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About SWF 'n Slide

  1. 1. About SWF 'n Slide Thank you for choosing SWF 'n Slide. SWF 'n Slide is an extremely easy program to take any digital images and create a stunning slide show in minutes to share with family and friends. SWF 'n Slide creates slide shows to be played with the Macromedia Flash Player. The latest Flash Player can be downloaded for free from Macromedia's web site at http://www.macromedia.com.
  2. 2. System Requirements q Power PC based Macintosh or greater q Macintosh OS 9 or higher q 64 MB of RAM q 50 MB of available hard disk space q CarbonLib 1.6 if running Macintosh OS 9.x q QuickTime 4.0 The latest CarbonLib can be downloaded for free from Apple's website at http://www.apple.com The latest QuickTime can be downloaded for free from Apple's QuickTime website at http://www. quicktime.com
  3. 3. Getting Started Below is a brief description and steps to start you to create your own slide shows with SWF 'n Slide. Add slides to the slide show To start using SWF 'n Slide you need to add slides to the slide show. You can add slides by browsing for images by selecting "Insert Slide..." from the "Slide Show" menu or dragging and dropping image files onto the slide list window. Click here for more information on Adding/Removing slides. Customize the slide show Use the "Slide Show Properties" dialog box to customize various properties of the slide show including size, sound, and text. You may bring up the "Slide Show Properties" dialog box at any time by choosing "Slide Show Properties..." from the Slide Show menu or the toolbar. Customize the slides After your have added your slides to the slide show, you may customize them by selecting them from the slide list window and opening up the "Slide Properties" dialog box. Use the "Slide Properties" dialog box to customize various properties for individual slides including, size, sound, text, timing, and transition effects. You may bring up the "Slide Properties" dialog box at any time by choosing "Slide Properties..." from the Slide Show menu or the toolbar. Preview the slide show When you are ready to see what your slide show will look like, you may preview the slide show by selecting "Preview Slide Show" from the "Slide Show" menu or the toolbar. Click here for more information on previewing the slide show. Export/Publish the slide show When you're ready to deliver your slide show to an audience, export or publish the slide show by choosing "Export..." or "Publish from the "File menu. Click here for more information on publishing the slide show.
  4. 4. Add/Remove Slides Adding Slides Slides may be added to the slide show by: q Selecting "Insert Slide..." from the "Slide Show" menu. q Selecting "Insert Folder..." from the "Slide Show" menu. q Clicking on the "Insert Slide" button from the toolbar. q Drag and drop an image file(s) onto the Slide list window. Supported image file types include Bitmap (bmp), GIF, JPEG, PICT, PNG, Photoshop (psd), TIFF, and Targa (tga). Blank slides may be added to the slide show by: q Selecting "Insert Blank Slide" from the "Slide Show" menu. q Selecting "Insert Blank Slide" from the toolbar. New slides will be inserted after the last currently selected slide. If no slides are currently selected, new slides will be inserted at the beginning. Removing Slides Select the the slides from the list you want to remove. You may select a range of slides by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the slides in the list, or multiple individual slides by holding the down Command key. Select "Delete Slide(s)" from the "Slide Show" menu or the toolbar to remove the selected slides.
  5. 5. Preview Slides and Slide Show Preview Slide Show Choose "Preview" from the "Slide Show" menu or toolbar to preview the slide show output. A temporary SWF file will be generated and played in a window for viewing. Preview Slide If you want to preview a specific slide, select a slide from the list and click the "Preview" button in the "Slide Properties" dialog box. Click the "Stop" button to stop playback of the slide preview. It is recommended you stop the slide preview when generating a preview of the entire slide show to free up some computer resources.
  6. 6. Publish/Export Slide Show When you're ready to deliver your slide show to an audience, you must publish or export the slide show to another format for playback. Export Exporting the slide show will produce a Flash Movie (SWF) file. SWF movie files can be played in the Flash Player or any browser that has the Flash Player plugin installed. To export the slide show, select "Export" from the "File" menu or the toolbar. Publish The "Publish" command gives you additional formats to deliver the slide show. q Flash Movie - a Flash Movie (SWF) file. q HTML - a HTML document to display the Flash Movie file. q Macintosh Projector - a self executable Flash movie to run on Macintosh compatible computers without the need for the Flash Player to be installed on the users computer. q Windows Projetor - a self executable Flash movie to run on Microsoft Windows compatible computers without the need for the Flash Player to be installed on the users computer. q QuickTime - a QuickTime movie file with the Flash movie inserted onto a separate QuickTime track. To publish the slide show, select "Publish" from the "File" menu. Before publishing the first time, you should choose "Publish Settings..." from the "File menu to choose which formats to publish and their settings. Publish Settings The "Publish Settings" allow you to specify which formats to publish and their settings.
