[Solved] Slide Transition

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[Solved] Slide Transition

Postby Steve5 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:29 pm

I know you can set up the slide show to advance slides on their own by inserting a certain amount of seconds. But what is the slide "transition"? It has it's own duration but nothing to do with advancing the slide.

Also, when it comes to the timing of advancing one slide to the next, it does allow you to put fractional seconds in, such as 2.50 seconds. But even though I could put in say 2.25 or even 2.31 seconds, does it really use that exact 1/100th split second or does it revert to the nearest quarter or half second?

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Re: Slide Transition

Postby acknak » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:26 pm

Steve5 wrote:... But what is the slide "transition"? ...

It's the manner of changing from one slide to the next. in the simplest case, this is instantaneous, one image simply replaces the other. But the change can be done in different ways, for example, by smoothly fading from one image to the next. Such a cross-fade could be spread over a very short time, or over a longer time. This is the transition time you can set.

... does it really use that exact 1/100th split second or does it revert to the nearest quarter or half second?

I presume that Impress tries to come as close as possible to the time you enter. In my experience, the timing doesn't seem very precise, but not in a predictable way. If the slide contains a large image that takes a long time to load, Impress may not be able to meet the timing as specified and it simply does the best it can. My guess is that you can't rely on the timing being very precise or consistent for times less than a second or so.
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Re: Slide Transition

Postby Steve5 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:54 am

Of course. I actually used "transitions" in another slide show. I should have known.

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