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The Blocks pane in the Library Browser displays the contents of the library selected in the Libraries pane (see Libraries Pane).
You can use the Blocks pane to browse the contents of the selected library, to view a library block's parameters or help, and to create instances of library blocks in models.
The Library Browser can display blocks in either a list (single-column) layout or a screen-saving grid layout. To choose a layout, select List or Grid from the Library Browser's View > Layout menu.
Setting the Library Browser's layout option to grid and its icon size to compact (see Setting Icon Size) results in the most compact display of a library's contents in the Blocks pane.
The Library Browser's View > Icon Size menu allows you to select any of four icon sizes: Compact (Ctrl+1), Small (Ctrl+2), Medium (Ctrl+3), Large (Ctrl+4). The compact option eliminates the use of rectangles to distinguish block icons from library icons and thus takes up the least amount of space. Use this option if you want to maximize the number of icons visible in the Blocks pane.
Many Blocks pane procedures require you to select a block displayed in the pane. To select a block, click it with the mouse. The Library Browser moves the block selection cursor to the selected block.
To create an instance of a library block in an existing model, select the block in the Blocks pane and drag it into the model's window.
To create an instance of a library block in a new model, select the block in the Blocks pane and then select Add to a new model from the library block's context menu or Add Selected Block to a New Model from the Library Browser's Edit menu.
To display a library block's parameter dialog box, double-click the block in the Blocks pane or select Block parameter from the block's context menu.
To display help for a library block, select the block and then select Help from the block's context menu or from the Library Browser's Help menu.
To display the contents of a sublibrary appearing in the Blocks pane, double-click the library. The library's contents replaces the parent's contents in the Blocks pane.