Inserting images

In Dr.Explain, you can insert either a plain image or an annotated screenshot object into your content.
Both types of images can be either inserted from a file saved on your computer, or pasted from system clipboard, or captured like a screenshot of a live application.
Inserting images from files is useful when you don't have access to the application you are documenting. You can insert an image from the received screenshots and then add annotations manually. Or you can always use the built-in capturing tool to make a screenshot and insert it in your topic.
The following formats are supported by Dr.Explain:
  • BMP
  • JPG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • To insert an image into an existing topic, click the drop-down icon near button in the editor toolbar.
    The following pop-up menu will appear:
    With this menu to you can insert either a plain image or an annotated screenshot object. Also, you can use Ctrl+Shift+P shortcut to insert a plain image.
  • If you want to add a new topic with an annotated screenshot object, use button in the main toolbar. Press its drop-down icon to see its options.
Once you click the button, the Add image dialog appears that allows you to insert a plain image either from a file or capture a new screenshot.
After you have inserted an image or captured a screenshot, you can edit its settings on the right side of the Image properties window.
Note: for plain images you can convert them into annotated screenshot objects.
Use Annotate command in the image popup menu. If you already have an annotated screenshot in the topic, you won't be able to annotate another image.
After you have inserted an image, you can use standard commands like Cut/Copy/Paste if you need to copy and/or move it. You can also drag an image and place it into table cells.
You can resize the image either in the Image properties window or by dragging its border into the necessary direction.
To link your image to an internal object or external URL address, select the image and then click the button. The Insert link dialog appears.
Specify link properties and click the OK button to insert the link.
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