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The Page Editor – Overview

Add photos, text, shapes, decorations and backgrounds to your pages in the editor.

Opening a Page in the Editor

To open a page in the editor, access your book under Edit Book.

Hover over a page – if the page is editable, the blue Edit button will appear. Click on it to launch the page in the editor.

Staffers may only open pages assigned to them, and by default will see their assigned pages highlighted. Editors-in-Chief and Editors may open any page in the book, but may use the Assigned to Me Highlight to focus only on their assigned pages.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is assigned-to-me.jpg
Learn more about assigning pages to team members.

Once in the editor, your actively editable page is highlighted.

The adjacent page is greyed out. Click on the blue Edit button to make it actively editable.

To move to the preceding or the next set of pages, click on the white arrows next to the pages.

Toggle the Pages button (bottom left) to display a scrollable view of all pages in the book. The active page will be highlighted.

Click on any page thumbnail to make it actively editable.

If you do not have permission to edit the page or someone else is editing it, a notification will be displayed and the page will remain greyed out.)

Keep the Pages button off to maximize your editing area.

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Editor Functions

The tabs on the right side of the screen give access to content and settings. Click on a tab to expand its view.

Photos provides access to Yearbook Photo Albums.

Elements and Bkground contain Memento’s collections of embellishments.

Layouts display pre-made templates to apply to your pages.

Portraits provides settings to customize your portrait page grids.
Note that you must flow your portraits in the book manager before using this option.

Page Number enable customization of your printed page numbers.

Settings enables customization of the keyboard’s “nudge” arrow distance.

Quickly add objects to your canvas by clicking on the icons located in the top right of the screen.

Add an empty text frame, a shape with default attributes (rectangular, green, opaque), or an empty image frame.

Selecting an object on your page activates its associated editors.

Click on these options to customize the selected object.

Page Views & Guidelines

Cover & Interior Pages

The Cover page is the first page of the book, displayed as a single sheet with guidelines showing where the spine will fall.

The interior pages are displayed as double-page spreads, editable as a single page (right or left side).

Learn more about your book structure and page types.

Margins & Guidelines

Two guidelines appear around the page edge. These guidelines should be respected to get best possible results when your book is printed.

The green safe guidelines define the area where all important content must be placed. All photos, clipart and text must be kept inside these lines to ensure they will not be clipped or irregularly bordered in the final printed book

The red bleed zone area will be trimmed off the final printed page, to ensure edge-to-edge printing of your page. All background images or content purposely spilling off the page edges (eg. shapes, banners) must extend through the red zone to the edge of the page so that no white unprinted border appears on the final printed page.

Learn more about safe & bleed as it applies to your book type.

When you move an object on your page, purple snaplines will appear to help you align frames relative to other objects on your page.

These guidelines are magnetic, snapping frames together along their edges, to the safe guideline and to the page edge.

To turn off magnetic alignment, hold the Shift key on your keyboard while dragging the image – you will be able to freely position it on the canvas.

Memento does not include a gridline overlay feature – magnetic alignment makes layout easy. If you are looking to create a grid of images, check out the Creating a Grid section of the Image Frames article.

Zooming & Panning the Canvas

To zoom in on a page in the editor, first, hold the space bar on your keyboard.
Next, dial your mouse wheel – up to zoom in, down to zoom out.

To pan over to another area of the page,  first, hold the space bar down on your keyboard, then click down on your left-mouse button and pull the page into position.

Saving & Closing

All changes made in the editor auto-save. The save status is displayed in the top right corner of the screen.
Click Close to end your editing session and return to the Book Manager.

Undo/Redo is available within a single editing session. Use the buttons over the page preview area to undo or redo any edits to your page, or use keyboard shortcut keys (Windows: Ctrl-Z/Ctrl-Y, Mac: Cmd-Z/Cmd-Y).

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Note that once an editing session ends by clicking Close, your Undo/Redo history will be reset. Closing the page preserves it at the moment of its last save. Page edits may not be rolled back to a previous state after closing.

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