  7. 7. Click "OK" to save the current publish settings and close the Publish Settings dialog box. Click "Cancel" to close the Publish Settings dialog box without saving the current settings. Click "Publish" to save the current publish settings and publish the specified formats. Formats
  8. 8. The "Output To" displays the path where all published files will be saved to on disk. Click the "Browse" button to specify a different location. Check the boxes for the format "Types" you want to publish and enter the "Filename" for the file. HTML q "Dimensions"
  9. 9. q "Playback" allows you to set options to control the movie's playback and features r "Paused at start" pauses the movie until a user click a button in the movie or chooses Play from the shortcut menu. r "Loop" repeats the movie when it reaches the last frame. r "Display Menu" displays a shortcut menu when the user right-clicks (Control + click) the movie. r "Device Font" will substitute anti-aliased system fonts for fonts not installed on the user's system. Using device fonts increases the legibility of type at small sizes and can decrease the movie's file size. q "Quality" will set the playback quality to determine the trade-off between processing time and applying anti-aliasing to smooth each frame before it is rendered on the viewer's screen. r "Low" favors playback speed over appearance and does not use anti-aliasing. r "Auto Low" emphasizes speed at first but improves appearance whenever possible. Playback begins with anti-aliasing turned off. If the Flash Player detects that the processor can handle it, anti-aliasing is turned on. r "Auto High" emphasizes playback speed and appearance equally at first but sacrifices appearance for playback speed if necessary. Playback begins with anti-aliasing turned on. If the actual frame rate drops below the specified frame rate, anti-aliasing is turned off to improve playback speed. r "Medium" applies some anti-aliasing, but does not smooth bitmaps. It produces a better quality than the Low settings, but lower quality that the High settings. r "High" favors appearance over playback speed and always uses anti-aliasing. If the movie does not contain animation, bitmaps are smoothed. If the movie has animation, bitmaps are not smoothed. r "Best" provides the best display quality and does not consider playback speed. All output is anti-aliased and bitmaps are always smoothed. q "Window Mode" allows you to set options for transparency, positioning, and layering of the Flash movie. This option is not compatible with all browsers. r "Window" plays a Flash Player movie in its own rectangular window on a web page, for the fastest animation. r "Opaque Windowless" moves elements behind Flash movies to prevent them from showing through r "Transparent Windowless" shows the background of the HTML page on which the movie is embedded through all transparent areas of the movie, but may slow animation. q "HTML Alignment" allows you to position the Flash movie window within the browser window. r "Default" centers the movie in the browser window and crops edges if the browser window is smaller than the movie. r "Left, Right, Top, Bottom" aligns the movie along the corresponding edge of the browser window and crops the remaining three sides as needed. q "Scale" allows you to place the movie within specified boundaries. r "Default (Show All)" displays the entire movie in the specified area without disortion while maintaining the original aspect ratio of the movie.
  10. 10. r "No Border" scales the movie to fill the specified area and keeps the movie's original aspect ratio without distortion and crops if needed. r "Exact Fit" displays the entire movie in the specified area without preserving the original aspect ratio, which may cause distortion. q "Flash Alignment" allows you to set how the movie is placed within the movie window and how it is cropped, if necessary. r "Left, Center, Right" are used for horizontal alignment. r "Top, Center, Bottom" are used for vertical alignment. QuickTime q "Dimensions" are the width and height in pixels for the QuickTime movie to be published. Check the "Match Movie" box to make the QuickTime movie the same size as the slide show. q "Alpha" allows you to control the transparency mode of the Flash track in the QuickTime movie without affecting any alpha settings in the Flash movie. r "None" makes the Flash track opaque. r "Auto-Transparency" makes the Flash track transparent if it is on top of any other tracks, but opaque if it is the bottom or only track in the movie. q "Controller" allows you to specify the type of QuickTime controller used to play the movie. r "None" does not add a QuickTime controller. r "Standard" adds the standard QuickTime movie controller to the movie. q "Playback" options allow you to control how the QuickTime movie plays. r "Loop" repeats the movie when it reaches the last frame. r "Paused at start" pauses the movie until a user clicks a button in the movie or chooses
  11. 11. Play from the shortcut menu. q "Flatten (Make self-contained) combines the resource fork and data fork data. Use this option if you want to use the QuickTime movie file between a Macintosh and Windows PC.
