Slide transition effects - On Premises 6.4

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The transition effects are used when:

  • moving between slides
  • displaying items on a slide
  • displaying the grid slide popups
  • displaying the information when you click a link

The effects are configured in the effects.css file in the ch_src\css\common folder.

They are set by:

  • using a theme. One theme is chosen for the whole presentation, which includes the transition effect. Refer to Setting a theme. The default themes have a default transition effect:
    • ch-theme1 has effect-15
    • ch-theme2 has effect-5
    • ch-theme3 has effect-11

      The file componentRules.json in the ch_scr\config folder defines the relation between the theme and the default effect.

  • setting the < SlideTransitionEffect > variable either for the whole presentation, and/or individual slides. Setting this variable overrides the theme settings.

Effect-5, effect-11, effect-15 are the transition effects that are officially supported by Author-it.

To set a transition effect for the whole presentation using the variable

  1. Select the book (but do not open it).
  2. Choose right-click > Variables > Show variable assignments.
  3. In the left window, select the < SlideTransitionEffect > variable by clicking it once, and then click .
  4. In the Value field, choose an effect from the drop-down list.
  5. Click OK twice.

To set a transition effect for an individual slide using the variable

  1. If you want to choose the transition effect of the slide transition, select a Level 1 slide topic (but do not open it).
  2. If you want to choose the transition effect of the transition on opening a slide element, such as a grid popup, select the Level 2 topic (but do not open it).
  3. Choose right-click > Variables > Show variable assignments.
  4. In the left window, select the < SlideTransitionEffect > variable by clicking it once, and then click .
  5. In the Value field, choose an effect from the drop-down list.

    Only the values effect-5, effect-11 and effect-15 are fully supported.

  6. Click OK twice.