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User's Guide
Managing gestures : Creating custom gestures : Using the Gesture Editor : Designing gestures
Designing gestures
To design a gesture in the Gesture Editor:
1. From the Actions pane, select the action for which you want to design the gesture.
2. Modify, if required, the default text in the Label and Description boxes to provide additional information for the gesture. You can enter a static label or description; for instance, “End” for label and “Adds an End workstep” for description.
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3. In the drawing area provided, drag your mouse to draw the gesture shape to be used for the corresponding action. To accept the drawn shape and clear the drawing area, click Accept. To discard the drawn shape, right-click in the drawing area.
4. After you click Accept, the drawn shape is displayed as a gesture in the Gestures pane. To remove the added gesture from the Gestures pane, select the gesture and click Discard.
Depending on the complexity of the action, we recommend that you create multiple gesture samples. For simpler actions, 2 or 3 gesture samples are adequate. For complex actions, you must create more samples.
Repeat Step 3 to Step 4 to add multiple gesture samples.
You can use the checkbox for each gesture in the Gestures pane to select the icon to be displayed for this action in the help for the customised gestures. If you select multiple checkboxes, then the gesture that you select first is displayed as the gesture icon and the remaining gestures are displayed in the Gesture Details section.