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General

Screens

An Antetype prototype can contain an unlimited number of screens. To create a new screen, use the Screens menu button from the main window's tool bar.

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The menu will show all screens that are stored in the template. You may also use the menu entry in the Elements menu or the plus button in the screen inspector. (⌘ ⇧ N)

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These entries will create a new blank screen. To delete a screen, click the minus button in the screen inspector or hit either the Backspace or Delete key on the keyboard. All screens are listed in the top area of the screen inspector. To rename a screen, double click its name. The order can be changed by drag and drop. You can change a screen's size, layout and visual appearance via the style bar or the style inspector. To duplicate a screen, select it and choose Duplicate from the Edit menu or press ⌘ D on the keyboard.

The basic elements and widgets of a screen are shown in the screen inspector's hierarchy view and can be selected and rearranged by drag and drop. You can search for elements in the hierarchy by using the search field.



Basic Elements

Antetype comes with 5 basic elements to build your prototypes: Rectangle, Triangle, Circle, Vector and Text. To create a new basic element, use the New Cell button from the main window's tool bar or the entries in the Elements menu.

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New elements are placed on the same hierarchical level as the selected element. By holding down the option key ⌥ and clicking the toolbar button, the new element will be nested in the selected element. Every basic element is represented by an entry in the screen inspector's hierarchy view and can be selected and rearranged. To rename an element, double-click it in the screen inspector and enter the new name. You can change a basic element's size, layout and visual appearance in the style inspector.

Nesting

Nesting is an essential feature to make use of Antetype's advanced layout features. Elements can be nested by drag and drop in the screen inspector, by dragging them onto other elements.

Updates

Antetype will download and install new updates automatically. When launching Antetype for the second time, you will be asked to enable the automatic updating mechanism, if you confirm, Antetype will look for new versions on our server from time to time. It is also possible to check for updates manually.

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For some updates, we change the file structure of Antetype files and the widget library. Because of that, it is necessary to update your existing files and widget library after an update. Depending on the size of your files and the complexity of our changes, the updating process can take some time. The original file will be replaced with the new one and is moved to the trash. In case you still need it, you can recover it from the trash. The original widget library will be backed up in the application support folder, located in your Library folder.



Updated 12 Jan 2022
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