Impression FX Lite interface description

There are two versions of Impression FX Lite – one for PowerPoint presentations and one for PDF documents. The version for PowerPoint is a plugin for Microsoft PowerPoint. The PDF version is a standalone program. The features and interface of both versions are practically identical. When you install the PowerPoint version, an Impression FX tab that gives access to the program menu is added to the PowerPoint control panel.

Create Presentation

Create an Impression FX presentation on the basis of slides in the current PowerPoint or PDF document.

View Last Presentation

View the last Impression FX presentation created for the current document.

Create Video

Open a dialogue window to create a video file.

Creating video

Type

Video codec.

Resolution

Video file resolution.

Frame Rate

Video file frame rate.

Bitrate (kbps)

Video file bitrate (Kbit per second).

Output Directory

Folder to save the video file.

Create

Render video file based on the last created presentation.

----------------- Transitions settings ----------------

Effects

Select a set of transition effects.

Speed

Set up the speed of transition effects.

Elements Color

Set up color of design elements.

Color Preset

Set up a color scheme for transition effects.

Color1 Color2 Color3

Additional color settings for slide transition effects. When you set one of the values for Color preset, it defines the values for Color1, Color2 and Color3. You can also set your own color values for Color1, Color2, Color3 to fine tune the settings of color presets for effects. When you set up the colors for Color1, Color2, Color3 yourself, bear in mind that each color has its own meaning and paints different transition elements.
Use this feature carefully as you can easily get a color combination that does not look good or is not appropriate.

Additional Images


Show the window for controlling images incorporated in transitions. The window is only accessible when the image-employing effect is enabled. Such effects are noted with (pics) in the title.

Extra images window

Extra images will be used in transitions between slides, following the order they are listed.

----------------- Menu and presentation settings ----------------

Presentation menu


Show menu settings window.

Main Settings

Menu Type

Menu type defines the design template of the menu.

Color preset

Set up a color scheme for presentation menu.

Main Color, Color1, Color2, Color3

Additional color settings for presentation menu.

When you set one of the values for Color preset, it defines the values for Color1, Color2 and Color3. Depending on the selected Menu Type some of the values such as Main Color, Color1, Color2, Color3 will be customizable. You can set your own values for these colors to fine tune the settings of color presets for menu. When you set up the colors yourself, bear in mind that each color has its own meaning and paints different elements.
Use this feature carefully as you can easily get a color combination that does not look good or is not appropriate.

Images


Images used in the menu.
This tab is available if the selected Menu Type implies the use of images. The number of images listed is defined by Menu Type and cannot be changed by the user. Those of the listed images that are not set, will be replaced by default images.

Logo

Enable

Show logo in the menu.

File

Logo file.

Scale

Logo scale in the menu.

Horizontal Shift

Horizontal shift of the logo from the default position. The default position is determined by selected Menu Type.

Vertical Shift

Vertical shift of the logo from the default position. The default position is determined by selected Menu Type.

Presentation Settings

Show presentation settings window.

Transition Back

Transition Time

Duration of the transition to a previous slide (in seconds).

Effect

Effect of the transition to a previous slide.

Autoplay Mode

Slide Time

The length of time during which each slide is viewed in the automatic play mode and in video mode.

Additional Slide Motion

Enable

The Slide Motion mode sets up additional slide motion that takes place at the end of a transition effect. Motion time is defined by the Slide Time value. Enabling the Slide Motion mode allows creating a continuous animation of slides in motion and transitions between them, with no static pauses. We recommend using it when showing slides in automatic mode or when converting a presentation to a video.

Limit

The slide motion range that is set in percentages of slide size.
The Limit value may be either positive or negative. Negative Limit value sets slide size changes from (100 - Limit)% to 100%. Positive Limit value sets slide size changes from 100% to (100 + Limit)%.

Background Color

The color of background at the time the slide is growing. The background is only visible if the Limit value is negative.

Control Panel

Show Control Panel

Show Control Panel when demonstrating the presentation.

Position

Position of Control Panel on the screen when demonstrating the presentation.

----------------- Save and Load Impression FX Project ----------------

Load Project

Load Impression FX project.

Save Project

Save Impression FX project.

----------------- Impression FX Settings ----------------

Help

Show Help page.
(Located in the Help/View Help menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

About

Show About the Program window.
(Located in Help/About Impression FX menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

About Impression FX Lite window

Check version

Check that the program is up-to-date.
(Located in Help/Check Version menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

License

Show the Enter License Key window.
(Located in Help/License menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

Settings

Show Settings window.
(Located in File/Settings menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

Settings Window

Output Directory

Choose the directory where the project file will be created.

Collect Project Files

Collect all Impression FX project files including images used in slide transitions and menu, in one folder.
(Located in Project/Collect menu option in the Impression FX Lite version for PDF).

Copy Presentation

Copy the source PPTX or PDF project to the created folder.

Directory Name

Name of the project folder.