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Change Your Layout from Ad-Hoc to Columnar

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Updated: November 16, 2020

Change Layout Ad-Hoc to Columnar

Setting up the layout of your venue depends entirely on style preference. Ad-hoc allows you to move panels freely around the page when designing a location space. In contrast, columnar allows you to place panels in a pre-determined number of columns, much like a newspaper layout.

To change the layout style of your venue, follow along for a step-by-step walkthrough:

1. Open your venue and go to any location, for example, the lobby.

2. Click on the UI Design tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

3. Click Venue, which will open a drop-down list. In the list, click Layout.

4. This will pull up the Layout panel, where you can choose to have your venue layout as Ad-hoc or Columnar.

If you choose the columnar layout style, you can have up to 5 columns. To change the number of columns, go to UI Design > Home Location > Edit Style > # Columns

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Tip: This pop-up menu will also allow you to set the page height and adjust the location background extent.

Note: For Location Background Extent, if you choose the option labeled “Limited to Location Width,” this will allow you to place the content in the middle of the page and use a photo or a graphic as a background.

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