If you are working on a Storybook project and
you don't know about the View ribbon, stop working NOW and read this! The preview section of the View ribbon allows you to choose the way you look at your pages as you are making your book. When the view is set on 'All' you can see the page and anything else on the editing screen. Sometimes I choose to do my wand work on the white area of the editing screen.
If you are working on page prints (and not a Storybook) you'll want to see the Page view and/or the Trimmed view to see what your finished and printed pages will look like.
When working on a book, it's very important to manually choose whether your page is a left-hand or right-hand page so that you will see what elements may be cut off by the binding or 'lost' in the gully of the binding. Because you can reorder your pages at any
time, this is something that you will need to
do for EACH page that you are working on - it
is not an automatic function!
The settings section of the View ribbon allows you to either view your photos at the bottom of the editing screen (separate from the other 'panel' parts - pages, papers, shapes, and embellishments) or as part of that panel on the right hand side of the screen. This is a matter of personal preference, but keep in mind that viewing photos separately will cut into the space available to you on the editing screen.
Snap to Grid is the other tool found on the Settings section of the View ribbon - we will talk about it later, or you can read all about it in the User Guide.
Keep working on your pages, push every button, and have fun with it!