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MilesT

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Option to "Freeze" part of the page when scrolling
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:12:34 PM »
Option to "Freeze" parts of the page when scrolling: a bit like Excel Freeze Window to keep a few top rows and/or a few left columns in view when working on a remote part of the page.

Helpful for diagrams which have clear "axes" e.g. time (as an X axis or as a Y axis on sequence diagrams), Swimlane titles, Function names on sequence diagrams, etc.

Workaround is to make a copy of the relevant axes markers, paste it, group it, and then drag it where needed, but you have to remember to remove it before "publishing" (you can stick your moveable axes into a non-printing layer which helps a bit).

Yacine

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Re: Option to "Freeze" part of the page when scrolling
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 02:11:16 PM »
Not very comfortable, but you can also open a new window of the current drawing.
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MilesT

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Re: Option to "Freeze" part of the page when scrolling
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 04:42:20 AM »
True, that would also work.

Personally, I find the "new window" way of handling this less effective, especially if you only have a small laptop screen and you need to zoom in quite large, but that's just a preference


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Re: Option to "Freeze" part of the page when scrolling
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 01:05:48 PM »
Sure, but that's the built-in solution. Anything else would require a lot of tweeking. Isn't it?
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Re: Option to "Freeze" part of the page when scrolling
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
Go to the View tab on the ribbon then open the task panes dialog in the "Show" section. Next click shape data. Now when you are in a swimlane but the function (actor) is too far to the left, click on any object within the swimlane and the function (actor) will show up in the shape data box which is floating above the page. Voila.