Typefi Elements are page items that are separate from the main story text and are stored on an Adobe InDesign master page. They are commonly used for placing figure graphics, background artwork, sidebars, and pull-quotes into a layout.
Elements are similar to assets stored in an InDesign Object Library. Like a library asset, an Element is created once and then can be reused throughout a publication, with different content in each instance that is placed.
In the InDesign file, Elements are made of two parts: the Element definition and the Element artwork. You must apply the Element definition to the Element artwork to link them. The artwork that is linked to the Element is considered the Master Element Artwork for that Element.
|Element definition||Defines the Element. The Element definition is applied to the artwork to link them. Use the Typefi Elements panel to manage (create, configure, edit, and apply) Elements.|
|Element artwork||Specifies the Element appearance (colour, size, shape, and son), and placement on a page. When designing the artwork, you can use InDesign frames, drawing and line objects, Typefi Frames, and Typefi Fields. The artwork can contain both a single frame or object or a group of frames and objects. TIP Use Typefi AutoFit to create AutoFit relationships and auto-size text frames.|
Elements are used in conjunction with Typefi Frames (Element Content, Element Image, Element Audio, and Element Video). The Frame type you specify determines the type of content that is placed into an Element. For example, a figure Element might contain two Frames: an Element Image Frame for the graphic and an Element Content Frame for the caption.