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Working with additional Smart Connection panels in Smart Connection

Working with additional Smart Connection panels in Smart Connection

Sometimes you mainly work with layouts while at other times your focus might be more on images or articles. One way of working is to filter the Smart Connection panel to only show the types of files that you are working on: only layouts, only articles, only images, and so on. However, having to constantly change the filter for the same Smart Connection panel can be tedious.

In another scenario you might work on files from one Brand at one time, while working on files from another Brand at another time.

The solution is to create separate Smart Connection panels and set them each to the content that you want to have access to.

Multiple Smart Connection panels

Figure: Creating multiple Smart Connection panels help you to quickly access often used files. Shown here are the default Smart Connection panel (A), one panel that is filtered to show Dossiers only (B) and another panel that shows images only (C).

Creating a new Smart Connection panel

Step 1. From the Smart Connection panel menu, choose New Smart Connection Panel....

The New Smart Connection panel option

Figure: The New Smart Connection Panel option (B) can be found when clicking the icon for the panel menu (A).

The New Smart Connection Panel dialog box appears.

The New Smart Connection Panel dialog box

Step 2. Enter a name and click OK.

The new Smart Connection panel appears.

Step 3. Change the filter settings to your liking.

Renaming a Smart Connection panel

Step 1. For the Smart Connection panel that needs to be renamed, choose Rename Smart Connection Panel from the panel’s flyout menu.

The Rename Smart Connection option in the menu

The Rename Smart Connection Panel dialog box appears.

The Rename Smart Connection panel dialog box

Step 2. Type a descriptive name in the Name box.

Step 3. Click OK.

The panel is renamed.

Accessing closed Smart Connection panels

Closed panels can be re-opened again by accessing them from one of the following locations:

  • The Window > Smart Connection menu
  • The Smart Connection panel menu

Smart Connection panels added to menus

Figure: Two Smart Connection panels (A) added to the View > Smart Connection menu and the Smart Connection panel menu.

Removing a created Smart Connection panel

When a created Smart Connection panel is not needed any more, it can be removed as follows:

  • From the flyout menu of the Smart Connection panel that needs to be removed, choose Remove Smart Connection Panel.

The Remove Smart Connection panel option

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