Sandvox Menu Guide
Displays the about box for Sandvox. Useful for checking which version of Sandvox you are running.
Check for Updates…
Manually checks to see whether updates to Sandvox are available. Not available in the Mac App Store edition.
Opens the built-in feedback reporter.
Rate in App Store
In the Mac App Store edition, this opens up a page so you can tell the world how much you love Sandvox!
Join Karelia Email List…
Allows you to join Karelia's spam-free email list to receive occasional news, updates, or discounts. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Displays the Sandvox preferences window.
This menu is a big list of all the services other applications on your computer can provide.
Hides (but does not close) Sandvox.
Hides (but does not close) all applications other than Sandvox. Can be undone by selecting "Show All."
Shows all applications, even those hidden.
Creates a new site from scratch.
Opens an existing site.
A list of sites you have recently worked on.
Closes the current site.
Save/Save a Version
Saves the current site document.
Duplicate (Mac OS X Lion and newer)
Creates a duplicate of your document. For Mountain Lion, holding down the Option key changes Duplicate to Save As...
Save As… (Mac OS X Snow Leopard and earlier)
Saves the current site document to a new location and begins editing it.
Rename... (OS X Mountain Lion)
Allows you to rename your document.
Move To... (OS X Mountain Lion)
Allows you to relocate where your document is stored.
Revert to Saved
Reverts your document back to the last saved version. Starting with Lion, you can choose which version of the document you want to revert to.
Reduce File Size
Removes all unused media from the document package.
Copy files into Document…
Some media can be stored external to your document, such as video, audio and Flash files. This command copies them all into the document.
Choose Comments Provider…
Opens the window to choose a comment provider. See Comments for more information.
Configure Sharing Services
Opens the Configure Sharing Services sheet to configure the Sharing Bar and set default values for the included sharing services. For more information, please refer to this article.
Configure Google Tools…
Opens the window to configure Google services.. Sitemap, Analytics, and Verification. See Google Integration for more information.
Changes your site design to the previous design you were using.
Changes your design to the next design in the design chooser.
Extract Content of Website…
If you have an existing website created by iWeb or another tool, this will help you get started.
Undo and Redo
Undo and redo changes to the site.
Cut & Copy
Cuts or copies the current selection to the clipboard. See "Clipboard Menu Commands" for more information.
Sandvox has three paste commands:
- Paste Link
- Paste and Match Style
Please see the "Clipboard Menu Commands" article for more information
Creates a duplicate copy of the selected object.
Select and Deselect All
When editing text, this selects or deselects all of the text in the box.
Turns the selected text into a link or edits an existing link.
Edit Raw HTML…
Edits the raw HTML code of the selected text area.
Site Code Injection… and Page Code Injection…
Standard commands for searching text.
Spelling and Grammar
A menu of standard spelling commands. To disable or enable spell checking as you type check (or uncheck) the 'Check Spelling While Typing' option.
Has many 'smart' options, including copy/paste, quotes, and dashes. As well as a find and replace feature.
Select text to make it all upper case, lower case, or capitalized.
Uses the OS X built in Text-to-Speech feature to read your Sandvox page.
Dictation (Mountain Lion)
Uses the OS X built in Dictation feature.
Shows the character palette for easy insertion of unusual characters into your site.
Group as Collection
Inserts a paragraph break.
Inserts a line break.
Inserts a text box object. Also available from the "Objects" menu in the toolbar.
Inserts a block quote object. Also available from the "Objects" menu in the toolbar.
Inserts a media object placeholder. Also available from the "Objects" menu in the toolbar.
Displays a list of standalone sharing buttons. Also available from the "Objects" menu in the toolbar.
Displays a list of objects available for you to choose from. Also available from the "Objects" menu in the toolbar.
Opens a Finder window for you to choose a file to add to your site.
Toggles the Fonts panel, which allows you to set the font of the selected text.
Bold, Italic, Underline, & Strikeout
Applies the chosen effect to the selected text. Note that depending on the location and font of the text, not all of these may be available.
Makes the highlighted text bigger or smaller.
You can raise or lower the text baseline to superscript or subscript. This is useful when placing references or simple formula on a site.
Show Text Inspector
Shows the Text inspector
Align Left, Center, Justify, Align Right
Sets the alignment of the selected text.
Changes the writing direction in Sandvox.
Increase / Decrease List Indent Level
Used in increase or decrease the indent for bullets or numbered lists.
Copy & Paste Style
Copies and pastes just the style of the selected text. See "Clipboard Menu Commands" for more information.
Clears the style of the selected text.
Clean Text HTML
Used to clean up the HTML and make it nicely indented and formatted.
Small Page Icons
If checked, makes the icons in the Site Navigator smaller. Useful if you have a large site and limited screen space.
Sandvox provides three commands for setting the text viewing size:
- "Make Text Bigger,"
- "Make Text Smaller,"
- "Normal Text Size."
Please see the "Web View" article for more information.
Enter/Exit Full Screen (Mac OS X Lion and newer)
Toggles the full screen mode.
Toggles the Inspector.
Opens a separate Inspector window.
Toggles the Color Picker which allows you to set the color of the selected text.
Show/Hide Media Browser
Toggles the Media Browser.
Toggles the visibility of the toolbar. This can also be accomplished by clicking the button in the very top right of the window.
Displays a sheet allowing you to customize the items in the toolbar to better suit you.
Publishes the entire site, regardless of what changes have been made since the last publish.
Before you can publish a site, you must set up your host.
Visit Published Site and Visit Published Page
Opens the published site in your web browser.
Submit to Site Directory…
Opens the a page in your web browser where you can submit your website to a directory of Sandvox-created websites. Doing so (among other tasks) will help you to gain exposure to your website.
Share Published Page
Opens a window to share the currently selected page via Email, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn. Sharing through Messages is available on OS X Mountain Lion. For more information on each service, you can refer to the Sharing Published Pages article.
To show this in the Menu Bar, check the "Show Develop menu in menu bar" option in Sandvox Preferences.
Show Web Inspector
Open the Web Inspector window to inspect the DOM, HTML attributes, and CSS properties.
Show Error Console
Provides alternative views for the Web View.
Validate Page HTML (w3.org)
Run HTML validator on the page that you are on.
Sandvox maintains a cache of scaled images to speed up previewing and publishing. This clears out that cache.
Minimizes the current document window to the Dock.
Minimizes all open document windows to the Dock.
The zoom button (the little green circle at the top left of a window) toggles the size of the document window between filling the screen and how it was before.
Bring All To Front
Places all Sandvox windows in front of anything else you may have open. Hold down Option to neatly arrange all Sandvox windows.
Welcome to Sandvox
Brings up the 'Welcome to Sandvox' window that opens when you first open Sandvox.
Opens a window that will show diagnostic information for publishing. For more details, check the Publication Transcript page.
At the bottom of the Window menu is a list of all the windows Sandvox has open.
Opens the Sandvox Help (what you're reading now!).
Watch Video Introduction
Opens the Sandvox video introduction, standard or full size.
Visit Community Forum
Links directly to Karelia's online support forum for Sandvox.
Opens the Sandvox release notes.
Opens the Sandvox Acknowledgments window. This lists all the contributions that were necessary to make Sandvox happen.
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