  12. 12. Save/Load Slide Show Saving You can save the settings for your slide show to a SWF 'n Slide Project file (.sns) by choosing "Save Project" or "Save Project As..." from the "File" menu or toolbar. To overwrite the current slide show project file, choose "Save Project". To save the file in a different location or with a different name, choose "Save Project As...". Please note that the project file does not save any images or sounds used in the slide show into the project file. If you move or delete any of the files used in the slide show, SWF 'n Slide will not be able to re-create the slide show. Loading You can load and previously saved SWF 'n Slide Project file (.sns) by choosing "Open Project" from the "File" menu or toolbar.
  13. 13. Slide List The Slide List is the main window of the program which shows all the slides currently added to the slide show. Toolbar
  14. 14. q "New Project" clears all of the current slide show settings and slides to start a new slide show. q "Open Project" prompts you to choose a previously saved slide show project (.sns) to load. q "Save Project" saves all of the current settings for the slide show to a project file (.sns). If you working off of a previously loaded project, the old project file will be overwritten with the current settings. Otherwise you will be prompted to choose a new file to save the project to. q "Slide Show Properties" will display the Slide Show Properties dialog box. q "Slide Properties" will display the Slide Properties dialog box. q "Insert Slide" will prompt you to choose an image to add to the slide show. q "Insert Blank Slide" will insert a blank slide to the slide show. q "Delete Slide" will delete all currently selected slides. Click here for more information regarding adding and removing slides from the slide show. q "Preview Slide Show" will generate a temporary SWF file of the slide show for previewing. q "Export Slide Show" will export the slide show as a SWF file to a specified location. q "Help" will launch the help file. Slides All of the slides currently in the slide show are listed in order of appearance. Each slide entry will display the following information: q The transition effect and duration used to show the slide. q A small preview of the source image. q The filename of the source image. q The number of seconds the slide will be displayed for. q The path of the source image. q Indicates if the slide has sound, text, and/or pan/zooms added to the slide.
  15. 15. You can select a slide from the list which will hilite the entry in the list and display all of the settings for the slide in the "Slide Properties" dialog box. To reorder the slides, you can select the slides you want to move and drag them to the desired location in the list. You can right-click (Control + click) on any slide to bring up a short cut menu for adding/removing slides and bringing up properties for any slide.
  16. 16. Slide Show Properties - General The General tab allows you to customize the attributes of the Flash movie and general appearance of the slide show. Slide Show
  17. 17. You can set the size in pixels of the Flash movie by settings the "Width" and "Height" values. Large sizes may result in decreased performance on slower computers. This will be the actual dimensions of the Flash document. The "Image View" bound are used to help size and align the slide images.If you want the slides to fill the entire document, you should set the values to match the "Width" and "Height" values.If for example you would like to leave 30 pixels to be blank at the top (for captions, controls, etc), you would set the Top Image View to be 30. If for example you would like to leave 30 pixels to be blank at the bottom, you would need to set the Bottom Image View to the "Height" of the slide show minus 30 (ie. 240-30 = 210). You can set the frame rate of the Flash movie by settings the "Frame Rate" value. Higher frame rates will result in smoother animation, but may result in decreased performance on slower computers. Common frame rates are as follows: q Web - 8 to 15 fps q Standard Motion Picture - 24 fps q NTSC - 29.97 fps q PAL - 25 fps Check the "Compress" checkbox if you would like the exported .swf file to be compressed. To playback compressed .swf files, the viewer will need version 6 or higher of the Flash Player. Check the "Protect" checkbox if you would like to prevent the exported .swf file to be able to be imported into the Flash authoring tool. Background
  18. 18. You can select the color to use as the background color by clicking on the "Background Color" button. A color picker dialog box will appear where you may choose a new color. You may also choose to display an image in the background. Click the "Browse..." button to choose an image file to use. You may set the width and height of the area to display the chosen image. If "Scale to fit slide show" is chosen, the image will fill the entire background of the slide show. If "Tile" is chosen, the image will repeat itself to fill the desired area. If "Tile" is not chosen, the image will stretch to fit the desired area. You may also set the quality to compress the image at. A value of 100 is the highest quality and largest file size, while a value of 1 is the lowest quality and smallest file size. Border A border may be added to be displayed on top of everything. Select the border type from the "Type" drop down list. q "None" will not add a border to the slide show. q "Color Flat" will add a solid color border. q "Color Bevel" will add a color border with raised edges. q "Color Hilite" will add a color border with a light spot. q "Metal" will add a metal border. q "Pattern" will add a border with a specified pattern from a list. You may add your own patterns to the program by adding image files to the "Frames" folder in the programs folder. q "Custom Pattern" will add a border with a specified pattern from anywhere on disk. You may set the size of each side of the border by entering in appropriate values for the left, right, top, and bottom.
