Set your preferences
Configure your preferences for Google Web Designer by selecting Edit > Preferences from the top menu. Access each set of preferences by clicking the tab on the left.
You can restore each set of preferences to its defaults by clicking Reset to defaults.
|Launch with recent open document||Check this box to skip the welcome dialog when you launch Google Web Designer and start with your most recently opened document.|
|Location||Click the folder icon to browse your computer and select where custom template files should be saved. The folder must be on a mounted drive (i.e., accessible through your computer's file system).
If you change this path, existing custom templates will no longer appear in the Template Gallery under "My Templates". You can manually move custom template files to the new location to restore them to the gallery.
|Reset to default path||Click the reset icon to change the location to the original path.|
New file dialog defaults
|Ad type||Select the default ad type for new documents.|
|Environment||Select the default ad environment for new documents. Only appropriate options for your default ad type will be listed.|
Design view preferences
Design view preferences set your default selections in the View menu for new documents. In some cases (noted below), these preferences also affect your current settings.
|Outline||Select your preference for outlines for elements on stage:
|Show rulers||Check this box to make the horizontal and vertical rulers visible by default.
This preference is a default: it changes the settings for new documents and documents in which a ruler preference wasn't explicitly set, but doesn't override selections made in the View menu for individual documents.
Snap and grid
|Snap||Check this box to align objects along the same horizontal or vertical lines. Select the elements you want to snap to:
|3D grid||Check this box to display the grid for the plane that's nearest to parallel to your view.
This preference is a default: it changes the settings for new documents and documents in which a 3D grid preference wasn't explicitly set, but doesn't override selections made in the View menu for individual documents.
Code view preferences
Code view preferences control the behavior and appearance of Code view.
Theme and environment
|Color theme||Select your preferred color theme for the Code view workspace and syntax highlighting. You can preview each theme.|
|Key map||Select a key map to use the functionality associated with that text editor.
|Show trailing spaces||Check this box to make spaces at the end of a line visible.|
|Highlight selection matches||Check this box to highlight matching code based on your cursor or selection.|
|Indentation||Check this box to automatically indent new lines.|
|Auto close brackets||Check this box to automatically add a closing bracket when you type an opening bracket.|
|Auto close tags||Check this box to automatically add a closing tag when you type an opening HTML tag.|
|Use spaces for tabs||Check this box to convert new tabs into spaces.|