The Chooser Panel

In Cascade 8, many actions involve use of the Chooser Panel. The Chooser Panel has slightly different options depending on what you're doing (placing an image, moving a page, linking to a PDF, etc), but the basic operation is the same.

The Chooser Panel is displayed when choosing an asset, such as when adding an image to a page. It is a window which opens on the right side of the screen. It gives you three options to select an asset (ie, an image or PDF file). The three choices are:


The Recent tab is a simple list of assets which you have recently interacted with, either you viewed them, edited them, or uploaded them. Simply select the asset you wish from the list by selecting the circle next to its name.

Chooser Panel: Recent


The Browse tab allows you to browse through the existing hierarchy of files in the CMS. You can navigate to the /images folder or the /documents folder, for example. Note that you need to click on the name of a folders to open it, and you need to click in the circle to the left of a file name to select it. View Thumbnails options are available as if viewing a folder

Chooser Panel: Browse


If you haven't yet uploaded your asset to the system, good news: Cascade 8 allows you to do this right here. Choose Upload to add a new file from your computer. Either drag and drop a file into the chooser panel or click the choose link to select a file from your computer. The File Name is automatically generated in all lowercase characters and hyphens in place of spaces. Select a Placement Folder and click the Choose button at the top to complete the process.

Chooser Panel: Upload