  19. 19. Slide Show Properties - SWF The SWF tab allows you to customize the playback of the slide show. Movie Start Action The "Movie Start Action" option allows you to choose an action when the slide show starts.
  20. 20. q "Play Automatically" will start playing the slide show as soon as it is loaded into the Macromedia Flash Player. q "Play after Pause" will start playing the slide show after the desired number of seconds has elapsed. q "Stop on First Frame" will load the slide show into the Macromedia Flash Player and then stop until there is user interaction to continue playing the slide show. One method to resume playback when this option is chosen is to target the slide show SWF from an external SWF and resume playback via actionscript. You may also right click ( Control + click) to bring up the Flash popup menu and select "Play" to resume playback of the slide show. The "Preload" option allows you to add a preloader to the slide show. If this option is chosen, a progress bar will be displayed showing the percentage of the slide show that has been downloaded/ loaded into the Macromedia Flash Player. When the desired percentage of the SWF file has been loaded, playback of the slide show will begin. This option is helpful to allow smoother playback on slower internet connections. Loop The "Loop" option allows you to choose the number of consecutive times the slide show will play. q "Play Once" will play the entire slide show and stop after the last slide is reached. q "Loop" will repeat the slide show the desired number of times and then stop. q "Play Forever" will continually play the entire slide show. Mouse Click Action
  21. 21. The "Mouse Click Action" option allows you to specify an action to take when the user mouse clicks the Macromedia Flash Player while the slide show is playing. q "Get URL" will open the specified URL in a browser. In the "URL/Path" field, insert the URL you want to open when the user mouse clicks the Macromedia Flash Player. In the "Target Window" field, enter the target the URL should be loaded into. r "_blank" creates a new browser window and loads the URL into it. r "_parent" remove the current frameset and loads the URL in its place. Use this option if you have multiple nested framesets, and you want your URL to replace only the frameset in which your movie resides. r "_self" loads the URL into the same frame or window as the current movie. r "_top" loads the URL into the current browser and removes all framesets in the process. Use this option if your movie is in a frame, but you want your linked URL to load normally into the browser, outside the confines of any frames. q "Load SWF" will open the specified SWF movie in the same player when the user mouse clicks in the Flash Player while the slide show is playing. The path should be a relative path from the slide show SWF file. Movie End Action The "Movie End Action" option allows you to specify an action to take when the slide show ends. q "Get URL" will open the specified URL in a browser. In the "URL/Path" field, insert the URL you want to open when the slide show ends. In the "Target Window" field, enter the target the URL should be loaded into. r "_blank" creates a new browser window and loads the URL into it. r "_parent" remove the current frameset and loads the URL in its place. Use this option if you have multiple nested framesets, and you want your URL to replace only the frameset in which your movie resides.
  22. 22. r "_self" loads the URL into the same frame or window as the current movie. r "_top" loads the URL into the current browser and removes all framesets in the process. Use this option if your movie is in a frame, but you want your linked URL to load normally into the browser, outside the confines of any frames. q "Load SWF" will open the specified SWF movie in the same player when the slide show ends. The path should be a relative path from the slide show SWF file. q "Unload Slide Show SWF" will cause the Flash Player to unload the slide show from the player when it ends. This option causes the SWF file to be removed from RAM.
