Adobe Presenter is shipped with enhanced default elearning templates that contain different layouts for your presentations. These layouts let you quickly decide the placement of text and other assets on a slide.
To use the templates in your presentation, perform the following steps:
In Adobe Presenter presentations, the slide background is determined by settings in PowerPoint. You can customize the background of the slides in a presentation by using PowerPoint design templates. When you apply a design template, all slides in the presentation are assigned the design template background.
For example, you might create a presentation in PowerPoint using the design template named Technology, add the theme named Arctic in the Adobe Presenter Theme Editor, publish the presentation to Adobe Connect Server, and view the presentation. You notice that the theme clashes with the slide background of the Technology design template so you want to change the slide background.
Follow the procedure below corresponding to the PowerPoint version installed on your computer. (To check version number, open PowerPoint, click the Help menu, and select About Microsoft PowerPoint.)
Avoid using the Concourse theme background. Gradient images in this theme do not display properly.
Adobe Presenter picks up the colors used in the PowerPoint theme and applies them to the skin of the presentation. You can see the preview in the Theme Editor.
Theme, Glow, Background, and Font color boxes display the colors used in the PowerPoint theme along with different shades of the colors.
The primary way to design how presentations appear in the Adobe Presenter viewer is through the use of themes. Themes serve as the container for your presentation and let you add static images, colors, and sound to create dynamic and interactive presentations. You can add a theme at any time. Try using different themes until you achieve the look you want. You can reuse the same theme for each presentation you create or design new themes.
Adobe Presenter gives you many options for customizing colors, tabs, functionality, graphics, font style, and other design elements of a theme.
You can create a custom theme by selecting one of the default themes, making changes, and saving the new theme with a different name. For example, you can start with the theme Sage, change the font color to dark green, and then save the new theme as SageModified. After you create a custom theme, it appears in the Theme Name pop‑up menu and can be used with other presentations.
Text labels are the words that appear in a theme, such as button text and tab names. You can edit text labels in a theme at any time.
Presentations detect the language of a user’s operating system and automatically display the text labels in the user’s native language if their computer’s language is set to German, French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, or Dutch. Otherwise, English text labels appear.
You can change the colors that appear in a theme, including the background color and glow color. You can also specify a background image to use in a theme.
You can delete a custom theme at any time. However, the default themes included with Adobe Presenter, such as Sage and Sapphire, cannot be removed.
Panes appear in the sidebar of a theme. The default location of the sidebar is on the right side, but the location can be changed. You can select which panes appear in the theme and which are hidden. For example, you might want to include the Outline and Search panes, but hide the Thumbnail and Notes panes.
Panes are part of a theme and appear in the sidebar. If you have more than one pane in a theme, the panes are layered on top of one another with a tab at the top containing the name of the pane. You can select the pane that appears in front of the others. If you are displaying all of the panes, select from Outline, Thumbnail, Notes, and Search.
The sidebar in a theme contains Adobe Presenter information, panes such as Outline and Search, and presentation timing information. You can position the sidebar on the right (default) or left side of the theme.
You can select exactly which Adobe Presenter options appear in a theme. For example, you might want the Adobe Presenter name and photo to appear, but not a biography (bio) or contact information.
You can add a custom logo to display in the Adobe Presenter viewer. This is a way to customize your presentations so that they look like other multimedia and publications your organization produces.
If you added a video file, such as sidebar video of a person speaking, that video is displayed in the logo area. If you add a logo file, the video file takes precedence and the logo will not be displayed.
You can include extra notes about a slide in your final presentation. Users view the notes by clicking on the Notes pane in the Adobe Presenter viewer sidebar. Slide notes are a good location for extra information about a slide, such as numerical details, supporting materials, or footnote text. You can also use slide notes to communicate with users who do not have audio capabilities or are hearing impaired. You create slide notes in PowerPoint.
The notes appear in the Adobe Presenter viewer as unformatted text. Any formatting applied to notes in the PowerPoint note pane is ignored.
You can change settings, such as the title and summary, and some presentation behavior, such as pausing and looping, using the presentation settings dialog box.
Type a summary for the presentation. A summary is usually a short description of the presentation contents. This optional presentation summary is a useful organizational tool for authors. The summary appears only in the settings; it does not appear in the published presentation and is not visible to users.
note: The presentation summary does appear in Adobe Connect Server after a presentation is published to the server. Summaries can be edited through Adobe Connect Central. Presentation authors can search summaries and see the summary when viewing content information.
Auto Play On Start
Select to have the presentation automatically begin playing when it is opened. (If this option is not selected, a Adobe Presenter or users must click the Play button in the toolbar to start the presentation.)
Include Slide Numbers In Outline
Select to include the slide number within the Outline pane when the presentation is displayed.
Pause After Each Animation
If your presentation contains PowerPoint animations, select this option to pause the presentation automatically after the animations play. This is useful if you want to clearly define where the animation ends and the presentation begins again. (After clicking through each animation, you will need to click the Play button in the playbar to start the presentation again.)
You can set an option so that a presentation automatically plays when it is opened, or you can require that a Adobe Presenter or user click the Play button in the toolbar to start the presentation.
You can set your presentation to play once and then stop (the default setting), or to loop and replay continuously.
By default, Adobe Presenter calculates the total duration of a slide by adding up the duration of animations and other objects on a slide. If you have specified the Advance Slide option in PowerPoint as After n seconds (Transitions > Advance Slide), you can configure Adobe Presenter to change the slide duration to this value (n).
By default, published presentations contain a small Adobe logo in the lower-left corner. You can substitute your organization’s logo for enhanced branding. The ideal size for the finished logo.swf file is 47 x 27 pixels.
When creating a custom logo.swf file, avoid creating content outside the stage area in the SWF file.
By default, published presentations contain an Adobe logo in the lower-left corner. If the logo is clicked, users are taken to a web page about Acrobat Adobe Connect. You can change the destination of the link.
In the <language id=”en”> section, add the line <uitext name=”LOGOCLICKURL” value=”url_of_page”/> substituting the URL you want for url_of page. For example, <uitext name="LOGOCLICKURL" value="http://www.mycompanyname.com"/>.
To change the logo for a different language, locate the correct <language id=”xx”> section in the vconfig.xml file.
This procedure changes the Adobe logo hyperlink for all presentations published after the procedure is completed.
- If you see the line <uitext name=”LOGOCLICKURL” value=”www.adobe.com”/>, edit the value. For example, change “www.adobe.com” to “http://www.mycompanyname.com” in the line.
- If you do not see the line <uitext name=”LOGOCLICKURL” value=”url_of_page”/>, add the line, substituting the URL you want for “url_of_page.” For example, <uitext name="LOGOCLICKURL" value="http://www.mycompanyname.com"/>
To change the logo for a different language, locate the correct <language id=”xx”> section in the language.xml file.
By default, the loading screen for published presentations contains text that reads “Adobe Presenter.” You can substitute your own text, such as your organization’s name or a title, for enhanced branding.