Figure 1.14 The Show Options dialog
in ProShow Gold has a tabbed
interface that groups similar types
of controls into one common area.
Figure 1.15 The Show Options dialog in ProShow
Producer is similar to the one found in ProShow Gold
but has more features, including the ability to add
watermarks—which will help protect and promote
your professional show.
Figure 1.16 From the main dialogs like Show Options,
you can access feature-speciﬁ c dialogs such as the
Edit Fades and Timing dialog for editing music.
Many of the dialogs in ProShow serve mul-
tiple purposes, grouping similar tasks into
a single tabbed dialog (Figure 1.14 and
In the Show Options dialog, you have access
to all the Show, Caption, and Music com-
mands. Some controls open additional
specialized dialogs, such as the Edit Fades
and Timing dialog (Figure 1.16).
The ProShow Interface
Click the Captions tab in the Show Options
dialog to display all the options avail-
able for working with text in your show
Other dialogs are single purpose, like the
Create Output dialog (Figure 1.18). is
dialog houses all the output options o ered
by ProShow, from CD to Blu-ray and from
e-mail to YouTube.
Another example of a single-use dialog is
the Choose Transition dialog (Figure 1.19),
which you can access by clicking the transi-
tion button between each slide. is dialog
gives you immediate access to the more than
280 transitions in ProShow.
Figure 1.17 You can access the Show Captions
settings in the Show Options dialog by clicking the
Figure 1.18 Some dialogs in ProShow are speciﬁ c to
a particular task, like the Create Output dialog. This
dialog groups different types of output together so
that all your output options are available in one place.
Figure 1.19 Another example of a single-purpose
dialog is the Choose Transition dialog. Along with
a number of transitions to choose from, you can
preview the effect within the dialog.
Many items in the ProShow interface also
have context menus that you can use to
access features that are speci c to the
selected item. Right-clicking a slide in the
timeline, for example, will show you all the
commands that are available for that slide
Figure 1.20 You can also right-click most items in the
ProShow interface to access context-sensitive options
for that item, a handy shortcut to help speed your
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