Custom Components Thumbnail

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Is there a way to get an image of just the component when uploaded to the library? I am getting large images os a blank page and just the component where the thumbnail then shows no detail. Right now, I am going into the component storage folder and editing the thumbnails myself.
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I may be misunderstanding the exact situation, but I do find the following which I failed to notice when I first started to use components.

1. When in Contents > Components, the Component Preview box has three small buttons at the bottom left. Clicking on the first of those buttons cycles through a series of backgrounds (white, transparent, black). When one exports the component to the Library it uses the same background for the thumbnail. A component consisting of black text will, for example, show as a blank black thumbnail unless one has used the button mentioned above to change the background.

2. The other two of the three small buttons, which increase or reduce the size of what is displayed in the Component Preview box seem to have no effect on the thumbnail that is saved in the Library; I think it would be good if they did. There is however in the Library a slider immediately to the left of the Cancel button which allows one to increase or reduce the size of the thumbnail, and that helps.


PS It is, of course, necessary to have ticked the box labelled 'Generate Images for Exporting to Library'.

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