Easy Slide Show Creator™ Manual    
Table of Contents
1. Introduction

2. Interface
      Main Interface
      Menu Bar
      Pictures Tab
      Music Tab
      Slide Show Controls

3. Step By Step Guides
      Creating a Basic Slide Show
      Adding Music to a Slide Show
      Adding Captions to Pictures
            in Your Slide Show
      Adding Sound Effects
      Presenting A Slide Show

4. How to Zip and Email
      Slide Shows to Others

5. How to Create Autorun
      Slide Shows on CD

6. Registering Easy Slide
      Show Creator™

7. Tech Support and Help


© 2003 Programming Art, LLC
2. Interface [Page 6 of 6]

Slide Show Controls

Main controls


Open Show

Selecting this from the File menu will open an "Open A Slide Show" file selection box where you can select and load a saved slide show from disk. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+O.


Hide

If you would like your controls hidden, just click on the "Hide" button and they will be removed from the screen. Click anywhere on your screen to make the playback controls reappear.

NOTE: When the controls are hidden, you can control the flow of the slide show by using the arrow keys. Right arrow forwards to the next slide, Left arrow backs to the previous slide, Up arrow plays the show, and Down arrow pauses the show.



Mute Sound

Click on the "Mute Sound" checkbox to disable any sound for the current slide show. Click the checkbox again to turn the sound on again.



Previous Picture

Clicking on the "Previous Picture" button will display the previous picture in the slide show. This button can be used to override the slide show timing set in the playlist.



Pause

If you want to stop your slide show on a certain picture, click the "Pause" button. Click the "Pause" button again to resume the normal slide show playback.



Next Picture

Clicking on the "Next Picture" button will display the next picture in the slide show. This button can be used to override the slide show timing set in the playlist.

Mac Only:

In Mac OS X, the menu bar and dock are hidden during slide show playback. To make the menu bar appear, click anywhere on the "slide show controls" background. Clicking the background again will make the menu bar and dock disappear again so your slide show will not be interfered with.

Menu Bar - File Menu


Open Slide Show

Selecting this from the File menu will open a file selection box where you can select and load a saved slide show from disk. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+O.

Quit

Selecting this from the File menu will close Easy Slide Show Creator. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Q.

Menu Bar - Backgrounds Menu



In addition to the backgrounds that come with Easy Slide Show Creator™, you will also see any backgrounds that you add in the Backgrounds Menu. To change the current background for your Slide Show Controls, just select one from the list.

Add My Background...

To add your own pictures to the list of backgrounds you can use, click on "Add My Background...". An "Add My Background..." box will appear so that you can select a .jpg file from your hard drive. For best results, use a .jpg file that is 300 pixels wide and 100 pixels high. If your .jpg file is a different size, Easy Slide Show Creator™ will scale your .jpg file accordingly.

Menu Bar - Help Menu



About Easy Slide Show Creator

Selecting this item from the Help menu will launch a small "About" box with copyright and version information for Easy Slide Show Creator™. Click the mouse button inside this box to close it.

View Help

Selecting this item from the Help menu will open up the Easy Slide Show Creator™ manual in text format. You can also find the manual in multiple formats online at http://www.programmingart.com/products/slideshow. The keyboard shortcut is F1.