Best Practice - Optimal size to work with if we are not able to lo
Best Practice - Optimal size to work with if we are not able to lock the Articulate browser settings?
Calling on your experiences!!! Any help will be appreciated.
I am about to start a new project and I have been following all of these submissions and threads and am trying to wrap me head around things to ensure the project is set at the right size etc from the beginning.I am using Articulate and PP2010.
Now I do understand by setting the Articulate Lock browser at optimal size you will be able to control the quality of the images as per the threads on images etc. My confusion is on the PowerPoint Resolution (in the toolbar Slide Show tab) does this impact the presentation in articulate?? or is that completely unrelated and only used for PowerPoint slide shows?
If this is the case, confirming that the slide 'Stage' when set to "Lock browser to optimal size" is @ 720 x 540 making the entire presentation including the articulate skin 980 x 640. The reason this is this caters for the majority of users who have a 1024 x 768 monitor. If I have this right great (the image aspects ratios etc are fine... I hope)!
To my next problem -
Scenario: all of our users have different screen resolutions - some at 1024 x 768, some at 1280x1024, some at 800x600, I'm at 1680x1050 for example. (no control over this as training extends across the country etc.)
To combat issues in the past we selected the following in Browser Settings:
- Display at user's current browser size
- Scale presentation to fill browser window
I understand that the bigger the monitor the images will stretch from the original size and there isn't much you can do about that. However, with this in mind would I still work to the optimal size (720x540) when inserting images or should I think bigger? If I cannot lock the browser in a project what are the best settings?
Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Note: this link from Jeanette was great on Aspect Ratios if anyone was interested.
Thanks David for your suggestion.
Thank you. Renee