Setting Slideshow Properties

Selecting a slideshow in the Outline tab displays the Slideshow Inspector. The Slideshow Inspector contains a top section and three tabs: General, Advanced, and Transition.

Settings at the Top of the Slideshow Inspector

Following are the settings at the top of the Slideshow Inspector.

Figure. Top section of the Slideshow Inspector.
  • Name: Enter the name of the slideshow. This is the name that appears in the Outline tab (where you can also change it).
  • Est. Size: Displays the amount of disc space the slideshow requires.

General Tab in the Slideshow Inspector

The settings in the General tab in the Slideshow Inspector are used to set the slideshow’s resolution and display mode. These settings are also used to configure a slideshow for overall audio and are disabled when you are using no audio or are assigning audio to individual slides.

Figure. General tab of the Slideshow Inspector.
Resolution and Display Settings

These settings define the basic video attributes of the slideshow.

Parameters

These settings define the length of the slideshow.

  • Slideshow Duration: Controls how the slideshow uses the audio when it is configured to use overall audio. These settings are disabled when you assign audio to individual slides. See Assigning Overall Audio Files to the Slideshow for more information.
    • Fit To Audio: Slide durations are changed to a value that ensures the slides and audio end at the same time.
    • Fit To Slides: Slide durations are not changed, which means the audio can end before or after the last slide. Selecting Fit To Slides enables the Loop Audio checkbox.
    • Loop Audio: Select this to have the slide durations control when the slideshow ends. If the audio is too long, it is clipped so that it ends with the last slide. If the audio is too short, it loops back to the first audio asset and continues playing until the last slide finishes.
  • Total Running Time: Shows the duration of the slideshow.
Audio

The audio section lists the overall audio files assigned to the slideshow. You can drag a file within the list to change its order.

  • Add (+): Opens a file selection dialog so you can add an audio file to the list.
  • Delete (–): Removes the selected audio files from the list.
  • Total Audio Duration: Shows the combined duration of the audio files.

Advanced Tab in the Slideshow Inspector

Following are the settings in the Advanced tab of the Slideshow Inspector.

Figure. Advanced tab of the Slideshow Inspector.

Transition Tab in the Slideshow Inspector

See Setting the Transition Parameters for details on the Transition tab.

Figure. Transition tab of the Slideshow Inspector.