• Creating a LayOut document is mostly about bringing content into your document. But if you ever want to reuse or update a document’s referenced content in another format or program (and you don’t have the original file or updated the content after you imported it into your document), you can extract any file that your document references.

  • If, like most people, you feel jittery about giving a presentation and public speaking in general, hopefully, LayOut’s simple-to-use, interactive presentation features can help to put you at ease. To access LayOut’s presentation features, select View > Start Presentation or click the Start Presentation tool () on the default toolbar. Your document becomes full screen, and you have access to the following presentation features:

  • In the LayOut Preferences dialog box, you can set global preferences for companion applications, backups, default folders, and more. To open the LayOut Preferences dialog box, select Edit > Preferences (Microsoft Windows) or LayOut > Preferences (Mac OS X). When you’re done selecting preferences options, click the Close button.

  • Whether you love navigating an interface with keyboard shortcuts or just want to assign keyboard shortcuts to your favorite commands, the easiest way to create your own shortcuts is in LayOut’s Preferences dialog box, shown in the following figure.

  • Whether your documents often include company branding elements or you just prefer certain shapes or styles, LayOut’s scrapbooks are a handy way to store and access entities you use and reuse in your documents.

  • In Style Builder, you can set a few Preferences options: