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Using Sliders

A slider is a control that sets a value from a continuous range of possible values. Most of the fields or text boxes that contain property values also have a horizontal slider right underneath them.

The horizontal sliders contain a slider head and a slider bar. The slider head is a little black point that represents the current property value. The slider bar is a blue bar that represents how much or how little the current value represents within the range of possible values.

The slider head will appear in different locations along the slider depending on where the default value falls within the range of possible values for each property. The slider bar will also start in different locations and move in different directions depending on where the default value falls within the range of possible values for each property.

You drag the slider head to the left or right to increase or decrease the property value. When you click and hold anywhere in the text box, the super slider appears, which makes it easier for you to fine-tune the property value. When you release the mouse button, the larger slider disappears. If you need to define the value more precisely, you can Shift+drag the slider to increase or decrease the value in smaller increments.

[Note] Note

Many of the sliders have a default range that is only a subset of the total range that can be input in the text box. To access a greater range of values for a particular property, you must enter a value outside the default slider range. To view the default slider and full input ranges for each property, refer to the Help.