The Gallery

The Gallery is a facility to organise and easily access files and documents for use in your RSpace documents and notebooks, such as sound files, images, video files, spreadsheets and PDFs. These resources are uploaded to the Gallery once, but can be linked to many times in your documents once in the Gallery. The Gallery is also a repository for re-usable content you create, such as Templates and Snippets.

The Gallery can be accessed in two ways:

  • from the Gallery tab, for importing and organising files:
  • from the Import from RSpace Gallery button in the Text Editor toolbar when editing a document, in order to place files into a document:

Galleries

Files placed in the Gallery are organised by file-type into separate sections named Galleries, which are accessed either from the Choose Gallery drop-down menu, or from the quick-access icons down the left side of the Gallery display. The Image Gallery is displayed by default. The central box in the display shows the contents of the currently selected Gallery, shown as file type icons.

In RSpace Enterprise, Gallery has an additional tab that enables registration of a file store, allowing links to these resources to be made in RSpace documents. To learn more, read File Store Integration (for Enterprise)

File Info panel

The right side of the display is for further information about selected files, and allows for downloading, uploading a new version, and showing linked documents. The panel is loaded when you click the Get Info icon above the file name:

The File Info panel also allows searchable captions to be added to the resource, just click on Captions in the panel to add a caption:

These captions can also be edited from links to Gallery items made in Notebook entries. Note that only the owner of the attachment can add or edit captions.

Filtering

You can filter the files displayed in the Gallery by use of the search bar. This accepts any name or part-name, so you can filter by file suffix, such as ‘doc’. Note that if a specific item you are searching for is not showing, that you might be in the wrong file-type Gallery.

What is more, media can be sorted by name/data using the Order by dropdown.

Previewing

  • Clicking on an image file will allow you to navigate images more easily using the arrows, and zoom-in/fullscreen the view.
  • Depending on your browser / OS setup, videos can either be played in view or edit mode of a document, or downloaded to your machine for playing locally.
  • Office/Open Office documents can be previewed in the Gallery pane by clicking on them. The preview supports navigation through an entire document/ spreadsheet /slideshow.
You might want to check out the "Upload an Image to the Gallery" walkthrough. You can access it through the Simpo Searchbar.

Content can be uploaded to the Gallery either from your computer or from a URL using the Import button in the Gallery toolbar, or dragged-and-dropped directly into the main Gallery display area. Imported files will be sorted by type to the appropriate Gallery.

If it does not seem like an item was uploaded, make sure that you have checked the appropriate Gallery: eg. if you're viewing the Exports Gallery, and upload a PNG image, the image will only be placed and visible from the Image Gallery.

Uploading directly to a Document

Attachments or media that are inserted directly into a document (via the Insert file from computer icon, inserting from a file repository such as Dropbox, or by drag and drop) will immediately appear in the document, and will also be added to the Gallery in the appropriate tab for their file type, and be available for use in other documents.

Selecting a checkbox for one or more media files reveals a menu with operations such as rename, copy, delete, export (see Export Options) and edit for images (see Editing Images). These work in a similar way to the operations in the Workspace.

Deletion of media from the Gallery does not remove it  from the database, so existing documents that link to the media can still access that media. Deletion merely hides a media file, preventing its subsequent use.

Folders can be created to organise media content, and media can be moved between folders by drag-and-drop.

When you click on a folder, a breadcrumb link will be displayed. You can click on the blue links to navigate back up the folder structure. You can also click the parent folder to leave the current folder, or drag-and-drop an item onto the parent folder to move it outside of the folder.


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