How to Nest, Edit, Hyperlink to, Copy, Delete, or Search for a Canvas

What is a Canvas?

Canvases allow you to organize content within the workspace. You can combine individual assets within a canvas to present, locate, and share information more easily. A single canvas may contain one or more assets; in addition, multiple canvases can be nested or layered – one within the other.

See How to Create a Canvas to learn how to create a canvas.

Nesting Canvases Within Canvases

You can nest canvases, performing this action in one of two ways: Creating a new canvas (which will include existing canvases) or nesting an existing canvas within a larger one.

Select here to learn how

Create A New Canvas Around Existing Ones

To create a new canvas around one or more existing canvases:

  1. Select the canvas_icon (Canvas) icon in the workspace toolbar.

  2. The Canvas Size modal opens, providing options for the size of your canvas.

  3. Select a canvas size that is large enough to contain the existing canvases.

  4. Drag the canvas in the desired position, then select to insert it.

Nest One Existing Canvas Inside Another One

To nest an existing canvas within a larger one, the canvas inside the other canvas must fit entirely within the other canvas’s frame.

  1. Identify two separate workspace canvases.
  2. Select the canvas title of the smaller canvas.
  3. Once the canvas is highlighted, drag it into the larger destination canvas.

When you move the larger canvas, the smaller canvas moves with it.

Editing a Canvas

You can edit various aspects of a canvas, including:

  • Name
  • Size
  • Background color
  • Border color
Select here to learn how To edit a canvas:
  1. Hover your mouse over the canvas you want to edit.

  2. Select the title at the top of the canvas. The canvas is highlighted, and a toolbar appears.
    canvas_example

  3. The options are (from left to right:)

  • Background Color
  • Border Color
  • Layout
  • Present
  • More - Displays the standard more options context menu for workspace assets.
  1. To edit the canvas name, double-select the title at the top of the canvas. The title becomes an editable field.

Creating a Hyperlink to a Canvas (Web)

You can create a canvas hyperlink to share with workspace collaborators, directly accessing this canvas.

Select here to learn how To create a canvas hyperlink:
  1. Hover your mouse over the canvas you want to edit.

  2. Select the title at the top of the canvas. The canvas is highlighted, and a toolbar appears.
    example_canvas

  3. Select the :more_options: (More) icon in the toolbar.

  4. A context menu opens. Select the Copy Link option.
    A confirmation message appears.
    link_copied

  5. Share the link as needed.

Note: If a member is not a designated workspace collaborator, they will not be able to use the link.

Copying versus Duplicating a Canvas

Duplicating a canvas allows you to create an identical canvas in the same workspace as the original. Copying enables you to re-create a canvas in the same or different workspace.

Select here to learn how To duplicate a canvas and its content:
  1. Hover your mouse over the canvas you want to edit.
  2. Select the title at the top of the canvas. The canvas is highlighted, and a toolbar appears.
    example_canvas
  3. Select the :more_options: (More) icon in the toolbar.
  4. A context menu opens. Select the Duplicate option.
    The duplicate appears to the right of the original canvas. Both a copied and duplicate canvas appear with the term Copy – appended to the Canvas Name.

The duplicate appears on the right.

Deleting a Canvas

You can remove a canvas from the workspace; however, the canvas contents remain.

Select here to learn how To delete a canvas:
  1. Hover your mouse over the canvas you want to edit.
  2. Select the title at the top of the canvas. The canvas is highlighted, and a toolbar appears.
    example_canvas
  3. Select the :more_options: (More) icon in the toolbar.
  4. A context menu opens. Select the Delete option.

The canvas is removed from the workspace. If you inadvertently delete a canvas, you can select the :undo: (Undo) icon near the bottom left of the workspace to restore it.

Searching for a Canvas

You can add multiple canvases to a workspace. You can use the Search icon to find canvases for ease of access.

Select here to learn how To locate a canvas:
  1. Select the :search: (Search) icon located near the top left of the workspace. The Search panel opens.

  2. Select the Canvas Name from the available list or enter this reference in the Search field.

  3. You also can select the filter_icon (Sort) icon (next to the Search field), organizing your search by Created Date, Name, and Color . You must select this icon to reveal the Sort By field.

After you select, the workspace automatically adjusts the viewing window to center around the canvas location. Each canvas has a preset center point, and zoom level, and the workspace view adjusts accordingly.

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