the underlying shape, rotational patterns also have a control point that governs the point of rotation.
Referenced in: Step-by-Step Examples, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
rulers
The two panels containing the horizontal and vertical rulers.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Show Rulers, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, The Rulers, JDR/AJR File Formats
Scalable vector graphics (SVG)
A Modularized language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.
Referenced in: Introduction, Application Paths, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Export, Properties
scaled pattern
A pattern where the replicas are created by scaling the underlying path. In addition to the control points defining the underlying shape, scaled patterns also have two control points governing the scale anchor and the scale direction.
Referenced in: JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
shape
Either a path, text-path or a composite shape.
Referenced in: Editing Control Points, Symmetric Shapes, Removing Translucency, Merging Paths, Path Union, Exclusive Or Function, Path Intersection, Path Subtraction, Converting to a Path, A Lute Rose
spiral pattern
A pattern where the replicas are created by rotating and translating the underlying path so that the replicas are aligned along a spiral. In addition to the control points defining the underlying shape, spiral patterns also have two control points that govern the anchor and offset.
Referenced in: JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
stacking order
The order in which objects are painted on the canvas. To determine the reverse stacking order, deselect all objects, then use F6 to cycle through the stack starting from the frontmost object. Reverse this list to obtain the stacking order. Note that the frontmost object is the last object in the stack, not the first.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Accessibility, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Selecting and Editing Objects, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Moving an Object Up or Down the Stacking Order, Grouping and Ungrouping Objects, Merging Paths, Merging Paths, Merging Paths, The flowfram Package: A Brief Summary, Bus, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A Lute Rose
status bar
The status bar is the horizontal panel positioned along the bottom of FlowframTk's main window.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Grid, Control Point Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, The Status Bar
storage unit
The length unit used when storing co-ordinates. The default unit is bp (PostScript point) but may be changed in the configuration dialog.
Referenced in: Control Point Settings, Editing Control Points, Text Transformation Matrix, A Newspaper, A Brochure, A House With No Mouse, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
symmetric shape
A composite shape that is formed by the underlying shape added to its reflection in a line a symmetry. Depending on how it's created, the symmetric shape may be drawn as a single shape, or the underlying shape and its reflection may be drawn independently of each other. The line of symmetry has two control points that can be adjusted to change the overall shape.
Referenced in: Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Step-by-Step Examples, A Lute Rose, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
text area
An object consisting of a single line of text. The text may be moved, scaled, rotated, sheared or converted to a path.
Referenced in: Accessibility, Styles, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Setting the Document Class and Normal Font Size, Text Settings, Text Settings, Text Settings, The Canvas, The Toolbars, Open, Export to Single-Paged Document, Export to Single-Paged Document, Export to Single-Paged Document, Creating New Objects, Text, Text, Text, Text, Text, Text, Selecting and Editing Objects, Cut, Copy, Paste, Editing Text Areas, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Text Outlines, Reducing to Grey Scale, Fade, Removing Translucency, Aligning Objects, Aligning Objects, Separating a Text-Path into a Text Area and Path, Converting to a Path, Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path, Splitting Text Areas, Splitting Text Areas, Path and Text Styles, Path and Text Styles, Fill Colour, Text Colour, Text Style, Font Family, Font Size, Font Size, Font Series, Font Shape, Text Transformation Matrix, Text Transformation Matrix, Anchor, Anchor, Anchor, Anchor, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Defining a Frame, An Artificial Neuron, An Artificial Neuron, An Artificial Neuron, An Artificial Neuron, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, A House With No Mouse, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
text-path
A composite object formed by combining a path and a text area to create a text along a path effect. The underlying path is only visible when editing the text-path object using the edit path function. Transformations (rotating, scaling and shearing) are applied to the path not to the text.
Referenced in: Text Settings, Export to Single-Paged Document, Export to Single-Paged Document, Creating New Objects, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Control Points, Editing Text Areas, Editing Text Areas, Editing Text Areas, Combining a Text Area and Path to Form a Text-Path, Text Outlines, Rotating Objects, Scaling Objects, Shearing Objects, Reversing a Path's Direction, Merging Paths, Merging Paths, Path Intersection, Separating a Text-Path into a Text Area and Path, Separating a Text-Path into a Text Area and Path, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting a Path or Text-Path into a Pattern, Converting to a Path, Converting a Text Area, Text-Path or Pattern to a Path, Splitting Text Areas, Path and Text Styles, Fill Colour, Text Style, Font Family, Font Size, Font Shape, Text Transformation Matrix, Text Transformation Matrix, Anchor, Adding Commands to the Preamble, Adding Commands to the Preamble, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats, JDR/AJR File Formats
toolbars
The two panels containing buttons, the horizontal toolbar is positioned at the top of FlowframTk's main window, the vertical toolbar is positioned along the left edge of the main window.
Referenced in: Command Line Arguments, Command Line Arguments, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, Toolbar, Ruler and Status Bar Settings, The Toolbars, The Toolbars, Creating New Objects, Distorting Shapes
vector graphics
A means of describing images through the use of points, lines and curves.
Referenced in: Introduction, Bitmaps
verso
the "back" side of a leaf of paper (the left or even-numbered page).
Referenced in: Grid, Grid, Defining the Typeblock, Defining a Frame, Only Displaying Objects Defined on a Given Page, Step-by-Step Examples, A Brochure



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