  23. 23. Slide Show Properties - Sound The Sound tab allows you to add a sound to play during the playback of the slide show. Check the "Play Sound" if you want to add a sound. Click the "Browse..." button to select a sound file to use. Properties
  24. 24. Properties for the chosen sound will be displayed here. q "Format" - the type of audio file. q "Duration" - the length of the audio. q "Sample Rate" - the number of times an audio signal is sampled when it is recorded digitally. The more samples per second, the more accurate the digital representation of the sound. CD- quality audio has a sample rate of 44,100 Hz (44.1 kHz). FM radio quality audio has a sample rate of 22,050 Hz (22.05 kHz). q "Channels" - Mono for 1 channel, Stereo for 2 channels. q "Sample Size" - number of bits per sample. The more bits per sample, the more accurate the digital representation of the sound. CD-quality audio has uses 16 bits per sample. Quality q "Quality" is a list of predetermined compression settings. You may choose a preset from the list or choose "Custom" to choose your own settings. The presets are only recommended settings. Result may vary depending on the type of audio being used and it's original quality. q "Sample Rate" is the number of samples per second. Higher sample rates will result in higher quality but larger file sizes. q "Bit Rate" is the number of bits per seconds. Higher bit rates will result in higher quality but larger files sizes. q "Stereo" should be checked if you want the sound to be encoded in stereo. Stereo will result in larger file sizes than Mono.
  25. 25. Playback q "Lead-In" is the number of seconds to wait before playing the sound. q "Use entire sound" should be checked if you want to use the entire sound file. q "Duration" is the number of seconds to use from the sound. The value should not exceed the actual duration of the sound file. This field will be filled in automatically and disabled if the "Use entire sound" option is checked. q "Loop" should be checked if you want to loop the sound repeatedly. q "Stream" should be checked if you want to audio to stream in and have it sync up with the slide show.
  26. 26. Slide Show Properties - Text The Text tab allows you to add text to the slide show. Captions
  27. 27. All the captions for the slide show will be displayed in this list. If you wish to add a new caption, click the "Add" button. All new captions added will have "New" as the default text, but you may change this in the "Properties" area. Click the "Remove" button to remove the selected caption from the list. If you would like to use a text effect created from Text-Osterone, click the "Import..." button and choose a Text-Osterone project file (.txo) to import. You may only change the "Start Time" and "Duration" when you import. If you would like to further edit the text effect, you can click "Edit..." to further customize the effect from within Text-Osterone. Properties The properties for the currently selected caption from the list will be displayed here. Enter the text to display for the caption. You can choose the font, style and size by clicking on the font button. Click on the "Color" button to choose a color for the text. You can enter an "Alpha" value for the text. A value of 255 will be 100% opaque, while a value of 0 will be 100% transparent (invisible). You can choose where the caption will be displayed by entering in values for the "X" and "Y" fields.
  28. 28. The top left corner of the slide show is (0,0). If you want to justify the text, select either the Left/Center/ Right "Align" button and either the Top/Center/Bottom "Align" button. If the "Align to slide show" is checked, the text will be aligned relative to the slide show dimensions. Otherwise, the text will be aligned relative to the "X" and "Y" values. "Tracking" is the number of additional pixels to add between each letter. "Leading" is the number of additional pixels to add between each line of text. You may also select an "Effect" for how the text will appear by choosing an effect from the "Effect" drop down list. If the "Duration" for the text is less than 1 second, the effect may be cut off.
