Changing the property scope

You can change the property scope of local properties; for example, if you want the subsequent properties you change to affect all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.


  • In the Properties panel, choose one of the following options for Set local properties:
    • Locally

    • Globally


The property scope is changed. All subsequent local properties you change take effect only in the current layout and frame chain if you chose Locally, or in all layouts and frame chains if you chose Globally.

  • The property scope includes local properties that control the graphical position of items. Because it is common for items to require different graphical positions in different layouts, we recommend that you change the property scope to Globally only when required.

  • This only applies to subsequent properties you change. If you want to change the property scope of existing properties, you can copy property settings to other layouts and frame chains.

  • You can change the default property scope for all future projects on the Note Input and Editing page in Preferences.