Preview Slide Show
The Preview Slide Show Function provides a preview of how the
slide show will look with its current settings. This is an
exact view of what the finished program will look like.
Preview is launched with the Preview Icon found
on the Tool Bar.
When selected the current slide show appears in the Preview
Player. The figure below shows what the preview player
will look like.
Full Screen Mode
The Full Screen Button puts the viewer in Full Screen
In Full Screen mode the slide show plays without and
visible player. Moving the mouse to the bottom of the
screen in this mode will bring up the VCR controls.
The Player provides “VCR” style controls for its operation.
From left to right the controls are:
Rewind (beginning) and play
Back one slide
Back one frame
Pause, halts play
Play, starts play
Single frame forward
Hitting the "esc" (escape) key will exit from full screen mode
to normal preview display.
The windows to the right of the buttons show the slide number
(order in the show) and the Time window shows the
elapsed minutes, seconds and frame into the slide show.
The Close button closes the preview player.
The Properties button provides access to the Slide
Show Properties dialog.
Beneath the Properties button is the Mute
indicator. If the loudspeaker icon is shown with a line through
it it means that the sound in Preview has been turned off.
Wee the user note below.
User Note: Each time the slide show is modified or
edited in any way it will have to be re-rendered before it can
be previewed. This can be time consuming. The management of
sound takes the majority of this time. Very large high quality
sound tracks can take over a minute to create.
The Slide Show Properties Sound dialog provides a
Preview drop-down menu that provides additional sound
controls that apply only to slide shows being viewed in the
The Sound Preview menu provides three choices:
Mute, sound in the Preview is turned off
Draft Quality, provides a low quality
version of the sound track which renders quickly for preview
Full Quality which plays the sound as it
will be heard in the finished slide show output.