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4.1. Display options


The "DISPLAY" tab, found under the "TEMPLATE" tab, controls many of the visual and navigational features of the player.

Colors

Soundslides and Soundslides Plus allow you to adjust the colors of the player elements. One option is to choose one of several color presets, or themes.

 

You can also change the color of each player element individually by clicking the element and using the color selector.

 

More options

Below is a default view of the "DISPLAY" tab for an audio slide show, followed by an explanation of each option. For options available in silent-play or click-through slide shows, see the next section.

 

Show header
Unchecking this box will hide the headline.

Center in html
Unchecking this box will align the player with the left side of the Web page.

Show controls
Unchecking this box will hide all controls for the player. This should only be used if the "play automatically" box is checked (see below).

Show footer
Unchecking this box will hide the footer, where sizes, captions and credits links can be displayed.

Show sizes
Checking this box will display "small | large" player-size options in the footer.

Show captions
Unchecking this box will hide the "captions" link in the footer.

Show credits
Unchecking this box will hide the "credits" link in the footer.

Show captions by default
Checking this box causes the captions to display by default, without the user having to click the "captions" link.

Thumbnails menu
Unchecking this box will hide the control that loads a menu of image thumbnails in the player (see image below).

 

Play automatically
Checking this box will cause the player to start playing the slide show as soon as it loads enough of the images and audio to allow it.

Scrubber preview
Checking this box will display scrubber thumbnail previews (see example below).

 

Show volume
Checking this box will display the volume control in the player (see below).

 

Loop slide show
Checking this box will set the slide show to play in a loop.

Options for non-audio slide shows (Soundslides Plus only)

Below is a default view of the "DISPLAY" tab for a non-audio slide show. The first several options are the same as for an audio slide show.

By default, a project without an audio track will create a click-through slide show. However, you can create a silent-play slide show by checking the "Enable silent play" box, which will give you additional options.

 

Once "enable silent play" is checked, you can adjust the number of seconds each image is displayed by changing the number in the "Sec. per image" text box.

Checking the "play automatically" box will set the player to start playing as soon as it loads enough of the images and audio to allow it.

Checking the "scrubber preview" box will display scrubber thumbnail previews (see example in the audio slide show section above).

Saving settings

If you would like the save settings for use in later slide shows, you can use the "Save settings" button below the player mockup to save an XML file on your hard drive or network. When you need the settings later, use the "Load settings" button and locate the file.

 

For information on making your custom settings the default for all new projects, click here.




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