Scalar 2 User's GuideMain MenuGetting StartedExplains account and book creation, and some interface basics.QuickStartsA path of all QuickStart content in this user's guide.Working with MediaHow to get the most out of your use of media in Scalar.Working with ContentCreating and editing content in Scalar.Working with WidgetsWorking with StructureHow to use Scalar's many options for structuring publications.Editorial WorkflowHow to use features for performing editorial review of content.VisualizationsExploring the contents of a book visually.LensesAn introduction to lenses, a tool for searching and visualizing Scalar content.Advanced TopicsDescribing Scalar's more advanced features.Third Party Plugins and Platforms
12015-05-28T15:00:42-07:00Global Visualizations12How to access and customize visualizations of an entire book.plain2021-07-08T13:58:32-07:00Scalar's global visualizations are located under the Visualize item in the compass menu in the top left corner of the header. These pre-defined visualizations show the content of a given Scalar book in a variety of ways.
In addition, each of these visualizations can be customized via the drop-down menus that appear in the top left of the Visualization dialog. Here's what those menus do:
Type. Determines which kind of visualization will be displayed (see links below for details on each visualization type).
Content. There are two content menus: the first selects the initial set of content to be visualized (i.e. all pages, paths, media, etc.), and the second allows you to add a set of items which are related to the first set (i.e. all children, parents, etc. of those initial items).
Sort. The two sort menus allow to specify the type of sort to be applied to the results (i.e. alphabetical, by creation date, etc.), and the ordering of that sort (ascending or descending). Note that sorting only has a visible effect in the Grid and List visualization types.
By adjusting these options, you can visualize broad swaths of the content of a Scalar book in a range of ways. To select and filter content in more detail, you can use lenses.