Screencast Timeline

Hi

I use recordings for software simulations and I have noticed that my screencast item might only be 2-3 seconds long on the slide timeline but I want it to stay visible on my slide which I have to set at 20 seconds, or until the user selects next.

2 Questions:

1.  What is the difference between show always and show until end?  Which one should I use?

2.  Can I have my slide set to 20-30 seconds with my screen cast for the same time, even though it is only 2-3 seconds?

Hope the above makes sense!

Thanks.

Dorothy

1 Reply
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Dorothy,

Regarding: 1.  What is the difference between show always and show until end?  Which one should I use?

  • Show always means an object will appear on a slide for the entire length of the slide's timeline, from beginning to end.
  • Show until end means an object will appear on the slide from its current position, not necessarily "0" or the beginning of the slide, until the end. 

So, if you have a 20-second slide, and there' an item that "comes in" at, say, 15 seconds, you can select show until end and it will be on the timeline for 15 seconds to the end.

Which one you use is dependent upon your goal: do you want the item on the timeline for the entire time...or only from a specific position until the end.

Regarding: Can I have my slide set to 20-30 seconds with my screen cast for the same time, even though it is only 2-3 seconds? and ...but I want it to stay visible on my slide which I have to set at 20 seconds, or until the user selects next.

I THINK I know what you mean and here's how I'd do it. So, a review and the "how to"

  • The screencast portion of the slide is 3 seconds.
  • You have other content to cover on the slide and it will take, perhaps, 20 seconds.
  • I would extend the timeline to 20 seconds.

or

Let's say you have a textbox containing content you want Learners to read. And the textbox comes in at 4 seconds. Position the textbox on the timeline at 4 seconds and stretch it out through to 20 seconds (or, if you already stretched the timeline to 20 seconds, you could say show until end
.

If that's not clear, it's not what you meant, or you need to ask questions, be sure to shout them out!