Impression FX PRO for PowerPoint interface description

Open the Impression FX window.

Open the main Impression FX window.

Create Presentation

Create a presentation with the current transition effects settings.

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.

Type

Video codec.

Resolution

Video file resolution.

Frame Rate

Video file frame rate.

Bitrate (kbps)

Video file bitrate (Kbit per second).

Rendering Mode

1. Only Slides
Only slides and transitions between them are recorded in the video file.

2. Menu and Slides
Menu, slides and transitions between them are recorded in the video file.

3. Menu and Slides Rewind
Menu in the slide rewind mode, slides and transitions between them are recorded in the video file.

Output Directory

Folder to save the video file.

Create

Render video file based on the last created presentation.

Select All Slides

Select all of the slides in the active document.

Select Slides

To select several consecutive slides, choose the first slide by left clicking on it, and then hold down the Shift key while clicking on the last slide.
To select several non-consecutive slides, click on each one while holding down the Ctrl key.

Preview Transition

Preview the transition effect for the active slide.
When you click on the Preview Transition button, a presentation of two slides, the active slide, and the one following it is launched. This allows you to quickly see the transition effect for the active slide without creating a presentation of the entire document.

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

Theme

Choose a theme of transition effects.

Effect

Choose a set of transition effects.

Variation

Choose a transition effect from the current Effects Set.

Speed

Select the speed of the transition effects between your slides.
Available options: Normal, Very Fast, Fast, Slow, Very Slow.

Elements Color

Customize the color of the elements in the transition effects.
For effects where you can customize elements of the design by color, your Elements Color choices will change their color.
To copy a color from some element of the slide or point on the screen, right-click on the square with the color and then drag the cursor to this place. Release the right mouse button and the color of the pixel on the screen under the cursor will be selected.

Background Color

Set up the background color (for transitions where the background color is set).

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 and 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.

User Image


Open a dialog window to set your own image or images.
Effects from sets marked "pics" allow you to select your own image(s) to be used in the transition effect.


By default, the effects use a standard image with the Impression logo, which you may change to your chosen image.
Right clicking on the User Image button opens a window showing the image currently selected.

Copy Transition

Copy the setting of the current effect.
The copied settings can then be applied to one or more selected slides.

Paste Transition

Applies the settings copied using the Copy Transition button to the selected slides.
For the selected slides, the following settings will be applied:
Effects Set, Effect, Variation, Speed, Elements Color, Background Color, Color Preset (Color1, Color2, Color3), User Image..

Apply Transition Sequence To Selected Slides

Applies the selected transition sequence from the Effects Set to the selected slides.
The effects from the chosen set will then be deployed for the selected slides. Also the following settings will be applied for the selected slides:
Effects Set, Effect, Speed, Elements Color, Background Color, Color Preset (Color1, Color2, Color3).

----------------- Advanced slide settings ----------------

Slide Time

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

Apply Slide Time Settings To Selected Slides

Applies slide time settings to the selected slides.

Slide Motion (Enable / Disable)

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.

Avoid Slide Crop
Enabled Avoid Slide Crop option sets slide size changes from (100 - Limit)% to 100%. This avoids cropping the slide.
Disabled Avoid Slide Crop option sets slide size changes from 100% to (100 + Limit)%, and the slide is cropped around the edges while moving.

Background Color

The color of the background at the time the slide is growing. The background is only visible if the Avoid Slide Crop option is enabled.

Apply Slide Motion Settings To Selected Slides

Applies the settings for additional slide motions to the selected slides.

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

Presentation menu


Show menu settings window.

Main Settings

Menu Theme

Menu Theme defines the set of the menu templates.

Menu Effect

Menu Effect defines the design template from the current set.

Color preset

Set up a color scheme for presentation menu.

Elements Color, Background 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 Effect some of the values such as Elements Color, Background 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 ----------------

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.

Control Panel

Show Control Panel

Show Control Panel when demonstrating the presentation.

Position

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

Panel design

Set up design of the Control Panel when demonstrating the presentation.

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

Templates

Open the Impression FX templates page.

Load Project

Load Impression FX project.

Save Project

Save Impression FX project.

Settings

Show the Settings window.

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.

Help

Help

Show the Help page.

License

Show the Enter License Key window.

About

Show the About Program window.