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
12016-10-09T12:30:06-07:00Radial Layout2plain2016-10-15T13:06:48-07:00The Radial layout embeds a circular visualization at the top of the page that shows connections between content. Colored arcs are drawn representing connections between the current page and its related content, set against the backdrop of all of the other connections in the work. The rest of the page follows the Basic layout, with text and media interspersed.
The radial visualization displays all content in the book as a double ring with arcs color-coded by content type. The inner ring displays each piece of content as a separate arc, while the outer ring collects content into groups by type. Rolling over or clicking the arc for a piece of content reveals its relationships to other pieces of content in the book via connecting curves. Clicking an arc in the outer ring will cause it to expand so its contents can be more clearly viewed. Clicking an arc in the inner ring selects it, keeping its relationships visible even when rolling over other content, allowing multiple sets of relationships to be viewed simultaneously. If the visualization is accessed from a specific page of the book, that page is selected by default when the visualization first appears. To deselect an arc, simply click it again.