Slide and Transition Times

There are two things that actually make up the time dedicated to a slide: the time associated with the actual slide and the time associated with the transitioning from the current slide and to the next slide.

ProShow is not exactly clear on this for the user. But, for all slides except for the first one, the slide transitions into view during the transition time located to the left of the slide. The slide transitions from view during the time located to the right of the slide. So, the total time is the transition in, the slide length, and the transition out times (see Figure 1, Slide and Transition Times).

Slide Length Time. During this time, the slide typically is in full view.

 Slide Time. The total time associated with the slide length and the transition out time. See Slide Time on Figure 1.

Transition In Time. During this time, the next slide is coming into view while, at the same time, the previous slide is transitioning out of view.

Transition Out Time. During this time, the previous slide is transitioning out of view while, at the same time, the next slide is transitioning into view.

Transition Time. The time associated with the transition between slides. During this time, the previous slide is transitioning out of view and the next slide is transitioning into view. The transition then, is dependent upon which slide being transitioned. The slide going out of view can be referred to as the “source slide” and the slide coming into view can be referred to as the destination slide.

Attaching Sounds. If you attach a sound file to a slide, the sound begins at the start of the slide and ends when the transition located to the right of the slide ends. Note that in this instance, the time associated with the slide is the combination of only the slide and the transition out. See Slide Time on Figure 1.

If you look at the timeline in the main program dialog window. The blue highlighted section shows the selected slide. When a slide is selected (as indicated by the slide metaphore being a different color than the color surrounding the other slide metaphors), so is the transition to the right of that slide. In this case, the selected slide is indicated by a blue color. Referring to Figure 26, the top graphic is the Slide List View of the slides. The graphic beneath it is what appears after the Tab key has been pressed, the Timeline View. In the top case, the slide time is the slide length plus the transition time. To the right of the slide number is a number representing the time that slide will play. This is the slide length time. After pressing the Tab key, the slide time becomes more evident. Refer to the lower graphic in Figure 1. There is a vertical line at the beginning of the slide and another at the right of the transition to indicate that start and stop of the slide time.

Slide and Transition Time
Figure 1 Slide and Transition Time

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