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In the last video, we went through all the steps required to create your presentation slides, ready for your presentation using NovaMind Platinum.
In this video, we will go through all the options while you are giving your presentation.
When you want to start your presentation, you can either use the Start Presentation menu item on the Presenter menu, or click on the button to start the presentation.
This will start the presentation in full screen mode.
If you want to run your presentation in a window instead of full screen, hold down the Option key – the menu item will change to “Start Presentation in Window”. The size of the window will depend on what you have selected in the “Windowed Presentation View Size” menu. This can be very useful if you want to have other things on the screen at the same time, or if you are on a webinar and want to share the presentation at a certain size, or if you are creating a video from your presentation.
When you choose the size of the presentation to be one of the standard sizes, NovaMind will resize the window so that the content area is the specified size, so that if you are recording the presentation for a video, you can crop it to that size and see just the content without the window title bar.
If you haven’t turned off the introductory slide, this is the first slide you will see.
The background will cycle through a whole lot of gentle animations in random order, to keep things interesting for your audience, without being distracting.
As you can see, the title and subtitle are the ones we set up in the previous video, and the scrolling text comes across from time to time. Down at the bottom right, you will see the “Created using NovaMind” text and URL because we said that we want to help spread the word about NovaMind.
At the bottom left side, you will see the presentation controls. Let’s go through them and explain them.
The first one is the presentation mode control. At the moment, we are presenting the slides, but we can jump to edit mode if we want to and edit the Mind Map, and of course our slides will update automatically. We can even add and remove slides during the presentation, and the presentation gets updated automatically.
You can also switch into Walkthrough mode if you want, and do some or all of a walkthrough presentation, and then come back to your slide based presentation. The details of giving a Walkthrough presentation are covered in another tutorial video.
And of course you can exit the presentation from this menu, or from the main menu, or just by pressing Escape or Q or Command+. (command period).
If you want to be reminded of the shortcut keys at any time during your presentation, you can press the ? or / key and it will show the help screen. Press any key to close the help screen and continue with your presentation.
If you are using an Apple remote for your presentation, you can switch presentation modes by pressing and holding the Menu button. It will cycle through the presentation modes.
Next, you can see the slide selector. You can access the slide selector either by clicking on this button, or using the +, -, or = keys, or typing a number between 1 and 9 to open the slide selector with that slide selected. This slide number is based on the slides that are included in the presentation (that is, excluding hidden slides). Using the Apple remote, you can show the slide selector by pressing the Menu button.
When the slide selector is displayed, you can either double click on the slide that you want, or use the arrow keys to highlight the one you want and press Return to present that slide. If you are using an Apple remote, you can use the +, -, forward and reverse buttons to select the slide you want, and then the play/pause button to use that slide. To exit the slide selector without selecting a new slide, just click on the slide selector button, or type + or – or = again, or on the Apple remote, press the Menu button again.
And the other two buttons are the ones for going to the next or previous slide. There are lots of ways of going to the next slide: Using the keyboard, you can press the Spacebar, the Right Arrow, Return, N, Enter, or Page Down to go to the next slide. Using the mouse, you can click on the slide that’s being displayed, or the right arrow button on the controls. Using the Apple remote, you can click the Play/Pause button, or the forward button.
To go to the previous slide: Using the keyboard, press the Left Arrow, P, or Page Up. Using the mouse, you can click on the left button on the controls, and using the Apple remote, you can use the rewind button.
OK, let’s start our presentation by pressing the Spacebar to go to the first slide.
If you remember, we wanted to have just the title and first level topics showing, and we wanted it to zoom right in to the topics.
Let’s just go straight on to the next slide. You can see that the topics expand and collapse as required and the Mind Map zooms to show the topics required for the next slide.
On this slide, you can see that we’ve zoomed right in to these topics, so the adornment image looks a bit pixellated because we have zoomed right in beyond the natural size of the image, but the task and other information indicators still look good, as we mentioned when we were setting up the slides.
Now on the next slide, we just have it just set to the normal slide sizing, so the zoom will never be more than 200%, and the adornment images look great.
