The Main Windows
e Preview panel (Figure 1.5) serves a dual
purpose. First, it shows you a large version
of an image or video that is selected in the
File List. It also serves as a view of your slide
show. Once you’ve started to add content to
your Slide List, you’ll see that the output type
now shows an approximation of the size your
show will be. Click the output type to cycle
through the di erent options (Figure 1.6).
Selecting any slide in your Slide List will
display it in the Preview panel; it will also
show you how far into the show that slide is,
along with the slide number. e standard
VCR-type controls let you play your show
without having to actually create the output,
making it easy to experiment as you create
If your slide has layers or other e ects
applied, you will see those shown in the
Preview panel as shown in Figure 1.7.
Figure 1.5 The Preview panel shows the selected
thumbnail or slide. It also serves as a preview for
your show, letting you play with timing, transitions,
and music prior to creating a show for output.
Figure 1.6 Clicking anywhere on the size bar below
the playback controls will show you how large your
show will be on the selected output type.
Figure 1.7 The Preview panel shows layers and other
effects that you have applied to a slide so that you
don’t have to create the show to play it back.