Real proud of your notes and ready to present it to others? Add a few slides and start up a presentations with or without animation, or print some handouts. We will explain how in this tutorial.
To make, change or start a slideshow, first you have to switch to the slides menu. To do that, click on "to slides"" in the slides menu. Or press F9. This should bring up the slides menu. You can go back to the edit menu by pressing the to edit button in the slides option, or press F9 again.
Adding slides is pretty easy. There are two ways you can add slides. First press the "add slides" button. This will change the cursor to a cross. Then drag a rectangular area over the map: your first slider should now appear. Position and resize the slider over the area you want to show on the slide. Then press the "make slide"" button. The slider now disappears and a slide preview should appear in the slides menu on the left.
Second option involves using hotkeys and the context menu. Hotkey to add a slide is control shift. (click and hold control then press shift). And after right clicking the slider, you can access the same controls as in the "slides control" from the context menu. The context menu yoy can access by right clicking the slider.
To start a slideshow, check the "start presentation" menu. When you start a slideshow, Breakdown Notes will zoom into each slide as much is possible, at your command. There are some options you can choose. Here's how and why you want to use those.
The slides you make can have any dimension: you can make them as long or wide as you please.
When you show a slide only the width or the height of your display/screen and slide will match.
In the non-matching dimension a part of the map that is not on the slide will be shown. And on that part of the map
there may be shapes. With filters you control what happens with these shapes.
If a filter is set to hide, these shape will be hidden when you zoom to a slide. If the filter is set to fade, the shapes not on the slide will be faded, so you can still see a bit of the layout, but it is clear that these shapes don't belong on the current Slide. And lastly, you can set the filter to none: now all the shapes will be displayed.
Normally the presentation will move to the next slides pretty much instantaneously. With a fly over, Breakdown Notes will first zoom out to show a bigger part of the map, and then zoom in to the slides. This will happen each time you go to a different slide. This is a nice way to keep a little more overview, when going from slide to slide.
You make a slide by defining a rectangular area. But sometimes you do not want everything inside that area to be on a slide. Or you want to add some text or shapes just on this one slides. There are controls for this.
You can remove shapes from slides in the following way. First make and position your slider
like you would normally do. Next, group the shapes you do not want displayed on the slide by right clicking
these while holding control. Then click the slider, and finally click the Hide button
in the "Slide controls" menu.
If you now make or update your slides, the slide preview will remove these. Mind you, when you enter the slide show, these shapes will only disappear if you use a filter. So without a filter, they will still be displayed.
You can undo the hiding of these elements by first clicking the slider, and then pressing remove in the "Slide controls" menu
you can also add shapes that will only be displayed on a slide. These shapes will not be displayed
on your regular map.
To add these shapes, you just make sure the shapes are merged onto the slider on which you want to display them. One way to do this is to make a shape by double clicking the slider, or dragging a shape from the menu onto the slider. (You can read more about mergin here)
If you are done, make a slide preview from the slider in the regular way. The shapes will disappear from the map, but will be displayed on the slide preview and in the slide show.
To add these shapes to the map, just unmerge them from the slider. (activate slider from slides menu, swap to edit menu(F9), click shape you want keep permenantly, open "Merge elements", click unmerge )
this video shows how to add extra element to a slide, or hide elements when displaying the slide
You might want to reposition a slide after you made one. The way to do this is by right clicking the corresponding slide preview. A menu with options will pop up from where you can show the slider. If you click it, the slider will re-appear on the map. Now you can reposition the slider, and when you are done, press update. There is also a button labelled "wrap". Press this, and the slide will be wrapped tightly around the shapes.
You might want to make changed to your map after you defined your slides. You can do that, but know that the slide previews are not updated automatically. (MAking a slide preview is a somewhat intensive process and doing that automatically every time you would move something, would slow down Breakdown Notes). So you will have to update slide previews yourself and possibly reposition sliders so that all the content you want on it, still is on it. To do that, you can either show the corresponding slider(right click the slide preview) and press update. Or press "update slides"" in the "Options" menu: this will update all the slides.
To delete a slide, simply press delete from the slide preview, or the slider (when visible).