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ContentsContents ....................................................................................................................... 1 Welcome to LayOut ..................................................................................................... 4 Technical Support ...................................................................................................... 5 Learning LayOut ........................................................................................................ 6 Concepts ...................................................................................................................... 8 Presenting With LayOut ............................................................................................. 9 Organizing Your Presentation.................................................................................. 11 Special Effects ......................................................................................................... 12 The LayOut User Interface........................................................................................ 13 Introduction to the LayOut Interface ........................................................................ 14 File Menu ................................................................................................................. 16 Edit Menu ................................................................................................................. 18 View Menu ............................................................................................................... 20 Text Menu ................................................................................................................ 22 Arrange Menu .......................................................................................................... 24 Tools Menu .............................................................................................................. 26 Pages Menu ............................................................................................................. 28 Window Menu .......................................................................................................... 29 Help Menu................................................................................................................ 31 Toolbars ................................................................................................................... 32 Context Menus ......................................................................................................... 35 Dialog Box Trays...................................................................................................... 36 Inference .................................................................................................................. 38 Tools ........................................................................................................................... 40 Select Tool ............................................................................................................... 41 Eraser Tool............................................................................................................... 44 Style Tool ................................................................................................................. 45 Split Tool .................................................................................................................. 46 Join Tool................................................................................................................... 48 Line Tools................................................................................................................. 49 Freehand Tool.......................................................................................................... 52 Curve Tool................................................................................................................ 53 Arc Tools .................................................................................................................. 54

Rectangle Tools ....................................................................................................... 56 Circle Tools .............................................................................................................. 58 Polygon Tool ............................................................................................................ 60 Text Tool .................................................................................................................. 62 Label Tool ................................................................................................................ 63 View Tools .................................................................................................................. 64 Pan Tool................................................................................................................... 65 Zoom Tool ................................................................................................................ 66 Model Settings and Managers.................................................................................. 67 Document Setup Dialog Box.................................................................................... 68 Application Preferences Dialog Box ........................................................................ 71 Colors....................................................................................................................... 73 Shape Style.............................................................................................................. 76 SketchUp Model....................................................................................................... 78 Text Style ................................................................................................................. 80 Page Manager.......................................................................................................... 82 Layers ...................................................................................................................... 83 Scrapbooks .............................................................................................................. 85 Instructor .................................................................................................................. 87 Entities........................................................................................................................ 88 Group Entities .......................................................................................................... 89 Image Entities .......................................................................................................... 91 Model Entities........................................................................................................... 92 Context Menu Items................................................................................................. 93 Input and Output........................................................................................................ 95 Raster Image Import ................................................................................................ 96 Model Import ............................................................................................................ 97 Text Import ............................................................................................................... 98 PDF Export............................................................................................................... 99 Full-Screen Presentations...................................................................................... 100 Printing ................................................................................................................... 101 Technical Info........................................................................................................... 103 Raster File Formats ............................................................................................... 104 OpenGL.................................................................................................................. 106 Bug Splat................................................................................................................ 108

LayOut File Format ................................................................................................ 109 Common Tasks ........................................................................................................ 110 Creating a Complex Shape.................................................................................... 111 Creating a Clipping Mask....................................................................................... 114 Glossary ................................................................................................................. 115 Index ......................................................................................................................... 118

Welcome to LayOutLayOut for Microsoft Windows is a collection of tools that make it easy to create design presentations from your Google SketchUp Pro 6 models. LayOut combines functionality from page, layout, CAD, and presentation software.

Using this GuideFamiliarity with computer basics is all you need to use LayOut. Continue with the Learning LayOut section of this guide for assistance with learning LayOut.

Technical SupportLayOut users can request installation and configuration help using email through the SketchUp Help Center (your SketchUp serial number will be required). Please include the following with your email: A copy of the LayOut file you are creating A list of your computer system's resources (CPU type, RAM, video card details, a

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