Easy Slide Show Creator Manual    
Table of Contents
1. Introduction

2. Interface
      Main Interface
      Menu Bar
      Pictures Tab
      Music Tab
      Slide Show Controls

3. Step By Step Guides
      Creating a Basic Slide Show
      Adding Music to a Slide Show
      Adding Captions to Pictures
            in Your Slide Show
      Adding Sound Effects
      Presenting A Slide Show

4. How to Zip and Email
      Slide Shows to Others

5. How to Create Autorun
      Slide Shows on CD

6. Registering Easy Slide
      Show Creator™

7. Tech Support and Help

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2. Interface [Page 4 of 6]

Pictures Tab

The Picture Playlist

The playlist is a simple representation of how your slide show will run when you play it. The pictures in your slide show will appear in the order they appear on your playlist. So, the picture in slot 1 will appear before the picture in slot 2, which will appear before the picture in slot 3, etc. There is no limit to the number of pictures in a single slide show. If you want to rearrange the order of pictures in your playlist, just click and drag an item to another location in the list. If you want to copy an item in your list, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard as you click and drag. A small “+” will appear next to your cursor to let you know the item will be copied instead of moved. In either case, a black line will appear to show you where the picture will be placed when you release the mouse button. To scroll up and down in the event that you have more than 10 pictures in your playlist, click on the small arrow buttons to the right of the playlist. You can also click and drag the textured block in the scroll bar to move the list up and down more quickly.

To add items to your playlist, use the “Add” button. Add will open an “Add Files To Playlist” box so that you can select pictures from your hard drive to add to your playlist. You can add more than one picture at a time by selecting multiple pictures in the box and then pressing "Open". Easy Slide Show Creator supports the following picture file formats for slide shows:

bmp, gif, jpeg, jpg, png, tiff, tif, pict, pct, and tga files.

To remove an item from your playlist, simply select that item by clicking on it, and click on the “Garbage Can” button. It will be removed from your slide show, but the file on your hard drive will remain untouched so you can add it later if needed.

The currently selected picture will have a blue highlight and will be displayed in the preview window. To preview any picture, simply click on it in the playlist.

The number at the far left of the list item is the picture’s place in the playlist. So if you see a “5”, you know this will be the 5th picture in your slide show. The picture indicator is immediately to the right of the number, and it will contain a small picture icon if the current playlist item is occupied with a picture file. Next to the picture indicator is a caption indicator. The playlist item will have a small cartoon bubble icon if there is a caption associated with that item. Next, the sound effect indicator, a small speaker icon, will appear in the space to the right of the caption icon if the playlist item has a sound effect associated with it. To the right of the sound effect indicator will be the picture file’s name. Finally, the time that appears on the far right of the playlist item tells you how long the picture will appear in your slide show before the next one is displayed.