  29. 29. Slide Show Properties - Controls The Controls tab allows you to add playback controls to the slide show. Slide Show Controls
  30. 30. Check the "Slide Show Controls" check box if you want to add controls to the slide show. The various types of control sets can include Jump to First Slide, Jump to Previous Slide, Jump to Next Slide, Jump to Last Slide, and Play/Pause buttons for controlling the playback of the slide show. Choose where you want the controls to be displayed in the slide show by selecting an alignment from the "Alignment" drop down list. You can also specify a specific location by choosing "Custom" and entering in your own "X" and "Y" values. You can specify the dimensions of the control by entering in the "Width" and "Height" values. Select which control set you want to add by choosing one from the "Type" drop down list. A preview of the chosen control set will be displayed below. Mute Control Check the "Mute Control" check box if you want to add a mute control to the slide show. Choose where you want the control to be displayed in the slide show by selecting an alignment from the "Alignment" drop down list. You can also specify a specific location by choosing "Custom" and
  31. 31. entering in your own "X" and "Y" values. You can specify the dimensions of the control by entering in the "Width" and "Height" values. Select which mute control you want to add by choosing one from the "Type" drop down list. A preview of the chosen mute control will be displayed below.
  32. 32. Slide Properties - Image The Image tab allows you to set how the image will be displayed. Image The "Path" to the image file for this slide will be displayed here along with the "Original Dimensions" in pixels of the image.
  33. 33. Click the "Browse" button if you want to change the image used for this slide. Output Set the "X" and "Y" values for where the image will be displayed relative to the top, left corder of the slide show. Check the "Align image" check box if you want to automatically align the image to the Left/Center/ Right and Top/Center/Bottom sides of the slide show. If you choose to align the image, the "X" and "Y" values will be set automatically, and can no longer be changed manually unless "Align image" is unchecked. Set the output "Width" and "Height" for the image. If "Scale to fit" is checked, the image will stretch to fit the dimensions of the slide show and the dimensions cannot be changed manually unless it is unchecked. If "Keep aspect ratio" is checked, the image will retain the image's original proportions. Choose the type of output format for the image from the "Export" drop down list. q Jpeg will compress the images to jpeg. q Jpeg w/ Alpha Channel will compress the images to jpeg with an Alpha Channel (Tranparency Data). q Jpeg Import Data will use the existing compressed jpeg data from the source file. If the source file is not a compatible jpeg file, the slide will show up as a blank red square. q Lossless 24 will export the image as a compressed lossless bitmap using 24-bits (about 17 million colors). q Lossless 24 w/ Alpha Channel will export the image as a compressed lossless bitmap using 24- bits (about 17 million colors) with an Alpha Channel (Transparency Data). q Lossless 15 will export the image as a compressed bitmap using 15-bits (32,768 colors). q Lossless 8 will export the image as a compressed bitmap using a 256 colormap, each represented by a 24-bit RGB value.
  34. 34. Set the "Quality" you wish to use for this image. A value of 100 will result in the highest image quality and largest file sizes. A value of 1 will result in the lowest image quality and smallest file sizes. This option is only valid with the "Jpeg" export option. Display Set the number of seconds you want this slide to "Show for". You can either use one of the preset values from the "Show For" drop down list or select "Custom" to enter your own value. Click the "Apply to all slides" button if you want to apply the duration to all slides. Click the "Apply to selected slides" if you want to apply the duration to all currently selected slides in the list.
  35. 35. Slide Properties - Transition/Fx The Transition/Fx tab allows you to choose an effect for how this slide will appear and an additional effect to display on top of the slide. Transition
  36. 36. Select a "Transition In" from the drop down list. Set the "Duration" value for how many seconds the transition effect should take to complete. You can select one of the preset "Duration" values or select "Custom" to enter your own value. Additional settings may appear depending on the transition chosen. Click the "Apply to all slides" button if you want to apply the transition to all slides. Click the "Apply to selected slides" if you want to apply the transition to all currently selected slides in the list. Effect Select an "Effect" from the drop down list. Click the "Apply to all slides" button if you want to apply the effect to all slides. Click the "Apply to selected slides" if you want to apply the effect to all currently selected slides in the list.
