Each slide in your project has its own settings. To change the settings of a
slide, select the slide in the Details view of the Slide List and click
on the button in the Settings column. In any view of the Slide List
you can also press CTRL+Q or use the slide right-click popup menu and select the
Slide Settings item. The Slide Settings window contains the Slide,
Caption, Transition and Motion tabs.
You can also change separate settings for the selected slides (press Ctrl+A to
select all your slides). The changed options are marked by a frame. When you
click OK, only these options will be changed in the selected slides. This way
you can change the caption font or transition for a group of slides not changing
the rest of the slide settings.
The program applies the default slide settings to new slides you add to the
project. To change the default slide settings, use the SlideShow | Default
Slide Settings menu. If you click the Save as Defaults button, MySlideShow
will ask if you want to use these slide settings for each new project you
- By default, the Picture: Fit option is selected. In this case, the program
fits large slide images to the screen size. The Stretch option can
be useful for small slide image to proportionally stretch them to the slide show window size.
The Crop sides to fill option allows you to fill the whole screen by
the picture. The program keeps the original proportions, but crops the
picture sides. You can select the sides you to want to crop.
- To change the slide background color or place a background picture,
click the Background button. The program repeats the background
picture horizontally and vertically.
- To change the Margin, Border,
Padding and Shadow options of the slide picture, click the Border & Shadow
button. The Margin
options allows you to define the minimum margins around the picture border. The
Border options defines the slide picture border size and color. The
padding is the internal space between the slide picture and its border. Select
the Drop Shadow option to display a shadow that falls behind the slide
picture border. To make the shadow visible, set some margins around the slide
picture. All length values are in pixels.
- The Manual mode allows you to go to the next slide using the keyboard (DOWN ARROW or SPACE) or the mouse
wheel. Under Advance, click Manually to set this mode. In the Automatic mode the program goes to the next slide after the pause
set in the dialog. Click Automatically after, select the edit box and then enter the number
of seconds you want the slides to stay on the screen.
- To change the caption font, size, color, shadow and set up the shape
around the text, use the Font and Style options. The color options
allow you to use semi-transparent colors.
- To set the position of your caption on the screen, use the Position
options. The default position is Horizontal: Center, Vertical: Bottom.
- You can also select the caption Alignment and Wordwrap
option. It can be useful if you caption contains several lines of text.
- To change the caption margins, click the Margins button. By
default values are 10 pixels.
This page allows you to set the slide transition effect.
- To change the effect type use the Transition selector. Click on the Random to make the program use a random
effect from the list. If you select the Custom option, you can define a
||You can disable some of the effects for the Random mode.
Right-click on an effect or group item and use the popup menu. During the
slide show disabled effects won't be used by the program for the slides
having the Random option.
||MySlideShow doesn't use some of the effects in the
Random mode. These effects are slow for real-time full screen slide
shows but can be used by the Video Generator plug-in for creating video
files. The effects are marked by the
icon. You can still select them in the Custom mode (not recommended).
The Pan & Zoom (Motion) effects are available only for video disc or files
created by the Video Generator plug-in.
- To enable the motion effect, select Motion effect: Custom and set
up the picture Starting and Ending Positions. You can drag the
slide picture in the preview panels.
- To use a random motion effects, select Motion effect: Random from
list, click Edit and add several motion effects with different
Starting and Ending Positions.
Click OK when you finish changing the slide settings.