Getting Started

3.1 Project Explorer

Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Before you get started with course development in Lectora it’s important to know more about the Project Explorer, layering, visibility, and inheritance.  

The project explorer allows you to see the relationship of  the individual objects in your course and navigate between them. Think of it like a layers panel in most graphic design tools. The pages, chapters or sections act as a parent layer with the child objects related to it underneath.

When you insert an object on the stage, such as text, an image or a shape, the object will also be added to the project explorer below the object that is currently selected.

Once an object has been added to your project, double click the name of the object in the project explorer and rename it using a simple and descriptive naming convention that will allow you to find it later.

As you add additional objects to your project you can easily reorder them in your project explorer by dragging and dropping them to the appropriate location. 

Clicking on an object in the project explorer will bring it into focus on your stage, as if it were on top of the other objects on that page. This will give you access to the object’s properties and allow you to make any edits or adjustments to that object

You can also right click an object in the project explorer to access some quick commands like jumping directly to its properties menu, locking it’s position and size or adding an action. In this menu you’ll also find common commands like cut, copy and paste. 

This article last reviewed March, 2021. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.


View the training plan here: Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know

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To see the next video in the series go here: 4. Designing Your Title