  37. 37. Slide Properties - Sound The Sound tab allows you to add a sound to play during the playback of the slide. Check the "Play Sound" if you want to add a sound. Click the "Browse..." button to select a sound file to use. Properties
  38. 38. Properties for the chosen sound will be displayed here. q "Format" - the type of audio file. q "Duration" - the length of the audio. q "Sample Rate" - the number of times an audio signal is sampled when it is recorded digitally. The more samples per second, the more accurate the digital representation of the sound. CD- quality audio has a sample rate of 44,100 Hz (44.1 kHz). FM radio quality audio has a sample rate of 22,050 Hz (22.05 kHz). q "Channels" - Mono for 1 channel, Stereo for 2 channels. q "Sample Size" - number of bits per sample. The more bits per sample, the more accurate the digital representation of the sound. CD-quality audio has uses 16 bits per sample. Quality q "Quality" is a list of predetermined compression settings. You may choose a preset from the list or choose "Custom" to choose your own settings. The presets are only recommended settings. Result may vary depending on the type of audio being used and it's original quality. q "Sample Rate" is the number of samples per second. Higher sample rates will result in higher quality but larger file sizes. q "Bit Rate" is the number of bits per seconds. Higher bit rates will result in higher quality but larger files sizes. q "Stereo" should be checked if you want the sound to be encoded in stereo. Stereo will result in larger file sizes than Mono.
  39. 39. Playback q "Lead-In" is the number of seconds to wait before playing the sound. q "Use entire sound" should be checked if you want to use the entire sound file. q "Duration" is the number of seconds to use from the sound. The value should not exceed the actual duration of the sound file. This field will be filled in automatically and disabled if the "Use entire sound" option is checked. q "Loop" should be checked if you want to loop the sound repeatedly. q "Play until next sound" should be checked if you want the sound to stop as soon as the next sound from a slide begins playing. This will prevent sounds from slides to overlap during playback.
  40. 40. Slide Properties - Text The Text tab allows you to add text to the slide. Captions
  41. 41. All the captions for the slide will be displayed in this list. If you wish to add a new caption, click the "Add" button. All new captions added will have "New" as the default text, but you may change this in the "Properties" area. Click the "Remove" button to remove the selected caption from the list. If you would like to use a text effect created from Text-Osterone, click the "Import..." button and choose a Text-Osterone project file (.txo) to import. You may only change the "Start Time" and "Duration" when you import. If you would like to further edit the text effect, you can click "Edit..." to further customize the effect from within Text-Osterone. If you would like to apply the text property settings to other slides, you can use the "Apply.." drop down menu button. From here you may choose to "Apply settings to all slides" or "Apply settings to all selected slides". A dialog box should appear to choose which text settings you would like to copy over to the other slides. You may also choose to duplicate specific text items to the other slides by choosing "Duplicate current text item to all slides" or "Duplicate current text item to selected slides". This will copy the current selected text item from the list to the specified slides. Properties The properties for the currently selected caption from the list will be displayed here. Enter the text to display for the caption. If you would like to automatically display the filename of the source image for the slide, you can type in %filename. This will be replaced with the actual filename without the file extension of the source image when the slide show is created. For example, for a source image file named "vacation.jpg", the caption "My slide: %filename" would become "My slide: vacation". You can choose the font, style and size by clicking on the font button. Click on the "Color" button to choose a color for the text.
  42. 42. You can enter an "Alpha" value for the text. A value of 255 will be 100% opaque, while a value of 0 will be 100% transparent (invisible). You can choose where the caption will be displayed by entering in values for the "X" and "Y" values. The top left corner of the slide show is (0,0). If you want to justify the text, select either the Left/Center/ Right "Align" button and either the Top/Center/Bottom "Align" button. If the "Align to slide show" is checked, the text will be aligned relative to the slide show dimensions. Otherwise, the text will be aligned relative to the "X" and "Y" values. "Tracking" is the number of additional pixels to add between each letter. "Leading" is the number of additional pixels to add between each line of text. You may also select an "Effect" for how the text will appear by choosing an effect from the "Effect" drop down list.
