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


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2. Interface [Page 3 of 6]

Menu Bar - File Menu

File Menu

New Slide Show

Selecting this from the File menu will create a new slide show, clearing any slide shows currently open.

Open Slide 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.

Save Slide Show

Selecting this from the File menu will save your current slide show, or open a "Save Slide Show File" box so you can save your slide show as a new file if you haven’t already saved at least once.

Save Slide Show As…

Selecting this from the File menu will open a “Save Slideshow File As…” box so you can save the current slide show file with a new name.

Prepare Slide Show for CD-ROM...

Selecting this from the File menu will open an “Information” box and then a "Choose Folder" box to begin the process of preparing your slide show for CD-ROM. Please read the section on “How to Create Autorun Slide Shows on CD” for more information on this feature.

Zip My Slide Show…

Selecting this from the File menu will open a “Zip Your Slide Show” box so you can save the current slide show as a zipped archive for portable sending and viewing. Please read the section on “How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others” for more information on this feature.

Unzip a Slide Show…

Selecting this from the File menu will open a “Unzip Slide Show” box. Navigate to a zipped slide show and press "OK". The zipped slide show will unzip and then automatically begin. Please read the section on “How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others” for more information on this feature.

Quit

Selecting this from the File menu will close Easy Slide Show Creator.

Prepare slide show for sit or zip [Mac Only]

Selecting this from the File menu will prompt you to choose or create an empty folder. All the necessary slide show files will be copied to this folder which will allow you to make a portable slide show which can be played on other Mac OS X computers. Just zip or stuff the contents of this folder to get all the necessary files into your archive file. Please read the section on "How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others" for more information on this feature.

Prepare slide show for Windows CD-Rom [Mac Only]

The Mac OS X version of ESSC allows you to create slide shows that may be played back on Windows PCs. Select this feature from the File menu will prompt you to create or select an empty folder. All the necessary Windows files will be copied to this folder. Burning the contents of this folder to a Windows compatible (ISO9660) CD-Rom will create an auto-run slide show that can be played on virtually any Windows PC. Please read the section on "How to Create Autorun Slide Shows on CD" for more information on this feature.

Prepare slide show for Windows zip

The Mac OS X version of ESSC allows you to create slide shows that may be played back on Windows PCs. Select this feature from the File menu will prompt you to create or select an empty folder. All the necessary Windows files will be copied to this folder. Zipping the contents of this folder will create a slide show that can be played on virtually any Windows PC. Please read the section on "How to Zip and Email Slide Shows to Others" for more information on this feature.


Menu Bar - Advanced Menu


Use Strict Timing For Pictures

When you select this option, Easy Slide Show Creator™ will guarantee that your pictures will be displayed for as long as you specified them to when creating your slide show. This is the default option for the program and is good when you aren't syncing the music with picture transitions.

Use Non-Strict Timing For Pictures

When you select this option, Easy Slide Show Creator™ will change to the next picture whether the current picture has been displayed for the specified time or not. This option should be used when trying to sync the changing of pictures to a particular point in a song in your music playlist. When playing slide shows from CD-ROM, it takes longer to load the picture file from the CD than it does from your hard drive. If you have synced your show while playing it on your hard drive, this option will give you similar results when playing from CD. Please note that it's possible that your pictures will not display for as long as you specified them to because of the increased load time.


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 your web browser. You can also find the manual in different formats in the Help directory of the Easy Slide Show Creator application folder on your hard drive, and online at http://www.programmingart.com/products/slideshow.

View FAQ

You can view the Frequently Asked Questions with this option. It's a great place to go if you're having trouble, as we've compiled our common support questions and answers here.

Buy and Register Online

Selecting this item from the Help menu will take you to the Easy Slide Show Creator home page to register your copy of Easy Slide Show Creator. It’s secure and easy, and it only takes a minute. Read the Registering section below for more info on registering your copy of Easy Slide Show Creator.

Enter License Number

Select this item to pop up the Easy Slide Show Creator registration box. Enter your license number in the space provided to register Easy Slide Show Creator and enjoy all of the benefits of this great program!

NOTE: Remember, you need to resave any slide shows previously saved with the unregistered version of Easy Slide Show Creator to remove the watermark.