You can change the amount of time an object or slide appears
in the movie using its Property Inspector or by using the Timeline.
You may find this feature useful in several situations. For example,
you may want to set exact object timing when coordinating a voice-over
with a highlight box; you may want the highlight box to appear only
when the voice-over says, “Enter the date here.”
the mouse over the left or right edge of the slide or object on
the Timeline until the resize pointer appears. Click and drag the
edge to the required position in the Timeline.
To set two objects to appear at the same time, align their
left and right edges. For example, you can set a highlight box to
appear at the same time as an image so that the highlight box can
appear over the image.
To adjust the display time of interactive objects (such as
text entry boxes, click boxes, and buttons) rest the pointer over
the line between Active and Inactive in the bar until the slider
handle appears. Drag the slider to adjust the display time.
can select multiple objects and move them at the same time. Hold
down the Shift key and click objects to select consecutive stacked
objects in the Timeline, or to select nonconsecutive objects, hold
down the Control key and click the objects to move.
You can determine whether keystrokes are played slowly or quickly
in a project. If the project has many keystrokes, increasing the
speed will make the pace of the project faster. However, if keystrokes
are critical in the project, you may want them to play slowly so
users can view them clearly. Use the Timeline to change keystroke
speed. Keystrokes are contained in a Timeline object named Typing.
You determine the speed at which the mouse moves on any individual
slide in a project. A high mouse speed increases the pace at which
the project plays. However, if mouse movements are complicated,
you may want to decrease the mouse speed so users can view all movements.
Mouse movement is contained in a Timeline object named Mouse. To
shorten the amount of time it takes for the mouse movement to play,
move the mouse pointer over the left edge of the Mouse object until
the resize pointer appears. Click and drag the edge to the left.