Setting instant slide show preferences

If the default instant slide show settings aren't exactly to your liking, you can customize them by choosing new options in the Preferences dialog box. You can even jazz up your show by adding some background music. And if want your cat or dog to be entertained when you leave the room to do something else, you can set the show to repeat over and over and over . . .

Here's how to set your slide show preferences:

1. Choose EditOPreferences.

2. Select Slideshow from the list of on the left side of the dialog box, shown in Figure 9-11.

3. Choose settings for the following options:

• Background Music: Choose an audio clip to play during your slide show. Select Play Audio Captions to play any captions that you have attached to the images in your slide show.

• Transition: Select how the photos transition from one to the other in the slide show.

Figure 9-11:

Use the Slideshow Preferences dialog box to customize your slide show.

Figure 9-11:

Use the Slideshow Preferences dialog box to customize your slide show.

Just a note of advice: Don't mix too many styles. Transitions are wonderful, but too much of a good thing has a tendency to make those of us with weak stomachs nauseous.

• Page Duration: Select the length of time that each photo stays on the screen. You can choose 2, 5, or 10 seconds from the pop-up menu or you can enter your own custom time duration.

• Include Play Controls: Choose this option to include the on-screen controls when you run your slide show.

• Allow Video to Resize: Select this option to allow video clips to resize to fill your screen. Be careful, however. If your image is small, allowing it to resize may result in a less-than-desirable screen quality, as shown in Figure 9-12.

• Include Captions: Choose this setting to include any captions you have attached to the images in your slide show.

• Pause on Start/Manual Advance: Select this option to pause the slide show when it starts so you can use the on-screen controls to run through the slide show instead of allowing it to run automatically.

Figure 9-12:

Don't allow your slide show images to be resized if they are small. Your results may be the blurry mush shown here.

Figure 9-12:

Don't allow your slide show images to be resized if they are small. Your results may be the blurry mush shown here.

• Repeat Slideshow: Choose this option to put your slide show on a loop — have it repeat after it's made a run-through. The slide show will repeat (and repeat, and repeat) until you tell it to stop.

4. When you're finished, click OK to close the dialog box.

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