When you click and drag a
pane (from its blue title bar) to another area of the work space, a docking
“compass” displays to guide you. The compass has 8 arrows: 4 in the center of
the window, and 4 at the outer edges.
The outer arrows assist you to easily position the pane to the top-most,
bottom-most, far-left, and far-right areas of the work space. The center arrows
assist you in positioning the pane to a specific area (of your choosing) within
the work space. A shaded outline shows
you the general area where the pane will be docked.
Docking a Pane
To dock a pane within the work space:
on the blue title bar of the docked pane.
The pane is now positioned on top of the work space (“floating”).
the blue title bar, click and drag the pane until the compass displays.
the pane you are dragging reaches the area where you want to dock it, the
designated area is shaded.
your cursor over the arrow and release the mouse.
pane is now docked.
can resize a docked pane by clicking on double horizontal line or double vertical line between two panes.
A floating pane is one that is not docked to any side and “floats” above the
work space. You can work in a pane while it is floating within the work space,
or from its floating position, you can drag it to be docked within your
Show / Hide Panes Ribbon Group
Depending on how you work, you sometimes may want more (or need less) work
space within a record. Using Show/Hide Panes, you can free more space by hiding
certain panes that you do not routinely work with. When needed, you can show
hidden panes by “un-hiding” from the work space.
Panes that are docked within the work space are shown here as white with
black text. Panes that are hidden from the work space, are shown as gray
with white text and display (Hidden).
Hiding a Pane
are several ways to hide a pane:
Click the ‘X’ in the upper-right
corner of the pane.
Right-click the blue title bar of the docked
pane and select Hide from the drop-down menu.
Within the Show / Hide Ribbon Group,
single-click on the name of the pane you wish to hide.
any of these options, the name of the pane within the Show/Hide Ribbon Group
will change from black to white and will display (Hidden).
Retrieving a Pane
retrieve a pane (or multiple panes) that you have hidden:
Within the Show/Hide Ribbon Group,
single-click on the name of the hidden pane.
The pane is now re-docked to its previous position prior to being hidden.