Presentation Assistant (FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers add-on)

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Author your presentations in FrameMaker and convert to PDF format with TimeSavers+Presentation/Layer Assistant. Presentation features include page transitions, default timing, on-demand display through layers.

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Presentation Assistant (FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers add-on)

  1. 1. Presentation +Layer AssistantFrameMaker-to-AcrobatTimeSavers add-onShlomo Perets, microtype.com
  2. 2. 1 Overview ■ Authoring PDF Slides in FrameMaker ■ Presentation Features with FM-to-Acrobat TimeSavers & Presentation+Layer Assistant ■ Layers
  3. 3. 2 Authoring PDF Slides in FrameMaker
  4. 4. 3 Advantages of PDF slides ■ PDF files are portable, cross-platform ■ Self-contained (fonts, graphics) ■ Dynamic zoom ■ Navigation controls ■ Optional security settings ■ Smaller file sizes compared to dedicated presentation formats
  5. 5. 4 Authoring slides in FM ■ Use a tool you are already familiar with ■ Take advantage of many FM features: ● Formatting (pgf/char; graphics; page layout) ● Cross-refs, conditional text, tables, variables ● Single source or re-purpose existing content ● Automatically apply custom master pages ● Optionally include navigational buttons, links to external documents (such as topics in the tutorial / user guide PDFs)
  6. 6. 5 Presentation Features with FM-to-Acrobat TimeSavers & Presentation+Layer Assistant
  7. 7. 6 Applies to… ■ Presentations ● Live group presentations; PDF displayed through a projector ● Presentations distributed and viewed by readers on their own computers ● Kiosk presentations (eg trade shows), PDF displayed using a dedicated computer ■ Screen-optimized tutorials ■ Electronic brochures
  8. 8. 7 Presentation features ■ Specify page transitions ● Only apply to PDFs displayed in full-screen mode ● Tip: slightly different background images/ colors are essential for effective transitions ■ Specify full-screen mode (hiding all user interface items), or selectively control UI items (eg suppress menus / toolbars)
  9. 9. 8 Presentation features CONTINUED ■ Progress bar can indicate current location or used interactively ■ Attach notes to specific slides, displayed on demand ■ Create self-running presentations ● Specify default timing
  10. 10. 9 Slide background options ■ Graphics (image/solid rectangle) placed on master pages ■ Hypertext marker referencing a JPEG image ● Image is placed during distilling; faster display in FrameMaker ● Required for layers with lines, strikethroughs or boxes (which are otherwise obscured)
  11. 11. 10 Additional extensions ■ Multimedia ■ Interactive 3D ■ Rollovers/popups (with Form Asst) ■ Buttons (with Form Asst) ● Tooltips ● Buttons can be placed outside the slide/page
  12. 12. 11 Layers
  13. 13. 12 Optional content layers ■ Display information/graphics selectively through Acrobat layers: ● Callouts ● Correct answer ● Specific areas (underline / strikethrough / box / shaded box) ■ Show/hide layers through bookmarks, links, page actions or Acrobat/Reader UI
  14. 14. 13 Examples ■ The volume of gas increases as temperature decreases: True or False ■ Ipse; non tamen ut omnino ab inertia mea et quete discederem ■ Nosti apros et quidem pulcherrimos cepi
  15. 15. 14 Callouts Top Inside Top Outside Outside Bottom Bottom

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