Impression FX PRO interface description

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).

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 ----------------

Effects Set

Choose a set of transition effects to go between your slides.

Effect

Choose a transition effect from the current Effects Set to go between your slides.

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.

Color Preset

Set up a color scheme for transition effects.
Available options include white, lite, mid, dark, blue, and green.

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, Speed, Elements 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, Color Preset (Color1, Color2, Color3).

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.
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.

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 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.

Control Panel

Show Control Panel

Show Control Panel when demonstrating the presentation.

Position

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

----------------- Main menu (File Edit Project Help) ----------------

File

Open PDF

Open a new PDF document. The current document will then be closed.

Close PDF

Closes the current PDF document.

Settings

Show Settings window.

Output Directory

Choose the directory where the project file will be created.

Check version

Check that the program is up-to-date.

Edit

Undo

Undo the user's most recent action.

Redo

Repeat the user's cancelled action.

Select All Slides

Select all of the slides in the active document.

Project

Load Project

Load a project that has been saved earlier (file format .ifxp).

Save Project

Save the active project (file format .ifxp).
Saves all of the transition effect settings for all of the slides in the active document.

Collect Project Files

Collect all Impression FX project files including images used in slide transitions and menu, in one folder.

Copy Presentation

Copy the source PDF project to the created folder.

Directory Name

Name of the project folder.

Help

Help

Show Help page.

License

Show the Enter License Key window.

Check version

Check that the program is up-to-date.

About

Show About the Program window.