Use highlight boxes to spotlight areas within a slide. Highlight boxes focus the user’s attention on the required areas of the slide.

Properties of highlight boxes

Use the Property Inspector (Window > Properties) of the highlight box to customize it.

Highlight Box

Name

Enter a unique name for the object. You can use this name when defining the visibility conditions for the object.

Visible

Deselect this option if you want the object to be invisible on the slide. The object can be made visible using the Show option. For more information, see Controlling the visibility of objects.

Style

Select a style for the highlight box. To define a new style, select Edit > Object Style Manager. For more information on object styles, see Object style

Fill & Stroke

Fill

Fill color for the highlight box. To decide the degree of transparency for the fill color, select a value for the option Alpha in the Color menu. The value of 90% is less transparent (more solid) than a value of 10%.

Stroke

Stroke color for the highlight box.

Fill Outer Area

Fills the area outside the boundaries of highlight box with the color selected in Fill Color. When you choose this option, the area within the highlight box is not colored.

Note:

You can observe the fill color around the highlight box only when you preview or publish the project.  

Width

Thickness of the border of the highlight box.

Shadow and reflection

Shadow

Select the check box to apply shadow to the highlight box. Choose one of the presets. You can customize a preset by clicking Custom.

Direction

Select the direction: inner or outer. The preview of the selected direction is displayed on stage.

Color

Click to select a color for the shadow. Specify the alpha for the color, in percentage, in the adjacent field.

Blur

Specify a value, in pixels, for the blur of the shadow.

Angle

Specify the angle for the shadow.

Distance

specify the distance, in pixels, at which the shadow must be displayed.

Reflection

Select the check box to add reflection to the highlight box. Choose one of the presets.

Timing

Display For [Time]

Specifies the duration for which the highlight box is displayed on the slide.

Appear After [#] Seconds

The highlight box appears on the slide after the specified duration.

Transition

Effect

Transition effect for the highlight box. You can apply a fade in or fade out effect and set the time for the fading effects.

In [#] Seconds

Time for the highlight box to fully fade into view.

Out [#] Seconds

Time for the highlight box to completely disappear.

Add highlight boxes

  1. Select Insert > Standard Objects > Highlight Box.

  2. Use the Property Inspector (Window > Properties) to set the various options for the highlight box.

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