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Previewing the Applet Layout

This task is a step in Process of Using the Applet Layout Editor.

You can preview the applet layout to view how Siebel CRM displays the applet in the Siebel client. You can preview the layout in the following ways:

When working with the preview mode, consider the following:

  • To view the layout in full view, hide any docked windows, such as the Object Explorer or the Properties window.
  • Siebel Tools displays a grid in the preview mode that allows you to estimate the width of the applet layout. The default grid includes cells that measure 100 pixels by 100 pixels. A red bar in the preview mode indicates the right edge of the layout, beyond which the user must scroll horizontally. The bar is two grid cells wide. For the default grid, Siebel CRM displays the bar at 969 pixels, which is optimized for a resolution of 1024 pixels.

    You can change the background grid of the preview to optimize the layout for different monitor settings. For more information, see Using Siebel Tools.

  • If Siebel Tools displays the layout of a grid applet in preview mode, then Siebel Tools might compress spaces between fields and the spaces in labels. However, Siebel Tools does not compress fields.

To preview the applet layout

  1. In Siebel Tools, click Applet in the Object Explorer.
  2. In the Applets list, locate the applet you must modify, right-click, and then choose Edit Web Layout.
  3. In the Mode list of the Controls/Columns window, choose the applet mode that you must edit.
  4. Right-click the canvas, and then choose Preview.

    Siebel Tools displays an approximation of how Siebel CRM displays the applet in the Siebel client.

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