  43. 43. Slide Properties - Actions The Actions tab allows you add actions to the slide. Mouse Click Action
  44. 44. The "Mouse Click Action" options allows you to specify an action to take when the user mouse clicks the slide in the Flash Player. q "Get URL" will open the specified URL in a browser. In the "URL/Path" field, insert the URL you want to open when the user mouse clicks the Flash Player. In The "Target Window" field, enter the target the URL should be loaded into. You can choose to open the URL into a pop-up window by checking the "Pop-Up" checkbox. Click the "Settings..." button to customize the look of the pop-up window. r "_blank" creates a new browser window and loads the URL into it. r "_parent" remove the current frameset and loads the URL in its place. Use this option if you have multiple nested framesets, and you want your URL to replace only the frameset in which your movie resides. r "_self" loads the URL into the same frame or window as the current movie. r "_top" loads the URL into the current browser and removes all framesets in the process. Use this option if your movie is in a frame, but you want your linked URL to load normally into the browser, outside the confines of any frames. q "Load SWF" will open the specified SWF movie in the same player when the user mouse clicks in the Flash Player. The path should be a relative path from the slide show SWF file. q "Jump to First Slide" will advance to the first slide in the slide show. q "Jump to Last Slide" will advance to the last slide in the slide show. q "Jump to Next Slide" will advance to the next slide in the slide show. q "Jump to Previous Slide" will advance to the previous slide in the slide show. q "Jump to slide" will advance to the specified slide. Enter a value of 1..n where "n" is the total number of slides in the slide show. Display
  45. 45. The "Pause after this slide" will stop the slide show after the slide has finished displaying until there is user interaction to continue playback of the slide show.
  46. 46. Slide Properties - Edit The Edit tab allows you change the appearance of the image. Image Filter Various image filters are available to change the appearance of the image. To apply a filter, select a filter from the "Apply Image Filter" drop down list. After choosing a filter from the list, the following filter dialog box will appear.
  47. 47. A preview of the image with the filter applied will be displayed. Click the "OK" button if you want to apply the filter to the image. Click the "Cancel" button if you do not want to apply the filter. Additional settings may appear depending on the filter chosen. The original image file on disk will not be changed. All filters will be applied when publishing the slide show file. Rotation Click on the "Rotate clockwise" or "Rotate counter-clockwise" buttons to rotate the image by 90 degrees. Flip Click on the "Flip Horizontal" or "Flip Vertical" buttons to flip the image. Crop
  48. 48. Check the "Crop" check box if you want to display only a certain part of the image. When cropping is enabled, a crop box will appear in the preview area that you can use to set the size and position of the crop values. Set the values for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom of the area to crop by using the crop box in the preview area or by entering in values in the appropriate edit boxes. Revert Click the "Revert" button to restore the image to it's original state. All image filters, rotations, flips and cropping that have been applied to the image will be removed.
  49. 49. Slide Properties - Pan/Zoom The Pan/Zoom tab allows you to add pans and zoom animations for the slides. Pan/Zoom List All the pan/zooms for the slide will be displayed in this list. If you want to add a new pan/zoom, click
  50. 50. the "Add" button. Click the "Remove" button to remove the selected pan/zoom from the list. Pan/Zoom Set the "Pan X" and "Y" values as relative distances to pan to. You can also click and drag in the preview area to set the Pan values. Values of (0, 0) will result in no panning. Set the "Zoom" value as absolute zoom amount from the images original size. You may also click on the "+" and "-" zoom buttons to increment/decrement the zoom value. A value of 100% will result in a zoom to the original size of the image. Enter the "Duration" value to the number of seconds the Pan/Zoom should take to complete.
  51. 51. Frequently Asked Questions What is a SWF file? The Macromedia Flash file format (SWF) (pronounced "swiff") delivers vector graphics and animation over the Internet to the Macromedia Flash Player. What platforms are supported for Macromedia Flash playback? Macintosh OS 9.x, OS 10.x Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP How many people have the Macromedia Flash Player installed? The Macromedia Flash Player is the world's most pervasive software platform, used by over 1 million professionals and reaches more than 97% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide as well as a wide range of devices. SWF 'n Slide won't run or start up. If running Macintosh OS 9.x try the following: q Reboot the computer with only the base extension set enabled. One or more of the extensions in the System Folder may be causing a conflict with SWF 'n Slide. q Allocate more memory to the program. q Update your OS, CarbonLib extension, QuickTime to the latest versions. What version of the Flash Player are the SWF file exported from SWF 'n Slide compatible with? SWF 'n Slide creates SWF files that are compatible with the Flash Player version 5 and up. If you are publishing Projector files, the Flash Player is not needed since the player is already a part of the Projector file. I use two computers (home and office). Can I install my software on both computers?
  52. 52. You are entitled to a License for installing the software at home and work, provided they are not both used at the same time, or by more than one person. However, you will need to generate separate Activation Codes for each installation of the program. How do I obtain an Activation Code? Please visit http://www.verticalmoon.com/register and follow the instructions on the page.
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