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Whiteboard navigation tips

Navigation preferences

Fabrie supports automatically matching the appropriate interaction mode based on your device. However, you can also adjust it according to your preferences. Right-click on the blank area of the document and select "Navigation preferences" to customize the zooming and panning interactions of the whiteboard.

Search on whiteboard

The latest version of Whiteboard has added a search feature that allows users to easily find objects on the whiteboard, including text, images, and audio and video. To use the search feature, simply enter a keyword in the search box and the results will appear automatically. You can then click on the results to quickly locate the object you are looking for. The search settings support case-sensitive and exact matching.

Types of Objects That Can Be Searched:

Text content: text boxes, sticky notes, graphic text, mind maps, frames (including title and content), and link cards (including title and description).
Files: images, videos, audio, and design files, matched by filename.
Synced record cards: text and numbers displayed on the whiteboard.

The addition of the whiteboard search feature greatly improves the efficiency of using the whiteboard. In large-scale project collaboration, users can quickly find relevant information through the search feature, avoiding the hassle of repeated searching.

Line Snap (Connect Lines)

Connecting objects on the whiteboard with lines visualizes their relationship and effectively assists in expressing ideas. It allows you to connect fragments into a complete concept. With many scattered whiteboard objects, the automatic line snapping feature makes it even more efficient! Simply select an object, click the dots around it to trigger the line, and then drag it to the object you want to connect. It will automatically snap and complete the connection.

Tips: The connected lines include control points for creating line corners. Dragging the control points can bend the line. Clicking the control points can create new points on both sides, and double-clicking can delete points.

Duplicate a file

Fabrie provides a "Create Duplicate" feature for documents, allowing you to quickly make copies of the original document for backup or editing purposes. It's easy to use, just click the dropdown menu next to the document title and select "Create Document Duplicate." This will quickly generate a copy of the current document in your personal drafts.

Follow a collaborator's view

During document collaboration and presentation with multiple participants, the "Follow a collaborator" feature helps quickly locate the position of a co-author's cursor and follow their actions. This allows real-time understanding of the context of communication. The "Follow a collaborator" feature has two usage modes: Follow others by clicking on a collaborator's avatar in the top right corner, or Bring others to me by clicking on your own avatar and selecting to have everyone or specific people follow you.

In Fabrie whiteboard, you can copy exclusive object links to directly locate specific content when accessing the document, making collaboration more targeted. You can also embed one object link into another to create a "Link to" portal, allowing quick navigation to other content. This feature is particularly useful for referencing whiteboard content and making the flow of ideas clearer and more intuitive.

Note: Portals also support external links. To use an external link, enter the complete URL (e.g., for normal redirection. To delete a created portal, simply select the current object and right-click to choose "Delete link."

File version history

During collaboration, it is important to have reliable means of data tracing to avoid unexpected changes. The newly introduced history versions in Fabrie serve as a "time machine" for document changes, allowing you to trace the changes within a certain period of time. History versions are automatically saved every 30 minutes, and manual saves are also supported. Currently, all history versions are saved for 3 months. During this period, you can view the content of each history version and restore document history versions (including whiteboard and table content) by overwriting the current document or creating a document duplicate.

File offline mode (in unstable network)

Fabrie file's offline editing feature allows you to use files normally even in unstable or offline network environments. As long as the file is not closed, it can be edited normally even when the network is completely disconnected. When the network is reconnected, the data will be automatically synchronized to the cloud.

However, it is important to note that Fabrie's offline editing feature is not an offline client. The data will eventually need to be synchronized to the cloud via the network. Therefore, it cannot be completely used as a stand-alone software at this time.

Copy as PNG

Want to share a part of the whiteboard content without the hassle of taking screenshots? Try selecting a whiteboard object (currently supports single selection only), right-click, and choose "Copy as PNG" from the menu. This quickly copies the selected content as a transparent background image, allowing easy sharing or use by pasting it elsewhere. This feature supports all whiteboard object types (excluding comments and tables).

Have you learned everything? If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to join our Official Community for discussion!

Updated on: 24/11/2023

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