During your presentation you can draw on the screen by clicking and dragging using a mouse or trackpad. This can be useful for highlighting areas of interest or things you are talking about at the time.
The first line you draw is red, and then different colors are used for the other lines you draw, so that you can refer to the lines by color if you like. Lines are removed when you move to another slide in the presentation, and you can remove just the last drawn line by pressing either Delete or the Backspace key. If you want to remove all the lines without going to another slide, press the C key.
The lines you draw during the presentation are just temporary, so are not stored in your document at all.
You can also highlight topics during the presentation: Double Click the topic you want to select – it will be highlighted with a red border. If you want to highlight other topics, hold down the Shift key while Double Clicking on them. You can also use the context menu by right clicking on a topic, and select whether you want to select that topic only, the topic and its immediate children, that topic and its descendants, or that topic and its siblings. To deselect the topics without going to the next slide, double-click on the background.
If a topic has notes on it, you can show the notes by double-clicking on that topic to select it and pressing T, or just click on the notes indicator. To hide the notes, click outside the area where the note is displayed, or type any key. NovaMind makes the notes text bigger so that it is readable on a presentation, and you probably don’t want to have long notes, but if the note is too long, you can scroll it, and also you can use a mouse or trackpad to select text to highlight it.
To hide the notes, click outside the area where the note is displayed, or type any key.
If you are in the middle of a presentation, and want to stop, and hide the Mind Map so as not to distract people, you can cover the presentation with a white screen or black screen. To cover with white, press W, or to cover with black, press B. To return to the presentation, just click anywhere or press any key.
Although the scrollbars are hidden while presenting, if you have a trackpad, you can still scroll using a two finger swipe. You can also pan by pressing and holding the spacebar while clicking and dragging with the mouse.
You can use pinch zooming if you have a trackpad. If you are using an Apple remote, you can press and hold the + button to zoom in, or press and hold the – button to zoom out.
When you view a slide, the topics are expanded or collapsed as per the slide definition, but if you do need to expand or contract subtopics manually, the controls are still enabled both for just clicking to expand and collapse, or right clicking for the context menu.
The hyperlink and attachment controls are active, so you can click them. The required application will be opened to show the link or file. If you are using Mac OS 10.7 or later and running the presentation in full screen mode, it will switch you out of the Space that is used to do the presentation, but when you go back to NovaMind, it will be there as it was before.
So let’s just quickly go through the rest of the slides. This one is where we had selected a shape, the floating topic, and the Slides topic to make sure that they all show on the slide.
This one is where we just had an image shape selected.
This one is where we had a floating topic selected so that it shows the floating topic and its subtopics.
And now you can see that we switch to another Mind Map for this slide.
Then if you remember, we duplicated the previous slide so that we could switch back to that for context before continuing with the presentation.
This slide reminds you of the different types of object you can use to define your slides.
Then this one is where we had a dummy Mind Map with a whole lot of shapes that we can use to switch to as standalone slides. In this case, we had selected the box with the text in it and the star to define the slide.
And here, we were talking about having topics highlighted automatically when you go into the slide. This is also handy if you are using a remote control and want to have topics highlighted. And of course if you’re using a mouse, you can double click on topics to select them, as we talked about before.
In this slide you can see that these topics and subtopics were highlighted, but notice that the attached shape was not highlighted and the link line was not highlighted because they would need to be explicitly included in the slide definition to be highlighted. Note that although shapes are not automatically highlighted when you say you want to highlight topics, they are included in the area used for the topic, since a shape is considered to be part of the topic itself, even though it can be physically separate.
And that’s the end of the presentation. On the exit slide, you can see that the controls are still there, so you can use the slide selector or back arrow to go to the slides in the presentation, and you can switch presentation modes while still in the presenter, if, for instance you want to use the walkthrough mode for ad-hoc highlighting of topics during question time after your talk.
So that’s pretty much it for the presentation of your slides. There is another, short video that explains what else you can do with your presentation slides to export them for other purposes or print them as handouts for your audience.