By choosing Presentation as your document type, you can create slide shows inCanvas X Draw, and save them as Canvas X Draw files (.CVD).
You’ll need to access the Slide Show palette if you want to build a slide show or view a slide show. Choose Layout | Slide Show to open the palette. This is a floating palette that can be kept open to create, configure, and play slide shows.
Slide Show Palette Options
Fit to screen
Reduces or enlarges the document’s slides so they fit within the screen area of the system used to play the slide show. Canvas X Draw calculates a scaling factor based on the size of the system’s monitor and the resolution setting.
Displays a pointer on screen during playback. Enable this option and select the pointer from the pop-up menu. You can control the pointer with the mouse during the slide show, so you can indicate important items in the presentation.
Causes the slide show to play continuously until you interrupt it. When Canvas X Draw reaches the end of the document, it begins the slide show from the first slide.
Advance Every _ Seconds
Makes the slide show self-running by advancing from one slide to another after the specified interval, without any intervention from the operator. Enter the number of seconds in the text box. The exact timing between slides depends on the speed of the system used for playback and the complexity of the illustrations.
The Progressive Build option in this palette will allow you to play a self-running slide show either layer by layer or slide by slide. While playing your self-running show, you also have the option to control the progression of each slide in the show.
Select this option to anti-alias (smooth) vector and text objects during playback.
Note that Vector Quality: Anti Aliased settings on the Screen Rendering page of the Preferences dialog will not anti-alias objects when playing slide shows.
Start from Selected Slide
The slide show will start from the slide you have selected in the Document Layout palette.
Show Speaker Notes
Displays speaker notes on your second monitor. If you do not have a second monitor connected, this option will be disabled.
If you are presenting a slide show, speaker notes can help you remember important points of discussion. You can also create these notes for your audience. Each slide can have its own set of speaker notes.
To create a slide show and have access to the Slide Show palette, ensure that you select Presentation as the document type.
To view the speaker notes while showing the slide show, your presentation must be in .CVD format. You must also select Show Speaker Notes in the Slide Show palette. Speaker notes will only be enabled if you have a second monitor connected.
Select the Speaker Notes tool.
You can also enter text in the field that appears in the Properties bar when the Speaker Notes tool is selected. Click Create. The speaker note object appears in the upper left corner of the layout area.
You can update or delete the text at any time by selecting the speaker note object and updating the text in the field that appears in the Properties bar. Click in the layout area to deselect the speaker note object. The text is updated.
If you delete the speaker note object, any text that it contains will be deleted.
In the Options dialog box, you can define slide properties such as names and transitions. To access the Options dialog box, open the Document Layout palette (Layout | Document Layout). Then double-click the slide you want to configure, or use the palette drop-down menu in the bottom right corner to select Options.
You can set transitions for the current slide or multiple slides. To apply a transition effect to multiple slides, select the slides in the Document Layout palette and open the Options dialog box as previously explained.
Click OK in the Options dialog box to apply the settings to the selected slides.
Once you have finished setting your options, you are ready to save your presentation as a Canvas X Draw file (.CVD).
When you play a Canvas X Draw Presentation, Canvas X Draw displays the document’s slides in order, using the specified transition timing and effects.
A presentation slide show can be set to automatic mode, in which the slide show plays once and stops or repeats continuously. Slide changes also can be controlled by an operator. Canvas X Draw can show slides using a time interval that you specify, or you can control the pace by clicking the mouse to switch to the next slide whenever you are ready.
If you want the slide show to loop while playing, you must select both Play in loop and Auto advance every _ sec and enter a number in the field. Otherwise, you’ll have to click the mouse to advance the slides.