How to capture the elements from top to bottom and from left to right in FlexiLayout Studio

Question

How to capture the elements from top to bottom and from left to right in FlexiLayout Studio using the Repeating Groups?

Answer

FlexiLayout Studio searches for the elements in Repeating Group in one direction only: either from top to bottom or from left to right, depending on the Repeating Group's (or its elements') Relations. In some cases, however, we need to perform the search in both directions, in the same way that the European text is usually being read.

To perform the search in both directions simultaneously, we need to do further steps:

  1. Create two Repeating groups. The first one can be used to search for "strings", i.e., search for elements from top to bottom. The second Repeating Group, nested in the first one, can be used to search for "words", i.e., search for elements from left to right.
  2. Create necessary blocks. When creating blocks, we will need to use the elements in the second Repeating group as the source elements. For correct search order, the instance sort order should be set to In order of finding.

The elements' structure:

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The block's properties:

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With the steps above, we can implement the classic top-bottom/left-right reading order in FlexiLayout Studio.

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