Page Designer

To open the Page Designer, select the Utilities/Page Designer... menu option.

Creating New Page

  1. In the Page Designer window, select the File/New menu option (top right corner).
  2. Enter the Page name in the Name field. This field is required.
  3. Select the category you want this Page to be saved under. By default, the General category will be set.
  4. Set the background color. White color (#FFFFFF) will be selected by default. Note: selecting the background color will not be immediately reflected in the Page Designer window but your page will be drawn with the background color selected.
  5. Start adding objects.
  6. Once you are done editing, click the Save button (or select the File/Save menu option).

Editing Existing Pages

To edit any existing pre-defined or user-defined page, expand the File menu and select the Open... option. In the Pages table select the Page you wish to edit and click the Open button. The Page will be opened in the Page Designer window.

If you're editing a pre-defined page (such as Traditional, GPH, 13-signs Zodiac, All Stats, or Vedic), the original pre-defined Page will not be affected. Instead, an editable copy of this pre-defined Page will be created for you.

Deleting Existing Pages

In order to delete any existing user-defined page, expand the File menu and select the Open... option. In the Pages table select the Page you wish to delete and click on the delete icon next to the page name (red cross icon).

Note: pre-defined pages (such as Traditional, GPH, 13-signs Zodiac, Midpoints, etc) cannot be deleted.

Working with Objects

  1. To add an object to the Page, expand the section in the Object pane and click on the object you want to add. The object will appear in the top left corner of the Designer window.
  2. You can re-size objects and drag them anywhere within the Page Designer window. You can control dragging and resize movement by enabling or disabling the corresponding Snap-to-Grid options. When the Snap-to-Grid is enabled, objects will be auto-aligned to the grid. You can define the step to be 10, 20, or 50 pixels.
  3. In order to set object's attributes, click on the object and specify the following:
  4. To remove an object from the Page, click on its close (X) icon.
  5. To remove all objects from the Page, select the File/Clear menu option.

Background Images

You can create your own art pages by setting background color and configuring background images.

  1. First you need to upload images you want to use as a background for your Pages and/or for your charts using the Utilities/Upload Images... menu. Once uploaded, those images can be used in the Page Designer and also as background for your charts.
  2. In the Page Designer, create a new Page or open an existing one for editing.
  3. Click on the Image button. This will open a new window with all the available images shown.
  4. Double-click on the Image you want to use.
  5. Save the Page. From that point onwards you will be able to see the name of the image associated with this Page by moving mouse over the Image button.

You can use the same process to change background images.

If you want to remove the image and ensure there are no images used as the Page background, follow these steps:

  1. Select an existing Page for editing.
  2. Click on the Image button.
  3. In the Background window, click on the Clear Background button. The currently selected Page will no longer use any image as its background.

After the Page has been created and saved you can start using it by navigating to the View/Pages... menu in the main AstroApp screen.